Zoo Camp


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In-Service Camps

When school's out, the Zoo is in! When the kids have the day off, but you don't, send them to our In-Service Day Camps where they'll enjoy animals, nature, art and non-stop fun! In-service camps are designed for children in Grades 1 - 6 and offered on the following dates.

FEE: $50 + GST (members save 10%)
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Noon the business day prior to Camp
DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

September 4 | Best of Summer Camp
School hasn’t started yet, so we are taking the best of the best, camper approved activities and adventures to celebrate the end of summer. Drop-off and pick-up for this in-service camp is at the Zoo's Special Events Entry located inside the Park at 54 Zoo Drive.

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SUMMER CAMP | WEEKLY IN JULY AND AUGUST

LAST CHANCE FOR ZOO CAMP! If you are looking for a last minute spot for camp in the last week of August 27 - 31, we might be able to squeeze your little camper in! We currently have a few spots available for Polar Bears, Junior Keepers and Junior Researchers (see ages below). Online registration is closed. If interested, please call our Education office at 204-927-6070 and we will take your registration over the phone. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Let them go wild at Zoo Camp! Our campers spend fun-filled summer days exploring the Park and Zoo, learning about animals and nature, and making new friends. Summer Camp is designed for children age 4 to 12. Campers are divided into four age groups with activities tailored to be age-appropriate and encourage positive social interactions. Register for Cubs (nursery - kindergarten), Polar Bears (Gr. 1 - 2), Junior Keepers (Gr. 3 - 4), or Junior Researchers (Gr. 5 - 6).

Meet your Zoo Camp team!

DATES: July 3 to August 31
5-DAY WEEK FEE: 
$230 + GST
4-DAY WEEK FEE:
 $190 + GST
DAILY FEE:
 $50 + GST (Single day registration is offered July 3-6, July 30-August 3, August 27-31)

Register your child for two weeks and save 20% off the second week of camp. To qualify for the second week discount, you must register the same child for two weeks in the same transaction. Please note, the 20% discount on the second week cannot be combined with the 10% member discount.

DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Special Events Entrance (54 Zoo Drive)
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Special Events Entrance (54 Zoo Drive)

Camps alternate between two themes:

A ZOO WITH A VIEW (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9)

“Honey, we shrunk the campers!” Oops, Doctor Zoolittle left the resizeinator on! With the click of a button, campers can shrink or grow to towering heights and see the world from a whole new point of view. We will explore the secret life of bugs and imagine what it would be like to tower over polar bears and other mighty creatures. From these new perspectives, we will learn how animals of all shapes and sizes adapt to survive and thrive in the wild and what we can do protect them and their environments.

ZOOTROPOLIS (weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8)

We have some new keepers in town! Our new recruits will go behind the scenes, meet our animal care specialists, and learn what it takes to care for animals and run a zoo. Our buzzing Zootropolis is divided into distinct habitat districts. Our keepers in training will explore these various habitats and discover amazing facts about the animals that live there. Our future keepers will also work on exciting projects that help animals in our Zoo and the wild.

Daily activities include:
• Hands-on animal experience
• Visit to the Polar Playground (Zoo) or Nature Playground (Park)
• Zookeeper talk

Weekly activities include:
• Behind-the-scenes Zoo experience
• Creation of enrichment items for Zoo animals
• Visits to other Park attractions including the gardens, forest trails, and Riley Family Duck Pond
• Water games!

 
DO I PACK A LUNCH? CAN MY CHILD BE WITH HER FRIEND? WHAT SHOULD MY SON WEAR?
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