Parties,
Presentations, and Tours

Our shows are usually 1 hour long and we feature around 12 animals at each presentation including arachnids, amphibians, turtles, tortoises, snakes, lizards and crocodilians. Most of the animals we use for programming have been rescued through the OSPCA, animal control, and local bylaw officers. None of the animals we have in our care can legally be released into the wild, and they would not survive even if they could be. These former pets are now animal ambassadors that help spread our important messages about conservation, environmental protection, responsible pet ownership and more.

We can customize your presentation to any curriculum for schools, guides, scouts and other educational groups! We can do presentations for day cares, retirement homes, long term care facilities, festivals and events, corporate events, or almost any other gathering of people! If there is a group of people that want to have fun and learn about these fascinating creatures then we want to share some time with you!

Our shows are designed to be 1 hour long; however, we can alter this to fit your needs and schedule. We book on a first come first serve basis and then book additional shows around their selected time. We usually recommend about a month’s notice to get your preferred time and date. Anything less we should still be able to accommodate you, however we will already have some commitments to work around.

You simply commit to a date and time and send a small deposit and then we can handle the remainder of the payment on the day on your show. We accept cash, check (made out to “Reptile Camp”), Pay Pal and E-transfers! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email reptilestorecamp@yahoo.ca or by phone at 905-531-5367.

We look forward to providing you an amazing party adventure and making your event a rememberable one!

Pricing

Bonfield: $150
North Bay: $175
Sturgeon Falls: $200

Other communities inquire within! Fees are based on km, and time commitments from our location to yours

At Our Facility

Reptile Camp is available for amazing programs right at our facility in Bonfield, Ontario. We are a closed facility open to registered programs only!

School Field Trips: $15 per person for a customized program for 3 hours. Longer durations available. Grade specific curriculum. Customizable.

On Site Birthday Parties: $300 for a 2-hour program for up to 20 people.

Family Party/Tour: $225 for a 1.5 hour program for up to 6 people

Our Presentations

Generic Reptile Show

This is our “birthday party” show. Educational, interactive and fun! This show is usually 1 hour long and we feature around 12 animals including arachnids, amphibians, turtles, tortoises, snakes, lizards and crocodilians. We provide some basic information throughout the show on each animal and ensure that every child has a wild experience. Information level with be catered to the age of the participants. We have done this show for 2 year olds, and 90 year olds!

Endangered Species Awareness

This show uses endangered species and speaks about conservation initiatives and environmental factors leading to the global decline of species. We offer suggestions for change in your home, school and workplace that could make a large difference, even worldwide! We discuss invasive species, loss of habitat, pollution, population and over harvesting amongst other factors and contributors to the decline of wildlife species and habitat. This show was developed for Earth Day Celebrations, however can be booked and enjoyed by any educational facility at any time of the year.

First Touches Program

Developed for day care classes, junior and senior kindergarten classes. We understand and believe in the fact that respect and love of nature, and wildlife starts at a very early age. These shows are less informative and more interactive. We try to accommodate 45 minute shows for this age group with a large emphasis on listening, lining up, sharing, waiting for your turn, and touching animals respectfully. We believe children who interact with animals at a young age in a safe environment will grow up without irrational fears, phobias and other barriers to wildlife. These children will grow up with a greater understanding and a more positive outlook on animals of all kinds.

Defense Mechanisms

Our animals have special adaptations to allow them to survive in the wild! How to spiders and geckos climb and stick onto glass? Why do turtles and tortoises have hard shells? Why do some snakes musk? Why do toads urinate on you? How do some lizards change color? These animals are experts at survival and are the super heroes of the natural world! Learn about how these animals use their attributes to not only survive, but to thrive! This program was developed for anti-bullying programs, martial arts camps and summer camps! Any educational facility can take advantage of this amazing program.

Needs and Characteristics of Living Things

This show covers grade 1 curriculum requirements and focuses on what animal need in order to survive. Living things grow, use resources, create waste and reproduce. All livings things require food, space, shelter, water and air. We discuss what our animals eat, who eats who and how they are able to survive in their ecosystems. We discuss how all living things are connected, and depend on each other for survival. How are reptiles different from other animals? How are they similar? How do they survive?

Reptile Growth and Survival

This show covers Grade 2 curriculum requirements and focuses on development, growth and survival of these animals in the wild. We look at how animals are similar to each other, and how very different they could be as well. We look at how reptiles are born, and develop to be an adult. We learn about animal life cycles and how they change over the course of their lives. Are snakes born live or from eggs? What is metamorphism? What is the survival rate of a baby snapping turtle? Why do some reptiles only have a few babies and others have many? Why do some reptile mother protect and raise their young, while other species are on their own from birth? Why do snakes shed their skin? We take a look at how large these creatures are when they are born, and how large they could be as an adult!

Reptile Reproduction

This program concentrates on reptiles and their reproductive systems and styles of reproduction. Internal and external fertilization, eggs vs live birth, it’s all covered here. This is an informative and fun session that includes approximately 10 animals, all with different reproduction behaviors and cycles. We have also produced a power point presentation specific to reptile reproduction that will be included in the presentation. We can provide handouts with information regarding species for this show. This show is geared towards a full high school class of 65-76 min, however can be adjusted.

Reptile Ecology

The Ecology unit will look at a wide range of information including habitats, ecosystems, biomes, food chains, predator vs. prey, reproduction, symbiotic relationships, conservation, endangered species and pollution and toxins, and their effect on wildlife. We have created a power point slide show to help in the classroom with this topic. This show is designed to be the 76-minute high school class, but can be shorter if needs being.

Evolution and Adaption

The show will cover what adaptations and evolution is. It will look at specific ways an animal can evolve or adapt. Why do animals have to adapt? Specific species studies involving some of our animals and how they evolved and adapted to their environment. What major adaptations do reptiles have that have allowed them to evolve into the animals you see today!

Customized Programs

We can customize our talks and programs based on your needs. We have conducted talks on animals from only a certain region before (Costa Rica Biodiversity), or shows on just a certain group of reptiles, such as only snakes, or only crocodilians. We can do larger groups or smaller. We can create longer shows, or shorter. If you have a program in mind and would like our assistance just let us know and we would be happy to put one together to suit your needs, interests and curriculum.

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