Sequoia Park Zoo Announces Wild Summer Camps & Campouts for Kids
June 19, 2013
Looking for fun educational activities for your kids this summer? Sequoia Park Zoo still has openings in several animal-themed camps this summer –there’s something for everyone between the ages of five and 12.
Junior Zookeepers, for eight to 11 year-olds, offers opportunities for older kids to discover hidden secrets of the animal world through hands-on exploration and group activities:
- Watershed Heroes— July 8-12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Explore the amazing animals that have adapted to living in and around water. This camp focuses on river otters, bald eagles and salmon, and participants will help put some final touches on the new Watershed Heroes exhibit design. There will also be special behind-the-scenes tours of the new exhibit as it’s being built.
- Island Hoppers– July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Set sail in search of the rarest, most unique and unbelievable animals that live on islands. Treasure hunts, riddles, crossing the River of No Return and many other explorations await participants in this swashbuckling adventure!
- Animal Grossology– July 22-26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Animal scat, parasites, blood, snot, and slime? Owl pellets, bacteria, and other gross grime? You may say “yuk”, but what animals leave behind can tell us a lot about their lives. Join us as we celebrate all things gross in the animal kingdom.
- Pandamonium– August 5-9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re crazy about pandas! Learn more about these cute and smart bamboo-eating carnivores, as we explore their unique place in the world. Help make special treats for the Red pandas, learn about their cousins the Giant pandas, and much more!
- Arts Alive on the Wild Side– August 5-9, 1p.m to 4 p.m. Participants in this camp will explore art in nature, make projects out of natural and recycled materials and even watch some of our Animal Ambassadors make art of their own. So if you’re not artistic, don’t worry – the animals will make art for you!
Cub Club, for five to seven year-olds, gives kids the opportunity to explore the world of animals through supervised hands-on activities, theater, stories, games, and art projects.
- Panda Party—August 12-16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Like the Junior Zookeepers’ Pandamonium camp, this camp guides children around the world of the Red pandas and their big cousins the Giant pandas. Smart and funny, the Red pandas are natural clowns that eat both bamboo and other animals, and love to play in and around their tree houses.
“This season will to be filled with summer camp surprises,” said Amber Neilson, the Zoo’s Education Supervisor. “With special behind-the-scenes tours of the new Watershed Heroes exhibit as it’s being built, and the possibility of new Animal Ambassadors arriving at the zoo, I just can’t wait to share the fun with our summer campers!”
Learn more about these programs and download an application on the Zoofari Adventures webpage.
Contact: Amber Neilson, Zoo Education Coordinator
Phone: (707) 441-4217