Critter Camps


Join us for a WILD week (or two) of Summer Fun!

Campers will have a structured day of interactive learning with our Animal Adventure Counselors, Animal Care Staff, and Animal Ambassadors. The day begins with a welcome activity based on the day’s lesson, teacher lead group learning session, snack, outdoor classroom learning in the park, activity/game application of the lesson, wrap-up activity.

Each week will include Animal Shows & Spotlights, free time in the park, and a souvenir photo of your camper and one of our critters!

Space is Limited!

Age Groupings

6 – 8 years & 9 – 11 years


8:30 am – 11:30 pm


All Craft Materials, Daily Snack & Drinks, Animal Feeds, (1) Free Adult Admission for Friday Family Day, Souvenir Photo




30 Campers Per Age Group

Safari Adventure: July 9th–13th

6 – 8 years
9-11 years

Around the world, in just one week!

From the frozen tundra home of our Arctic Wolves, down under into our Australian outback full of kangaroo, wallaby, and kookaburra; campers will spend each day on a different continent of the world, identifying the animals that call it and its diverse natural environments home! Campers will focus on species represented in the park’s collection, identifying their role in the natural ecosystem, adaptations, facts, and other fun! The perfect camp for your animal lover – a new appreciation of, and education on, the entire park’s animal collection!

King of The Jungle: July 16th–20th

6-8 years
9-11 years

Take your place in our Royal Court!

Welcome and honor the park’s new Royal Family, with a week dedicated to the King of the Jungle – the African Lion! The entire week will be a “royal affair” mixing the play on royalty with our African carnivores. Your camper will become a prince or princess in our royal court, discovering the purpose, social structure, and behavior of our lions in their kingdom of Africa. The week will also touch the coexistence and behaviors of other animals in the kingdom; visiting with hyenas, giraffes, zebras and more– the perfect week for your Lion King / Lion Guard fan!

Safari Adventure camp is a perfect lead up to King of the Jungle, should your camper do both!

Faces of Critter Camp

Colleen Patch

Colleen Patch

“Ms. Colleen” grew up on the West Side of Binghamton and graduated from Seton Catholic Central. She comes to us with 10 years experience teaching in both New York State and California. She received her Bachelors in education from SUNY Oneonta and earned her Masters in Literacy from Walden University. Ms. Colleen teaches in the Windsor Central School District, currently teaching kindergarten at Bell School. She comes to us with CPR and FIRST AID certifications.

** Ms. Colleen is assisted by 3 additional NYS certified teachers from local districts to ensure a safe and fun environment for all!