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2020 Veterinary Science Camps

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zoo Society has canceled the May Junior Veterinary Camp and has stopped taking applications for any of the three remaining camps. 
As long as the medical community advises us to shelter in place or to practice social distancing, we will follow their directions to help you and your family, as well as our staff and their families, stay safe. When we cancel a camp, we provide a full refund or work with families to reschedule their campers in a later camp. 
We promise to do all that we can to help slow the spread of this virus so that our community will have the resources it needs to provide medical care for everyone who needs it. 
When we begin accepting reservations again, all applicants must provide the following:
A current transcript or report card showing a minimum "B" grade point average * The name/phone number of a veterinarian, science teacher, or homeroom teacher as a reference * A completed Veterinary Camp Application form * A mailed or FAX copy of the Veterinary Camp Health Form (see below) * A $5 application processing fee ($7.50 if applying to both camps).

2020 Junior Veterinary Camps

For rising 7th - 9th graders - both camps are co-educational.
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This one-of-a-kind camp brings young people together to explore a future career in veterinary medicine. Campers practice administering some basic veterinarian procedures—physical exams, CPR, and such—and explore some of the specialized skills veterinarians need to care for wild animals in zoos. Most sessions are taught in the Zoo's own veterinary center.

 

Dates
May 19 - Cancelled
August 8
Tuition
$299 for NC Zoo Society Members
$329 for non-members

 

2018 Senior Veterinary Camps

For rising 10th graders - college freshmen
We are still accepting applications to both camps.
The only camp to offer training in basic veterinarian procedures—physical exams, CPR, and such—and to explore the specialized skills needed to care for wild animals in zoos. Most sessions are taught in the Zoo's own veterinary center.
July 2018 Draft schedule for senior camp
Dates
June 15-17 (Girls)
Wait list only
July 20-22 (Co-ed)
Wait list only
Tuition
Zoo Society members: $589
Non-members: $639
Optional tour of the Veterinary School - $59.

Junior Vet Camp Application Materials

2020 - 2020 Junior Veterinary Camp Health Form (Required for admission)
A completed Veterinary Camp Application form (opens in new tab/window);
A $5 application processing fee ($7.50 if applying to both camps)
Qualified campers are currently being admitted on a first-come-first-served basis once all of their application materials have been submitted.

Additional Information

2020 Junior Day Camp Overview
2020 Junior Camp Brochure

Senior Vet Camp  Application Materials

Revised 2018 Senior Health (required for admission)
A completed Veterinary Camp Application form (opens in new tab/window);
A $5 application processing fee ($7.50 if applying to both camps).
Qualified campers are currently being admitted on a first-come-first-served basis once all of their application materials have been submitted.  Download draft senior camp schedule 2018-revised-senior-draft-schedule.

More Information

2018 Senior Camp Overview
2018 Senior Veterinary Brochure
Scholarship Information -- Scholarship Applications are not Accepted After March 15.
A small number of scholarships are available for foster children, for the children of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and for children from low-income families. The amount of the scholarship is based on financial need. Students applying for scholarship funding are not eligible for early admission and must apply before March 15.  Download a copy of the scholarship application form here: 2018 scholarship
Questions/More Information
Please contact zoocamps@nczoo.com with any questions regarding veterinary camps.
Camp fees cover all expenses. A large portion of the admission fee is tax-deductible as a donation to the NC Zoo Society, the private, non-profit organization that raises money for the NC Zoo. Proceeds support the NC Zoo's Veterinary programs. Fees may be paid in installments. Non-member campers are provided with Zoo Society membership when camp tuition is paid.