Summer Zoo Camp 2019

2019 Summer Camp

This year’s Summer Camp theme:
“If I Were the Zookeeper” will explore the fun job of zookeeping. Ever wonder how we train a tiger to stand? Want to get the inside scope on building a lion exhibit? Or would you like to learn our otters favorite toys? Then join us for an awesome summer!

All zoo camp registration will include:
  • T-Shirt (except tot classes)
  • Meet & greet with one of the zoo’s ambassador animals
  • Complimentary ticket for one adult & one child to come enjoy the zoo on another summer day
  • Snack & drink
  • STEAM focused activities
  • Zoo walk*
  • Memories for a lifetime

* weather dependent activity

Important Information

  • Please enroll your child into the grade level completed at the end of the school year in the Spring of 2019
  • All camps, with the exception of tot classes, are intended to be drop off. Children should be fully potty trained
  • Drop off & pick up will be inside the Roosevelt Park Zoo visitor center
  • Camp doors will open 10 minutes prior to start time
  • Indicate any health needs or food allergies on your registration
  • Please indicate who will be picking up the camper. A photo ID will be requested at the end of each camp day
  • Camper should eat a healthy meal before arriving to camp, a light snack will be provided
  • Dress children in casual, comfortable, weather appropriate clothing – send a jacket on cool days. Campers will be walking around the zoo*
  • Full payment is due upon registration

A description of each class topic can be found at the bottom of this page.

 


Tots
Tots at 10 sessions are back! (ages 2 – 5 yr)Cost: $13 zoo-members | $15 non-members
Parent or guardian must accompany child
1t June 3 – How Zoo Animals Play 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
2t June 4 – What’s For Lunch 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
3t June 10 – Vet Check-Up 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
4t June 11 – Who Made This Big Mess 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
5t June 17 – How Zoo Animals Play 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
6t June 24 – What’s For Lunch 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
7t June 25 – Vet Check-Up 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
8t July 1 – Who Made This Big Mess 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
9t July 2 – How Zoo Animals Play 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
10t July 8 – What’s For Lunch 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
11t July 17 – Vet Check-Up 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class
12t July 18 – Who Made This Big Mess 10-11:30am 12 maximum per class

Preschool
Cost: $35 zoo-members | $45 non-members
Children must be fully potty trained
1p June 3 & 4 – How Zoo Animals Play  1-3pm 15 maximum per class
2p June 12 & 13 – What’s For Lunch  9-11am 15 maximum per class
3p June 18 & 19 – Exhibit Engineers (Topic 1) (4 spots left) 9-11am 15 maximum per class
4p June 24 & 25 – Vet Check-Up  1-3pm 15 maximum per class
5p July 1 & 2 – Who Made This Big Mess  1-3pm 15 maximum per class
6p July 17 & 18 – Exhibit Engineers (Topic 2) 1-3pm 15 maximum per class

Kindergarten
Cost: $35 zoo-members | $45 non-members
1k June 5 & 6 – How Zoo Animals Play 1-3pm 15 Maximum per class
2k June 12 & 13 – What’s For Lunch 1-3pm 15 maximum per class
3k June 26 & 27 – Who Made This Big Mess 9-11am 15 Maximum per class
4k July 9 & 10 – What is Animal Training & Vet Check-Up 9-11am 15 Maximum per class
5k July 15 & 16 – Exhibit Engineers 1-3pm 15 Maximum per class

Grades 1-2
Cost: $45 zoo-members | $55 non-members
1ga June 5 & 6 – How Zoo Animals Play (1 spot left) 9am-noon 20 Maximum per class
2ga June 10 & 11 – What’s For Lunch & What Made This Big Mess 1-4pm 20 Maximum per class
3ga June 26 & 27 – Vet Check-Up & What is Animal Training 1-4pm 20 Maximum per class
4ga July 15 & 16 – Exhibit Engineers 9am-noon 20 Maximum per class

Grades 3-6
Cost: w/o snore $55 zoo-members | $65 non-members
w/snore $80 zoo-members | $90 non-members
1gb June 17, 18 & 19 – How Zoo Animals Play & Exhibit Engineers & What Is Animal Training (3 spots left) 1-4pm 25 maximum per class
2gb July 8, 9 & 10- What’s For Lunch & Vet Check-Up & Who Made This Big Mess 1-4pm 25 maximum per class

Snore N Roar
For grades 3-6 only
Snore only $45 zoo-members | $55 non-members
1s June 20  6:00pm – 8:00am
2s July 11 6:00pm – 8:00am

Topic Description:

How Zoo Animals Play: Dive into the world of zookeeping and learning how animals play at the zoo. Preschool-Grades 6 will design and build toys, also known as enrichment, for some of the zoo’s most charismatic critters.

What’s For Lunch: Discover some of our animals favorite foods in this delicious camp class. Campers will also get the chance to whip up a tasty treat for our resident animals to enjoy. Preschool thru Grades 6 will get a look behind the scenes at the zoo’s kitchen area.

Vet Check-Up: Ever wonder how we care for our resident animals? Join us in exploring all there is to know about keeping our animals healthy and happy. Preschool thru Grades 6 will took a look under the microscope in a zoo themed science experiment.

Who Made This Big Mess: It’s a messy job, but somebody has to do it! Grab your shovel and get ready to get dirty as we explore the messiest part of zookeeping. Preschool thru Grades 6 will get hands on with the help of some of our zookeepers.

Exhibit Engineers: Put on your construction hat and prepare to get creative. Learn all about how we make the zoo a home for our resident animals. Preschool thru Grades 6 will learn about exhibit design as they face the challenge of transforming exhibits at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

What Is Animal Training: Think you have what it takes to train a 420 lbs tiger? Campers will take on the role of animal trainer as they uncover why animal training is so important. Kindergarten thru Grades 6 will also get a special tour with the opportunity to see animal training up-close.