Moorpark College’s teaching zoo enrollment now open
Junior Safari Summer Camp program begins June 20 through August 5

MOORPARK, CA - America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is now accepting enrollment applications for its Junior Safari Summer Camp program that begins June 20 through August 5 for children entering grades 1st through 6th in fall 2016. Junior Safari Summer Camp allows campers the unique opportunity to interact with the Zoo’s animal collection while participating in age appropriate science-based learning experiences. Camp activities include animal presentations and handling opportunities, as well as art and science projects. Activities occur within the safety of Zoo grounds (7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA) under direct supervision of trained camp staff. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with “early bird” and “night owl” options available. All camp sessions begin with a drop-off/sign-in with a camp counselor.

Grade level (students going into that grade in fall 2016) and themes for summer 2016 include:
Grade 1st/2nd, June 20-24, Zookeeping 101
Grade 3rd/4th, June 27-July 1, Wild in the City
Grade 1st/2nd, July 4-8, Planet Superheroes
Grade 3rd/4th, July 11-15, Zookeeping 101
Grade 1st/2nd, July 18-22, Animal Detectives
Grade 3rd/4th, July 25-29, Animal Dream Jobs
Grade 5th/6th, Aug 1-5, Zookeeeping 101

For detailed information, camp availability, and registration forms, visit the “Teaching Zoo” at or contact Kris Romero, Zoo Operations Assistant at (805) 378-1441,

MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.