Winter Safari Schedule 2019

How To Train Your (Zoo) Animal


Camp Description

Positive reinforcement is the perfect training method for primates, pachyderms, and parrots! Training animals can be challenging and requires a lot of patience and problem solving. Are you up for the challenge?

Day Overview

**Schedule Subject to Change. Ask your camper the questions below to learn about their day!

Question of the Day

Can you design a workout program for apes?

Animal Experience

What animal(s) did we meet in our classroom? How did this animal use its body in a way that is similar to apes?

Zoo Exploration

Primate Panorama. Look for clues about apes and why they need exercise. How do zookeepers train apes?

Engineering Challenge

Campers design a workout program for apes. How will this help apes get up and moving? What do apes enjoy which could motivate them to do a new workout routine?

Further Exploration

What areas of the zoo did we explore in the afternoon? How did this help us better understand/apply the Question of the Day?

Taking It Home

How does working out and training keep apes happy and healthy?


  • Please review IMPORTANT INFORMATION, as well as our Policies and Procedures, to ensure you and your child are ready for camp.
  • Campers must bring a lunch, water bottle, and dress for the weather (plus lots of walking!). As most animal exhibits are outside, we WILL go outside every day.
  • A photo ID is required every day at pick up. Please notify the staff ahead of time if someone who is not on the authorized pick-up list will be picking up your child.
  • To contact us during the day, add authorized pick-ups, or to arrange a late arrival/early pick-up, call the Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400.

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If your camper liked Summer Safari, they will LOVE Fall, Winter, and Spring Safari Mini-Camps! When school is out, Safari Camp is in! These camps run from November through March. There’s a Safari for every season!