Zoo Adventures

Zoo Adventures (Ages 6 -11)

Do you know a child that dreams of spending his or her days surrounded by animals? Send them to ZooCamp!  Fill their days with games, hands-on activities, crafts, animal encounters and tours of the Zoo. 

Registration is open for Summer sessions!

Zoo Adventures Sessions
Winter Adventures | February 18 - 22, 2019 (Ages 6-11)

Don't keep the kids inside during February school vacation, send them to Winter Adventures ZooCamp. Children will enjoy a full day of crafts, hands-on and inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and even bundled-up tours of the Zoo. Each camper will get an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: 

  • All 5 Days: Members: $270 / Non-members: $295
  • Per Day: Members: $64 / Non-members: $72

Please note: Only campers that attend all five (5) days will receive a t-shirt and ZooCamp Access Pass.

Theme: Ice and Snow, Where Do They Go? - Animals don’t wear insulated jackets, vacation somewhere warm or huddle in a heated house to survive the winter. Or do they? We’ll explore and discover how animals of all  kinds have adapted to survive cold weather.    

  • Monday, February 18: Science Behind Ice & Snow
  • Tuesday, February 19: Migrations
  • Wednesday, February 20: Behavioral Adaptations
  • Thursday, February 21: Physical Adaptations
  • Friday, February 22: Hibernation

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

Spring Adventures | April 15 - 19, 2019 (Ages 6-11)

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

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: Members: $270 / Non-members: $295

Theme: It's a Feet Thing - Two feet, four feet, big feet, little feet. Animals use their feet for so much more than walking! Discover the many ways in a week of camp all about animal feet.  

REGISTRATION CLOSED

To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. 

Summer Adventures | June 17 - August 23, 2019 (Ages 6-10)

Perfect for budding scientists, zoologists, explorers, artists, and kids who 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 opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard, and a ZooCamp Access Pass.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: Members: $270 / Non-members: $295

  • Please note: Only campers registered for the full week will be given a ZooCamp Access Pass and a t-shirt.  T-shirts are still required to be worn every day during Summer Adventures. If you do not have a t-shirt and are registering for less than a full week, you will be required to purchase a t-shirt.

Theme - Odd Weeks: Wings N' Things - Nature’s flyers are delightfully diverse. Bats, birds, and bugs have perfected the art of flying, but what about the animals that glide? Or machines built to fly? Campers will investigate all that soars, in the end even building their own ultimate flying machine.

Theme - Even Weeks: Everything Poops: The Science of Scat - Fewmet, bolus, frass, slice, dung. Call it what you will, but it’s everyone’s favorite subject: animal poop! Camper dung detectives will explore what we can learn from animal scat, ways both animals and people use it, what it means to survival and so much more. 

Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

*New for 2019: Daily Registration Option for Adventures Week 3 (July 1 - 5)

  • All 5 Days: Members: $240 / Non-members: $265
  • Per Day: Members: $64 / Non-members: $72
Important Camp Information
Please Read Before Registering
  • Registration for all ZooCamps begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 9 at rwpzoo.org. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines.
  • Campers must be the minimum age of each camp at the time of attending camp. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. RWP Zoo reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $25.00 registration fee per camper, will be given through February 1, 2019, for Winter ZooCamps, April1, 2019, for Spring ZooCamps, and June 1, 2019, for Summer ZooCamps. Absolutely no refunds will be given after these dates.
  • $25 sibling discount applies to all full week ZooCamps. First registration at full price, $25 applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account.
  • Pre-paid lunch options for full-day campers are available. For $6.00/day, choose from cheese pizza, mac and cheese, a veggie quesadilla, ham & cheese bites, or a turkey & cheese sandwich. All come with a 100% juice fruit punch and a piece of fruit packaged in recyclable and compostable containers.
  • Each full week ZooCamper will receive a ZooCamp Access Pass, redeemable for one of many activities during a return Zoo visit. More details available at rwpzoo.org as the season approaches. All 2019 ZooCamp Access Passes expire Labor Day 2019.
  • All Tadpole Academy campers MUST be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom).

UPDATED FOR 2019: Aftercare extended to 5:30 pm: For those parents that need a bit more time, we offer after camp care Monday – Friday from 3:30 - 5:30pm for $12/day per camper.