As we get closer to summer vacation, Busch Gardens is gearing up for one of the most exciting times of the year – summer camp!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers a variety of thrilling and educational Summer Resident Camps that will leave your child wishing summer never ended! So what exactly does a Busch Gardens summer camp have to offer?
1. We have camps for all ages. Resident camps are available for students entering 5th grade through college, with primary housing at our onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge. Zoo Explorers campers, grades 5-6, will explore the thrills of the wild. ThrillVentures campers, grades 7-9, will experience the thrills of rollercoasters, waterslides, kayaking, ziplines and more. Wild Florida campers, grades 10-12, will get to explore the unique environments, diverse wildlife, and engaging cultures of Florida through swim, snorkel, and camping across the Sunshine State.
2. Resident camps provide an inside look at the day-to-day life of a Busch Gardens Zookeeper. Campers in grades 9 through college get to experience first-hand what it takes to care for a variety of exotic animals from giraffes to hippos to lemurs by assisting zookeepers with their daily routine including preparing diets, animal training and observing veterinary care in Zookeeping 101 and 201.
3. Busch Gardens Tampa campers get to meet animals up-close and personal! By taking part in a resident camp, campers will have the opportunity to have up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as giraffes, kangaroos, African penguins, and more!
4. Campers get to experience the thrills Busch Gardens Tampa has to offer. Our resident camps also give campers the chance to experience our thrilling collection of attractions. Go from zero to cheetah on our triple launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt, or come face-to-face with the Snake King on our one-of-a-kind spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse. No matter the ride, campers will surely have an exhilarating time!
5. Campers can put their culinary skills to the test! You read that right, campers will get to test out their culinary skills by helping our animal care team prepare meals and enrichment snacks for the many animals we care for!
So what are you waiting for? Book online or call 1-877-BGT-CAMP (248-2267).
All Summer Resident Camps include all meals and snacks, two camp t-shirts and a water bottle, housing at our secure, on-site dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, and transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA).