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?
Zoo Adventures (6-10)
Conservation Heroes (11-13)

Questions? Contact the ZooCamp Director at 401-785-3510 x 394 or email at lsitterly@rwpzoo.org.

(Ages 4 - 5)


Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce your 4 - 5 year old to ZooCamp! Each session is only three hours long and includes stories, crafts, games, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and Zoo exploration in a safe, small group of only 15 campers per week. 

Each Tadpole Academy camper will receive a ZooCamp t-shirt, a chance to feed the goats in Alex and Ani Farmyard and a ZooCamp Access Pass.

Please note: All Tadpole Academy campers must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom).

Morning session runs 8:30 am - 11:30 am, Monday through Friday
Afternoon session runs 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday

*5 year old campers may register for both a morning and afternoon session of the same week for a full day of Tadpole Academy!

Summer Tadpole Academy


Download the ZooCamp Handbook

Important ZooCamp Info - Please Read Before Registering

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Tadpole Academy
Members: $170 (Full Day $340) / Non-Members: $195 (Full Day $390)

AM Theme: Creature Features
From crazy colors to hard outer coverings, campers will explore some of the interesting adaptations animals have to survive in their habitats.

PM Theme: Animal Athletes
What animal can travel at speeds of 200 mph or lift 850 times its own weight?  From sprinters to divers to weightlifters; campers will explore the superstar athletes of the animal kingdom.

Week 1: June 13 - 17                              
Week 2: June 20 - 24 (AM SOLD OUT)
Week 3: June 27 - July 1 (AM SOLD OUT)
Week 4: July 4 - 8 
Week 5: July 11 - 15 (AM SOLD OUT)
Week 6: July 18 - 22 (SOLD OUT)
Week 7: July 25 - 29 (SOLD OUT)
Week 8: August 1 - 5 (AM SOLD OUT)
Week 9:  August 8 - 12 (AM SOLD OUT)
Week 10: August 15 - 19 (AM SOLD OUT)

Please note: Children may be registered for a maximum of one week of each theme of Summer Tadpole Academy.

WAITING LIST: If your desired week of camp is sold out, you are welcome to call to put your child(ren) on a waiting list. Please call the registrar, Asha Misra at 401-785-3510 x358.