Summer Camp 2021: Ages 9-12

Ages 9 – 12

June 19-23: Naturalist in Training

Is your camper interested in the natural world around them? This camp will explore what it means to be a naturalist, and how campers can use their skills of observation to channel their inner naturalist! This camp will focus on identification, classification, and observation of the animals here at the zoo. Campers will meet professionals in the field, see animals up close, and learn through hands-on activities!

June 26-30: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Does your camper want to work with animals some day? Join us as we explore the world of zookeeping with our Junior Zookeeper camp! Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of zookeeping and what it takes to care for our zoo animals. Campers will make enrichment, learn about animal diet and training, and meet some of our animals up close and personal. Although khakis are not required, a love for animals is encouraged!

July 3-7: Super Species

Are you fast like the Flash? Strong like Wonder Woman? The animal kingdom is full of animals with superpowers, too! This week of camp will feature fun games and activities to test out your super skills, and campers will meet some of these superpowered animals every day. Campers will even learn ways to help defeat some of Earth’s mightiest villains, like pollution and extinction. Come join us as we save the day and save the planet!

July 10-14: Conservation Ranger

Animals need our help! Learn about some of the endangered and threatened animals we have here at the zoo and all about what the zoo is doing to help these species. Campers will dive into the world of conservation and discover ways to help save wildlife in their own backyards and neighborhoods. This week features S.T.E.M based projects to spark creativity and excitement, and every camper will learn their one thing to help save the planet.

July 17-21: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Does your camper want to work with animals some day? Join us as we explore the world of zookeeping with our Junior Zookeeper camp! Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of zookeeping and what it takes to care for our zoo animals. Campers will make enrichment, learn about animal diet and training, and meet some of our animals up close and personal. Although khakis are not required, a love for animals is encouraged!

 

July 24-28: Survivor: Elmwood Island

Sail away onto Elmwood Island this summer! Through team challenges every day here at the Elmwood Park Zoo and S.T.E.M focused projects, campers will learn how animals adapt to survive the wilderness. Every exciting new day will focus on a different animal adaptation and will feature up-close animal greets, swashbuckling activities, and team building games. Don’t miss out on this adventure filled week!

July 31-August 4: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Does your camper want to work with animals some day? Join us as we explore the world of zookeeping with our Junior Zookeeper camp! Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of zookeeping and what it takes to care for our zoo animals. Campers will make enrichment, learn about animal diet and training, and meet some of our animals up close and personal. Although khakis are not required, a love for animals is encouraged!

 

August 7-11: Zoo Engineers SOLD OUT

What does it take to design a home for animals? As Elmwood Park Zoo embarks on our centennial renovation project this year,campers will learn what goes into designing and building new enclosures. They will practice their skills of design and build mock animal exhibits, all while learning about zoo conservation and meeting new animals each day.

August 14-18: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Does your camper want to work with animals some day? Join us as we explore the world of zookeeping with our Junior Zookeeper camp! Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of zookeeping and what it takes to care for our zoo animals. Campers will make enrichment, learn about animal diet and training, and meet some of our animals up close and personal. Although khakis are not required, a love for animals is encouraged!

 

August 21-25: Adventures in Zoology SOLD OUT

Does your camper want to work with animals some day? Join us as we explore the world of zookeeping with our Junior Zookeeper camp! Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of zookeeping and what it takes to care for our zoo animals. Campers will make enrichment, learn about animal diet and training, and meet some of our animals up close and personal. Although khakis are not required, a love for animals is encouraged!

 

$375/ Member Child per week | $400/Non-Member Child per week

Early drop off and late pick up is available for an added cost.  Early drop off is at 8:00am-8:30am for $15/child per day, and late pick up is at 4:00pm-5:00pm for $15/child per day.

For more information on camps, contact the

Education Department at 610.277.3825 x234

or email camp@elmwoodparkzoo.org