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2018 Veterinary Science Camps

Camp sessions are taught by the North Carolina Zoo’s Veterinary staff in conjunction with counselors chosen from among the top students at North Carolina State University Veterinary School. These counselors remain with the campers throughout the program. Download a complete draft schedule here.

Application Process
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).

2018 Junior Veterinary Camps

For rising 7th - 9th graders - both camps are co-ed.
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This one-of-a-kind camp offers training in basic veterinarian procedures—physical exams, CPR, and such—and explores the specialized skills needed to care for wild animals in zoos. Most sessions are taught in the Zoo's own veterinary center.

 

Dates
May 12 - (completed)
August 18 - (wait list only)
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.

Download a draft of the senior schedule here:

Dates
June 15-17 (Girls)
Wait List Only
July 20-22 (Co-ed)
Tuition
Zoo Society members: $589
Non-members: $639
Optional tour of the Veterinary School - $59.

 

Junior Vet Camp Application Materials

Download here: 2018_Draft_Day_Schedule_Vet.
2018-Revised Day 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

2018 Junior Day Camp Overview
2018 Junior Day 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.