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 10-13.

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, and each participant will receive a Dickerson Park Zoo ball cap!

Zoo Aprentice Day Camp Jr. Zoo Apprentice Day Camp
Age: 14-18 Age: 10-13
Cost: $130 (includes lunch) Cost: $130 (includes lunch)
Dates: (limited spots available for each day — youth will register for ONE day)
  • June 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dates: (limited spots available for each day — youth will register for ONE day)
  • June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Register in 4-H Online starting May 20.
Registration for June camps ends on June 5 and July camps on July 1 (or when full).
Spots are LIMITED!

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