Spring Zoo Camp Registration Status
For your convenience this chart shows available camp dates
Camp is wilder than ever at the Buffalo Zoo! Each camp day includes games, songs, crafts and close encounters with the animals. Make sure your camper doesn’t miss any of these exciting new camp experiences!
Monday, April 13: Put Your Best Foot Forward
We’ll keep you on your toes as we explore spectacular animal feet made for running, climbing, swimming, jumping and staying atop the snow.
Tuesday, April 14: Climb Every Mountain
Discover some of the common and not-so-common creatures that call the rocky terrain of the world’s mountains their home.
Wednesday, April 15: Repeat After Me
These animals make a real impression! Meet talented mimics who fool the world into thinking they are someone or something else through clever camouflage, sounds, and movement.
Thursday, April 16: Winging It
Take to the skies with animals that fly and glide through life on wings large and small. We’ll examine flying birds, insects, and mammals as well as a few surprising airborne friends from the aquatic world.
Friday, April 17: Actual Size
Ever wonder how you measure up to the animals at the Zoo? During this workshop we’ll get the chance to compare ourselves to some of the Zoo’s most popular residents.
SPRING ZOO CAMP at the Buffalo Zoo
It’s time for Spring Zoo Camp! Join us as we celebrate the season along with our animal friends. Each day of Spring Zoo Camp is filled with adventures ranging from arts, crafts, and games to live animal demonstrations, exhibit visits, and first-person encounters with some of our more “touchable” animals! Spend just one day with us or all five – either way, you’ll have a ROARing good time!
Each Spring Camp Day runs from 9:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
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Before Care from 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. $6/day or $30/week
After Care from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. $6/day or $30/week
Arrival/Departure times are 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively. Campers must arrive at the Zoo School entrance on Meadow Drive by 9:00 a.m. and be picked up at the same entrance at 3:30 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.
To better accommodate the needs of our campers’ parents, we do offer a fee-based Before and After-Care Program between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please be respectful of the drop-off and pick-up times of this program. NOTE: After Care ends at 5:00 pm sharp. Parents will be assessed a fee of $5.00 for every 5 minutes past 5:00 that their child remains at the Zoo.
Appropriate clothing must be worn. This includes; Spring and/or Winter boots, hats, scarves, mittens/gloves and Spring and/or Winter jackets. All outerwear should be labeled with the camper’s name.
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 contact under well supervised conditions.
NO LUNCHES OR SNACKS ARE PROVIDED due to individual food preferences, allergies and dietary restrictions. Campers must bring a bag lunch and a snack each day. Please note: due to the potential for severe allergic reactions, peanuts and tree nut products are not allowed at camp. In order to ensure a nut-free environment lunches and snacks will be checked each day upon arrival.
Become a Zoo Member and save on Spring Zoo Camp fees. For information on Zoo Membership, call (716) 995-9131.
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- b) Register on-line – You may register for camp on-line with a credit card payment.
To properly staff the program and gauge supply needs, registration must be received by Monday, March 30, 2020. Due to limited space within each age group, no walk-in registrations will be accepted.
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 Zoo Camp. An administrative processing fee of $5 per registered day will be deducted from all refunds. 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.