ZooCamp: Tadpole Academy

ZooCamp: Tadpole Academy

Tadpole Academy Campers at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Tadpole Academy campers get up close and personal at the seal exhibit.

Have an older camper? Check out Zoo Adventures!

(ages 4 - 5)

Please note: Registration for 2015 ZooCamps opens Wednesday, January 14th. Check back soon for details!

Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce your 4 – 5 year old to camp at Roger Williams Park Zoo!  Each day is only three hours long and includes stories, crafts, games, play, animal encounters and zoo exploration in a safe, small group of only 10 campers per week.

Tadpole Academy is offered during February, April & Summer school vacations.

  • AM Sessions:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • PM Sessions:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Important Details (Please Read Before Registering):

- All Tadpole Academy campers must be completely toilet trained, requiring NO assistance in the bathroom.

- Campers must be the minimum age of camp at the time they attend. To ensure an age appropriate experience for all campers, there are no exceptions.

- There is a maximum of one week of each session per camper. The AM session & PM session activities will repeat each week.

- Five year old campers may be registered for an AM & PM session of the same week for a FULL DAY of Tadpole Academy.  Supervision is provided between sessions.

- Spring & Summer campers receive one complimentary ZooCamp t-shirt that must be worn daily.

- After camp care is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 PM (for PM session only).

“I've never seen [my daughter] so enthused about any school or camp experience before…  Schools could take a lesson or two from your curricula -- you managed to integrate content with experience, problem solving, and cooperative group work.  You even got kids taking notes -- and looking back at them. And loving every minute of it…. My daughter was in heaven for a week.  Thank you and thank you again.”

Lise Brody, parent of a ZooCamper