4-H Zoo Apprentice DAY Camp

At the Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield, MO.

Dickerson Park Zoo: See. Connect. Protect.

Missouri 4-H has partnered with Dickerson Park Zoo to offer Missouri Youth a day camp opportunity to discover, learn, and experience one-of-a-kind adventures with animals from around the world. Youth can participate in one of two age-based program tracks: 1) Missouri 4-H Zoo Apprentice Day Camp for youth ages 14+ or 2) the Missouri 4-H Junior Zoo Apprentice Day Camp for youth ages 11-13.

Both Zoo Apprentice Day Camp and Junior Zoo Apprentice Day Camp participants will be submerged in unique animal experiences during your day, including:

  • Up close animal encounters
  • Veterinary practices and care facilities
  • Raptor rehab including care, welfare, and handling
  • Creating and providing appropriate animal enrichment
  • Working with animal ambassadors to create animal art
  • Behind the scenes access

Lunch will be provided.

Camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Zoo Aprentice Day Camp Jr. Zoo Apprentice Day Camp
Age: 14-18 Age: 11-13
Cost: $165 (includes lunch) Cost: $165 (includes lunch)
Dates: (limited spots available for each day — youth will register for ONE day)
  • June 18 (due June 4)
  • June 29 (due June 15)
  • July 17 (due July 3)
Dates: (limited spots available for each day — youth will register for ONE day)
  • June 13 (due May 30)
  • June 26 (due June 12)
  • July 10 (due June 26)
  • July 21 (due July 7)
Registration in 4-H Online will open May 1 for camps being held in June.
Registration in 4-H Online will open June 1 for camps being held in July.
Deadlines to register vary based on the camp date.
Spots are limited.

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