It’s summer! Time for ZooCamp: Digital Adventures! Things may be different this year, but it doesn’t mean kids can’t experience camp while staying safe and healthy. Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering ZooCamp: Digital Adventures for children ages 6 – 10 beginning Monday, June 22.
Campers may enjoy up to five weeks of summer camp with a combination of online camp time and outdoor activities. Live, interactive, and engaging camp sessions run Monday, Wednesday, Friday from either 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Campers select their session. On Tuesday and Thursday campers will have a box of activities from the Zoo that they can use to enjoy nature in their own backyard.
“We are so excited to provide an engaging, interactive summer camp to children locally and regionally,” says the Zoo’s director of education Shareen Knowlton. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming positive response to our Friday interactive ZooCamps that ran during the time children were distance learning. Additionally, based on our successful ZooSchool and virtual ZooMobile we know children and parents are engaging with us to maintain a connection to wildlife and wild places. We are so happy that we can find fun ways to bring the Zoo to everyone.”
The live interactive sessions on Monday, Wednesday, Friday will be held on Zoom. Campers will meet as a large group on Zoom, and then break into specific ZooCamp digital classrooms to be together with their counselors and fellow campers. (Don’t worry, this bit of magic happens on our end, your camper does not have to be a total Zoom whiz!) Tuesday and Thursday activity boxes will either be mailed to families two weeks prior to a camp session or picked up at Roger Williams Park Zoo a week prior to the camper’s camp session.
Each week’s session cost $175 including shipment of activity box. $150 per week if the activity box is picked up at the Zoo’s gate 5. Members and siblings receive a $5 discount.
For updated ZooCamp information please go to rwpzoo.org.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction, and a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.