Zoo Camps

Zoo Camp is back and better than ever for our 2018 Season!!! We will be offering 2 different weeks of camp with a full day of activities!

Each day we will cover different animals found throughout the world and discuss their habitat, diet, conservation and have lots of hands on activities.

If you are signing up for a camp you'll also need to download these two forms, fill them out, and bring them to the camp:

Hemker Park & Zoo camps focus on expanding each child’s appreciation for the natural world while working with a professional educator and zookeepers, going behind-the-scenes and meeting animals up close and personal!

It’s a New Adventure each day! Students in our zoo camp will get an experience they will not forget. During the week long session they will be covering animals found throughout the world and understand why each animal lives in that habitat. Each day we will cover different animals found throughout the world and discuss their habitat, diet, conservation, and have lots of hands on activities.

 

This year's camps

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

    Let your child explore the animal kingdom while getting hands on activities. Let your child learn about the importance of conservation while having!

    Hemker Park & Zoo is offering a Junior Zookeeper Academy the week of June 18th- June 21st from 9:00 am - 4:00pm. The Junior Zookeeper Academy is designed for kids from 10 years old to 15 years old. This camp will have lots of hands on experience and a conservation curriculumn including:

    • An Exclusive Experience: Only 15 campers will be able to partiicipate, so your child will receive a  unique educational experience.
    • Lots of Hands on Activities:  Campers will help our zookeepers with exciting tasks including diets, animal enrichment and more!
    • Age-appropriate Learning: Our curriculum focuses on the in-depth information to help students understand the importance of conservation.
    • Snacks! We will provide healthy and tasty morning and afternoon snacks each day (meal plan can be added)

    Academy Fee-$165.00

    An optional meal plan can be addeed for lunch all 4 days for $25.00 please contact us at 320-836-2426 for arrangements 

     

    Cancellation and Refund Policies

    •Cancel 14 days or more before the first day of your child's camp session, and receive a refund equal to 90% of the total balance.

    •Cancel 8 to 13 days before the first day of your child's camp session, and receive a refund equal to 50% of the total balance.

    •A cancellation made less than 8 days before the first day of your child's camp session, is not eligible for a refund.

    Are refunds available for absences?

    No refunds are issued due to camper absences, including absences due to illness.

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:45am to Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

    Junior Zookeeper camp is unlike any other camp, giving your child the opportunity to gain hands on experience with exotic animals. Hemker Park & Zoo's Zookeeper camp will give your child the chance to explore their passion and have an unforgettable summer!

    The Junior Zookeeper camp is designed for children from Kindergarten to 9 years old. The week of June June 25th-28th, 2018 from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 

    The camp includes:

    • Full-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:00 am and pick up is from 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    • Age-Appropriate Learning: Our camps are designed fror elementary students (though campers must have completed Kindergarten).
    • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty morning and afternoon snacks each day. (meal plan can be added)
    • A Wildly Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

    Camp Fee- $145.00

    An optional meal plan can be added for lunch all 4 days for $25. Please contact us at 320-836-2426 for arrangements. 

    Cancellation and Refund Policies

    • Cancel 14 days or more before the first day of your child's camp session, and receive a refund equal to 90% of the total balance.
    • Cancel 8 to 13 days before the first day of your child's camp session, and receive a refund equal to 50% of the total balance.
    • A cancellation made less than 8 days before the first day of your child's camp session, is not eligible for a refund.

    Are refunds available for absences?

    No refunds are issued due to camper absences, including absences due to illness.