Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary Zoo Camp is a great way for children ages 6 - 12 to learn more about animals, get experience behind-the-scenes at the zoo, get up close and personal with their favorite animals, make fun crafts, play exciting animal-themed games, make new friends and have a great time! Each week of camp has a fun theme so the focus of every week is different. Campers also receive a t-shirt.
Camps are held in spring, summer and fall. Each camp runs for a week from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day.
Camp tuition is $150 for members, $175 for non-members. A deposit of $25 is required at the time of registration. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first serve basis, so book your space early!
Click Here for the 2016 Summer Zoo Camp flyer and registration form.
SUMMER ZOO CAMP
Week 1: June 6 - 10, 2016
Theme - Do Animals go to Work?: Do javalina have jobs? Do owls have occupations? Every animal has a job in nature. Some animals are gardeners, others are janitors or pollinators. Learn who does what in the animal kingdom and how animals and plants help one another.
Week 2: June 13 - 17, 2016
Theme - Animal Accessories: Animals may not have jewelry, purses, wallets, cell phones or fancy clothes, but they do have accessories! Discover how smelly tails, big ears, sharp claws and extra-long noses help animals overcome the challenges of life.
Week 3: June 20 - 24, 2016
Theme - Jazzy Jumpers, Super Swimmers, & Playful Prowlers: Leap like a lemur or hop like a frog! Creep as quietly as a mountain lion, splash like a Tiger! Come learn about all of the ways the animals at the zoo get around!
Week 4: June 27 - July 1, 2016
Theme - Art Safari: Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy Zoo Camp twist!
Week 5: July 11 - 15, 2016
Theme - Catch Me If You Can: From soaring eagles to darting bats, racing cheetahs to leaping gazelles, explore the interactions of predator versus prey in this action packed camp.
Week 6: July 18 - 22, 2016
Theme - Animal Tracks: For scientists studying animals in the wild, actually finding the animal is sometimes the hardest task. In this hands-on class students are introduced to animal tracking and the signs animals leave behind. Become a master tracker and learn how to find the animals wherever you are!
Fall Zoo Camp
Fall Break: October 10 - 14, 2016
Theme - Weird and Wonderful: Can you drink through your nose, breathe through your skin or taste with your feet? Discover the weird things animals do to get what they need.