Tadpole Academy

Tadpole Academy (Ages 4 - 5)

Registration for 2020 Winter, Spring & Summer ZooCamps now OPEN!

Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce 4 - 5 year olds to ZooCamp. Each session is only three hours long and includes stories, crafts, games, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and zoo exploration in a safe, small group of only 15 campers per week. Each Tadpole Academy camper receives a ZooCamp t-shirt, an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard, and a ZooCamp Access Pass. Plus, four and five year old campers may register for both a morning and an afternoon session for a full day of Tadpole Academy! There are two themes from which to choose.  It is important to remember that a camper may register for a maximum of one session of each theme.  Additional registrations will be cancelled.

Please note: All Tadpole Academy campers must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom).

Details & Pricing

Price: Members: $170 (Full Day $340) / Non-Members: $195 (Full Day $390)

Sessions:
Morning: 8:30 - 11:30 am, Monday through Friday
Afternoon:12:30 - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Both 4 & 5 year old campers may be registered for a morning and afternoon session of the same week for a full day of Tadpole Academy! To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

Tadpole Academy Sessions
Winter Tadpole Academy | February 17-21, 2020

Theme: Storybook Adventures - Explore the world of animals through children's literature! In this week of Tadpole Academy, campers will learn all about the animals that have inspired some of their favorite children’s books.

  • AM: Michael Dahl
  • PM: Denise Fleming

Winter 2020 Registration is CLOSED. Thank you.

Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

Spring Tadpole Academy | April 13-17, 2020

Theme: Who's In Your Backyard?  

Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

Summer Tadpole Academy | June 22 - August 28, 2020

Theme - Odd Weeks: Home Sweet Habitat

Theme - Even Weeks: What's Size Got To Do With It?

Dates:

Important Camp Information
Please Read Before Registering

Important ZooCamp Info

  • Registration for all ZooCamps begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 8 at rwpzoo.org.  Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines.
  • Campers must be the minimum age of each camp at the time of attending camp. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. RWP Zoo reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $25.00 registration fee per camper, will be given through February 1, 2020, for Winter ZooCamps, April 1, 2020, for Spring ZooCamps, and June 1, 2020, for Summer ZooCamps. Absolutely no refunds will be given after these dates.
  • $25 sibling discount applies to all full-week ZooCamps. First registration at full price, $25 applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account. Please note that our registration system does not automatically apply this discount. Forward your receipt to the registrar at programs@rwpzoo.org to receive this discount as a refund.
  • *New Pre-paid lunch options for full-day campers in 2020. For $8.00/day, choose from Macaroni  and Cheese, Hot Dog, Turkey Sandwich, or Pizza Roll. All lunch options come with a side of fresh fruit, chips and a drink.
  • Each ZooCamper will receive a ZooCamp Access Pass, redeemable for one of many activities during a return Zoo visit. More details available as the season approaches. All 2020 ZooCamp Access Passes expire Labor Day 2020.
  • For those parents that need a bit more time, we offer after camp care Monday – Friday from 3:30-5:30 for $12/day per camper.

Please view the 2020 ZooCamp Handbook and FAQ documents for more details.