Raptor Keeper Level 2 Camp

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Raptor Keeper camper works with Willow, the Barn Owl on the glove.

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We can judge the heart of a (hu)man by his (her) treatment of animals. – Immanuel Kant

Raptor Keeper Level 2 Camp – July 17-21 and July 31-August 4 - CAMP FORMS ARE NOW DUE.

Camp Forms 2017

Has your child attended Keeper Camp at Carolina Raptor Center before? Does he/she want to learn more? Do they hope to one day become an animal keeper or trainer? Are they looking for a hands on experience? Then look no further.

Keeper Camp Level 2 campers will get an in depth look into the world of raptor keepers and trainers. With only 6 campers each week, campers get immersed in the world of our resident bird care staff. Activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • writing and carrying out an enrichment plan out for an assigned species at the center
  • daily training sessions with a bird and it’s trainer to train a new behavior
  • learning about cage construction and participating in a design contest for new perching in one of our display cages (the winner’s design will be built by campers and staff at the end of the week!)
  • daily food preparation and distribution to birds in the resident collection
  • enclosure cleaning and maintenance
  • health checks with resident birds

At this time, campers must be age 13 or 14 by their week of camp and have attended a full week long summer session of Keeper Camp in 2015 or 2016.

Details
Session 5: July 17-21 Keeper Camp Level 2, Ages 13-14 - must have attended previous Summer Keeper Camp session in 2015 or 2016*
SOLD OUT. To get on the waiting list email Natalie Childers at nchilders@carolinaraptorcenter.org.
Session 7: July 31-August 4 Keeper Camp Level 2, Ages 13-14 - must have attended previous Summer Keeper Camp session in 2015 or 2016*
SOLD OUT. To get on the waiting list email Natalie Childers at nchilders@carolinaraptorcenter.org. 
 
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 nchilders@carolinaraptorcenter.org or (704) 875-6521 x 110 with any camp availability questions.