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Camp Parent Resources

Here is a good portion of the paperwork you will need to have filled out for each child. Please print and have it filled out for your child(ren)’s first day of summer camp! If you aren’t able to print, we will have extra copies at check in.

Child Care Forms

Parent Program Handbook

Insurance Exception Notification


Please be prepared to give a copy of immunizations for your child upon check-in.


NEW THIS YEAR!

Want to get ahead of the curve on paperwork for your child(ren) for their camps? Stop by the Education Building and turn in your paperwork and a copy of their immunization records and get it pre-verified! This will help save you time during check in on your first day of camp. You can find the paperwork underneath the Camp Parent Resources on this page. For early drop off for Summer Camps, you can stop by between 1pm-4pm on May 25th, 26th, or 27th.


 

Summer Camps 2017

Looking for a unique adventure filled with fun for your child this summer? Come join us for summer camps taking place at the Zoo all summer long! Summer camps are filled with crafts, animal guests, exhibit tours on Zoo grounds, and many more activities! We have camps for 3-15 year olds. Attend half day or stay with us all day! Visit www.okczoo.org/camps or call 405-425-0218 for camp questions and to find out more specific details about camp themes.

Notes about Summer Camps:

  • Drop Off: 8:00-9:00am

  • Half Day Camp (for 4-5 yr olds ONLY): 9:00am-1:30pm

  • Full Day Camp (for 4-11 yr olds): 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Half-day option is available for 4-5 year olds ONLY. Full day ONLY is available for 4-11 year olds.

  • Regular Pick-up: 4:00-4:30pm

    • Extended Care: 4:30pm-5:30pm

  • Price for camps

    • $145 (members) or $160 (non-members) for the half-day section.

    • $275 (members) or $300 (non-members) for the full day section.

    • $95 (members) or $105 (non-members) for the 3-year-old camps.

    • $145 (members) or $160 (non-members) for the teen camps.

    • $50/per week for Extended Care: 4:30pm-5:30pm

 

Summer Camp Dates, Themes, Blurbs, and Age Break Downs:

Week 1: June 5th to June 9th

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Zooper Heroes!

      • Ready for an action-packed adventure? Come develop your “super powers” as we learn to save the earth and meet animals that inspired our favorite superheroes!

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Zooper Heroes!

      • Ready for an action-packed adventure? Come develop your “super powers” as we learn to save the earth and meet animals that inspired our favorite superheroes!

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Wildlife Detectives

      • Calling all sleuths! Sharpen your investigative skills as we look for clues, follow tracks, and solve animal mysteries.

  • 12-15 year olds

    • Marine Biology Boot Camp

      • Dive into an adventure of a lifetime as we explore the fascinating diversity of life beneath the sea and how we can protect it!

  • Extended Care for Week 1 of Camp

 

Week 2: June 12th to June 16th

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Zoomba

      • Swimming, swinging, and running too. Discover how animals “move it, move it” at the zoo.

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Zoomba

      • Swimming, swinging, and running too. Discover how animals “move it, move it” at the zoo.

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Zooper Heroes!

      • Ready for an action-packed adventure? Come develop your “super powers” as we learn to save the earth and meet animals that inspired our favorite superheroes.

  • 12-15 year olds

    • Zootastic Careers

      • Think outside the cage to explore zoo-related careers! Learn how to train animals, design a zoo exhibit, and make some very special animal treats. Meet keepers, trainers, vets, and more!

  • Extended Care for Week 2 of Camp

 

Week 3: June 19th to June 23rd

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Sensational Animals

      • Some animals have incredible senses. Get ready to participate in five, hands-on animal sensory enrichment projects! We’ll explore the zoo and use our senses too!

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Sensational Animals

      • Some animals have incredible senses. Get ready to participate in five, hands-on animal sensory enrichment projects! We’ll explore the zoo and use our senses too!

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Sensational Animals

      • Some animals have incredible senses. Get ready to participate in five, hands-on animal sensory enrichment projects! We’ll explore the zoo and use our senses too!

  • 12-15 year olds

    • Zoo Design

      • Who designs a zoo? How about you! Learn the ins and outs of creating a modern zoo that is perfect for animals and guests alike!

  • Extended Care for Week 3 of Camp

 

Week 4: June 26th to June 30th 

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Camp Bow Wow Meow Meow

      • From wild wolves to terrific tigers, dogs and cats are nature’s friends and helpers.

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Camp Bow Wow Meow Meow

      • From wild wolves to terrific tigers, dogs and cats are nature’s friends and helpers.

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Animal Theater

      • Calling all puppeteers! Bring stories to life as we create our own animal themed hand puppets and shows.

  • Extended Care for Week 4 of Camp

 

Week 5: July 5th to July 7th

 

Week 6: July 10th to July 14th

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Buggy Bonanza

      • Grab a magnifying glass and explore the miniature world of ugly bugs and beautiful butterflies at the zoo.

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Buggy Bonanza

      • Grab a magnifying glass and explore the miniature world of ugly bugs and beautiful butterflies at the zoo.

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Ice Age Explorers

      • Step back in time to learn about the animals that once roamed our planet during the last ice age and their relatives living today. Watch out for saber-toothed tigers!

  • 12-15 year olds

    • Zooniversity

      • What are mammalogy, herpetology, ornithology, ichthyology, and invertebrate zoology all about? Get an insider’s look as we discover how scientists study animal diversity.

  • Extended Care: All Ages

    • Extended Care

      • Extended Care will be an additional hour add-on that will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

 

Week 7: July 17th to July 21st

  • 3 year olds

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Holiday Safari

      • What is Thanksgiving without turkey, Easter without a bunny, or Halloween without spiders? Celebrate the holidays as we meet the animals that make each season special.

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Holiday Safari

      • What is Thanksgiving without turkey, Easter without a bunny, or Halloween without spiders? Celebrate the holidays as we meet the animals that make each season special.

  • Age group: 8-11 year olds

    • Master Builders

      • Bring your imagination as we use building bricks to create animal masterpieces.

  • Extended Care: All Ages

    • Extended Care

      • Extended Care will be an additional hour add-on that will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

 

Week 8: July 24th to July 28th

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Master Builders

      • Bring your imagination as we use building bricks to create animal masterpieces.

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Master Builders

      • Bring your imagination as we use building bricks to create animal masterpieces.

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Zoo-Keeping World of Wizardry

      • Step into ZooWarts to explore the care of magical creatures of the wizarding world and meet the real animals that inspired them.

  • Extended Care: All Ages

    • Extended Care

      • Extended Care will be an additional hour add-on that will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm

 

Week 9: July 31st to August 4th

  • 3 year olds

  • 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds

    • Animal Theater

      • Calling all puppeteers! Bring stories to life as we create our own animal themed hand puppets and shows.

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Animal Theater

      • Calling all puppeteers! Bring stories to life as we create our own animal themed hand puppets and shows.

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Magic Zoo Bus

      • From spiders spinning webs to bats using echolocation, Ms. Zizzle will lead you through the scientific animal world without ever leaving the Zoo!

  • Extended Care: All Ages

    • Extended Care

      • Extended Care will be an additional hour add-on that will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

 

Week 10: August 7th to August 11th

  • 4-5 year olds

    • Mega Movie Animals

      • Baloo! Simba! Po! Dory! Hedwig! These animals from your favorite films are mega-brave and mega-lovable. Can you think of some of your favorite furry, feathery, or scaly movie stars? Let’s explore the world of Mega Movie Animals and find out what truly makes them amazing!

  • 6-7 year olds

    • Mega Movie Animals

      • Baloo! Simba! Po! Dory! Hedwig! These animals from your favorite films are mega-brave and mega-lovable. Can you think of some of your favorite furry, feathery, or scaly movie stars? Let’s explore the world of Mega Movie Animals and find out what truly makes them amazing!

  • 8-11 year olds

    • Mega Movie Animals

      • Baloo! Simba! Po! Dory! Hedwig! These animals from your favorite films are mega-brave and mega-lovable. Can you think of some of your favorite furry, feathery, or scaly movie stars? Let’s explore the world of Mega Movie Animals and find out what truly makes them amazing!

  • Extended Care: All Ages

    • Extended Care

      • Extended Care will be an additional hour add-on that will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

 

 

Schools Out Day Camps

Want a unique adventure for your child during school holidays? Snacks provided, but campers must bring their lunch. Cost per child per day: $25 half day*/ $45 full day*. Ages: 4-11 years.

Advanced registration and payment required. Drop-off 8:20-8:30 am.

  • Half-Day Camp runs 8:30-12:30 and Full Day Camp runs 8:30-5:15.

  • Extended day officially ends at 5:15, and late pick-up fees of $1.00/minute will apply.

Check back later for new dates!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

1. Cancellations must be in writing—no phone or email cancellations will be accepted. Mail to: Education Department, OKC Zoo, 2101 NE 50th, OKC, OK 73111.
2. No refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to program start date.
3. Classes are transferable to children in the same age group; however a 20% service charge will apply for any changes in the original registration.
4. The Zoo reserves the right to cancel classes if registration is below required minimum.
5. Programs are held "rain or shine" unless the zoo is closed due to severe weather conditions.

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