4-H Zoo Apprentice Camp

4-H Zoo Apprentice Camp(Ages 14+)

4-H Junior Zoo Apprentice(Ages 10-13)

Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

December 29, 2018 to January 2, 2019


The world's largest zoological organization partners with Missouri 4-H to offer Missouri Youth an opportunity to discover, learn, laugh and experience one-of-a-kind adventures with animals from around the world.

Learn-by-doing has long been a 4-H motto. Now Missouri 4-Her’s will experience this in Busch Gardens’ 335-acre African-themed living classroom by attending the 4-H Zoo Apprentice Camp for youth ages 14+ or by attending 4-H Junior Zoo Apprentice Camp for youth ages 10-13.

Youth in attendance will become amateur zookeepers and discover firsthand what it takes to care for animals from around the world. Assist zoo staff behind the scenes and observe animal care sessions.

Youth in attendance will be living inside Busch Gardens. They will investigate the mysteries of the animal kingdom, getting up-close to animals they have never seen before. And in between life changing moments, participants will enjoy World Class Entertainment in our nation’s 4th most popular amusement park.

In addition, all participants will make lifetime memories spend time working with the animal care specialists at Sea World, touring Sea World Rescue, and sleeping overnight beside our new aquatic friends.

You will return with a keen understanding of animal behavior, science, & nutrition. You will be a better communicator with your own animals and 4-footed family members.