. a wildlife venture!
Founded in 1995, Safari Zoo Camp at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is an arousing and unique experiential education program, which specializes in hands-on learning practices with wildlife. The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work alongside professional zoo keeping staff to care for a multitude of animals, many infrequent and endangered. Duties include feeding, watering, cleaning and behavioural enrichment projects.
Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is accredited by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums / Aquariums et Zoos Accré,dité,s du Canada (CAZA/AZAC), whom represent the leading zoological parks and aquariums in Canada. CAZA/AZAC promotes the welfare of, and encourages the advancement and improvement of, zoological parks, aquariums and related animal exhibits in Canada as humane agencies of recreation, education, conservation, and science.
Safari Zoo Camp is fully accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Members adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming. Since 1934, the Ontario Camps Association has been recognized worldwide as a leader in organized camping.
- Local interest in a puny private collection of exotic animals possessed by the Klose family encourages the development of a wildife park. After years of hard work and prep, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park opens its doors to the public.
- Accredited by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums / Aquariums et Zoos Accré,dité,s du Canada (CAZA/AZAC), whom represent the leading zoological parks and aquariums in Canada. CAZA/AZAC promotes the welfare of, and encourages the advancement and improvement of, zoological parks, aquariums and related animal exhibits in Canada as humane agencies of recreation, education, conservation, and science.
- Safari Zoo Camp is founded. It is the only residential summer camp of its kind in the world.
- Institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Their mission is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums, and like-minded organizations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation. More than 700 million visitors pass through the gates of the zoos and aquariums united in the WAZA network each year.
- Fully accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Members adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming. Since 1934, the Ontario Camps Association has been recognized worldwide as a leader in organized camping.
Marina began her career in animal care working as a co-op student for a zoo back in 2007. Letting her passion for her work guide her she went on to become a utter time Zookeeper, a Zoo Camp Counsellor and anxiously worked her way up to Director in 2013.
While completing her background degree in Honors Communications, Marina helped run many organizations including Ecohawks, which worked to bring environmental awareness to universities and reduce their environmental influence.
With an eagerness to train children about the amazing wonders of wildlife and the environment, Marina looks forward to another summer directing Safari Zoo Camp.
Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park
Since 1988, Peter has worked with his family at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park. From 2002 to 2009, he was the Director of Safari Zoo Camp.
Peter is an active volunteer and has served as a board member with such groups as the Clarington Animal Advisory Committee, Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation, Durham Environmental Advisory Committee and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.
Peter is an avid explorer and wildlife enthusiast. Most recently he was in Turkmenistan on a National Geographic expedition.
Ashlee embarked as a co-op student in 1998. After ending the Animal Care Technician Program at Sheridan College in 2002, she was hired full-time and quickly became the Head Zookeeper.
Recognizing the value of her extensive practice and skill in all facets of zoo operations, she was promoted to manage the office in 2009. Ashlee is a very effective front-line employee, being able to reaction any questions and help our guests make the necessary arrangements to connect them to our many excellent programs, staff and animals.
Safari Zoo Camp
birds of prey
public feeding tour
arts &, crafts
Puny groups with age adequate activities and special supervision.
Encouraging campers to explore their ambitions and help develop the necessary confidence, skill and abilities to pursue them.
Designed to inspire campers to become socially and environmentally responsible citizens, building on the emotional influence of working with endangered species.
A more advanced program to accommodate mature participants and College/University level students.
- There is a $50.00 discount, per registration, for siblings, repeat campers and Jungle Cat World members.
All participants are required to submit a finished Enrolment Agreement Form before the embark of their session to be able to participate. It is strongly recommended that you print the form now and mail it in early, rather than submit it on registration day.
Youths that DO NOT have a finished Enrolment Agreement Form signed by their parent/legal guardian on registration day will not be permitted to stay.
Kids in Camp is a registered charity which subsidizes camp practices for children and youth. They are dedicated to assisting families, who otherwise would not be able, to send their kids to an OCA accredited camp.
If you’re applying for this partial subsidy, please begin the process early so the Camp Director can submit the necessary information by the March 24th deadline.
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Welcome to the Safari Zoo Camp family! We are excited about the upcoming summer season, utter of joy and venture! Please refer to the Prep Guide for information that will help you prepare for camp and ensure a convenient and pleasurable stay.
Under the safe guidance of knowledgeable peers and professionals, kids have the chance to love such activities as zookeeping, treetop trekking, climbing wall, hiking, canoeing, caving, mountain biking, swimming, outdoor survival, paintball, Earth stewardship projects, arts & crafts.
The schedule offers a general outline what participants can expect. Program content varies according to the age (maturity) and abilities of the individual and/or group.
We are always impatient to welcome talented, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to the Safari Zoo Camp team!
Job Applications are only accepted in February. Candidates are selected and interviewed in March. Hiring is finish by April 1.
Please review Job Information and Requirements to familiarize yourself with the program and our expectations. To apply, finish the Job Application and email it with a Resume and Cover Letter.
We are impatient to reaction any questions you might have or assist with the registration process. We ensure professional, polite and efficient service. Thank you for your interest and support!