Conservation Heroes

Conservation Heroes (Ages 11 -14)

It’s a wild world, and one that needs leaders passionate about animals, the environment, and conservation. Campers will: be empowered to become leaders in conservation through teambuilding and leadership activities; engage in inquiry activities, games and projects; visit animals exhibits, meet animal ambassadors, and explore the outdoors. Each Conservation Heroes camper will receive a ZooCamp t-shirt, and a chance to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyards.

Details & Pricing

Price (Full Week): Members: $310 / Non-Members: $355

Camp sessions run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. See below for details complete details on upcoming summer themes/sessions.

Conservation Heroes Sessions
Become the next leaders in conservation. Engage in hands-on activities,games and projects; and discover WILD animal encounters, and explore the outdoors!
Summer Conservation Heroes | June 13 - August 19, 2022

It’s a wild world, and one that needs leaders passionate about animals, the environment, and conservation. Campers will: be empowered to become leaders in conservation through teambuilding and leadership activities; engage in inquiry activities, games and projects; visit animals exhibits, meet animal ambassadors, and explore the outdoors. Each Conservation Heroes camper will receive a ZooCamp t-shirt, and a chance to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard.

Please note: This is not a travel camp. Campers may be registered for a maximum of one week of each theme. RWPZoo reserves the right to cancel registrations that exceed this maximum. 

Theme - Even Weeks: Beyond the Panda - Simon Watt said it hilariously but wisely: “we can’t all be pandas”. If there’s one thing we’re learning, it’s that everything on this earth is connected in some way and each creature has their important role to play—so why does it seem that some animals get more than their share of the conservation spotlight? This week we’ll explore the ins and outs of animal conservation campaigns and work to showcase the inner beauty of all animals in need. *Note: Due to USDA and AZA regulations, this program will not include behind-the-scene components.

Theme - Odd Weeks: The Cultural Climate (Change) - It’s a brave new world, where our news comes in headlines, our messages need just the right filter and we’re all giving and getting likes on our journey to go viral. How can wildlife, resource and environmental conservation messages evolve to reach this new audience? This week we’ll examine the connection between conservation & pop culture and explore new ways to get the message out—in 144 words or less. 

Dates:

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

Summer registration opens February 9th at 9:00 am!

 

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

Important Camp Information
Please Read Before Registering

Important ZooCamp Info

  • Registration for Winter and Spring ZooCamps begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 12th.  Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines.
  • Registration for Summer ZooCamps begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 9th. 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 $30.00 registration fee per camper, will be given through February 1, 2022, for Winter ZooCamps, April 1, 2022, for Spring ZooCamps, and June 1, 2022, for Summer ZooCamps. Absolutely no refunds will be given after these dates.
  • $25 sibling discount applies to all 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 Winter and Spring for full-day campers are available. For $8.00/day, choose from cheese pizza, mac, and cheese, a hot dog, or a turkey & cheese sandwich.  All come with a 100% juice fruit punch and a piece of fruit packaged in recyclable and compostable containers. Prices and options subject to change for Summer Camp 2022.

Updated for 2022: Aftercare only available for pre-registration 

  • For those parents that need a bit more time, we offer after camp care Monday - Friday from 3:30-5:30 for $25/day or $90/week per camper. Aftercare must be pre-registered and can be added up to two weeks prior to your camp start date.  

Please view the 2022 Winter - Summer ZooCamp Handbook and FAQ documents for more details.