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Summer Safari Camp 2017

The Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camp is a week-long experience featuring fun games and activities, live animal visitors, and cool crafts. Registration is online, please see the listing below.
• Each camper will receive a daily snack and water bottle.
• Each camper will receive 2 t-shirts for every week of camp.
• Before Camp, starting at 8:00 a.m., is available for all morning and full day camps for an additional fee of $20 per week.
• After Camp, ending at 5:00 p.m., is available for all afternoon and full day camps for an additional fee of $35 per week
• Sign up for Before and After Camp is a step in the registration process.

Please contact us at education@toledozoo.org with any questions.

Summer Safari Camp Listing 2017

Camps for 4-5 year olds

$135 members; $160 non-members

Critters Down Under
Cassowaries, crocodiles, and more! Australia is home to some of the most unique animals on the planet. Discover these critters from the land down under and explore our Australian Exhibits!
• Session 1: June 5-9 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 2: June 26-30 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 3: July 24-28 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 4: July 24-28 (12:00pm-3:00pm)

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Bear Necessities
The Bear necessities of life will come to you in this fun and exciting camp about animals and their basic needs! Explore some of the zoo’s exciting animals and discover what they need to survive!
• Session 1: June 19-23 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 2: July 10-14 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 3: July 10-14 (12:00pm-3:00pm)
• Session 4: August 7-11 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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Color it Wild
Stripes, Dots, and Leopard Spots! Create and explore animal art in this wildly exciting hands-on art camp!
• Session 1: June 12-16 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 2: June 12-16 (12:00pm-3:00pm)
• Session 3: July 17-21 (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Session 4: July 31-August 4 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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Camps for 6-10 year olds

$180 members; $230 non-members
Camps run 9:00am-3:00pm

Zoo-tastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Join in on the adventure and discover the habitats where some of the zoo’s fantastic beasts are found. Dive into the ocean, wander through the Arctic, and scamper through the savanna to unlock the secrets of the places these animals call home.
• Session 1: June 5-9
• Session 2: June 26-30
• Session 3: July 24-28

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Guardians of the Globe
Ready to avenge and protect our animal friends? Become a guardian of the globe and learn how to be a superhero of our planet. Discover some of the zoo’s ambassador animals and how you can help their counterparts in the wild!
• Session 1: June 5-9
• Session 2: June 19-23
• Session 3: August 7-11

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ZooMazing Race
Race around the zoo in this exciting camp about animals! Work as a team to complete challenges, solve puzzles and discover amazing animals from all over the zoo.
• Session 1: June 26-30
• Session 2: July 17-21
• Session 3: July 31-August 4

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Paws, Jaws and Claws
Why do giraffes have purple tongues, elephants have such big ears and rattlesnakes have rattles? Explore some of the zoo’s most amazing animals and learn about their unique adaptations that help them to survive!
• Session 1: June 12-16
• Session 2: July 10-14
• Session 3: July 24-28

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Dinosaurs!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Paleontologist? Dig up the past in this camp to discover dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. From a Tyrannosaurus Rex to a Saber-tooth cat, the past is full of wild and fun animals.
• Session 1: June 19-23
• Session 2: July 10-14
• Session 3: July 31-August 4

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Journey through the Outback
Take a trip to the Australian Continent to find out how crocodiles swim through the streams, how kookaburras can make great alarm clocks, and how koalas can sleep for up to 18 hours a day! From the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback, Australia has many curious critters to explore.
• Session 1: June 12-16
• Session 2: July 17-July 21
• Session 3: August 7-11

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Experience Camps for 6-10 year olds

$195 members; $245 non-members
Camps run 9:00am-3:00pm

Enrichment & Training (Ages 8-10)
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 and the importance of Enrichment in the zoo.
• Session 1: June 19-23 – Session Full
• Session 2: July 10-14
• Session 3: July 17-21

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Wild Artist (Ages 6-7)
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 1: June 5-9
• Session 2: July 24-28
• Session 3: August 7-11

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Just Zoo It! (Ages 8-10)
Zookeeper isn’t the only job at the zoo! Discover all the different jobs here at the zoo including commissary, conservationist, veterinarian, behaviorist, educator, park operations and many more! Each day you will be able to learn about a new part of how we run the zoo.
• Session 1: June 12-16
• Session 2: June 26-30
• Session 3: July 31-August 4

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Experience Camps for 11-15 year olds

$300 members; $350 non-members

New! Junior Zookeeper I (Ages 11-14)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? In this section of Junior Zookeeper we will focus on small mammals, birds and reptiles. Find out what it is like to work in our Nature’s Neighborhood exhibit. You will get the chance to clean exhibits and prepare diets—even go behind the scenes!
• Session 1: June 5-9
• Session 2: June 19-23
• Session 3: July 10-14
• Session 4: July 24-28
• Session 5: August 7-11

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New! Junior Zookeeper II (Ages 11-14)
All Sessions Full
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? In this section of Junior Zookeeper we will focus on Large mammals, the aquarium and amphibians. Discover the challenges of working with an animal much larger than you and dive into what it is like to work as one of the zoo’s aquarists. You will get the chance to clean exhibits and prepare diets—even go behind the scenes!
• Session 1: June 12-16 – Session Full
• Session 2: June 26-June 30 – Session Full
• Session 3: July 17-21 – Session Full
• Session 4: July 31-August 4 – Session Full

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New Additions! Leaders of the Pack (Ages 12-15)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (M, T, F) Overnight Adventure (W 6pm- Th 10am)
Challenge yourself in this camp all about being a leader! New this year you will get a chance to try our Ariel Adventure Course. Join in on a conservation project, create your very own video 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 aquarium!
• Session 1: June 12-16
• Session 2: July 17-21
• Session 3: July 31-August 4

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Conservation Explorers (Ages 11-15)
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. Click here to see a video of what this camp does!
• Session 1: June 12-16
• Session 2: June 26-30
• Session 3: July 31-August 4

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Fishing Camps for 8-14 year olds

$300 members; $350 non-members

Fishing Camp (Ages 8-10)
If you like to fish or have always wanted to try but have not had the opportunity, this camp is for you! Learn the basics from rigging your pole to properly baiting your hook. Daily trips to local ponds, a charter trip on Lake Erie and a fishing derby on Friday are part of the excitement. Rods, reels and bait are provided but if you like, you may bring your own gear.
• Session 1: June 5-9
• Session 2: July 24-28

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Fishing Camp (Ages 11-14)
If you like to fish, this camp is for you! Learn the basics from rigging your pole to properly baiting your hook. Daily trips to local ponds, a charter trip on Lake Erie, a trip to Stone Lab fish hatchery at Put-In-Bay (fishing included) and a fishing derby are part of the excitement. Rods, reels and tackle are provided but please feel free to bring your gear if you wish.
• Session 1: June 19-23
• Session 2: July 10-14 – Session Full

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