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ZOO CAMPS

Are you looking for adventure, fun and excitement this summer?  Look no further than Binder Park Zoo! We have summer camp programs for children ages 2 to 17 years.  Binder Park Zoo is a unique and lively backdrop for kids to get outside and explore the natural world around them. Zoo camp participants will enjoy discovery tours, making crafts, group activities, live animal encounters, nature play, scavenger hunts and so much more! Children who attend camp at Binder Park Zoo will shape and expand their knowledge of animals and conservation while enjoying a summer they won’t soon forget. Register online or e-mail awesner@binderparkzoo.org for more info!

F.A.W.N. - First Adventures With Nature
Ages: 2 - 5 years (with one adult)
Thursdays 10:00am to 11:30am
$10 for a member child and adult/$30 for a non-member child and adult
Extra member adult $5; Extra non-member adult $15
Extra member child $5; Extra non-member child $10

This one and a half hour camp allows parents and children ages 2 -5 years to experience nature and wildlife hands-on through animal presentations, discovery tours, songs and stories, and many other activities. F.A.W.N. is an excellent way to increase your young child’s awareness of the natural world and all the wonders in it. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

F.A.W.N. - First Adventures With Nature WEEKS
Children ages 2- 5 with one adult
Monday – Friday
$75 for a member child and adult
$150 for a non-member child and adult
Extra member adult $25; extra non-member adult $75
Extra member child $25; extra non-member child $75
This 5 day long camp allows parents and children ages 2 -5 years to experience nature and wildlife hands-on through animal presentations, discovery tours, songs and stories, and many other activities. F.A.W.N. is an excellent way to increase your young child’s awareness of the natural world and all the wonders in it. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

SAFARI DAY CAMPS
Ages: 6 - 12 years (must have completed Kindergarten)
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
$180 per child, per week (members receive 10% off)
Extended Care options:  Please call ahead to schedule
Morning care: drop off between 7:45am-8:15am at the Zoo office; cost is $15 per day or $60 for the week
Afternoon care: pick up between 4:15pm-5:15pm at the Zoo office; cost is $15 per day or $60 for the week

Daily snacks will be provided, if your child has allergies you may send appropriate snacks if necessary.
Camp T-shirts are available to purchase at an additional charge of $12.00

Children ages 6-12 will have a blast playing games, participating in group activities, crafts, scavenger hunts and more! Throughout the week they will see both live animal presentations and animals on exhibit.

Safari Camp Ages 6-8     Safari Camp Ages 9-12

TEEN DAY CAMPS

Zoo Career Camp
July June 26 - June 30, 2017
Ages: 13-17
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
$180 per child (members receive 10% off)
Snacks will be provided. Please pack a sack lunch for your camper(s) each day.
A limited number of camp t-shirts are available to purchase at an additional charge.

Do you love nature and animals? Have you ever wondered how you can help animals here at home and around the world? What can you do to help the roughly 600 animals that call Binder Park Zoo home? Find the answers to these conservation questions and many more in this week long camp dedicated to wildlife conservation. We’ll explore threatened and endangered animals and what is causing species decline through games and activities, individual and group projects, live animals presentations and more.

Zoo Conservation Camp
August 21-25, 2017
Ages: 13-17
9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
$180 per child (members receive 10% off)

Do you love nature and animals?  Are you concerned about the environment?  Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference?  Find the answers to these questions and more in this week long camp dedicated to learning about conservation efforts around the world!  We'll be stationed in Africa to study threatened and endangered animals, learn what is causing species to decline and discover ways that we can help!  It's sure to be a great time filled with games, team projects, animal encounters, Keeper Tails, special tours and more!

Camp Enrollment Policy:

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Registrations will be accepted by mail, fax or online. No phone registrations accepted.
  • Registrations must be received no later than the Thursday before the 1st day of camp.
  • No “day before” registrations accepted; "day of" registrations available by chance.
  • Programs run rain or shine.
  • We reserve the right to refuse enrollment to anyone or dismiss without refund any student for behavioral issues.

Camp Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by mail, fax or email only; voicemail will not be accepted.

  • Up to 5 Business Days Prior: 50% will be refunded or you may move to another camp and pay a $10 transfer fee.
  • 0-4 Days Prior: No refund; must re-register for another camp and pay full amount
  • Full refunds are only issued when BPZ cancels a camp due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances
  • There is a $10 processing fee to transfer participants from one camp to another
 
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