Spring Break Camp

Spring camps registration opens January 11th, 2021, at 9:00am.

We have two types of camp this spring: single day camps, as well as a week-long camp during spring break. Each camp day will feature a live animal presentation, behind-the-scenes tour, crafts, games, and more!

Single-Day Camps: Registration is on a daily basis.

Dates and Themes:

February 11th: Feeling Feline

February 12th: Bee Mine

March 5th: Dino Dig

April 5th: Unsinkables

May 10th: The Scavenger's Hunt

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm for each day

Cost: $40/child/day (plus tax) for FOTZ members; $45/child/day (plus tax) for non-members

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

Capacity: Maximum of 20 students per day

 

Week-Long Camp: Registration is for the whole week.

Dates: March 8th-12th, 2021

Theme: Animal Wonders

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm daily for whole week (no stay late option)

Cost: $140/child/week (plus tax) for FOTZ members; $165/child/week (plus tax) for non-members

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

Capacity: Maximum of 20 students for the whole week

Camp details

Optional Camp T-Shirt: $14/shirt (plus tax) with youth and adult sizes available (additional charges apply for Adult 2XL and 3XL). Available at https://store.topekazoo.org/#/Education.

Temperature Checks: Zoo camp staff and students will have their temperatures checked with a no-contact thermometer every morning before camp.

Zoo Mask Policy

Individuals age 10 and older must wear a mask indoors at all times. When outdoors, they must wear a mask if they cannot social distance from other individuals/families; however, if 6 feet or more can be maintained between others, then masks are not required outdoors.

There are no mask requirements for children age 9 and younger. They are encouraged to wear a mask; however, they do not have to (both indoors or outdoors).

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 $10 (plus tax) for single-day registrations and $25 (plus tax) for the week of March 8th-12th, 2021 camp. This fee is applied per child per 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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