It’s time for the release of our 2018 topics and schedule for the 8th annual Summer Zoo Camp Program for elementary school-aged children. Registration opens January 15th.
The 2018 Summer Zoo Camp programs will begin at 8:45am and end at 2:00pm daily. Programs occur Monday through Friday throughout the month of July and early August. Children must be registered to attend a day that corresponds to their age group and the grade they will be entering in fall of 2018. A morning snack will be provided by the zoo, but parents must provide a non-microwaveable, non-refrigerated lunch for each child. Each day’s program will include educational presentations, live animal encounters, zoo tours, and other fun activities like games and crafts. Children should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
The low cost per day is only $22 for Zoo Pass members or $28 for non-Zoo Pass members.
Programs offered include:
For 5k students – Animals in Action: Can you jump like a kangaroo? How about swing like a monkey or fly like a bird? In this camp, we’ll explore the many different ways that animals move! Offered July 11th and July 31st. (Each child attends one or the other date, not both) (Both dates full; wait lists starting)
For 5k students – Paws & Claws: Animals have some pretty “wild” adaptations for survival! We’ll learn about how things like paws and claws are important for defense, finding food, eating, moving, and more. Offered July 18th and August 7th. (Each child attends one or the other date, not both) (Both dates full; Wait Lists starting)
For 1st/2nd graders – Call of the Wild: Squeak, roar, howl, and hoot in this exciting camp where we learn about how animals communicate! We’ll explore the sounds animal use and also the soundless ways that animals share messages with one another. Offered July 9th, July 17th, and July 23rd. (Each child attends one of those dates, not all) (All Full; wait lists available)
For 1st/2nd graders – Animal Extremes: Animals survive in some extreme environments: deserts can reach temperatures above 130 degrees, and the frozen tundra can be colder than -30 degrees! From the depths of the oceans to the highest mountain peaks, discover what extreme living is like in this exciting camp. Offered July 10th, July 16th, and July 24th. (Each child attends one of those dates, not all) (All full; wait lists available)
For 3rd/4th graders – Wildlife Weirdos: Let’s be real: animals do some pretty weird (and sometimes gross!) things. We’ll explore the “stranger side” of wildlife and the creatures that are often misunderstood by people, learning how being “weird” can be crucial for survival. Offered July 12th, July 26th, and August 1st. (August 1st Full; limited spots remain for July 12th)
For 3rd/4th graders – Animal Engineers: Animals can be amazing builders! Together we’ll explore what animals build and why – and we’ll also learn how human engineers are inspired by animals and nature. We’ll discover how zoos create the perfect homes for animals and engineer some structures of our own. Offered July 19th, August 2nd, and August 8th. (Each child attends one of those dates, not all) (All dates full; wait lists starting)
For 5th/6th/7th graders – Zoo Keepers: Do you have what it takes to work with animals? Learn about what zookeepers and other animal care staff do on a day-to-day basis, in what some people consider a “job of a lifetime.” July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd, and August 6th. (Each child attends one of those dates, not all) (July 20th and August 6th full)
For 5th/6th/7th graders – ZSI Green Bay: Zoo Science Investigators: There’s an animal mystery at the NEW Zoo! Your mission—if you choose to accept it—is to learn scientific investigation techniques to help us save a mystery creature. We’ll get hands-on experience while working together to crack clues and solve puzzles before time runs out. Offered July 25th and July 30th. (Each child attends one of those dates, not both) (BOTH DATES FULL! Students can be added to Wait Lists.)
Click the image below to view the full-size 2018 calendar:
Before registering your child(ren), please ensure you have read all the guidelines provided on this page here.
Pre-registration is required and a limited number of spaces are available for each day’s session.
Registration will open at 8:30am on Monday, January 15th.
For more information, contact the NEW Zoo Education Department at 920-662-2405 or through email.