Summer Zoo Camp

Guarantee a rewarding experience: Each camp includes daily animal encounters, games, hands-on projects, and fun educational experiences.

Help save animals from extinction: This year, a portion of each registration fee will benefit the International Rhino Foundation, an organization dedicated to research and conservation to ensure rhinos survive for future generations.

Foster learning: Camp staff are primarily New York State certified teachers. ZooCamp curriculum is designed for you child’s specific age group, and the activities vary each week.

Get updates: We provide parents and guardians a daily e-mail newsletter to keep you informed and involved in the fun and the learning.

When?
When is the Summer camp?
9a.m.-12p.m. or 9a.m.-4p.m.
For Whom?
For Whom?
Ages 3 to 12
What is the cost?
What is the cost?
For Members: $125 for half-day; $195 for full day.
For non-members: $145 for half day; $215 for full day.

2016 Camp Options (remaining)

Age 7 & 8

June 27 – July 1 OR July 25 – July 29: African Explorer

Get your gear on! We will go on safari to Africa, where campers will learn about the magnificent diversity of the Ngorongoro Crater, lions, elephants, baboons and more during this exciting adventure.

July 5 – 8 OR August 1 – 5: Helping Habitats

Animals around the world need your help! Campers will discover different ways animals are in danger, and what they can do to help. We will spend the week learning about why different habitats are important, how they are threatened and what we can do to help save them.

July 11 – 15: Radical Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians

Reptiles rock, and frogs are a hopping good time! This week campers learn what makes reptiles and amphibians so special and meet ambassadors from these two awesome groups of animals.

July 18 – 22: Marvelous Mammals and Beautiful Birds SOLD OUT

Everyone loves our furry friends the mammals and our feathered friends the birds. Spend the week at camp meeting some awesome animal ambassadors from all around the world with feathers or fur.

July 25 – 29 OR August 15 – 19: Animal Grossology

Spend the week with us investigating how being gross can be good for an animal. Campers explore how scat, slime and goo help creatures move, digest food or defend themselves.

August 1 – 5 OR August 8 – 12: Animal Olympics

This week in camp meet some animal athletes and learn how their bodies help them to move in incredible ways. Hop, jump, and slither to the Animal Olympic games!

August 22 – 26: Rainforest Realms SOLD OUT

The rainforest is a pretty amazing place! Campers spend the week learning the secrets of one of the most diverse habitats on the planet. We will meet animals that call this wonderful place home and find out all the important rainforest products that you use in your everyday life.

August 8 – 12: Creatures of the Night

Whoooo comes out at night? Spend a week at camp to learn about what animals come out at night and what special adaptations help them move, hunt and see after the sun has gone down.

Ages 9 & 10

July 5-8: Animals in Art 2

Does your child enjoy drawing and painting and other ways to be creative? Campers spend the week at the Zoo honing their knowledge of animals and observation skills using paint, pencils, and paper mache to “capture” their favorite animals! If you attended this camp last year, be sure to join us again, as this year we will talk about new techniques and meet new animals.

July 18-22: Animal Enrichment  SOLD OUT

Here at the Zoo we give our animals new objects and challenges to play with every day. We call this “enrichment” and we need your help. Campers will create new and exciting enrichment items for our animals each day and help our Zoo Keepers learn what works best to keep our animals healthy.

August 1-5: Join the Green Team

It’s easy being green, especially when you work as a team. Learn about how “going green” helps animals all around the world. Meet some animals facing extinction and what “green” actions we can take to help. Make recycled enrichment items for the Zoo animals, make cool stuff out of recycled materials, explore solar power, and more.

August 15-19: I Dig Bones: Exploring Paleontology

This week in camp, your child will explore the fossils found in the Dig Zone in the A Step Into Africa exhibit.They will learn how fossils bones help us to learn about the ancient animals and the changing natural world. Compare today’s animals to fossil animals by taking an up close look at their bones from the Zoo’s bio fact collection.

Ages 11 & 12

July 11-15: Junior Zoologist SOLD OUT

Does your child want to be a Zoologist? They can spend the week learning about all the different jobs they might have working with animals. They spend time being a zoo keeper, an animal trainer, or a wildlife researcher and learn just what it takes to have a wild job at the Zoo.

July 18 – 22: NEW! Conservation in Action

Animals around the world are in crisis, and they need your help. Spend the week learning about the Zoo’s important role in conservation and help implement some conservation projects yourself.

August 8-12: ZooTeens in Training SOLD OUT

Spend this week learning what it takes to be in our teens program! Shadow our ZooTeens to learn how to run “conservation stations,” polish your leadership skills and enhance public speaking skills so you can hit the ground running in the ZooTeen program next year! Since you will be :”leader in training,” we will give you a chance to train in some of the more advanced aspects of our teen programs such as animal handling and assisting he Zoo keepers.

August 15-19: Survivor Adventure Week

If you were dropped into the middle of the wilderness, could you survive? At Survivor Adventure camp, campers will learn basic survival skills in a fun and exciting hands-on way while learning about the animals they may encounter.

2016 Camp Options

Age 7 & 8

June 27 – July 1 OR July 25 – July 29: African Explorer

Get your gear on! We will go on safari to Africa, where campers will learn about the magnificent diversity of the Ngorongoro Crater, lions, elephants, baboons and more during this exciting adventure.

July 5 – 8 OR August 1 – 5: Helping Habitats

Animals around the world need your help! Campers will discover different ways animals are in danger, and what they can do to help. We will spend the week learning about why different habitats are important, how they are threatened and what we can do to help save them.

July 11 – 15: Radical Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians

Reptiles rock, and frogs are a hopping good time! This week campers learn what makes reptiles and amphibians so special and meet ambassadors from these two awesome groups of animals.

July 18 – 22: Marvelous Mammals and Beautiful Birds SOLD OUT

Everyone loves our furry friends the mammals and our feathered friends the birds. Spend the week at camp meeting some awesome animal ambassadors from all around the world with feathers or fur.

July 25 – 29 OR August 15 – 19: Animal Grossology

Spend the week with us investigating how being gross can be good for an animal. Campers explore how scat, slime and goo help creatures move, digest food or defend themselves.

August 1 – 5 OR August 8 – 12: Animal Olympics

This week in camp meet some animal athletes and learn how their bodies help them to move in incredible ways. Hop, jump, and slither to the Animal Olympic games!

August 22 – 26: Rainforest Realms SOLD OUT

The rainforest is a pretty amazing place! Campers spend the week learning the secrets of one of the most diverse habitats on the planet. We will meet animals that call this wonderful place home and find out all the important rainforest products that you use in your everyday life.

August 8 – 12: Creatures of the Night

Whoooo comes out at night? Spend a week at camp to learn about what animals come out at night and what special adaptations help them move, hunt and see after the sun has gone down.

Ages 9 & 10

July 5-8: Animals in Art 2

Does your child enjoy drawing and painting and other ways to be creative? Campers spend the week at the Zoo honing their knowledge of animals and observation skills using paint, pencils, and paper mache to “capture” their favorite animals! If you attended this camp last year, be sure to join us again, as this year we will talk about new techniques and meet new animals.

July 18-22: Animal Enrichment  SOLD OUT

Here at the Zoo we give our animals new objects and challenges to play with every day. We call this “enrichment” and we need your help. Campers will create new and exciting enrichment items for our animals each day and help our Zoo Keepers learn what works best to keep our animals healthy.

August 1-5: Join the Green Team

It’s easy being green, especially when you work as a team. Learn about how “going green” helps animals all around the world. Meet some animals facing extinction and what “green” actions we can take to help. Make recycled enrichment items for the Zoo animals, make cool stuff out of recycled materials, explore solar power, and more.

August 15-19: I Dig Bones: Exploring Paleontology

This week in camp, your child will explore the fossils found in the Dig Zone in the A Step Into Africa exhibit.They will learn how fossils bones help us to learn about the ancient animals and the changing natural world. Compare today’s animals to fossil animals by taking an up close look at their bones from the Zoo’s bio fact collection.

Ages 11 & 12

July 11-15: Junior Zoologist SOLD OUT

Does your child want to be a Zoologist? They can spend the week learning about all the different jobs they might have working with animals. They spend time being a zoo keeper, an animal trainer, or a wildlife researcher and learn just what it takes to have a wild job at the Zoo.

July 18 – 22: NEW! Conservation in Action

Animals around the world are in crisis, and they need your help. Spend the week learning about the Zoo’s important role in conservation and help implement some conservation projects yourself.

August 8-12: ZooTeens in Training SOLD OUT

Spend this week learning what it takes to be in our teens program! Shadow our ZooTeens to learn how to run “conservation stations,” polish your leadership skills and enhance public speaking skills so you can hit the ground running in the ZooTeen program next year! Since you will be :”leader in training,” we will give you a chance to train in some of the more advanced aspects of our teen programs such as animal handling and assisting he Zoo keepers.

August 15-19: Survivor Adventure Week

If you were dropped into the middle of the wilderness, could you survive? At Survivor Adventure camp, campers will learn basic survival skills in a fun and exciting hands-on way while learning about the animals they may encounter.

After You Register

Please fill out and return both forms below.

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Online

Scan and e-mail both to education@senecazoo.org

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By Mail

Education Department, Seneca Park Zoo Society, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester NY 14621

Your registration helps save rhinos

For each camp slot filled, Seneca Park Zoo makes a monetary donation to