Participants in a wild overnight learn how to prepare animal diets with our staff members.

Participants in a wild overnight learn how to prepare animal diets with our staff members.

Have a Wild Overnight at the Conservators Center!

Enjoy the sounds of the lions, leopards, wolves and more while you camp just over 50 feet away, safely outside the perimeter fence of the park.

Minimum $900 for up to 15 ppl
Additional 10 people can be added for $60 each

Each Wild Overnight can be centered on a variety of themes relating to the conservancy’s unique animal species and their care. All of our engaging and interactive programs include:

  • A private 1 hour tour at twilight, when the animals are often at their most talkative and active
  • Creating enrichment (treats & toys) for the critters under our picnic shelter
  • S’mores by the campfire
  • An evening filled with our residents’ howls, oofs, chuffles, and more
  • A morning private tour to wrap up the previous evening’s activities and say farewell to the animals
  • Continental breakfast can be added on for an additional $50 fee

Please note that the start time will change depending on the time of year that you schedule your experience. The times of Twilight Tours on the week you are interested in can be used as a general guideline for when a Wild Overnight Experience would be likely to start.

Guests on Wild Overnight Experiences are required to set up tents, beds, and other camping supplies prior to the start of the program and pack up all camping supplies prior to your tour in the morning. Please factor that into your timeline when you are considering the schedule for your Wild Overnight.

Camping Accommodations

Participants on a wild overnight watching our Education and Guest Relations Supervisor, Megan, treat feed Arthur Tiger.

Participants on a wild overnight watching our Education and Guest Relations Supervisor, Megan, treat feed Arthur Tiger.

Participants on a wild overnight watch our trained staff member treat feed Arthur Tiger or Kira Lioness.

Campers set up tents in a large field near our Visitors’ Center (across a dirt road from our animal facilities, which are secured within a fence and locked gates). You must bring all of your own camping supplies.

We provide:

  • Picnic shelter and outdoor tables, where you and your group may eat dinner (guests bring their own dinner) prior to the start of your experience.
  • Bathroom facilities (excluding showers) in our Visitors’ Center that are available to your group all night
  • Evening snack (s’mores!)
  • Breakfast (add on item- not included unless specifically requested and prepaid)

Please note: we cannot accommodate special dietary needs. You must provide your own alternative offerings.

Cost and Requirements for Wild Overnights

Cost: $900 for up to 15 participants* (the cost for each additional participant is $60)
Deposit: $200**  If breakfast is added on the deposit is $250
Supervision: at least 2 adults for every 15 children

* Includes adults and children

* Includes adults and children
**Your deposit is refundable for up to 2 weeks prior to the day of your scheduled Wild Overnight. If you cancel your reservation with less than 2 weeks’ notice, your deposit will be considered the initial, non-refundable payment towards the total fee for your overnight experience. We understand that emergencies may arise, but preparing for an overnight involves financial and scheduling concerns that block off valuable time for our experienced staff members that could be devoted to other programs or tours. If we must cancel your program due to inclement weather, we can either refund your deposit or move your reservation and deposit to a new date.

We have strict safety criteria for cancellation due to weather conditions; however, please remember that this is overnight camping, complete with the full outdoor camping experience. We will absolutely cancel the overnight if the forecast predicts unsafe conditions; however, we will NOT cancel the overnight if the forecast only predicts unpleasant conditions. We will make every effort to contact you at least 24 hours prior to your overnight program to alert you to any necessary cancellations.

Please note: A signed waiver is required for all participants. The minor/child waiver must be completely filled out by that minor’s legal guardian. All adults will need to fill out an adult waiver. Adult waivers may be filled out onsite prior to the start of the program. All minor/child waivers must be mailed to the Conservators Center at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled program. Please send them to:

Conservators Center
Attn: Wild Overnight
PO Box 882
Mebane, NC 27302

We cannot legally accept any child on our Wild Overnight Experience who does not have a fully completed waiver from his or her guardian. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but any children who arrive on site without either a fully completed waiver or a legal guardian who can complete that waiver will NOT be permitted to participate in the program. There will be no exceptions.

Book your Wild Overnight!

When we receive your request, we will send you an email that confirms your requested date/time, or suggests an alternative. This confirmation email will also provide information about payment options and details for your visit.

 

Have a Girl Scout Troop Interested in an Overnight?

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Wild Overnight Experiences are perfect for girl scout troops! The experience can focus on a variety of themes, such as “Life as a Keeper” to educate the girls about what it’s like to work with the amazing animals at the Conservators Center. The Experience can even be themed around earning the Conservators Center Participation Patch. Your troop may purchase participation patches to provide your girls when they complete their Wild Overnight Experience.

Interested in Other Experiences at the Conservators Center?

Wild Overnight Experiences are among a wide range of opportunities for those wishing to visit the Conservators Center. To learn more about our public tours and other Premium Experiences, click here.

How to Contact Us

Want to schedule a tour for your group? Please click here to learn more about our tour options.

Looking for more activities for your scout troop? Check out the options we have available on our Scouts page!

Learn more about our other Premium Experiences.

Please note that our tour path is crushed gravel, so scooters and wheelchairs are not allowed. There is a fee of $15.00 plus tax for the use of the golf cart as an assistive device. If this service requires the use of additional personnel, an additional fee may be assessed on a case-by-case basis.