From the CYT'sThe CYT’s Are Back!
July 14, 2016
Hear it from our Conservation Youth Team: Week 1
This is Kaylee and Jackson and we are the peer coaches for Conservation Youth Team guides. We both participated in the Conservation Youth Team program last year and had a wonderful experience. Now we’re Year 2 CYTs. We helped out with the Year 1 two-week training and even had a training of our own!
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Why not come down to the Virginia Zoo and meet your Conservation Youth Team guides, whom you can find all over the Zoo! We do exceptionally well in interpreting and explaining the animals, welcoming guests and interacting with people of all ages.
by Jackson Ditty and Kaylee Fernandez
CYT peer coaches (Guide Track)
As returning camp Conservation Youth Team counselors, Selma and Daniel, we have developed leadership skills, accountability, confidence, and passion as environmental stewards. In our first year of the CYT program we learned to interoperate bio-facts and assist with presentations. As second year CYTs, our mission is to help develop the new generation become what we are today: responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic conservation stewards.
Parents are you busy for the summer? Need a place for your kids to have fun and interact with other children their age while receiving an educational experience? Then the Summer Safari Camp is the place to be.
From kindergarten to eighth grade, each child will always find new experiences to enjoy with help from our friendly camp instructors and the Conservation Youth Team teens. Over a two-week period, our camp CYTs have gone through training to handle different types of children and treat them all equally.
For seven hours campers will develop a bond with our instructors and CYTs. Our normal days are filled with animal encounters, behind the scene tours, educational games, interactive activities, and trail hikes. Through this experience our campers will cultivate a love for animals and conservation for a whole week. As returning CYT members we strive to provide fun, interactive, and beneficial activities for campers and new CYTs.