Enrollment begins on Saturday, January 19th at 9 a.m.
Providence, RI – Registration for ZooCamp at Roger Williams Park Zoo opens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19th on the Zoo’s website, www.rwpzoo.org. ZooCamp is an environmental day camp that’s a unique option for parents who want to have a “happy camper” during winter, spring and summer break.
Winter ZooCamp runs during Rhode Island’s public school vacation week, February 19-22. The camp is open to children ages four through ten, and offers environmentally-themed activities, crafts, animal encounters and Zoo tours. The deadline to register for the winter session is February 12.
“ZooCamp has typically been one of our most popular programs, probably because parents appreciate the fact that it has incredible educational value for their children while also being a lot of fun,” said Shareen Knowlton, director of education for the Zoo. “ It’s also a great value for the money; ZooCamp programs are more affordable than many other comparable camps and daycares in the area.”
Winter ZooCamp is comprised of two different themed camps, each tailored to a specific age range.
Roger Williams Park Zoo Offers Affordable,
Unique Camp Experience for Kids
Tadpole Academy is a half-day camp (morning session: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., afternoon session: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) where four and five year olds can have fun exploring our wild world through age appropriate stories, crafts, games and Zoo exploration, in a small group of only ten campers per session. This year’s theme, “Storybook Adventures,” will take campers on an exploration of the world of animals though literature. New for 2013: 5 year old campers may register for both a morning & afternoon session for a full-day of Tadpole Academy!
Kids age 6 - 10 can enroll in Winter Adventures, a full day camp that offers a variety of activities and adventures at the Zoo that are just right for “big kids.” This year’s theme is “Most Extreme Animals” where campers will learn all about how being the fastest, the biggest, and the weirdest are really adaptations to help ensure an animal’s survival. Campers can be registered for one, two, three or all 4 days of the camp.
Winter ZooCamp fees vary depending on the particular camp program, but range from $115- $165 for Zoo members and $140 - $190 for non-members. The deadline to register is one week prior to the desired week of camp, but there are a limited number of spots available per week, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for all ZooCamps (winter, spring & summer) starts January19 on the zoo’s website.
For more information and to register, visit www.rwpzoo.org and click on “ZooCamp” under the Education tab. For further questions, or to have a printed registration form mailed to you, call 401-785-3510 x352.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is also a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society
and owned by the City of Providence.
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