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Summer Camps

School’s out, let the fun begin!

Spend the summer at the Zoo

Kids ages 7-17 can choose from a variety of exciting Zoo camps, each with its own unique list of activities.

Zoo Summer Camp – Registration Now Open

Download the UPDATED Wild Summer Camp Adventures 2020 Camp Descriptions and Schedule

Fill up your summer with WILD adventures at the Central Florida Zoo! Campers will meet the animal staff in Jr. Zoo Keeper, set sail for mysterious islands in Pirates of the ZOOribbean, create their own zoo in Build a Zoo Workshop, and learn about animal care in Dr. Zoo Little. These camps, and so many more offer one-of-a-kind and incredibly fun learning adventures.

Campers must be registered for a weeklong full-day camp which runs  9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Each week is designed to offer campers different themes in the morning (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm). Campers will enjoy a supervised lunch break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Before Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am / After Care: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

General Camp Information

  • Campers must register in their appropriate age group and must be at least the minimum age for the group at the start date of the camp.
  • We encourage campers to experience a variety of camps. Repeating camps are the same.
  • Each camper will receive a confirmation email with instructions for attending zoo camps.
  • Before and After Care available for individual days. Sign-up is available online or at check-in on the first day of camp.
  • Each camper must bring a water bottle with their name on it.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Campers must bring their lunch and pack a snack for both morning and afternoon camp sessions. Lunch boxes can be stored in the classroom.

The safety of campers and staff is our top priority.

We are working directly with Seminole County’s Office of Emergency Management as well as following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the American Camp Association (ACA) to implement the following procedures that ensure our campers’ continued safety such as:

  • Camper registration is limited to Central Florida residents and to children who are visiting the area as long as they have been in Central Florida for 14 days or more prior to the start of camp.
  • Camp staff will provide training to campers on proper handwashing and good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and follow a strict sick child/staff policy.
  • A reduced number of campers per session to allow for safe physical distancing.
  • Individual and spaced-out activities to practice safe physical distancing.
  • Significant disinfecting of supplies and activity areas throughout the day with an EPA/CDC recommended approved disinfectant.
  • Camp staff will limit the amount of shared supplies and equipment for activities by providing each participant their own for the duration of camp, when feasible.

Check-in procedures:

  • Will include a daily temperature check for children prior to entry. Children who have a temperature of more than 100ºF will not be allowed to stay at camp.
  • On the first day of camp, parents/guardians will be asked if their camper has recently traveled nationally or internationally.
  • On the first day of camp parents/guardians will be asked if their camper has recently been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19.
  • Parents, guardians, and other non-essential visitors will not be permitted into designated camp classrooms.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to designate one person to drop off campers every day. Individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness per CDC guidelines should not drop off or pick up campers.

Pick-up procedures:

  • Parents/guardians are required to provide a valid driver’s license each day for pick-up.
  • Parents, guardians, and other non-essential visitors will not be permitted into designated camp classrooms.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to designate one person to pick up campers every day. Individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness per CDC guidelines should not drop off or pick up campers.

Face Masks

  • While masks are not mandatory for campers when inside their designated classroom, it is recommended that campers wear a mask for their own safety and the safety of others while in the public areas of the Zoo or if activities do not allow for physical distancing.
  • Campers may bring their own face mask or the Zoo can provide one if necessary. Examples of approved face masks include cloth masks, surgical masks, or bandanas.

For More Information Please Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

 

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