Zookeeper Program

WE ARE OFFERING SUMMER CAMPS FOR 2022!

Junior Zookeeper Camp is Back!

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN

Zookeeper For a Day

Zookeeper Program for Youth ages 6 – 16:

Does your child have a passion for animals? Would he or she love to have a chance to work behind the scenes? Then this is the opportunity they have been waiting for! We’ll be hosting Junior Zookeeper Classes throughout the summer months on select dates from 8:30am – 10:30am each date. Participants will get the opportunity to help our staff, clean animal enclosures, prepare meals and feed the animals, learn reptile husbandry and simple vet care, handle animals that the general public typically does not get to work with and receive special training on how to deal with reptiles in the wild. Zookeeper duties will vary so each session will not be the same.

  • Cost will be $35/child/session for the Initial session, then $25/session for additional session.  Additional sessions do not include a T-shirt.
  • Zookeeper time frame: 2 hours. (8:30am – 10:30am)
  • Includes a T-Shirt (with Initial Registration)
  • Children can book multiple sessions.
  • Questions?  801-577-7182 or info@scalesandtailsutah.com

Dates/Topics:

Various – See Below

June 6 – Python vs Boa Day! Learn about the differences between Boas vs Pythons.  Did you know there are over 40 different species of these types of snakes??

June 13 – All things Lizards!  Meet several species of monitor lizard and Tegu Lizard.  They are cousins to the Komodo Dragon! We will also get close encounters with some nicer pet lizard species such as bearded dragons and blue tongue skinks!

June 20 –  Colubrid Day!  What types of snakes are colubrids?  Things like kingsnakes, milk snakes, and gopher snakes, just to name a few!

June 27 – Bird of the World Day – Meet a variety of birds from around the world.  Find out what makes a good pet bird vs a bad pet bird.

July 11 -Care of Mystical Creatures 101 Class – be transported to a magical realm where we will interact with firecrabs, basilisk, boomslangs, dragons, and guardians of the mermaids.  Bring your wand and get ready to study up on taking care of these cool creatures!

July 13 (Bonus Wednesday/8:30am – 10:30am) – Python vs Boa Day! Learn about the differences between Boas vs Pythons.  Did you know there are over 40 different species of these types of snakes?? 

July 18 – Tortoise day!  – Learn about all the different types of tortoises and turtles we have. 

July 20 (Bonus Wednesday/8:30am – 10:30am) – All things Lizards!  Meet several species of monitor lizard and Tegu Lizard.  They are cousins to the Komodo Dragon! We will also get close encounters with some nicer pet lizard species such as bearded dragons and blue tongue skinks!

July 25 – Crocodilian Day!  Learn the differences between crocodiles, alligators, and caiman.  

August 1 – Venom Day – Let’s talk Venom!  What is it?  What does it do?  

August 8 – Old world reptiles vs New world Reptiles – We will discuss animals that live here in North America vs places like Australia, South East Asia and Africa. 

August 15 – Movie Day! – Will will recreate a scene in Jurassic Park and take some pictures and film a short movie!

August 17 (Bonus Wednesday/8:30am – 10:30am) – Snakes, Snakes, Snakes! We’ll learn about all the snakes we have that do not fall into the Boa and Python Category.

  • Maximum of 20 participants per keeper session
  • Participant must fill out registration form and liability waiver prior to participation
  • Youth ages 6-16 allowed to participate
  • Zookeeper duties will vary from session to session
  • Participants may sign up for multiple sessions (must repeat registration for each date of camp)
  • Please note, registration is not final until you have paid and been accepted into the date requested by reply e-mail.

To Register (PLEASE READ):

Please complete one registration form below for EACH child to apply for session dates. You will then be redirected to a second screen where you will need to choose the camp date again.  You may then pay for either an Initial Camp which includes a T-Shirt, or a Returning Camp which does not include a T-shirt.  To register Siblings, you’ll need to fill out the registration here for each child, but you may pay for camp for multiple children on the same day just once. You can just exit the payment screen without paying and the registration will still be sent. 

(We apologize, our booking system is a bit clunky and we are working to fix it for the future.)

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