ZooCamp: Tadpole Academy

ZooCamp: Tadpole Academy

Tadpole Academy Campers at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Tadpole Academy campers get up close and personal at the seal exhibit.

Have an older camper? Check out Zoo Adventures!

“I've never seen [my daughter] so enthused about any school or camp experience before…  Schools could take a lesson or two from your curricula -- you managed to integrate content with experience, problem solving, and cooperative group work.  You even got kids taking notes -- and looking back at them. And loving every minute of it…. My daughter was in heaven for a week.  Thank you and thank you again.”

Lise Brody, parent of a ZooCamper

(ages 4 - 5)

 

Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce your 4 – 5 year old to camp at Roger Williams Park Zoo!  Each day is only three hours long and includes stories, crafts, games, snacks and zoo exploration in a safe, small group of only 10 campers per week.

Note:  All Tadpole Academy campers must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom)!

Morning session runs 8:30-11:30
Afternoon session runs 12:30-3:30

A camper may be registered for a maximum of one week of each session.

Additional Details

- Each Spring & Summer camper receives one complimentary ZooCamp T-shirt that must be worn daily. 

- After camp care is available Monday – Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (for p.m. session only).

- For more in depth Camp information click here:  2014 ZooCamp Handbook

Remember: 5 year old campers may register for both a morning & afternoon session for a full-day of Tadpole Academy!

Registration for all Winter, Spring & Summer ZooCamps is now open.

 

View Details for:

Winter Tadpole Academy

Spring Tadpole Academy

Summer Tadpole Academy

 


 

Winter Tadpole Academy | February 18 - 21
Members: $115/ Non-members: $140

(REGISTRATION CLOSED) See our Spring and Summer Tadpole Academy Camp options!

Storybook Adventures

Come explore the world of animals through children’s literature. During this week campers will learn all about the animals that have inspired some of their favorite children’s books.

AM Theme: Books by Jan Brett
PM Theme: Books by Jim Arnosky

 

Important Information:

- Registration begins at 9:00am January 14. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines so be sure to register early!

- $10 sibling discount for all ZooCamps! First registration will be at full price, $10 discount will be applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account.

- Be sure to download the 2014 ZooCamp Handbook prior to starting camp.

- We strongly recomend you register your child online, but to register by mail please download the mail in registration form & the medical information form.

- Have a question? Visit our F.A.Q page>

 

Spring Tadpole Academy | April 21 - 25
Members: $140/ Non-members: $165

 

AM Theme: Homes Around the World

Where do animals live? You can find animals everywhere, from bone dry deserts to wet rainforests. Tadpole Academy campers will explore the various habitats around the world and the animals that call them home.

PM Theme: Creatures of the Night

What happens when we go to sleep? The world changes when the sun goes down and a whole new world of animals wakes up. Campers will explore the special nocturnal characteristics that help these animals survive at night using their own five senses.
 

Important Information:

- Registration begins at 9:00am January 14. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines so be sure to register early!

- $10 sibling discount for all ZooCamps! First registration will be at full price, $10 discount will be applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account.

- Be sure to download the 2014 ZooCamp Handbook prior to starting camp.

- We strongly recomend you register your child online, but to register by mail please download the mail in registration form & the medical information form.

- Have a question? Visit our F.A.Q page>

 

Summer Tadpole Academy | 2014
Members: $140/ Non-members: $165

AM Theme: Do the Locomotion

How do animals get around? Some animals fly, some swing, some swim. Campers will explore some of the ways animals move, from Gibbons who swing through trees to Kangaroos who hop.

PM Theme: Life on the Farm

Roger Williams had a (brand new) farm...E-I-E-I-O! Not only are farms home to animals like cows, horses, goats, and sheep, they're home to plants & farmers, too! Campers will discover all aspects of life on a farm including animals that produce & work, plants that are grown, tools that are used, and people that make a farm run.

Please note: Children may be registered for a maximum of one week of each theme of Summer Tadpole Academy.

Week 1: June 16 - 20
Week 2: June 23 - 27
Week 3: June 30 - July 4
Week 4: July 7 - 11
Week 5: July 14 - 18
Week 6: July 21 - 25
Week 7 July 28 - August 1
Week 8: August 4 - 8
Week 9: August 11 - 15
Week 10: August 18 -22
 

 

Important Information:

- Registration begins at 9:00am January 14. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines so be sure to register early!

- $10 sibling discount for all ZooCamps! First registration will be at full price, $10 discount will be applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account.

- Be sure to download the 2014 ZooCamp Handbook prior to starting camp.

- We strongly recomend you register your child online, but to register by mail please download the mail in registration form & the medical information form.

- Have a question? Visit our F.A.Q page>