Zookambi, Potter Park Zoo’s educational summer day camp, begins Monday, June 18 offering children a variety of hands-on experiences, animal presentations and access to exclusive adventures in the zoo.
“We look forward to bringing hundreds of young people to the zoo and educating them on the importance of conserving animals and the natural world,” said Amy Morris-Hall, Potter Park Zoological Society executive director. “This program is not only educational, it entertains children in an impactful and memorable way.”
Campers can learn what it takes to run a zoo, about fascinating animal behaviors, participate in hands-on (and sometimes messy) projects, learn about ecosystems and how to protect them, and are inspired by the zoo’s animal residents.
Zookambi camp classes are offered for students grades 1-12 in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or campers can choose both a morning and afternoon session for a full day experience. For campers staying all day, lunchtime supervision is included, they just need to bring a lunch with them. The half day program is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. The full day program is $160 for members and $190 for non-members, with snacks provided in each session. All programs run Monday through Friday. Extended care to accommodate early drop-off or late pick-up of campers is available for an additional fee.
To find more information or to register your child, visit https://potterparkzoo.org/zookambi-summer-camp/ Space is limited.