SUMMER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

at Capron Park Zoo

The Capron Park Zoo Education Department is proud to be able to offer new summer programs for 2021. Although different from our traditional offerings, these programs will still work to inspire a love of nature, respect for animals and a passion for conservation through a fun and exciting combination or games, outdoor adventures and as much hands-on learning as we can safely offer.

Outdoor Adventures for 5-7 year olds

June 21-25: ANIMAL PLANET

Where in the world will you go today? This fun and engaging camp program will “travel” around the world (and around the area) in search of interesting and unusual animals.

THIS PROGRAM IS FILLED

Program includes lunch and snack each day

July 19-23: THE MIGHTY JUNGLE

Jungle, forests, woodlands… TREES!  Explore the world of trees and the animals that depend on them to survive—from feathered flyers to furry flappers. Join us for this look at rainforests and local woodlands!

THIS PROGRAM IS FILLED

Program includes lunch and snack each day

Outdoor Adventures for 8-9 year olds

June 28-July 2: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Animals live in homes that come in all shapes, sizes and locations. Our adventure leaders will take children out to explore wild areas to see if they can discover different animal homes.

THIS PROGRAM IS FILLED

Program includes lunch and snack each day

July 26-30: ECOSYSTEM SUPERHEROES

All animals are special, but some are truly superheroes! Learn about these extra special critters and why it’s so important to protect them.

THIS PROGRAM IS FILLED

Program includes lunch and snacks each day

Outdoor Adventures for 10-11 year olds

July 5-9: WATER AND EARTH EXPLORATION

Lots of animals live on land or in the water; some even live in both places! During these explorations, our adventure leaders will show children different places where they can see this for themselves.

THIS PRORAM IS FILLED

Program includes lunch and snacks each day

August 2-6: GOIN’ GREEN

When it comes to saving animals, conservation is where it’s at! Learn about what’s being done to save of our favorite species, what you can do to help and even create your own conservation campaign.

THIS PROGAM IS FILLED

Program includes lunch and snacks each day

Outdoor Adventure for 12-15 year olds

July 12-15: THE HEART OF NATURE

This program for our oldest nature lovers. Children will explore different nature areas and the variety of species found all around us. A final program project will feature an arts show where participants can share their creations!

TIME: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-3PM

FEE: Capron Park Zoo members:$225
Non-Members: $250

Program includes lunch and snacks each day

August 9-13: THE NEW ZOO

Program participants will learn what it takes to build a zoo exhibit from beginning to end – and build their own. This program will include a final ‘EXHIBIT TOUR” where participants can showcase their creations.

TIME: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-3PM

FEE: Capron Park Zoo members:$225
Non-Members: $250

Program includes lunch and snacks each day

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is animal care still a part of summer programs?
Due to on-going restrictions, we can no longer allow program participants into behind the scenes areas or exhibits. We will still be doing fun animal related activities like diets, enrichment and more in safe, outdoor spaces.

Is animal handling still a part of summer programs?
Yes. We have done a full review and revision of our animal handling procedures, protocols and practices in order to make sure we would be able to give children the chance to interact with our animal ambassadors.

Do you offer before or after care?
We will no longer be offering a before or after care option.

Will summer programs still be able to use the splashpad?
Assuming we are able to have the splashpad open this summer, we will have program participants use it at least once a week.

What happened to the Junior Caretaker program?
Because we can no longer offer some of the activities that were a key part of that program (such as exhibit cleaning and keeper shadowing), that program has been eliminated. Instead we now offer one week programs for 12-15 year olds that will focus on different topics.

Can I register online?
YES! Capron Park Zoo is pleased to finally be able to offer online registration for programs. If you register online, full payment is due at the time of registration.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR REGISTRATION

Session Numbers:

Because of continued social distancing precautions, we are only able to offer one session of programming per week. Each session will be limited to 10 maximum participants

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:

If your child has a medical special need, we will try to make as many reasonable accommodations as possible to keep your child safe. If your child has an emotional or learning challenge, please contact the Curator of Education at: 774-203-1843 to discuss whether or not this is an appropriate program for your child.

Refunds:

You may cancel your child’s registration and receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee before JUNE 1, 2021. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JUNE 1!

Payment Options:

If you mail in your registration form with payment, you are able to pay in two payments. You may pay for your child’s registration by cash or check. We require a 50% deposit at the time of registration. You will receive notification as to when your balance is due (via email). PAYMENT IN FULL IS REQUIRED BY THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR CHILD’S PROGRAM

If you choose to register online, payment in full at the time of registration is required.

No phone registrations will be accepted.

Questions?

ONLINE PAYMENT AVAILABLE

OR

Download a registration form and send it with your payment