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Winter Nature Camp 2012

Winter-Camp-2012Are 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 seven workshops. Activities include a combination of exhibit visits, animal information, games, songs, stories, crafts, and live animal contact.

Days: Monday through Thursday
Dates:
December, 26th, 27th, 28th
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:

Thurday, December 26th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Natures Gift
Do you have what it takes to survive the long cold winter? Learn some special survival techniques from our resident animals who love the snow...
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wild Wings
And you thought your family was weird! During this workshop we'll explore the complex structures of some freaky animal families.

Friday, December 27th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Everybody Poops
Feel the heat as we take a jungle journey and explore life in warmer climates. We'll investigate life from the rainforest canopy all the way down to the jungle floor.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Polar Plunge
Winter is no time to stay cooped up inside.  There's too much fun to be had out in the snow! We'll play some outside winter games and discover which of our Zoo friends has the most fun playing in the snow.

Monday, December 30th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Winter Warriors
The winter landscape isn't as empty as you think. Learn how to read the stories in the snow as we look for scats, tracks, and other signs left by animals.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cool Cats
Explore all of the weird and wonderful animals the Zoo has to offer - animals with super hearing, extra long tongues, giant eyes, unbelievable strength and more.

Tueday, December 31st
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monkeying Around
The winter landscape isn't as empty as you think. Learn how to read the stories in the snow as we look for scats, tracks, and other signs left by animals.

To properly staff the program and gauge supply needs, registration must be received by December 18, 2012. 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

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 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each winter camp workshop at either 8:50 a.m. or 12:50 p.m. Campers must enter through the Drew Science Magnet 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 be directed to their appropriate room from this location.  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 Nature 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 Nature 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) 834-1106.

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c) Download registration form

b) Register on-line


To provide the campers with individual attention, group size is limited. Register early to save your camper’s spot!

Cancellation requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the start of the Spring Nature 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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