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 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 2018.
*Each camp is for children entering that grade level in the fall of 2018
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 2018. 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. Click here for more details on each.
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).
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.
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 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.
***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.