Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camp 2021

Summer is on its way and Binder Park Zoo offers a unique alternative to summer day care – Summer Day Camp! Your child will be so busy exploring the world of nature they won’t even realize they’re learning. Children who attend camp will have many opportunities to shape and expand their knowledge of plants, animals, and conservation all while enjoying a summer they won’t soon forget.

You must pre-register either online or by downloading the 2021 Registration packet. Please e-mail Amy Wesner at awesner@binderparkzoo.org for more info!

Who: Children entering grades 1st-7th

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

Where: Binder Park Zoo

Pricing: $200 per camper per week

2021 Summer Day Camp Topics 

 

June 21-25: Habitat Hunters - CLOSED

Animals can adapt to life in almost every climate, from the cold Andes Mountains in South America to the hot deserts of the Outback in Australia. Each day we'll hop from continent to continent in search of habitats that provide for the most diverse ecosystems in the world. You may even catch a glimpse of the animals that live there! Join us for fun and games, live animal presentations, habitat hunting and more!

June 28-July 2: Green Team

Calling all Conservationists! This week of camp will focus on the many important practices related to “Going Green” for our planet. We can help campers learn ways to reduce their environmental footprints by re-using and recycling everyday items through games, trivia, craft time and more! Let’s team up to make a difference for wildlife!  

July 5-9: Dino Park Zoo - ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

Dinosaurs are at Binder Park Zoo! What better way to visit them than at Dino Park Zoo? This week, we’ll focus on dinosaurs and other extinct animals, what happened to them, and how does that relate to life today? Campers will also meet zoo animals and learn what it means to be an endangered species. Together, we’ll work to understand the past in order to better the future.

July 12-16: Animal Allies - ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

The animal kingdom can be a scary place! In this week of camp, we’ll learn about species decline from habitat loss, pollution, and illegal wildlife trading. If you love animals and want to help them survive, join us for an in-depth look at what it means to be Animal Allies. We’ll teach you some valuable steps you can take right here where you live to make a difference!

July 19-23: Mystery Week - CLOSED

Get ready for a surprise during this week at Binder Park Zoo! We might focus on the strange and unusual or work together to solve a mystery, either way campers are sure to learn about something new! There will be lots of special activities to encourage learning about the animal kingdom, including all of the mystery it holds. Don’t leave everything to imagination and be sure to join us this summer for Mystery Week!

July 26-30: World Wild Web

What’s your favorite animal? You may have looked it up, but have you seen it IRL? A strong connection to Wi-Fi helps you find it online, and a strong connection to nature helps you discover it offline. We will share our knowledge with you about topics such as ecosystems and food chains by linking you to a week full of fun games, activities, and animals. All you have to do is like this post, subscribe to this week of camp, and explore with your zoo squad!

August 2-6: Habitat Hunters - JUST ADDED

Animals can adapt to life in almost every climate, from the cold Andes Mountains in South America to the hot deserts of the Outback in Australia. Each day we'll hop from continent to continent in search of habitats that provide for the most diverse ecosystems in the world. You may even catch a glimpse of the animals that live there! Join us for fun and games, live animal presentations, habitat hunting and more!

August 9-13: Mystery Week - JUST ADDED

Get ready for a surprise during this week at Binder Park Zoo! We might focus on the strange and unusual or work together to solve a mystery, either way campers are sure to learn about something new! There will be lots of special activities to encourage learning about the animal kingdom, including all of the mystery it holds. Don’t leave everything to imagination and be sure to join us this summer for Mystery Week!

Enrollment Policy:
• Registrations will be accepted by mail, email, fax, or online. No phone registrations please.
• Registration closes 10 days before the start date of a camp, at which time both the online option and paper packet will not be accepted. We encourage you to enroll in future camp weeks if you miss the deadline.
• All required forms; Medical Release, Liability Release and Immunization records for each camper must be received 7 days before the start date of a camp. No exceptions.
• We reserve the right to refuse enrollment to anyone or dismiss without refund any camper for behavioral issues. If your child requires special needs accommodations, you may be asked to secure an adult chaperone or aide to assist them for the week free of charge.
• Registrations are processed first come, first serve. If a camp you registered for is full we will contact you about a refund or enrolling into another open week.
• A confirmation letter will be sent to you by email once your payment and registration has been processed. This letter will contain important information about your registered camp. Please add awesner@binderparkzoo.org to your list of approved emails.
• Summer Day Camps run rain or shine.


Camp Cancellation Policy:
• There is a $10 transfer fee to move participants from one camp to another, except when Binder Park Zoo cancels a camp due to low enrollment in that age group.
• Cancellations received up to 5 Business Days Prior: 50% will be refunded or you may move to another camp week after paying a $10 transfer fee
• Cancellations received 0-4 Days Prior: No refund; must re-register for another camp and pay full amount
• Full refunds are only issued when Binder Park Zoo cancels a camp due to low enrollment in that age group, or there are extenuating circumstances.


Lunches and snacks:
• Please send a sack lunch with your camper(s) Monday - Thursday. We will provide cheese and pepperoni pizza for lunch on Fridays as a special treat included in the cost of the camp.
• We will offer snacks to campers each day. We may serve applesauce, granola bars, rice krispie treats, s’mores, cookies, chips, pudding, etc. Please feel free to send extra snack items as you see fit and inform us of any allergies on the Medical treatment release form.

 

T-shirts $12
Youth - Small, Medium, Large

Adult - Small, Medium, Large

 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 

Summer Day Camp Registration – 2021