SUMMER CAMP - Franklin Park Zoo - Boston, MA
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ZooCamp is open to campers ages 6-11 and will feature a curriculum of animal, science and conservation-based games and activities. The one-week sessions will also include a daily live animal encounter as well as weekly behind-the-scenes experiences at the Zoo. Please refer to the 2020 ZooCamp Handbook for more information about daily schedules and what to expect at ZooCamp!
Zoo Camp Weekly Themes (ages 6-11):
- Zoo Explorers (Sessions 1 & 5) – Exploration is all about self-discovery and adventure. Your child will get too see the zoo’s many exhibits and interact with a wide variety of species!
- Nature Detectives (Sessions 2 & 6) - Are you ready to solve a mystery? We'll focus on animals that sneak around their habitat and disguise themselves in the wild.
- Animal Engineers (Sessions 3 & 7) - Animals are amazing designers and engineers. During this session we'll study several animal techniques and try them out for ourselves!
- Conservation Heroes (Sessions 4 & 8) – Is your child passionate about protecting threatened species? Campers will learn about current conservation initiatives through a variety of games, activities, and animal presentations.
Junior ZooKeeping Program (ages 12-13 years old): The Junior Zookeeping program will be offered for ages 12-13 years old in 3, two-week sessions. Junior Zookeepers will have the opportunity to shadow zookeepers in our different animal and behind-the-scenes areas. This program will also include a more challenging curriculum and hands-on experiences to give the Junior Zookeepers a feel for what it is like to have a profession in zoo or in an animal and science related field.
2020 ZooCamp Sessions (ages 6-11):
|Session 1: Zoo Explorers - June 22 – 26|
|Session 2: Nature Detectives – June 29 – July 3|
|Session 3: Animal Engineers - July 6 – July 10|
|Session 4: Conservation Heroes - July 13 – July 17|
|Session 5: Zoo Explorers - July 20 – July 24|
|Session 6: Nature Detectives - July 27 – July 31|
|Session 7: Animal Engineers - August 3 – August 7|
|Session 8: Conservation Heroes - August 10 – August 14|
|Session A - July 6 – July 17|
|Session B - July 20 – July 31|
|Session C – August 3 – August 14|
Each session of these summer programs runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Before-Care is 7:30-9:00am (weekly cost is $30)
After-Care is 3:00-5:30pm (weekly cost is $50)
Cost of ZooCamp is based on a sliding scale of annual income. Levels 1 and 2 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm their status and payment. Level 3 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you begin registration, please read through our sliding scale information. Sliding scale information is due by May 15, 2020.
Please note: We are currently offering early-bird prices on all sessions until February 15, 2020. After this date, prices will increase by $50 for one-week sessions and by $100 for two-week sessions.
In addition to the sliding scale discount, we will offer a limited number of scholarships to cover the full or partial cost of ZooCamp for families this year. Applications will be reviewed and scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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