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Atlantic Porkfish

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Catering at the Zoo

Seasonal Camps

School Break Zoo Camps

Kids off from school and you don't know what to do? Have them join us for these exciting zoo camp experiences! Campers will tour the zoo, see animals up close, play games and make awesome crafts. Come for one day, or all week! Pre-registration required; a minimum number of participants is needed to run all programs. For questions about any camp or to check avaliability, call (315) 435-8511 x357.

Winter Break Zoo Camp

Monday, February 20-Friday, February 24

Topics vary daily (see below). Come for one day, or all week! Activities are different each day. Please make sure to bring a lunch and dress for the weather!  See chart below for schedule, pricing and to register.

Topics:

Monday: Animal Artists (SOLD OUT FOR AGES 6-8)
Tuesday: Conservation Sensation (SOLD OUT FOR AGES 6-8)
Wednesday: Animal Music Makers (SOLD OUT FOR AGES 6-8)
Thursday: "Zoo" Done It? (SOLD OUT FOR AGES 6-8)
Friday: Animal Actors (SOLD OUT FOR AGES 6-8)

Spring Break Zoo Camp

Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21

Topics vary daily (see below). Come for one day, or all week! Activities are different each day. Please make sure to bring a lunch and dress for the weather! See chart for schedule, pricing and to register.

Topics:

Monday: Trees are Terrific
Tuesday: Let's Hear It for Herps
Wednesday: Incredible Insects
Thursday: Fantastic Fossils & Radical Rocks
Friday:Fine Feathered Friends


*Age 3-5 Camps: Campers must be potty-trained to attend! Parents are optional, but not required. Please note that supervision is NOT available for this camp between sessions from Noon-1 p.m. Activities repeat in each morning and afternoon session for this age group.*

AGES

DAYS

TIME

PRICING


3-5


Monday
Wednesday
Friday

9 a.m. - Noon

Members: $28 per child per day

Non-members: $38 per child per day

3-5

Monday
Wednesday
Friday

1-4 p.m.


Members: $28 per child per day

Non-members: $38 per child per day

6-8


Monday
thru
Friday

9-4 p.m.

Members: $45 per child per day

Non-members: $55 per child per day

9-12

Tuesday
Thursday

9-4 p.m.

Members: $45 per child per day

Non-members: $55 per child per day

 

Camp Registration and FAQs

We strongly encourage you to register online. Registrations mailed in will be filled in the order in which they are received.

If the session you want is filled, please call (315) 435-8511 x357 to be placed on a wait list. All registrations received after camp sessions are full will be held on a wait list. If payment has been made with a personal check/money order, it will be returned to you after the date of the camp has passed. If space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. Spaces that open will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Reservations are required for all programs. There is limited space in each program so please register early.  A minimum number of registrants is required to run each program.  We reserve the right to cancel a program if the minimum number of registrants is not met. If the zoo cancels the camp session due to lack of enrollment or severe weather, a full refund or program credit will be given.

Cancellation Policy

If your child is enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a child on the wait list can fill the space. If there is no wait list for the session indicated, we cannot issue a refund. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

Consent and Waiver Policy

Every participant under the age of 18 without a parent or legal guardian on the premises during the education program must have a signed consent and waiver form on file with the Education Department. This form will be kept on file for one (1) year, so you only need to fill it out once. If your child's medical history, including food allergy or activity restrictions changes, please notify the Education Department to update your file at 435-8511 x357. To download the Education Program Consent and Waiver form, please click here.

Severe Weather Policy

All education programs, including Edventure Academy, camps, and Twilights will run as scheduled unless the zoo has been closed by order of Onondaga County administration. Sorry, but no refunds or rain checks will be given for "no shows" for any reason.

 

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