Attend summer camp at LI Game Farm

Wildlife sustainability foundation to host special sessions


The Foundation for Wildlife and Sustainability recently announced summer camp programs for children aged 4 to 13 at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville.
Camp Zoom will run from July 1 through Aug. 8 as a specialized summer camp allowing campers to be immersed in nature with outdoor exploration, games, crafts, and other hands-on activities.

The camp will be led by director Shannon Swanson, who said the camp will offer campers a sense of wonder while also instilling respect for nature and wildlife.

“Camp Zoo is an adventure,” said Swanson. “I grew up going to the Long Island Game Farm. I’ve come full circle now as the education coordinator, and I’m excited to see children enjoy some of the experiences I did when I was a kid.”

Sessions include Zoolympics, stepping into the role of a zookeeper, exploring the natural world, discovering animals through picture books and interactive experiences. Campers will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, wallabies, donkeys, goats, and more.

“I love that we are getting kids back to nature! Teaching them about animals and the environment, so that they respect the earth and can give back to it,” LI Game Farm president Melinda Novak said of the camp.

Camp session dates, times, and prices vary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Visit for more information. For more information, visit, or contact executive director Tricia Snyder at


Mother’s Day May 12

Mom’s discount admission $15. Plus, raffling off jade plants for moms.

Extreme Raptor Show on Main Stage Memorial Day Weekend 

May 25, 26, 27. 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Included in admission. Featuring birds of prey like you have never seen before: eagles, hawks, falcons and owl. An exciting, educational and entertaining half hour show by master falconer Jonathan Woods, as seen on Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, National Geographic, Explorer, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Fox News Channel, CNN, ESPN, PBS, CBN and TBN. Rain or shine.

Senior Social Club Returns

Senior citizens ages 62 and older are invited to Long Island Game Farm to visit the animals, explore the grounds, and attend presentations on rescued animals, wonders of wool, birding, nature photography, and more in the newly renovated Woodland Hall. This program will take place on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning April 12. Seniors enjoy a discounted admission of $10 on Senior Social Club days.

Wild Treasures Market: Begins Sunday, June 9

Beginning June 9, a monthly flea market is coming to Long Island Game Farm. The Wild Treasures Market will feature vendors selling their vintage and not-so-vintage antiques, crafts, art, home and garden items, and more. The market will take place on the second Sunday of each month through October. Early bird buyers can visit from 8 to 9 a.m. The general public is invited to visit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission after 3 p.m.

Family Fun Day: Thursday, Aug. 22 (rain date Aug. 23)

The Game Farm will have a full array of special activities, shows, and surprises. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is Friday, Aug. 23. Ticket sales opening on the website soon.

Annual Fundraiser: September

The second annual fundraiser will enable the Foundation for Wildlife Sustainability to support the work of the Game Farm as part of its own mission: deepening the connection and understanding between humans and nature. Date and details to come.

55 Years in 2025!

The Long Island Game Farm will be celebrating 55 years of offering families a natural environment where they can learn about wildlife and animals through education and entertainment in 2025.

Many people have visited the Game Farm throughout the course of its long history, and everyone has a story. The Foundation for Wildlife Sustainability is collecting these stories and photos on behalf of the Game Farm, with some selections to be included in a commemorative book. Stories can be submitted online at


The mission of the Foundation for Wildlife Sustainability, Inc. is to connect people with wildlife and the natural environment through awareness activities and engaging experiences, and to support the work of the Long Island Game Farm.


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