Spring Break Day Camp

March 27, 2017 - 08:30am to March 31, 2017 - 03:30pm
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Many wild and wonderful discoveries await you at Oregon Zoo's Spring Break Camp! Each day includes games, tours, stories, songs, animal visitors and take home art projects inspired by the day's theme. Attend one or several days.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Half day morning camp (4 yrs- K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-8th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $52 per child per day, $27 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Non-members: $60 per child per day, $32 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp

New at the Zoo?
(4 years-3rd grade)

It’s never the same zoo twice, and now more so than ever. Campers will get the latest scoop on everything new at the zoo, from elephants playing with toys in Elephants Lands to exploring the nature play garden and everything else the new Education Center has to offer.

The Unexpected Zoo
(4-8th grade)

Older kids will appreciate learning about the unexpected aspects of the new Education Center, including the intriguing Insect Zoo, Species Conservation Lab, and science learning labs. Campers will see elephants get enrichment treats or toys at Forest Hall in Elephant Lands.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Half day morning camp (4 yrs- K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-8th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $52 per child per day, $27 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Non-members: $60 per child per day, $32 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


Science is Wild
(4 years-3rd grade)

There’s a lot of science that goes in to running a zoo, and the new learning lab in the Education Center is the perfect place to teach campers how to use lab equipment and the scientific method. Campers will watch the harbor seals play in salt water while learning how the zoo makes an ocean for seals, sea otters and other marine life.

Wild Science
(4-8th grade)

Science is wild at the zoo, and impacts just about every area of animal care. Campers will practice the scientific method and use scientific equipment to explore the many ways science is a way of life. Behind the scenes, campers will learn how a saltwater ocean is made in Steller Cove and discover how animals interact with their environments using thermal imaging equipment.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Half day morning camp (4 yrs- K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-8th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $52 per child per day, $27 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Non-members: $60 per child per day, $32 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


Wild World
(4 years-3rd grade)

Animals employ many adaptive behaviors to succeed in the world. Campers will learn about these adaptations all over the zoo, and practice stalking quietly like a leopard, running fast like a cheetah, and being as still as a snake. A highlight of the day will be seeing the orangutans swing and play with toys and treats, and the experience is topped off with a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse.

Wild by Nature
(4-8th grade)

Zoos are working hard to protect and care for natural areas so that the animals in our species recovery programs have a wild place to call home. Campers will explore how the zoo is working to restore animals from the mighty California condor to the tiny western pond turtle, and learn about protecting natural areas in the middle of a city. A behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse will showcase ways to help wildlife at home.



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Half day morning camp (4 yrs- K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-8th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $52 per child per day, $27 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Non-members: $60 per child per day, $32 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


Spring into Action
(4 years-3rd grade)

Kid Conservationists, unite! Spring is a great time to become a planet protector, as nature wakes up from winter. Campers will learn easy steps to help save the world, one action, one animal at a time. Behind-the-scenes tours will showcase how the zoo is saving animals like turtles and butterflies from extinction. Campers will learn about the importance of polar ice while watching Nora play.

Conservation Champions
(4-8th grade)

The world needs heroes to save nature and wildlife. Campers will be empowered to make a difference while learning more about species conservation plans. Behind-the-scenes tours of butterfly and turtle labs will showcase what zoos are doing to help, both locally and globally. Campers will learn about the importance of polar ice while watching young Nora play, and discover how saving polar bears could be the key to helping conservation worldwide.



Friday, March 31, 2017

Half day morning camp (4 yrs- K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-8th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $52 per child per day, $27 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Non-members: $60 per child per day, $32 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


If I Ran the Zoo
(4 years-3rd grade)

Running a zoo is a childhood dream of many, and this camp is the perfect place to play out the fantasy while learning about what it really takes. A tour of the zoo will showcase what the animals eat, how they play, and how keepers make happy homes for each species. Campers will explore the animal hospital and then design their own zoo. 

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
(4-8th grade)

Many kids have toyed with becoming a zookeeper when they grow up. This is a chance to see if they have what it takes! Campers will explore a day in the life of the animal care team by meeting a keeper, going behind the scenes at the Veterinary Medical Center and Animal Nutrition Center, and by exploring the process of habitat design. Learning about the importance of enrichment will inspire campers to be better pet owners, too!


Cost

Zoo members: $52 per child per day, $27 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Non-members: $60 per child per day, $32 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp

Early Care (7:30-8:15 a.m.):$5 per day
Late Care (3:30-6:00 p.m.): $12 per day (not available for half day (4 yrs-K) camp)

Pack a lunch or purchase a sack lunch for $6.00 per day. (not available for half day (4 yrs-K) camp)
Snacks are provided. (While we do provide vegetarian meal options we are unable to accomodate special diets. If your camper has a special diet please have them bring their own lunch and snacks.)


Campers are grouped by the following grades:

  • 4 yrs- kindergarten (half day mornings only)
  • kindergarteners
  • 1st graders
  • 2-3rd graders
  • 4-5th graders
  • 6-8th graders

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Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees, minus a 10 percent fee, are refundable provided cancellation is received five working days prior to the camp date.

 

Questions?

Tracy Modde
tracy.modde@oregonzoo.org
503-220-2781