Tadpole Academy (Ages 4-5)
**2023 Summer ZooCamp is SOLD OUT!**
Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce 4 – 5 year olds to ZooCamp. Each session runs from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm and includes stories, crafts, games, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and zoo exploration in safe, small groups. 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).
Tadpole Academy Prices
- Full Week (RWPZ Members): $395
- Full Week (Non-Members): $420
Camp sessions run from 8:00 am – 3:15 pm, Monday through Friday.
See below for details on upcoming winter, spring and summer programs and for important registration information.
Tadpole Academy Sessions:
- Even Weeks: Creature Features – This summer we will explore the heads, shoulders, knees, and toes of some amazing animals! Together we will uncover the different ways these creature features are being used and why they are so important!
- Odd Weeks: Creature Communication – Join us as we discover some of the different ways that animals talk to each other. From daring dance moves to crazy colors, these creative creatures sure have a lot to say!
Please note: Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be canceled. Camp sessions run from 8:30 am -3:30 pm, Monday through Friday *Extended day is not available for Tadpole Academy*
Dates **SOLD OUT**:
- Week 1: June 19-23 sold out
- Week 2: June 26-30 sold out
- Week 3: July 3-7 sold out
- Week 4: July 10-14 sold out
- Week 5: July 17-21 sold out
- Week 6: July 24-28 sold out
- Week 7: July 31-August 4 sold out
- Week 8: August 7-11 sold out
- Week 9: August 14-18 sold out
- Week 10: August 21-25 sold out
Important ZooCamp Information
Please Read Before Registering
- Registration for Winter and Spring ZooCamps begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 10th at rwpzoo.org. 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, March 1st. 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, 2023, for Winter ZooCamps, April 1, 2023, for Spring ZooCamps, and June 1, 2023, 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. Our registration system cannot automatically apply this discount to your order. Please forward your receipt to email@example.com to receive your discount as a refund.
- Pre-paid lunch options for full-day campers are available. For $10.00/day, choose from cheese pizza, mac and cheese, or a hot dog. All come with a 100% juice fruit punch and a piece of fruit packaged in recyclable and compostable containers.
- Each ZooCamper will receive a ZooCamp Access Pass, redeemable for one of the many activities during a return Zoo visit. More details available at rwpzoo.org as the season approaches. All 2023 ZooCamp Access passes expire Labor Day 2023
Note: 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 $30/day or $100/week per camper. Aftercare must be pre-registered and can be added up to two weeks prior to your camp start date.