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Thank you for your support of our Summer Safari Camp program! Due to high enrollment numbers our summer camp program has reached its capacity and we are no longer able to accept new enrollments. Please check back with us in the spring of 2016 for next year’s camp listings!

We’ve got a great line-up of activities to engage and educate your child this summer. Join the adventure!

Engage and educate your child with 5-day camps at the Toledo Zoo during the summer. We keep kids’ minds as active as they are with Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps. Children in each age group explore Zoo topics and interact with live animals. We’ve got terrific topics to engage the interests of children, enrich their summer experience and expand their science awareness—all while they’re having fun.


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Camp Registration information:

• We will place siblings together when possible, but we cannot guarantee the placement. Please comply with the age guidelines per camp session.

• A confirmation will be mailed or emailed to each registrant.

• Due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment, a camp/class may be canceled at the discrection of the Zoo. If this happens, we’ll contact you to schedule another camp/class or make arrangements for a refund.

Refunds will be issued by the Zoo only if the program is filled, cancelled or if there is an emergency.

If you decide to withdraw your child from a summer camp program(s) and are requesting a refund for the camp tuition amount, your request must be submitted in writing to Nicole Syrek, Camp Coordinator, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Your refund request must include the camper name, age, and registration number.  Requests received before May 31 will be eligible for a full refund. Refund requests received June 1 and after will be subject to a processing fee of 20% of the tuition cost per canceled camp.

It is important that your child is dropped off and picked up on time. There will be a late drop-off and pick-up charge of $15 for every 15 minutes that you are late dropping off or picking up your child, unless the teacher has been notified under special circumstances.

Extended Child Care Options

We offer child-care options for before and after camp hours.  Morning care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for $15 per week, per student. Afternoon care is available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for $25 per week, per student. (Please note: child care options are only available for children enrolled in a Summer Safari Camp. Camps for 4 to 5 year olds are from 9:00 a.m. to noon, so the afternoon care option is not available for this age group.)

Questions? Call 419. 385.5721, ext. 2042, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or fax: 419.389.8670 (sorry, we do not take camp registrations by phone).

If you’d like to purchase a Summer Safari Camp or Zoo Conserve-atory gift certificate, please call 419.385.5721, ext. 2042 or contact us via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Summer Safari Camp Listing 2015

Camps for 4-5 year olds

Members $135 Non-members $155

Flippers, Fins and Feathers
Animals are the best swimmers!  Dive in as we look at the animals who call the water their home.

Move It! Move It!
Fly, swim, climb and hop along with animals.  Discover all the ways animals move around their world.

Color it Wild
Spots, stripes, speckles, and all the colors of the rainbow will be featured in this fun camp.  Learn how cool colors and patterns are important to animals.
• Session 4:  August 10-14 (12pm-3pm) -Closed

Camps for 6-10 year olds

Members $175 • Non-members $200

Awesome Animals of Asia (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
From pandas to tigers to orangutans, Asia is home to some of the world’s most unique and popular animals.

Splash Bash! (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
There is no denying, water is everywhere!  Discover the importance of water for every animal, from sting rays to sea jellies, in our brand new Aquarium.
• Session 3:  August 10-14 -Closed
Monkeying Around (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join in on all the monkey fun in this camp.  Learn about the many species of primates, along with some other tree-dwelling friends.

Powerful Predators (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Large teeth, sharp talons, long leaps and strong muscles are just a few of the things that make up some of the world’s best predators.  From the Great White Shark to the Polar Bear, find out who comes out on top!

Silly, Strange, Wacky and Weird (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Have you ever seen a fish that breathes air, a mammal that curls into a ball, or a reptile that runs on two legs?  In this camp, we will discover all of the unique traits that help animals to survive.
• Session 3:  August 10-14 -Closed

Wildlife Heroes (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn what zoos and scientists across the world are doing to save our wild animals.  Become a wildlife hero and help out animals in need.

Wild Artist (Age 6 to 7)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Let’s create wild art! Using paint, paper, clay and other different materials make your own art masterpieces and exhibit them at the end of the week art show.
• Session 3:  August 10-14 -Closed

If I Ran the Zoo (Age 8 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Do you wish you could run a zoo? Or how about creating your own zoo? This camp allows you to become a zoo director. Learn more about what goes into creating zoos and then apply what you learned to design and create a model of your dream zoo!

Enrichment and Training (Age 8 to 10) 
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how keepers keep animals at the zoo busy? Or how they get a polar bear to come inside? Discover the wonders of training while getting some hands on experience with some smaller creatures. Also create other fun treats for our zoo animals.

Camps for 11-15 year olds

New! Junior Aquarist (Age 12 to 15) 
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brand new this summer, find out what it is like to be an aquarium keeper here at the zoo.  Take a behind-the-scenes tour of our newly-renovated aquarium, head out to Ohio waters to see what lies beneath the surface, and even join in on feeding our aquarium residents.
Members $300 • Non-members $325
• Session 2:  August 10-14 -Closed

New! Leaders of the Pack (Age 12 to 15)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (M, T, F)  Overnight Adventure (W 3pm- Th 10am)
In this brand new camp, find out what it takes to be a part of the zoo.  Join in on a conservation project, create your very own podcast for a zoo animal, and work with the education department to engage the public!  Also campers will be able to spend the night in the Toledo Zoo’s brand new aquarium!
Members $275 • Non-members $300

Conservation Explorers (Age 11 to 14)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Make a difference! Help Zoo staff with a conservation project, learn about the many ways the Zoo helps animals in the wild, and take a trip into the field for some first-hand conservation. See a video of what this camp does!
Members $275 • Non-members $300
• Session 3:  August 3-7

Junior Zookeeper (Age 11 to 14)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? Work alongside a Nature’s Neighborhood staff member you will take part in lots of hands-on activities, including diet preparation, cleaning, and feeding. In addition, learn first-hand what it takes to be a zookeeper—you’ll even go behind the scenes!
Members $300 • Non-members $325
• Session 9:  August 10-14 FULL

Fishing Camps for 8-14 year olds

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Whether you’ve fished before or just want to give it a try, this camp is for you! Learn what it takes to be a good angler from knot tying to rigging and fish handling. You’ll take daily trips to local fishing ponds, rivers, and lakes—including a charter boat trip on Lake Erie! Fishing poles, rigging, and bait are provided but feel free to bring your own gear if you have it.
Members $250 • Non-members $275