Tadpole Academy

Tadpole Academy (Ages 4 - 5)

Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce 4 - 5 year olds 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 12 campers per week. Each Tadpole Academy camper receives a ZooCamp t-shirt, and an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard. 

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

Details & Pricing

Price (Full Week): Members: $380 / Non-Members: $405

Camp sessions run from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. See below for details complete details on upcoming winter, spring and summer programs.

Tadpole Academy Sessions
Winter Tadpole Academy | February 21-25, 2022

Theme: Storybook Adventures - Explore the world of animals through the books of Eric Carle! In this week of Tadpole Academy, campers will learn all about the animals that have inspired some of their favorite children’s books.

Please note: Camp sessions run from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Extended day is not available for Tadpole Academy.

Registration opens January 12 at 9:00 am!

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

Spring Tadpole Academy | April 18-22, 2022

Theme: Project Coverup, Animal Coverings - Fur? Feathers? Scales? Which animals wear what? Come discover the different types of animal coverings and learn how they help them to survive.

Please note: Camp sessions run from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Extended day is not available for Tadpole Academy.

Registration opens January 12 at 9:00 am!

Register HERE >

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

Summer Tadpole Academy | June 13 - August 19, 2022

Theme - Odd Weeks: On the Defense - What would you do if something was trying to eat you? Run? Hide? Fight? Animals come up with some creative tricks to outsmart their predators. Come discover the different defenses of these courageous creatures!   

Theme - Even Weeks: Animal Athletes - Can you move at 200 miles per hour? Can you lift 850x your body weight? There are animals that can! From sprinters to divers to weightlifters, campers will explore the superstar athletes of the animal kingdom  

Please note: Camp sessions run from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Extended day is not available for Tadpole Academy. Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be canceled.

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.