NC Zoo and Zoo Field Research Camp


A camp where young adults can spend two days and one unforgettable night exploring wildlife inside the NC Zoo’s field research camp.

Campers will engage in the same activities that guide the Zoo’s field biologists when they travel into wilderness to study and protect free-ranging elephants, gorillas, salamanders and more.

The only camp of its kind available anywhere in the world, the NC Zoo and Zoo Society's Field Research Camp engages campers with radio telemetry, camera traps, drones, night-vision equipment and other technologies to study native wildlife and the Zoo's exotic animals. 

Want to know more?

Download our Field Research Camp Brochure and draft schedule

Want to apply? Follow these three steps:

  • Download and submit the Camp Health Form

Admission Procedures

The camp will accept the first 16 qualified applicants to complete the application process. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Special note: If you applied to the August 2014 Field Research Camp but were not chosen in the lottery, you can use the same application materials to apply to the October 2014 camp. Please send an email to Dr. Jayne Owen Parker confirming that you want us to use your August 2014 application materials for the October 2014 camp session.


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