Birds and Beasties Camp

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Birds and Beasties campers make a shelter and take a rest from hiking. Photo by Jayna Saltrick.

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What are we without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, we would die of a great loneliness of the spirit. – Chief Seattle

Birds and Beasties Camp – July 24-28 and August 7-11

Learn about all things avian, herp-y and more at Birds and Beasties camp. Campers will experience life from a bird’s eye view with activities and games about Neotropical migratory birds, predator/prey relationships, snakes and other herps, adaptations, habitat, and ecosystems. Nature hikes, bug investigations, canoeing, and raptorcaching will bring out the nature adventurer in every child! This camp is taught in conjunction with environmental educators from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

Birds and Beasties Camp is for ages 7-10. You must be age 7 by the first day of camp.

Session 6: July 24-28 Birds & Beasties, Ages 7-10 with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation 
Session 8: August 7-11 Birds & Beasties, Ages 7-10 with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation 

Additional Details

  • Camp sessions are $225 a week per session
  • Keeper Camp Level 2 is $350 a week per session*
  • Extended day for all camps is $35 a week per session
    • Drop-off starts at 8:00 am and pick-up until 5:00 pm
    • Extended day allows you to drop off at 7:30 am and pick-up until 5:30 pm

Camp starts promptly at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. There is free drop off from 8 - 8:30 am, and free pick up from 4:30 - 5:00 pm. We have extended day available for $25. Extended Day includes early drop off at 7:30 am, and late pick up at 5:30 pm. Please note that families who have not purchased the extended day option will be charged $1/minute for late pick ups or drop off before 7:30 am, payable at time of service.

Please print and return your child's permission and health forms by May 12. Please fax camp forms to (704) 875-8814 or mail to Carolina Raptor Center, P.O. Box 16443, Charlotte, NC 28297.

Camp Forms 2017


Cancellation Policy

Registrants are entitled to a 100% refund in the event that Carolina Raptor Center cancels camp due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please contact Natalie Childers at or (704) 875-6521 x110 with any camp availability questions.