Canceled: Spring Break Day Camp

March 23, 2020 - 08:30am to March 27, 2020 - 03:30pm

Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Spring Break Day Camps and events scheduled through April 28, including keeper talks, are canceled.

Metro and the Oregon Zoo are working closely with the Oregon Health Authority and following their guidance. We are enhancing our already robust cleaning procedures. You can help by following hygiene best practices, and following the guidance of local health officials.

Our animals are doing well and we continue to provide them with dedicated, professional care, day in and out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not received reports of any wildlife or animals in human care becoming sick with COVID-19. We have a good stock of essential food and medical supplies for our animals, contingencies in place and are proactively monitoring our supply chain to ensure essentials remain on hand.



Powerful Pollinators!
Monday, March 23, 2020

Insects, bats, bees and even lemurs and giraffes help pollinate flowers, creating fruit as a food source for animals in their habitat. Plant flowers on our classroom hillside, create habitats for bees, see how the zoo helps butterflies here in our own backyard and learn how you can too! Older camps (3-6th grade) will also talk with a keeper and go behind the scenes to our butterfly conservation lab.

Half day morning camp (4 yrs-K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-6th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $60 per child per day, $30 for half day (4 yrs- K) camp
Nonmembers: $65 per child per day, $35 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


What's Great About the Great Northwest
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

There are so many great things here in the Great Northwest to see and discover. Explore animals and their habitats, learn the secrets of the Pacific lamprey, go on a hunt for the mythical Sasquatch, plant sunflowers and more on our hillside and watch black bears receive treats or toys. Older campers (3-6th grade) will also go behind the scenes at the black bear habitat.

Half day morning camp (4 yrs–K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-6th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $60 per child per day, $30 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp
Nonmembers: $65 per child per day, $35 for half day (4 yrs–K) camp


Awesome Oceans
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Oceans are huge, amazing forces that support almost all life on the planet. Discover the hidden secrets of the oceans and learn how humans can help-- and the ways we hurt-- sea life. Tour our new art exhibition, Washed Ashore, which showcases art made from marine debris, and learn how we can produce less trash and what to do with the trash we do create. Harbor seals, penguins and sea otters abound during this day and campers will see the seals get a special treat. Older campers (3-6th grade) will also go behind the scenes at the Steller Cove habitat to see how we make and maintain a small, self-contained ocean for the zoo's ocean inhabitants.

Half day morning camp (4 yrs-K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-6th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $60 per child per day, $30 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp
Nonmembers: $65 per child per day, $35 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


Amazing Asia
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Asia has amazing animals! From the largest land animal, the elephant, to the stealthy tiger to the elusive red panda, discover the many habitats within Asia and the animals that call them home. Learn what goes into caring for and helping these animals and watch as the elephants get a treat or a toy. Older campers (3-6th grade) will will also attend an elephant keeper talk. .

Half day morning camp (4 yrs-K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-6th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $60 per child per day, $30 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp
Nonmembers: $65 per child per day, $35 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


Travel the Tropics
Friday, March 27, 2020

Take a tour of the tropics and discover the layers and depth of the rainforest and learn about the animals that live there. Discover the different kinds of food and items that come from the rainforest, and tour the chimpanzee, African rainforest and elephant habitats at the zoo.  Plus, watch the chimps get a treat or toy! Older campers (3-6th grade) will also talk with a keeper about chimpanzees.

Half day morning camp (4 yrs-K): 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Full days camps (K-6th grade): 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Zoo members: $60 per child per day, $30 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp
Nonmembers: $65 per child per day, $35 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp


Cost

Zoo members: $60 per child per day, $30 for half day (4 yrs-K) camp
Nonmembers: $65 per child per day, $35 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 $8.00 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
  • 2nd graders
  • 3rd-4th graders
  • 5th-6th graders


Cancellation Policy:

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

 

Questions?

Contact the Education Office