Please note: Volunteers, Zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in a routine animal escape drill on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin Park Zoo, and Thursday, April 27 at Stone Zoo. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be able to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.com.

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Summer Camp

Looking to go a little wild during summer break? Zoo New England offers the perfect opportunity to learn about amazing wildlife while having a blast. We offer summer programs for children ages 3 through 13.

Franklin Park Zoo - ZooCamp 2017


Join us at Franklin Park Zoo this summer for ZooCamp 2017!

ZooCamp at Franklin Park Zoo offers eight, one-week sessions throughout the summer. Session themes include "Zoo Explorers," "Nature Detectives," "Animal Adventurers," and "Conservation Heroes." Sessions feature a curriculum of animal, science and conservation-based games and activities, as well as a daily live animal encounter and behind-the-scenes experiences.

The Junior Zookeeping program will be offered in two, two-week sessions. Junior Zookeepers will have the opportunity to work closely with Zoo staff in various animal and behind-the-scenes areas. This program includes a more challenging curriculum and hands-on experiences to give Junior Zookeepers a feel for what it's like to have a profession in a Zoo or in an animal and science related field.

Register for ZooCamp


Dates:

Camp Sessions (Ages 6-11):

Session 1: Zoo Explorers - June 26-30 Session 5: Zoo Explorers - July 24 – 28
Session 2: Nature Detectives - July 3-7* (no camp July 4) Session 6: Nature Detectives - July 31 – August 4
Session 3: Animal Adventurers - July 10 – 14 Session 7: Animal Adventurers - August 7 – 10*
Session 4: Conservation Heroes - July 17 – 21 Session 8: Conservation Heroes - August 14 – 18

*Four-day camp sessions

Junior Zookeeping (Ages 12-13):

  • Session A - July 10 – 21
  • Session B - July 24 – August 4

Times:

  • Summer Program- Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Before-Care - 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ($15)
  • After - Care - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ($25)

Location:

Franklin Park Zoo

Cost:

Please read through the sliding scale information before you register!

  • One-Week Sessions (ages 6-11): $300 for Members, $360 for Non-Members
  • Junior Zookeeping Two-Week Sessions (ages 12-13): $595 for Members, $715 for Non-Members

Please note: We use a sliding scale pricing table, so you need to select a "Level" of payment at the start of your registration and also later when you select certain weeks of camp. Levels 1-3 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm status and payment. Level 4 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you continue to register, please read through our sliding scale information and determine which Level you would like to proceed at.

Certificate of Immunization & Medication Administration Information

In order to complete your registration, Franklin Park Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization and Medication Administration Information form for each child registered by May 15th, 2017.

Proof of immunizations can be sent:
-By mail to: ATTN Emily Miller
Franklin Park Zoo Education
1 Franklin Park Road,
Boston, MA 02121
-By fax to: Franklin Park Zoo at 1-617-989-2025
-By email (a scanned copy) to: emiller@zoonewengland.com

More information about the Certificate of Immunization will be found here.
More Information about Medication Administration will be found here.

Questions:

Please contact Emily Miller with any questions at 617-989-2006 or email emiller@zoonewengland.com.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health

Stone Zoo Summer Camp 2017: Amazing Animals!


Tap into your wild side and discover amazing animals while having a blast at the Zoo!  Educators will lead campers through an adventurous week of learning about their favorite animals from around the world, engaging in hands-on activities, playing animal games, and making crafts. Whether your kiddo is already an animal expert or a budding conservationist, this camp is for you!
 
Stone Zoo Summer Camp runs a one-week Amazing Animals curriculum that repeats each week. Activities are adjusted for the age of the group and for half-day/full-day sessions.

Register Today!


Times:

Weekdays (See full session schedule below)

  • Half-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Full-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Extended Care for Full-Day Sessions: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Cost is an additional $25 fee for the week.

Location:

Stone Zoo

Ages:

Varies by week
Please note: Younger program participants must be potty-trained. We recognize that the needs of our younger participants can vary greatly, so parents are welcome to enter the Zoo through Admissions and be available on Zoo grounds.

Cost:

Please read through the sliding scale information before you register!

  • Half- Day Sessions - $150 for Members, $180 for Non-Members
  • Full-Day Sessions - $300 for Members, $360 for Non-Members

Please note: We use a sliding scale pricing table, so you need to select a "Level" of payment at the start of your registration and also later when you select certain weeks of camp. Levels 1-3 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm status and payment. Level 4 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you continue to register, please read through our sliding scale information and determine which Level you would like to proceed at.

Sessions:

Register Today!


Waitlist Information:

If your child is on the waitlist for a camp session, we will call and email if any spaces become available. We can take campers off of the waitlist up until 2 weeks before the start of the session. Please do not send vaccination or income information before you are fully registered for a session. If space becomes available and your child can join us at the Zoo, we will collect your documents at that time.

Session 1: Morning: SESSION FULL
June 19 - 23
Ages 3-4
Half Day: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 5: Afternoon SESSION FULL
July 17 - 21
Ages 5-7
Half Day - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 1: Afternoon
June 19 - 23
Ages 3-4
Half Day: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 6: SESSION FULL
July 24 - 28
Ages 8 -10
Full Day - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 2: SESSION FULL
June 26 - 30
Ages 5-7
Full Day - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 7: SESSION FULL
July 31 - August 4
Ages 8 -10
Full Day - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 3
July 3 and July 5-7 *No Camp July 4th*: SESSION FULL
Ages 5-7
Full Day  - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 8: SESSION FULL
August 7- 11
Jr Zookeeping** Ages 11-13
Full Day - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 4:  SESSION FULL
July 10- 14
Ages 5-7
Full Day - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 9: SESSION FULL
August 14- 18
Jr Zookeeping** Ages 11-13
Full Day - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5: Morning SESSION FULL
July 17 - 21
Ages 5-7
Half Day - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 10: SESSION FULL
August 21 - 25
Ages 3-4
Half Day - 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Certificate of Immunization

To complete your registration, Stone Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization for each child registered by May 15th, 2017. Proof of immunizations can be sent:
-By mail to: ATTN Stone Zoo Education
149 Pond St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
-By fax to: Stone Zoo at 1-781-438-9517
-By email (a scanned copy) to: creardon@zoonewengland.com
More information about the Certificate of Immunization will be found in your email receipt upon registration. Direct any questions to the Education Department.

Please contact us with any questions at 617-989-3742 or email education@zoonewengland.com.

**Junior Zookeeping: Ever wondered what it’s like to care for animals in a Zoo? Spend a week exploring the role zookeepers and educators play in caring for and educating about the animals at Stone Zoo. Each session of this week-long program will include small animal care, group activities, games, animal encounters and more!

Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.