Zoo Camp

  
  

In-Service Camp | Friday, March 13

Operation: Go Green!


Just in time for St. Patrick’s day, we are celebrating everything green! We will explore forests and the animals that live within them. Campers will also create their own projects to help green their home!

This camp is open to children enrolled in Gr. 1-6 for the 2019/2020 school year.

FEE: $55 + GST/day (members save 10%) 
DROP-OFF: Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive), 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
PICK-UP: Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive), 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


 
  
  

Spring Camp | Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3

Snow, slush, showers, or sun, come to Assiniboine Park for some Spring Break fun!

Our Spring Break Camp focuses on exciting educational and experiential activities for children. If you want to make sure your child experiences everything, sign them up for the entire week, or you can sign up for individual days. The Spring Camp theme is based on joining forces to take action, and each day could focus on plants, animals, art, and recreation. Interactive adventures will have campers meeting some of our animal ambassadors and exploring the many parts of Assiniboine Park and Zoo.

Monday, March 30: Northern Explorers
It’s time to travel north to discover why our climate is changing. We won’t let any snow stop us as we journey to Churchill to meet our Polar Bears and other animals of the tundra. We can explore the changes these animals experience and how they deal with the cold. It may be our last chance for some winter fun, or a chance to see what new adventures blossom with spring.

Tuesday, March 31: Rain Forest Rangers
Campers will have the chance to beat their winter blues by enjoying a tropical break at Toucan Ridge. Today, we will celebrate the lush green of plants, and the colourful animals that love the heat. It is definitely a jungle in here, and you should see the fun we are going to have as we learn how to protect these precious forests.

Wednesday, April 1: Wave Riders 
Campers will take on the role of junior marine biologists as they discover the aquatic animals at our zoo. From stingrays to polar bears and seals, students will explore the world of water and how we can conserve this wonderful resource. We will see what sort of splash we can make to help turn the tides.

Thursday, April 2: Community Connectors     
We don’t have to travel far to have fun and learn how to protect our planet! There are amazing animals living in our own backyard. We will adventure through our local landscapes of forest and prairies to explore what everyone is doing to make the world a better place. We will celebrate Indigenous culture, discover how everything is connected, and how we can spread joy while having a great time at our Park and Zoo.

Friday, April 3: Guardians of the Planet
Our planet is in peril, and it will be up to our newest batch of Guardians to bring some cosmic solutions to help Earth’s endangered animals and ecosystems. Our adventures will take us around the world to the distant lands of Asia, as we explore and discover how our actions can lead to change.

This camp is open to children enrolled in Gr. 1-6 for the 2019/2020 school year.

REGISTRATION FEES

Full Week: Non-Members: $235+GST | Members: $211.50+GST
Single Day Registration: Non-Members: $55+GST | Members: $49.50+GST

DROP-OFF: Special Events Entry, 54 Zoo Drive, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
PICK-UP: Special Events Entry, 54 Zoo Drive, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  
  

Summer Camp | July & August

Explore and play at Zoo Camp this summer! Choose from two specialized week-long day camps that include daily encounters with an animal or zookeeper, and time to explore the Zoo, Park and more fun places like the Nature Playground! Zoo Camp is designed using the R.A.F.T.S. framework (Recreation, Art, Friendships, Teamwork, and Science) to keep us afloat all summer. At Zoo Camp kids will enjoy fun activities and spend time outdoors in nature with experienced staff. 

Campers are organized into four age groups:
• Cubs (age 5) Explore nature and learn what it means to be a friend to all animals
• Polar Bears (age 6-7) Learn about animal's needs and what we all share in common
• Jr. Keeper (age 8-9) Learn about caring for animals and ourselves
• Jr. Researcher (age 10-12) Learn how we can help animals in the wild and at the zoo

Week A: The Magic of Nature (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) 
Magic is all around us, if you look for it. Join us as we discover the beauty of the forests, and admire the strength of the proud bison roaming across the prairies. Whether we are observing the dance of the delightful butterfly or the captivating movements of a stalking tiger, campers will become enchanted by the wonders at the Zoo and Park. It will be a quest to see and reveal the secrets of nature, as we travel behind-the-scenes to explore the mysteries of our animals. By working together, we will investigate what we need to do to protect the magic of nature. Join us for a week of magical fun and adventure!

Week B: The Lost Tales (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)
Adventure lies ahead as campers explore the unknowns of the animal kingdom. From the deep oceans and secretive mountains, to the endless skies and dark jungles, campers will discover the large and the small who hide within their mysterious habitats. Explorations behind-the-scenes will bring them closer to the untold stories of the Zoo, and chances for play will have them mucking about in nature. Whether campers are engaging with new, furry, or feathered friends, they will be inspecting ways to aid natural communities, and to help people rebuild lost connections with nature. It will be fun for all as we dive into the forgotten realms of adventure and maybe find a lost tail or two.

Sneak Preview to Summer Camp Fun | July 2 & 3 (Week 0)
Take a peek at some of the activities that will appear during the themed week: The Lost Tales. These special days allow children to try out Zoo Camp and participate in some of the fantastic adventures. Sign up for one or both of these two unique days. You will be amazed at how much fun happens at Zoo Camp!

CAMP DATES
Week 0: July 2 & 3*
Week 1: July 6 - 10
Week 2: July 13 - 17
Week 3: July 20 - 24
Week 4: July 27 - 31*
Week 5 (four day week): August 4 - 7
Week 6: August 10 - 14
Week 7: August 17 - 21
Week 8: August 24 - 28
Week 9: August 31 - September 4*

*Single day registration is available during weeks zero, four, and nine. 

REGISTRATION FEES
Full Week: $235+GST
Single Day Registration: $55+GST
Week Five (four day week): $195+GST

Members receive a 10% discount on registration fees.

Any campers (members or non-members) attending for two weeks receive 20% off the second week. This discount cannot be combine with the membership discount. 

DROP-OFF: Special Events Entry, 54 Zoo Drive, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
PICK-UP: Special Events Entry, 54 Zoo Drive, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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