Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Safari Camps

2017 SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS

During the month of January, enjoy a NEW YEAR DISCOUNT OF 20% off your camp registration with coupon code SAFARI17.  This code must be entered at checkout to receive the discount.

When registering, only one ticket is allotted for each camp.  If you would like to register multiple children in the same camp, you must complete two separate registrations before proceeding to payment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMPS.

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

***when purchasing a membership online, there will be a three day delay before the member rate can be applied to your camp registration.  To avoid this delay, please purchase your zoo membership/camp registration over the phone or at Admissions.  


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 2017. 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.
***the weekly lunch menu is under revision and will be posted soon.  If you prefer viewing the menu before purchasing lunch, you can complete the registration and purchase lunch either the first day of camp or by calling the zoo at a later date.**** 

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.  

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. Switching to a different week of camp depends on availability and results in a $5 rescheduling fee. Once registered, 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 515-974-2556.

During the month of January, enjoy a NEW YEAR DISCOUNT OF 20% off your camp registration with coupon code SAFARI17.  This code must be entered at checkout to receive the discount.

When registering, only one ticket is allotted for each camp.  If you would like to register multiple children in the same camp, you must complete two separate registrations before proceeding to payment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMPS.

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

***when purchasing a membership online, there will be a three day delay before the member rate can be applied to your camp registration.  To avoid this delay, please purchase your zoo membership/camp registration over the phone or at Admissions.  

 

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