Want to learn more about wolves? Want to spend some special time at Wolf Park when the rest of the public is gone? “Camp” overnight in our Education Building and spend a weekend with the wolves! Children will learn about wolves, foxes, coyotes, and bison — and other fascinating things in the world around them — in a safe and educational setting. Campers will play animal tracking and direction-finding games, do crafts projects and make treats for the wolves. Participants might also meet some Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dogs) and the Park’s tame foxes (under adult supervision). A Howl Night program is part of these fun weekends. A campfire with marshmallows as the wolves howl in the dark makes for a truly special night!
Overnight Camps are $85 per child which includes all craft materials and meals (a dinner, breakfast and lunch – please inform us of any dietary restrictions your child may have). Children must be pre-registered to attend. Children will need to bring bedding and pillows. Overnight Camp begins at 1pm on Saturday, and ends at 4pm on Sunday. Please arrange drop-off and pick-up accordingly. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon!
All campers should bring water bottles. Plenty of water will be available, and while safe to drink, our well-water has a strong metallic taste, so bringing water from home is encouraged so that kids stay hydrated. Sprinkler time is a favorite camp activity on hot days. Children should bring a bathing suit and towel along with them. Cameras are welcome and recommended — there will be lots of opportunities for picture-taking! Be sure to bring sunscreen and/or bug spray.
Camp will take place rain or shine — we will not cancel due to weather — so be sure to bring rain gear just in case. In the event of inclement weather, activities will take place indoors. Also, this camp is KIDS ONLY! We are sorry, but we do not allow adults to remain with their children during camp.
SAFE ATTIRE IS REQUIRED. Campers MUST be wearing (or bring with them) long pants and closed-toed shoes (sneakers, not sandals) in order to meet our foxes. Earrings and other dangly jewelry must be removed. Long hair should be tied back in a ponytail (no braids). Children who do not have this attire will not be permitted to interact with our animals. (Sorry!)
Please be sure to advise Wolf Park staff of any special needs (medication, allergies, etc.) your child(ren) may have, so everyone may have a safe and enjoyable experience!
Once you sign up online, you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase and your child’s space will be held. You will receive an information packet about camp, including a Parental Consent Form which needs to be completed and returned prior to the start of camp, about a month before camp starts.
For more information see Wolf Park’s web site, www.wolfpark.org. If you have any questions about the camps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may cancel a camp session if we do not have a minimum of 5 children enrolled two weeks prior to the event.