Winter, Spring, and Summer Adventures

Winter, Spring, and Summer Adventures

ZooCamp campers at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
ZooCampers spot free-roaming tamarins in the Tropical America building.

Questions?  Contact the ZooCamp Director at 401-785-3510 x 352 or by e-mail at jkarow@rwpzoo.org.

(Ages 6 - 10)


Registration for all Spring and Summer ZooCamps is now open! 

Perfect for budding scientists, zoologists, explorers, artists, and kids that just love animals!  Days are filled with crafts, hands-on and inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and guided Zoo tours.

ZooCamp is offered during February, April & Summer School Vacations.

Camp hours are 8:30 am  3:30 pm Monday - Friday.

Winter Adventures
Spring Adventures
Summer Adventures

Important Details - Please Read Before Registering

Frequently Asked Questions


Winter Adventures
All 4 days:  Members: $215 / Non-Members: $240
Per day:     Members: $64 / Non-Members: $72 

Instead of keeping the kids inside during February school vacation, send them to ZooCamp where your child will be engaged in a full day of crafts, hands-on & inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and even bundled-up tours of the Zoo where each camper will get a chance to feed the goats in the new Alex and Ani Farmyard!  Please note:  Winter ZooCamp registrations do not include a t-shirt or ZooCamp Access Pass.

Camp runs 8:30 am  3:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday of Rhode Island's February school vacation week.

2015 THEME: Jungle Journey - February 17 – 20

Tuesday, 2/17      Forest Floor
Wednesday, 2/18  Understory
Thursday, 2/19     Canopy
Friday, 2/20         Emergent Layer & Jungle Jam

Escape the cold of a New England winter and join us on a trip to the rainforest! We’ll explore the four layers of tropical rainforests, the animals that live there and how they survive. Friday afternoon will feature a Jungle Jam in a rainforest built by ZooCampers out of recycled materials throughout the week.  

Download the ZooCamp Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Details - Please Read Before Registering

 


Spring Adventures
Members: $270 / Non-members: $295

Shake off winter with a week filled with crafts, hands-on & inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and guided Zoo tours.  Each Spring Adventures camper will get a ZooCamp t-shirt, a chance to feed the goats in the new Alex and Ani Farmyard, and a ZooCamp Access Pass.

Camp runs from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday of Rhode Island’s April school vacation week.

2015 THEME:  All in the Family - April 20 – 24

Warm weather is on the way and with it often comes brand new little ones!  Growing up wild can be tough.  Some start out on their own, some with a little help from mom, or dad, or mom & dad, and some with a whole extended family to look out for them.  We’ll learn how baby animals survive and thrive in families of all kinds!

Download the ZooCamp Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Details - Please Read Before Registering


Summer Adventures
Members: $270 / Non-members: $295

Perfect for budding scientists, zoologists, explorers, artists, and kids that just love animals!  Days are filled with crafts, hands-on and inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and guided Zoo tours. Each Summer Adventures camper will get a ZooCamp t-shirt, a chance to feed the goats in the new Alex and Ani Farmyard, a trip through the butterfly exhibit and a ZooCamp Access Pass.

Camp runs 8:30 am  3:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

Campers may be registered for one week of each theme for a maximum of one odd week and one even week.  Each week of each theme includes the same lessons, games and crafts. 

2015 THEMES

ODD WEEKS:  EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
Remarkable animals have adapted to live in the most extreme of environments – the dark, deep depths of oceans and caves, seemingly barren deserts and vast ice fields.  We’ll travel to these unfamiliar worlds and take a close look at the animals that live there, how they survive and the clever ways scientists study the world’s most extreme environments. 

EVEN WEEKS:  FEEDING FRENZY
It’s dinnertime! With many different kinds of food comes many different kinds of adaptations for eating.  Using beaks, toes, teeth, paws, big mouths and little mouths, the different ways that animals chow down at mealtimes is as fascinating as the animals themselves. Elbows off the table, dude.

Week 1: June 15 – 19 Extreme Environments
Week 2: June 22 – 26 Feeding Frenzy
Week 3: June 29 – July 3 Extreme Environments (Bargain week: $30 Discount)
Week 4 July 6 – 10 Feeding Frenzy
Week 5: July 13 – 17 Extreme Environments
Week 6: July 20 – 24 Feeding Frenzy
Week 7: July 27 – 31 Extreme Environments
Week 8: August 3 – 7 Feeding Frenzy
Week 9: August 10 – 14 Extreme Environments
Week 10:  August 17 – 21    Feeding Frenzy

Download the ZooCamp Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Details - Please Read Before Registering


Important Details (Please Read Before Registering):

- 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.
  Each theme will repeat crafts, games & projects.

- 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.

- Be sure to read the ZooCamp Handbook!

Frequently Asked Questions


“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