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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Summer Safari Camps

CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE

Summer Safari Camps are weekly themed camps available June - August. These camps are offered for children ages three to twelve years and run Monday through Friday throughout the summer.

To purchase a membership click here. Please note there is a 3 business day delay on all memberships purchased online. If you wish to take advantage of the membership discount today, please purchase your membership over the phone by calling 515-974-2600.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS

 

Camp Descriptions 

Click on the age group below for detailed descriptions of each Summer Safari Camp weekly theme. *Each camp is for children entering that grade level in the fall of 2019.

Pre-K (Ages 3-4)

Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)

Grade 1 & 2

Grade 3 & 4

Grades 5 & 6

Grade 7

Click Here to See All Camps at a Glance

*Each camp is for children entering that grade level in the fall of 2019

 

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 grade level guidelines. Each camp is for children entering that grade level in the fall of 2019. Your child MUST be fully 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.  Please click here for more details regarding pricing and menus. 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).


Medications
If you are bringing any medication to camp with your child (including rescue inhalers and EpiPens), we ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please give all medications to your child’s camp instructor at check-in and advise whether the medication should be returned at the end of each day or stay at the Zoo for the duration of camp.
  • The child’s parent/guardian at check-in must sign a release form (required by law) that authorizes camp staff to securely store the medication until the time it is to be administered.
  • The camp child must administer his/her own medication.
  • All medications must be in their original packaging and labeled with appropriate prescription, dosing and/or pharmaceutical information. Liquid medications must be accompanied with an appropriate measuring cup/syringe.
  • We are unable to accept damaged/expired medications or loose medicine in unmarked packaging.

Click here to download the Medication Consent Form, forms are also available at camp check-in.


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:

Pre-K: 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.

Kindergarten: Drop-off will occur in Pavilion 2, located next to the Stroller Stand. 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 2.

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. After your registration is processed, a confirmation email will be sent (please check your spam folder). Your registration is not confirmed until you receive this confirmation.  Call 515-974-2588 if a confirmation email is not received.   

If a cancellation is necessary more than two weeks out from the camp start date, Blank Park Zoo will grant a refund for the registration amount minus a $50 processing fee.  Any cancellations requested within two weeks of the camp start date will not receive a refund (if the child is unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation at this time).  Switching to a different week of camp is an option but depends on availability. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS

Have a question?  Please check our FAQ.

For additional 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 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. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMER SAFARI PARENT'S GUIDE

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