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Safari Day Camps

School’s out for summer! Now what? Binder Park Zoo offers a unique alternative to summer day care -- Safari Day Camps! Get ready for an exciting experience in which your child will be so busy exploring the animal world they won’t even realize they’re learning! 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. Enroll today!
You must pre-register by using the attached 2018 Registration forms. Please e-mail awesner@binderparkzoo.org for more info!
Registration closes 7 days before the start date of the camp. We do not offer “day before” or “day of” registration. If you miss the sign-up for a camp, we hope you will consider the following week!
All required forms; Medical Release, Liability Release along with Vaccination records for each camper must also be received 7 days before the camp starts in order for them to attend.

Who: Children entering grades 1 – 7

When: Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Binder Park Zoo!

More Safari Day Camp weeks to choose from!

Price breaks when you register for multiple weeks at a time!

Extended Care available at no extra cost!

Morning care starting at 7:30am

Afternoon care until 5:30pm

Free Lunches are available from Harper Creek Schools!

Daily snacks included! **If your child has allergies you may send appropriate snacks**

Orange Safari Day Camp T-shirts are available to purchase for $12.00!

Sizes available: Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large

Safari Day Camp Topics and Dates

 

Nature Steps

Nature Steps

Grab your hiking shoes and join us for a week in the great wide open.  Campers will spend even more time outdoors in a natural setting as we debut Binder Park Zoo’s hiking trails!  There will be animal encounters and observations, important safety lessons, team activities, fun games and daily exercises to promote animal conservation and health and fitness.   

June 18 – 22               9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

June 25 – 29               9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

 

 

Survival Quest

Survival Quest

Animals have the ability to adapt in many different environments and you can too!  Campers will spend tons of time outdoors experiencing animals and nature while learning about shelter construction, plant identification and participating in daily lifesaving scenarios.  Come find out what you’re made of in this camp about wilderness survival.

June 25 – 29               9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

June 18 – 22               9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Zooper Heroes

Zooper Heroes

The world can be a scary place for animals and sometimes heroes are needed to save the day!  We’ll need the help of detectives to solve wildlife crimes, we’ll need enforcement officers to catch animal poachers and we’ll need strong soldiers to pledge their protection to all animals everywhere.  We’ll need some Zooper Heroes! 

July 9– 13                   9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July 16 – 20                9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Highway to the Danger Zone

Highway to the Danger Zone

All over the world certain animals are on the fast track to extinction!  In this week of camp we'll learn about species decline from habitat loss, pollution, illegal wildlife trading and poaching.  If you love animals and want to help them survive then join us for an in depth look at what it means to be an endangered species.  We’ll teach you some valuable steps that can be taken right here where you live to benefit animal conservation!

July 16 – 20                9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July 9 – 13                  9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Snapshot Safari

Snapshot Safari

Wildlife photography requires a lot of patience and skill.  Campers will travel around the zoo searching for opportunities to capture their favorite animals on camera.  They’ll also discover ways that photographers around the world are helping animal conservation and hear from some experts about different techniques.  Don’t wait; seize the moment today to learn about wildlife photography! 

July 23 – 27                9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July 30 – August 3     9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Time Travelers

Time Travelers

Animals have been around for centuries, but some have gone missing!  Let’s travel back in time to figure out what caused so many to go extinct.  During the week campers will meet many endangered animals at the zoo, they’ll learn why some species are declining and together we’ll come up with ideas about changing the future for the animals in our world right now! 

July 30 – August 3     9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July 23 – 27                9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Australian Walkabout

Australian Walkabout

Have you ever heard the sound of a Digeridoo?  What about a Kookaburra?  We have many animals at the zoo that can teach us a lot about Australia.  Walkabout with us and we’ll discover more about the customs, traditions, animals and music of one of the largest islands in the world!

August 6 – 10             9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

 

August 13 – 17           9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Mad Scientists

Mad Scientists

Are you mad about science?  It’s certainly a key ingredient if you are interested in working with animals.  The zoo works hard each day to learn more about the behavior, health and wellbeing of every animal in our care.  Grab your lab coat and join us for a great week filled with exciting experiments, case studies, wet labs, animal encounters and more, and we’ll prove to you how science can improve the lives of animals around the world!

August 13 – 17           9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

August 6 – 10             9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Michigan Adventures

Michigan Adventures

You don’t have to travel around the world to find interesting animals in their habitats; you just have to look in your own back yard!  Surrounded by the Great Lakes, Michigan has some great places for animals to live. Campers will have the chance to get outside and explore different ecosystems such as swamps, forests, rivers and more to view native wildlife and zoo animals as we go on a weeklong adventure in Michigan!

August 20 – 24           9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

August 27 – 31           9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

Did you know snakes are shy and rats are super smart?  How about spiders are great parents and help keep our gardens pest free?  Sometimes we are afraid of animals that are the most helpful!  Campers will experience animal encounters, team activities, guest speakers and challenging games, but most importantly they will discover new ways to safely coexist with all living things! 

August 27 – 31           9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

August 20 – 24           9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Program Pricing

Price breaks are now available when you register for multiple weeks at a time:

 

1  week of camp: $220 ($200 for members)

5  weeks of camp: $1000 ($950 for members)

All 10 weeks of camp: $1900 ($1850 for members)

 

Before and After Care is now available at no additional cost!

Drop off between 7:30 – 9:00am at the Zoo Office | Pick up between 4:00 – 5:30pm at the Zoo Office
*Picking up after 5:30pm will result in a late fee of $5.00 per every 15 minutes late

 Register Each Camper Individually online
Pay by Credit Card  Only

Register Each Camper Individually by mail or drop-off
Pay by Check or Credit Card 

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