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Keeper for a Day

Come work alongside our staff and see what it takes to care for these amazing animals.

An Unforgettable Experience

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Your day starts early at 10:00 a.m. with a brief introduction and tour of the facility. Then, it is time to dig in and get your hands dirty. Activities may include preparing and setting out diets, changing water buckets, and cleaning enclosures. Every day working with big cats is different, so program experiences may vary.kfadsm2
Want to save these memories? Bring your own camera and, where possible, a member of our staff will document your day’s adventures for you.

 

Program Time

Program Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm on Sundays

Note: PARTICIPANTS ARRIVING LATE MAY MISS SOME COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM.

The KFAD Experience

Big Cat Briefing
Learn about the history of CFAR, the facility, and the basics of big cat care.
Sweating for Big Cats
Time to get your hands dirty! You’ll pair with experienced staff to go into enclosures and around the facilities to care for the cat residents.
Debrief/Feedback
Share stories amongst your group and bask in the glow of completing your Keeper experience!
Souvenier T-Shirt
At the end of the program you’ll receive an awesome Keeper for a Day shirt to show for your efforts.
Food/Water
Bottled water is available for all program participants. No food is available for the duration of the experience.

Pricing

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CFAR Member Pricing

$250.00 per participant.

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Non-Member Pricing

$300.00 per participant.

Reservations

For reservations or questions, e-mail cfar_kfad@yahoo.com.  Please include your phone number and the best time that we can return your call.

 

More Information

RESTRICTIONS

Participants MUST:

  • Be at least 16 years of age. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Be able to walk unassisted over uneven terrain.
  • Be able to follow directions and work independently of other participants.
  • Be willing to sign a liability waiver and image release prior to taking part in the program.
  • Provide their own transportation to and from the program.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.

Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Suggested clothing: long pants, sneakers/work boots, and a t-shirt.

RESERVATIONS/CANCELLATIONS POLICY

  • Reservations must be made a minimum of one week in advance
  • Reservations must be paid in full at time of reservation

CANCELLATIONS

  • Cancellations made by the participant at least 24 hours in advance may be rescheduled.
  • NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE BY PARTICIPANT LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE PROGRAM DATE.
  • Programs will not be cancelled by CFAR for inclement weather unless Brevard County is under an evacuation order or tornado warning.
  • Programs cancelled for any reason between 10:00 and 11:30 on day of visit may be rescheduled.
  • If a program has to be cancelled for any reason after 11:30 on day of visit, no refunds or rescheduling will occur.

WEATHER POLICY

  • Participants should dress appropriately for seasonal conditions.
  • No refunds will be given if the program is cancelled by the participant due to inclement weather.

Programs will not be cancelled by CFAR for inclement weather unless Brevard County is under an evacuation order or tornado warning.

Disclaimers

Participants will not at any time come into physical contact with any of the cats on the property.

CFAR reserves the right to terminate a participant’s experience if he/she fails to follow the rules set down by the CFAR Lead Animal Handler in charge, the staff member(s) they are assigned to, or if the guest acts in a manner that could cause harm to either people or animals.

CFAR is not responsible for the cleaning, repair, or replacement of any clothing worn during Keeper for a Day.

Due to the facility layout and nature of the work performed on property, non-participants will not be allowed to view the program at any time nor be allowed to wait inside the perimeter.

 

 

 

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