NC Zoo and Zoo Society Wild Animal 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 Wild Animal Science 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.

At the end of the day, students camp by the African Plains exhibit and will conduct nighttime research on Zoo species.

Limited to 12 campers, participants must be rising 10th graders through college freshmen:

Want to know more?
Download our Wild Science Camp Brochure and draft schedule

Want to apply? Follow these three steps:

  • Download and submit the Camp Health Form


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