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WINTER ZOO CAMP 2014

Are you looking for a place where your child(ren) can have loads of fun over their holiday break?  Why not bring them to Winter Camp Workshops at the Buffalo Zoo! Morning and afternoon workshops allow great family flexibility; sign up for one half day session, a full day or all five workshops.

Days: Monday through Wednesday
Dates: December, 29th, 30th, 31st
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and afternoon sessions run daily 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explorer Groups:
Giraffes (Ages 5-6)
Rhinos (Ages 7-8)
Elephants (Ages 9-12)

Winter Nature Camp Topics:

Monday, December 29th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Flurrious Fun
Meet animals that thrive in snowy environs and have what it takes to excel in a world covered in ice and snow. Wear your winter woolies so we can go outside to test our smarts against the New York winter.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Insectigations
Where have all of the insects gone? Learn about the biology and behavior of insects and discover the secrets of their winter disappearances and spring return.

Tuesday, December 30th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wild Wings
This workshop is for the birds! Spend the afternoon viewing the world through the eyes of a bird as we unlock the mysteries of flight, migration, and survival in the skies.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Arctic Art
Explore the art of winter from the beautiful animals that dot the landscape, to the intricate snow crystals and icicles that form during these frigid months. After exploring all that our frozen landscape has to offer we will make art that celebrates these chilly days and also incorporates ice and snow in its making.

Wenesday, December 31st
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Snowlympics
Can you run as fast as a snow leopard or hop as far as a snowshoe hare? Test your winter sporting skills as we compare ourselves to animals from the coldest areas on earth.

To properly staff the program and gauge supply needs, registration must be received by December 18, 2014. Due to limited space within each age group, no walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Registration Fee::
Morning OR Afternoon Workshop
Non-members = $30 per child
Members = $27 per child

Full Day (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Non-members = $55 per child
Members = $50 per child
(You must register for same day workshops to receive discount)

General Camp Information
Activities will include a combination of exhibit visits, animal information, games, songs, stories, activities and live animal contact.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods from our Education Department animal collection. This provides each camper with the experience and thrill of live animal demonstrations under well-supervised conditions.

Arrival/Departure: Doors will be open 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each winter camp workshop at either 8:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. Campers must enter through the Zoo School entrance on Meadow Drive no later than 9:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. and be picked up at the same entrance promptly at 12:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. Campers will not be allowed to leave the Zoo without a parent or guardian signing for their child. Please be prepared to show ID upon request.

Appropriate clothing: Winter camp involves activities that may take the children outdoors. Appropriate clothing must be worn and should include; winter boots, hats, scarves, mittens/gloves and winter jackets. All outerwear should be labeled with the camper's name.

Lunch Time: If your child is registered for both the morning and afternoon workshops, they must bring a bag lunch. Lunch time is from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. with adult supervision. NO LUNCHES ARE PROVIDED.
 
Due to dietary restrictions/allergies, no snacks will be provided by the Zoo for the health and safety of our campers. Please provide a snack for your child for the morning and afternoon. ZOO CAMP IS NUT FREE. Please be considerate of this when choosing your child's snack and lunch options.

Cancellation: Requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the start of the Winter Camp. There will be a 15% administration fee for refunds prior to camp. Fees will not be refunded for any reason after the first day of camp.

Any additional questions or information should be directed to the Education Department at (716) 995-6128.

How to register…
a) Mail your registration -
Payment MUST accompany your registration and may be made in cash, by check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Please make checks payable to the Zoological Society of Buffalo. Mail the completed form and registration fee to:

Education Department
Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214-1999

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b) Fax your registration - You may also fax completed registration with credit card payment to (716) 995-6125.

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c) Download registration form

    b) Register on-line SOLD OUT

 

 

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