The first two weeks of day camps were a huge success. Campers toured the zoo, interacted with all sorts of animals, did crafts, and made new friends. Gabe, one of the campers, said, “I’ve had fun! My favorite thing was meeting Matrix, the wolf puppy.” Izzy says, “My favorite thing was meeting and holding Coco, the baby goat.” Tenley enjoyed the llamas and kangaroos the most. Harper was a big fan of the baby goats and Anabell enjoyed interacting with the animals and making enrichment items for them.
Day Camp is a STEAM-oriented experience (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), led by Mary Ellen Powell, who has been a professional teacher for over 20 years. Day Camps are divided into two sessions each day. Children may attend for a half day, 9:00am – 12:pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm, or they may attend for the full day. Half days are $50/half day, and full days are $100/day.
Children rising 1st through 6th grade are invited to Day Camp. Day camps are limited to 10 children, so make your reservations as soon as possible. Teen Overnight Camp is for kids 12-16 years old. As the name suggests, campers will spend the night at the Wildlife Park on Wednesday – Friday and return home on Saturday. The goal of Teen Camp is to provide a Christ-centered hands-on learning experience through animal encounters and age-appropriate Bible Study. There will be plenty of hands-on experiences with all sorts of animals each day. Campers will grow physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually!
The North Georgia Wildlife Park is following COVID-19 protocols in all its activities, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning practices, and multiple hand sanitizing stations. Each camper’s temperature is checked at the beginning of each day. No one displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 will be admitted.
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North Georgia Wildlife Park is located at 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA.