Spring Break Camp

Spring break camp registration opens January 6th, 2020, at 9:00am.

Date: March 9th-13th, 2020

Time: 8:00-4:00; Stay-late option until 5:00 for $10.91/child/day

Cost: $169.18/week for FOTZ members; $196.47/week for non-members*

*State sales tax now required in addition to normal camp fee.

Age: 6-12 (Can be 5 if they are currently in kindergarten)

Theme: Animal Opposites

Description: There are fast animals and slow animals, big animals and small animals, animals in the sky and animals in the ground. All week we’ll be looking up and down, left and right, in and out, to see just how different animals can be!

Note: ALL parents must fill out the following KDHE forms, as this is the first camp of the year and we need new paperwork each calendar year.

Camp details

Campers are to bring their own lunch each day or buy one from the zoo. Zoo lunches include a main dish, side, and drink and are $5.46. A daily afternoon snack will be provided by the zoo. Feel free to pack your own snack if you are concerned about food allergies (although we do our best to try and accommodate them).

Spring break camp has a "stay late" fee of $10.91/child/day. There is no "stay late" option for summer or winter camps.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your camp registration 8 or more days before the start date, the Zoo will refund the registration fee, except for $27.29. This fee is applied per child per week of camp you cancel. The Zoo will not refund any registration fees if cancellation occurs within 7 days of the start date. If space is still available, you may transfer your registration to another camp week for no additional fee. If transferring, it must be to a camp within the same calendar year.

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.

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