2016 Utica Zoo Camps

Utica Zoo’s education department has Zoo Camps designed for kids of all ages. The zoo environment and animal themed fun make these camps a great addition to any child’s day. The ages of the camps are determined by what grade they will be entering in the Fall. For more information or to pre-register for camps by calling the zoo at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or email kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.orgPre-registration for all zoo camps is required! Click here for the registration form.

Summer Break Zoo Camp:

Daytime, Nighttime

Pre-Kindergarten

Meet some of our diurnal, nocturnal, and crepuscular critters and discover why, for some animals, it’s better to stay up all night!

July 6th to July 8th   9:00am-12:00pm   HALF WEEK SESSION

5 of 12 slots available

 

Color Safari

Pre-Kindergarten

From red pandas to blue peacocks, there’s always lots of color at the zoo! Join us as we go on a color safari and learn about why animals look the way they do!

August 22nd to August 26th   9:00am-12:00pm   FULL WEEK, HALF DAY SESSION

0 of 12 slots available  —  SESSION FULL

 

Gotta Have a Habitat

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Every animal needs to have a habitat! Learn about the many habitats around the world and what makes a them great homes for different types of animals.

Session 1: July 25th to July 29th   9:00am-12:00pm   FULL WEEK, HALF DAY SESSION

0 of 20 slots available  —  SESSION FULL

Session 2: August 22nd to August 26th   1:00pm-4:00pm   FULL WEEK, HALF DAY SESSION

3 of 20 slots available

 

What’s For Dinner?

2nd & 3rd Grade

Have you ever wondered what the zoo animals like to eat for lunch? Learn about what animals eat in the wild and how the zoo keeps the animals on healthy diets.

Session 1: July 18th to July 22nd   9:00am-3:00pm   FULL WEEK, FULL DAY SESSION

8 of 20 slots available

Session 2: August 15th to August 19th   9:00am-3:00pm   FULL WEEK, FULL DAY SESSION

1 of 20 slots available

Session 3: August 29th to September 2nd   9:00am-3:00pm   FULL WEEK, FULL DAY SESSION

2 of 15 slots available

 

Classification Station

4th & 5th Grade

Become a Utica Zoo biologist! Observe the many different types of animals and discover what makes them so unique!

Session 1: July 11th to July 15th   9:00am-3:00pm   FULL WEEK, FULL DAY SESSION

3 of 20 slots available 

Session 2: August 8th to August 12th   9:00am-3:00pm   FULL WEEK, FULL DAY SESSION

5 of 20 slots available

 

Living with Animals

6th Grade & Up

Some animals live in our homes, some animals live in the wild, but every animal is important to humans. Join us as we explore the connections between animals and people!

August 1st to August 5th   9:00am-3:00pm   FULL WEEK, FULL DAY SESSION

0 of 20 slots available  —  SESSION FULL

 

Zoo Camp Prices:

Single Day Sessions:  $30.00 per child members / $35.00 per child non-members

Half Week Sessions:  $60.00 per child members / $75.00 per child non-members

Full Week, Half Day Sessions:  $110.00 per child members / $135.00 per child non-members

Full Week, Full Day Sessions:  $160.00 per child members / $185.00 per child non-members

Click here for the Registration Form

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with limited space available per session.  Registration  fees are non-refundable unless a camp session is cancelled by zoo staff.  You will be notified at least one week prior to camp if a session must be cancelled.

Zoo Camp Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  What should my child wear to zoo camp?

Answer:  Something you don’t mind getting dirty!  We are out and about all day exploring the zoo and doing crafts.  Your best bet is to dress your child for the weather in their ‘play clothes.’  Packing a change of clothes is a good idea too!  Please have your camper wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.  Hats, sunscreen, and insect repellant are some other items that come in handy.

 

Question:  Does my child need to pack a lunch?

Answer:  If your child is registered for a ‘full day’ or ‘single day’ camp, they should bring a lunch with an ice pack since there is not a refrigerator in the auditorium.  We will provide a snack, but not a lunch.  Packing plenty of water to drink and a refillable drinking bottle is highly recommended!  We ask that campers do not rely on the food vendor at the zoo because of varying schedules.

 

Question:  Where do I drop off my child?

Answer:  An adult needs to drop off their zoo camper in the auditorium, sign them in, and write down who will be picking them up each day.  Many parents and campers also set up carpools to the zoo, which we highly encourage!  We just ask that you inform one of the zoo camp counselors about which parent will be picking up each day!