By amusementtoday | April 5, 2013
Animals are at the forefront of these educational camps
With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time for families to sign their children up for summer camp. Looking for a unique camp experience that will help shape or grow a child’s interest? Then look no further than SeaWorld Orlando’s Day and Resident Camps, offering children an up-close and personal experience with exotic animals and encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment.
SeaWorld Camps offer something no other camp experience can — the chance to work alongside some of the best animal care professionals in the world. The opportunities campers receive are unequaled — first-hand experiences with veterinarians, animal trainers and animal care staff. But SeaWorld Camps are not all about learning and interacting with animals; they are also about making friends, having fun, exploring the great outdoors, riding world-class coasters and creating lifelong memories.
For more than 40 years, SeaWorld has been committed to animal care, wildlife conservation, education and research. SeaWorld Camps bring kids behind the scenes to teach the synergies that come with caring for animals.
A study by the American Camp Association (ACA) revealed that over 90 percent of campers felt their summer camp experience made them feel good about themselves and helped them make new friends. 70 percent of parents said that summer camp improved their child’s self-confidence. SeaWorld Camps offer a learning environment that fosters exploration, inquiry, self-discovery and self-esteem with three distinct camp offerings: traditional “sleep-away” resident camps, day camps and single-night sleepover programs. Camps are offered at SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, and Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay.
For nearly 25 years, SeaWorld has provided safe, fun and educational camp experiences for kids of all ages — in the not-so-traditional setting of a world-class theme park. In the last 10 years, more than 250,000 youth have attended a SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Camp.
SeaWorld Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a nationally recognized association focused on health, safety and program quality. ACA assists the public to choose camps and works to preserve, promote and improve the camp experience.