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Summer ZooCamp

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.

 

ZooCamp at Franklin Park Zoo


Join us this summer for ZooCamp at Franklin Park Zoo!

ZooCamp is open to campers ages 6-11 and will feature a curriculum of animal, science and conservation-based games and activities. The one-week sessions will also include a daily live animal encounter as well as weekly behind-the-scenes experiences at the Zoo. Please refer to the 2019 ZooCamp Handbook for more information about daily schedules and what to expect at ZooCamp!

Register


Junior ZooKeeping Program (ages 12-13):

The Junior Zookeeping program will be offered for ages 12-13 in three, two-week sessions. Junior Zookeepers will have the opportunity to shadow zookeepers in our different animal and behind-the-scenes areas. This program will also include 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 animal and science related field. 

2019 Camp Sessions (ages 6-11):
Each summer program session runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Session 1: Zoo Explorers - June 24 - 28 - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY
Session 2: Nature Detectives - July 1 - 5 (no camp July 4)
Session 3: Animal Adventurers - July 8 – 12 - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY
Session 4: Conservation Heroes - July 15 – 19 - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY
Session 5: Zoo Explorers - July 22 – 26  - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY
Session 6: Nature Detectives - July 29 – August 1 (no camp August 2)
Session 7: Animal Adventurers - August 5 – 9 - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY
Session 8: Conservation Heroes - August 12 – 16 - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY

2019 Junior Zookeeping (Ages 12-13) - FULL, WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session A - July 8 - 19 
  • Session B - July 22 - August 1 (no camp on August 2) 
  • Session C - August 5 – 16

Extended Care

Before-Care is 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (weekly cost is $30, daily cost is $6)
After-Care is 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. (weekly cost is $50, daily cost is $10)

Cost:

Cost of ZooCamp is based on a sliding scale of annual income. Levels 1 and 2 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm their status and payment. Level 3 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you begin registration, please read through our sliding scale information. Sliding scale information is due by May 15, 2019.

Scholarships:

In addition to the sliding scale discount, we're offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the full or partial cost of ZooCamp for families this year. Applications will be reviewed and scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. View full details and application.

Required Health Forms


Certificate of Immunization & Medication Administration Information
In order to complete your registration, Franklin Park Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization and Physical Report for each child registered by May 15, 2019.

Required health forms can be uploaded to the registration site or sent:
-By mail to:
Franklin Park Zoo 
Attn: Education Department
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121
-By fax to:
1-617-989-2025 (Attn: Education Department)
-By email (a scanned copy) to:
FPZcamp@zoonewengland.org

More information about the Certificate of Immunization and Physical Report can be found here.

Medication Information

If your child requires medication, you will be required to fill out a Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medication form. This form can be found here.

Cancellation Policy

You can change your registration up until two weeks before the start of summer ZooCamp by logging back into your Active registration. If you need to cancel your registration more than 2 weeks before the date of your camp week, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged to your account. If you cancel with less than 2 weeks notice, 25% of your camp cost will be refunded.

Please call 617-989-2006 or email FPZcamp@zoonewengland.org with any questions.  

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

ZooCamp at Stone Zoo


PLEASE NOTE, ALL STONE ZOO CAMP SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WEREN'T ABLE TO REGISTER THIS YEAR, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2020!

Stone Zoo ZooCamp 2019
Tap into your wild side and learn about animals while spending your days at the Zoo! Campers will explore the Zoo, learning about animals from all over the world and even meeting some up-close to check out some amazing animal adaptations! Zoo educators will lead campers through an adventurous week of animal explorations, hands-on activities, animal-related games, and crafts. Whether you're already an animal expert or are interested in becoming one, this camp is for you!

Stone Zoo ZooCamp is open to campers ages 3-13. Please refer to the 2019 Stone Zoo ZooCamp Handbook for more information about what to expect from the program.


Sessions 8 and 9: Jr. ZooKeepers (ages 11-13) - SESSION FULL

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life for a zookeeper is like? In this week-long session you'll have the opportunity to shadow zookeepers and see Stone Zoo’s different animal and behind-the-scenes areas. Some of the tasks the Jr. Zookeeper will help with include prepping animal diets and feeding, cleaning stalls, or observing animal training. This program includes a more challenging curriculum and hands-on experiences to give Jr. Zookeepers a feel for what it's like to have a profession in a zoo or animal and science related field. Some topics that may be included in the curriculum are animal behavior and training, exhibit design, zoo careers, local species, animal handling, and endangered species (and how to help them!)

Session 1: June 17 - 21 - SESSION FULL
Half Day- Morning, 9 a.m. – 12 noon; 3-4 year olds

Session 2: June 24 - 28 - SESSION FULL
Full day, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 5-7 year olds

Session 3: July 1 - 5 (* No camp on July 4) - SESSION FULL
Full Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 5-7 year olds

Session 4 Morning: July 8 - 12 - SESSION FULL
Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 noon; 5-7 year olds

Session 4 Afternoon: July 8 - 12 - SESSION FULL
Half Day, 1 – 4 p.m.; 5-7 years

Session 5: July 15 - 19 - SESSION FULL
Full Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 8-10 year olds

Session 6: July 22 - 26 - SESSION FULL
Full Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 8-10 year olds

Session 7: July 29 - August 2 - SESSION FULL
Full Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 8-10 year olds

Session 8: Jr. Zookeepers, August 5 - 9 - SESSION FULL
Full Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 11-13 year olds

Session 9: Jr. Zookeepers, August 12 - 16 - SESSION FULL
Full Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 11-13 year olds

Session 10: August 19 - 23 - SESSION FULL
Half Day- 9 a.m. – 12 noon; 3-4 year olds

Daily Theme Descriptions:

Monday: Amazing Adaptations
Have you ever wondered why some animals have sharp claws? Colorful coverings? Big ears? We we'll explore the world of animal adaptations to see how they survive and thrive in their unique habitats!

Tuesday: Winter-weather Wonders
Do you ever wish you could sleep right through the winter or travel to someplace warm until spring arrives? We'll focus on the ways animals cope with the cold, and how they survive without bundling up in their winter jackets and scarves!

Wednesday: Eat or be Eaten!
It’s a predator-eat-prey world out there! Learn how animals are adapted to find their food, and how they protect themselves!

Thursday: Feathered Friends
Come learn what all the squawking, chirping and cawing is about as we dive into the unique adaptations of our feathered friends!

Friday: Animalympics
Can you leap farther than a cougar? Stand on one leg longer than a flamingo? Sing like a gibbon? We'll put ourselves to the test to see how we stand up to some of the unique talents of Stone Zoo’s animals in our very own Animalympic Games!

Cost:

Cost of Zoo Camp is based on a sliding scale of annual income. Levels 1 and 2 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm their status and payment. Level 3 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you begin registration, please read through our sliding scale information. Sliding scale information is due by May 15, 2019.

Extended Care:

Extended care is offered for full day sessions. Weekly cost is $40 per camper.

  • Before-care: 8:00- 9:00 a.m.
  • After-care: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Required Health Forms

In order to complete your registration, Stone Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization and Physical Report for each child registered by May 15, 2019.

Required health forms can be uploaded to the registration site or sent:
-By mail to:
Stone Zoo Education
Attn: Education Department
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
-By email (a scanned copy) to: 
SZcamp@zoonewengland.org

More information about the Certificate of Immunization and Physical Report can be found here.

Medication Information:

If your child requires medication, you will be required to fill out a Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medication form. This form can be found here.

Cancellation Policy

You can change your registration up until two weeks before the start of summer ZooCamp by logging back into your Active registration. If you need to cancel your registration more than 2 weeks before the date of your camp week, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged to your account. If you cancel with less than 2 weeks notice, 25% of your camp cost will be refunded.

Please call 617-438-7181 or email SZcamp@zoonewengland.org with any questions.

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