Spring Break Camp, March 17-21, Theme: In Your Own Backyard
Description: Have you ever thought about how many plants and animals rely on your backyard to survive? Join us for a week-long adventure as we meet many local live animals and explore their homes. Be prepared to get down and dirty as we also learn about Native American history, Kansas prairies, and the changing of the seasons. This will be one camp worth waking up for!
Additionally, we are offering 9 weeks of full-day camps this summer. The dates, themes, and descriptions for those are listed below. The time for these is 9:00-3:00, and we will NOT be offering late pickup. Campers are to bring their own lunch; occasional snacks may be provided, but are not to be given out everyday. The cost is $125 per child for FOTZ members and $150 per child for non-members. Prices are per each one-week camp. Registration for summer camp opens Monday, March 24th. Contact Rachael at 785-368-9137 or email@example.com to register!
During both spring break and summer camp, campers will be busy exploring the animal kingdom through stories, games, interactive play and lots of live animal encounters. Camp is open to children aged 6-12. (Children must have turned 6 before their camp starts.) Payment is due at the time of registration. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis until camps are full.
To contact the education department with questions please call 368-9137, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks can be made out to “Topeka Zoo“ and sent to:
635 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS 66606
Dates, themes, and descriptions for our summer camps are as follows:
Week 1, June 2-6, Theme: Mythbusters
Description: Are bats blind? Can porcupines shoot their quills at you? Are owls wise? Find out as we debunk animal myths while diving into science and meeting some of the world’s most interesting animals. This week is guaranteed to amaze you!
Week 2, June 9-13, Theme: Dermal Diversity
Description: Are snakes really slimy? Are all feathers used for flying? Do bugs have bones? Join us as we investigate camouflage and body coverings of various live animals—from fur and feathers to scales and spikes. Do not miss out, as this camp is sure to get under your skin!
Week 3, June 16-20, Theme: Untouchables
Description: Tarantulas, snakes, and vultures, oh my! Let us try to change your mind on some of our most misunderstood animal friends. Whether you think they’re creepy, slimy, dirty, or dangerous, we’ll let you get up close and personal with these animals and show you why they don’t always live up to their bad reputations.
Week 4, June 23-27, Theme: In and Out
Description: We’ve always been taught what goes in, must come out. This week of camp is focused on just that! We will spend the first part of the week meeting live animals and learning about the food chain before shifting gears and venturing into the world of scatology! Don’t worry though, this camp will be easy to digest!
Week 5, July 7-11, Theme: Zoo Detectives
Description: Whether you prefer Sherlock Holmes or Scooby Doo and the gang, we all have our favorite detectives. For this week of camp, grab your tool kit and keep your eyes peeled, as campers will inspect the zoo and its animals while solving a mystery each day!
Week 6, July 14-18, Theme: Survivor Adventure
Description: If you got dropped into the middle of the wilderness, could you survive? During this week, campers will learn basic survival skills in a fun and exciting hands-on way. Not only will we be meeting and studying various animals one might encounter in the wild, but we will also learn about the first Americans of this area and explore their amazing survival expertise.
Week 7, July 21-25, Theme: Journey to the Jungle
Description: Grab a vine and swing around the world in search of rainforests during our journey to the jungle. We will learn about the plants and animals that call this lush forest home and why it is the most diverse eco-system on the planet.
Week 8, July 28-August 1, Theme: Earth, Wind, Water
Description: As far as we know, the Earth is the only place in the universe that can sustain life as we know it—and our diversity of life is truly incredible. For this week, campers will explore the ingredients that make life possible while discovering the many types of animals and ecosystems supported by those ingredients. Get ready to get dirty, windblown, and even a little wet!
Week 9, August 4-8, Theme: Aventuras de habitat (Habitat Adventures)
Description: In just one week, we will travel around the world and visit many different places animals call home. From an African bush camp to the sands of the desert, we will meet live animals and investigate how they survive in their respective habitat! This camp is designed specifically for English Language Learners and priority is given to Spanish-speaking children first. (Description in Spanish is coming soon.)
Updated January 17th, 2014