Spring Break Day Camp

March 25, 2019 - 08:30am to March 29, 2019 - 03:30pm

Oregon Zoo’s Spring Break Camp is a great way to connect kids to animals and nature. Campers explore little-known areas of the zoo, meet animals face-to-face and leave inspired to care for the natural world. Each camp is themed around different groups of animals, and includes activities and experiences that provide campers with the opportunity to learn about their habitats, adaptations and what actions to take to help wildlife. The camp experience is rounded out with games, songs, stories and snacks. Campers may attend one day, several days or the whole week.

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Extraordinary Elephants
Monday, March 25, 2019

As the largest land animals alive, elephants are extraordinary. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing pachyderms and just how elephants thrive at the zoo. Campers will explore the expansive Elephant Lands to discover all things elephant — how they talk, eat and solve problems. Older camps (3-6th grade) will also talk with a keeper to learn even more about the zoo's extraordinary elephant care.

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


Feline Frenzy
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

All cats — from lions to cheetahs to cougars — love to play, hunt and rest. Learn what makes cats so unique and compare dogs and cats with a visit to see the new African painted dog puppies. Campers will make a toy for a cat in their life or for a cat shelter as they learn what helps keep cats active and thriving. Older campers (3-6th grade) will have a special opportunity to see the lions play with treats or toys.

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


Grand Giraffes
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Giraffes, goats and gazelles are grand! Hoof it around the zoo from the North American mountain goats to the gazelles in the Africa Savanna. From running to rock hopping to camouflage, discover how prey aimals outwit their would-be predators. Older campers (3-6th grade) will also visit the vet hospital to learn how the zoo cares for giraffes and other zoo animals.

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


Radical Reptiles
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Oregon Zoo is rife with reptiles, from lizards to snakes to turtles and tortoises from around the world. Explore how and what reptiles eat, how they survive cold and heat and how they are important to their habitats. Campers will discover how the zoo helps western pond turtles in the Pacific Northwest and what they can do to help. Older campers (3-6th grade) will have an opportunity to use heat-sending cameras to see how some snakes may view the world.

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


Beautiful Birds
Friday, March 29, 2019


Discover the bounty of beautful birds that live at the zoo. Gaze at the majestic bald eagle, feel the warmth of the African aviary and see penguins swim underwater. Let your mind soar like a bird as you discover how these high-flying creatures survive and thrive at the zoo and in the wild. Older campers (3-6th grade) will also talk with a keeper about African birds and see a penguin feeding!

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

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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?

Contact the Education Office