Adventure Camps at the Topeka Zoo

Are you a kid or teen who is wild about animals? Do you have a passion to explore the outdoors? Sign up for Topeka Zoo Camps! We have camps during three different breaks of the school year, Spring, Summer, and Winter. These are a good way to keep children engaged, learning, and of course having fun!

Click below to learn more about each one:

Spring Break




KDHE Forms

These forms are required to be completed by the morning of the first day of camp (before you drop your child off), otherwise your child cannot attend camp until we have the following paperwork. These are kept on file for an entire calendar year–so you only need to fill them out once per camp year.

Health History Form –> Required for ALL children. Immunization records are not required if your child attended school in Kansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma this year. Immunization records are required if they did not attend public/private school or attended in another state other than KS, MO, or OK. Please note that this form has to be completed in its entirety. We need all names and street addresses where it asks for them (street intersections do not work). If none of the boxes at the top of page 2 are applicable, please write “NA” in each box.

Authorization for Emergency Medical Care –> Required for ALL children. You do not need a notary if you have someone else witness your signature and sign as well. Please note, health insurance information is required at the bottom. If your child does not have any allergies, please write “NA” on that line.

Parental Permission for Off-Premise Trips –> Required for ALL summer camp children. This is a permission form to go to the pool each week. If your child is signed up for week 5 The Land Before Time (July 11-15), please add the KU Natural History Museum to this. The address is 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045. NOTE: If your child is enrolled in Teen Week 1 and/or 2, I will send out the locations of our trips via email a few weeks before those camps start.

Vehicle Release Form –> Required only for campers in Week 5 The Land Before Time (July 11-15). This is not a KDHE form, but is required by the City of Topeka. NOTE: If your child is enrolled in Teen Week 1 and/or 2, I will send this out via email a few weeks before those camps start.

The following two forms are only required for children who bring medication, EpiPens, inhalers, etc to camp. You will only choose one of following.

Authorization for Self-Administration of Medication –> Please fill this out if you have a child who will be dispensing their own medications while at camp–including medicine, EpiPens, inhalers, etc. This means that camp counselors do not carry around these items and the camper is responsible for dispensing medication to themselves. You do NOT need it signed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner.

Authorization for Dispensing Medications to Children –> Please fill this out if you have a child who wishes to have camp staff dispense medication to them. This includes having counselors carry around EpiPens, inhalers, medicines, etc and having the staff dispense it as needed.

You may email completed forms to before camp starts or may bring them to the first day of camp your child attends this year. Please contact 785-368-9137 with questions.

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