Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Safari Camps

2016 SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A BLANK PARK ZOO MEMBERSHIP ZOO PASS TO SAVE MONEY ON SAFARI CAMPS

When purchasing a membership online there may be a 3 business day delay before the member rate is applied to your account. To avoid the delay please purchase over the phone, 515-974-2600, or at our admissions counter.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

Click on the age group below for detailed descriptions of each Summer Safari Camp weekly theme.

Ages 3-4

Ages 5-6

Grade 1 & 2

Grade 3 & 4

Grades 5 & 6

Grade 7

 

Things to Know

Age and Grade Level
It is important to us that your child receives the best experience. As such, we hope that you will help us by honoring the age and grade level guidelines. Each camp is for children entering that grade level in the fall of 2016. Your child MUST be potty-trained to be a part of the camp.

Extra Purchases (Before/After Care, Lunch, T-shirts)

Weekly lunches, weekly before/after care, and t-shirts can all be purchased through your online registration process or at camp drop-off.  If you would like to purchase before/after care or lunches for individual days of the week, you can do so at drop-off or by calling 515-974-2588 (purchases for individual weekdays of camp are not available online).

Supervised Before/After Care
Before and after care are available from 7:30 to 9:00 am and from 4:00 to 5:30 pm for full-day campers age 5-6 and grades 1 to 7 (before care is also available to half-day campers). This service is not an extension of the camp. The cost for each supervised additional care session is $5/day am, and $5/day pm. A $5 late fee will be charged for every 15 minutes after 5:30 pm. There are no refunds for cancelling prepaid sessions.
***cash is not accepted at before care drop off (credit card/check only)

Lunch
Children enrolled in a full-day camp will need to either bring a sack lunch or purchase a zoo lunch (if a child arrives without a sack lunch, a zoo lunch must be purchased that day). Please note that refrigeration for lunches will not be provided. A snack will be provided for our half-day and full-day camps.  Lunch is $6.25/day or $25 for the week.
Lunch Menu: 
Monday:  Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Cookies and Drink
Tuesday:  Hot Dog, Fruit, Cookies and Drink
Wednesday:  2 slices of cheese pizza, Apple, Cookies and Drink
Thursday:  Corn Dog Nuggets, Fruit Cup, Chips, Cookies and Drink
Friday:  Hamburger, French Fries, Apple, Cookies and Drink 
*Menu is tentative and subject to change
**Cookies vary by day; vanilla wafers, Oreos, or chocolate chip cookies
***Drinks choices: Chocolate Milk, White Milk, or Apple Juice

T-shirts
The cost of a Summer Safari t-shirt is $10.  If a t-shirt is purchased when registering for camp online, you will receive this shirt the first day of camp.  


2016 T-shirt

Drop-off/Pick-up
Check-in for each class begins 10 minutes before the start of class.
For the safety of your children, we will only release your child to the person/s you list at drop-off each day. If there are emergencies/last-minute changes, please notify our camp instructors.

Locations: 
3-4 Year Olds: Drop-off and Pick-up will occur at the Banker's Trust Classroom next to Kid’s Kingdom. Directional signs will be posted to lead you to the classroom. 
5-6 Year Olds: Drop-off will occur in Pavilion 1, located next to the Bald Eagle Exhibit. For half day pick-up, please enter the zoo through Admissions and you will be directed to the Dove Room in the Discovery Center. Full day pick-up will occur in Pavilion 1.
Grades 1 to 7: drop-off and pick-up will occur in Pavilion 1, located next to the Bald Eagle Exhibit.
Please honor our pick-up times:
Half Day: 11:30 a.m.
Full Day:  4:00 p.m.
Aftercare: Before 5:30 p.m.

Registration, Confirmation and Cancellation

Pre-registration is required for all classes. All registrations must be received at least 7 days before class starts. After your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until you receive this confirmation. After registration is complete, Blank Park Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.
Please print the ticket attached to your confirmation and bring it with you the first day of camp.  
For questions, please call 515-974-2588.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A BLANK PARK ZOO MEMBERSHIP ZOO PASS TO SAVE MONEY ON SAFARI CAMPS

When purchasing a membership online there may be a 3 business day delay before the member rate is applied to your account. To avoid the delay please purchase over the phone, 515-974-2600, or at our admissions counter.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS

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