School Break Camps

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What do your kids want to do on their school breaks?

Join the Zoo’s day camp programs offered during many single holidays and vacation times. Register for any one day or all of them! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required.

**Registration is OPEN for Fall Break Day Camps, November 19-20-21 & 23 and for Winter Break Camps, December 26-27-28 & January 2-3-4**

(If you are interested in Summer Camps, CLICK HERE.)
 

UPCOMING SCHOOL BREAK CAMP DATES:

Winter Break Camp 2018:
December 26, 27, 28
January 2, 3, 4
**Single Day Camps

Spring Break Camp 2019:
March 25 – March 29
**Single Day and Week-long registration options

 

SCHOOL GROUPS:

Don’t see the dates you’re looking for? If our camp dates don’t align with your school/district’s break schedule please call 719-424-7927 or email [email protected] to schedule a custom camp experience for your students.

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WINTER BREAK DAY CAMPS December 26, 27, 28 and January 2, 3, 4, 2019

AGES: Kindergarten to 6th Grade
Single Day Camps are offered.
No Camp on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 or 1/1

COST & TIMES:
Kindergarten (Half Day Camps 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Non-members: $35.75 per child, per day
Members: $30.75 per child, per day

1st – 6th Grade (Full Day Camps 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Non-members: $65.75 per child, per day
Members: $55.75 per child, per day

– Register for one day or all six days! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required.
– Zoo Member discount rates automatically apply to registration costs when booking online at the Zoo’s website, after logging in with your Zoo membership username and password.
Campers should sign-up for the camp that reflects the grade that they are currently enrolled in.
 

  REGISTER FOR WINTER BREAK DAY CAMPS BY GRADE BELOW:

 
Kindergarten – Theme: Snow Globe
Campers will see our animal ambassadors showcased by the snow (weather permitting) and construct their own mini and life-sized snow globe displays.
REGISTER NOW FOR: Wednesday, 12/26    Thursday, 12/27    Friday, 12/28    
Wednesday 1/2     Thursday 1/3     Friday 1/4    
 


1st – 2nd Grade – Theme: Snow Science
Put your “brain” coats on! This experimental endeavor is about to snowball!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Wednesday, 12/26    Thursday, 12/27    Friday, 12/28    
Wednesday 1/2     Thursday 1/3     Friday 1/4    
 


3rd – 4th Grade – Theme: Fuzzy Forensics
Campers will find themselves in hairy situations as they use their detective skills to decipher cold cases under animal investigation.
REGISTER NOW FOR: Wednesday, 12/26    Thursday, 12/27    Friday, 12/28    
Wednesday 1/2     Thursday 1/3     Friday 1/4    
 


5th – 6th Grade – Theme: Rainforest Revival
Campers will learn how their small actions and daily habits can set in motion a botanical revival of the fittest!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Wednesday, 12/26    Thursday, 12/27    Friday, 12/28    
Wednesday 1/2     Thursday 1/3     Friday 1/4    
 

 

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FALL BREAK DAY CAMPS November 19, 20, 21 & 23, 2018

AGES: Kindergarten to 6th Grade
Single Day Camps are offered.
No Camp on Thursday, 11/22 (Thanksgiving)

COST & TIMES:
Kindergarten (Half Day Camps 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Non-members: $35.75 per child, per day
Members: $30.75 per child, per day

1st – 6th Grade (Full Day Camps 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Non-members: $65.75 per child, per day
Members: $55.75 per child, per day

– Register for one day or all five days! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required.
– Zoo Member discount rates automatically apply to registration costs when booking online at the Zoo’s website, after logging in with your Zoo membership username and password.
Campers should sign-up for the camp that reflects the grade that they are currently enrolled in.
 

  REGISTER FOR FALL BREAK DAY CAMPS BY GRADE BELOW:

 
Kindergarten – Theme: Fall Mask-grrr-ade Ball
Campers will create a different component of an animal costume each day of camp (i.e. eyes, feet, wings, and tails). Each component can be worn at the end of each day and be marveled at on its own, or for campers attending multiple days, combined and worn as epic animal show stoppers.
REGISTER NOW FOR: Monday 11/19    Tuesday 11/20    Wednesday 11/21    Friday 11/23    
 


1st – 2nd Grade – Theme: The Colors of Fall
Campers will conduct a color analysis to identify, which animals ambassadors belong on the autumn color palette and which are so last season.
REGISTER NOW FOR: Monday 11/19    Tuesday 11/20    Wednesday 11/21    Friday 11/23    
 


3rd – 4th Grade – Theme: Marvelous Mud
Treat yourself to fine, locally-sourced, imaginary cuisine from our mud kitchen; lather up with an exfoliating, organic mud facial, and wallow in the glory of meeting some of our mud-loving animal ambassadors.
REGISTER NOW FOR: Monday 11/19    Tuesday 11/20    Wednesday 11/21    Friday 11/23    
 


5th – 6th Grade – Theme: Pumpkin Parade
Campers will carve, smash, and launch their way through this week of pumpkin-themed activities; and end each day with the opportunity to meet ‘n greet some of our pumpkin-loving animal ambassadors.
REGISTER NOW FOR: Monday 11/19    Tuesday 11/20    Wednesday 11/21    Friday 11/23    
 

 



WHAT TO BRING TO ZOO CAMP:

Clothing and Accessories:
Campers should dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Layers are suggested and good. Closed toe walking shoes are essential. A daypack, sunscreen, and water bottle are highly recommended! If you have a younger camper- a spare set of clothes might be useful as well.

Snacks & Lunches:
The Zoo will provide each participant with a daily morning and afternoon snack. . You are welcome to pack snacks for your camper as well. Please notify the camp staff of any food allergies your child may have. The zoo DOES NOT provide lunch! Please send your child to camp with a lunch!

PROGRAM REFUND POLICY:

A written refund request must be received TWO WEEKS prior to the start date of the program. We will then process a refund less a $25 deposit per registration. The $25 deposit is a non-refundable administration fee. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the program start date. If camp is cancelled by zoo staff for unforeseen circumstances (e.g. severe weather), a full refund will be issued to the registrant(s). Please visit our Education Registration Policy for more information.

PAYMENTS:

Camps must be paid in full at time of registration. Payment includes a $25 non-refundable fee, please see above for refund policy.

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

This is the foremost consideration for all day camp participants. Camper health information will be with your child’s counselor at all times.

QUESTIONS:

Email [email protected] or call 719-424-7827.