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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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