Spring Break ZooCamp: Nature and Science Day Camps for Kids

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Spring Break ZooCamp runs Monday - Friday during the Spring Break weeks most common among East Bay school districts. This year we are offering a three-day workshop on Monday-Wednesday and a two-day workshop on Thursday-Friday. Curriculum is designed so that campers can register for a full five days without repeating activities. Participants must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Program hours are 9:00am - 4:00pm, with optional before and after care.

Please look over the information below regarding themes, cost, registration, reservation and cancellation policies and other important information.

Programs for Spring Break 2014

March 31-April 2 or April 14-16: Zoofari
Are you ready for an adventure? Join us for a three day expedition around the Oakland Zoo. We'll tour zoo exhibits, make treats for the animals, play games, sing songs, get to meet some animals up close, and make new friends. This program is a great introduction for kids who have not participated in our full week summer camp. For our returning campers, we've included some of our most popular activities. Just remember, when animals are involved, you'll never have the same experience twice.

April 3-4 or April 17-18: Nature Play
What can you find under a rock in the creek? What signs of wildlife are all around us? The day will fly by as kids tour the zoo, explore Knowland Park, build forts, look for native wildlife, and come nose to nose with nature.

  • Participants must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Our youngest participants must be currently enrolled in a traditional kindergarten class or the second year of a transitional kindergarten program, and be eligible to enroll in first grade in Fall 2014.
  • Program hours are 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Program Fees

Three-day workshop: $165 for current Oakland Zoo members / $180 for non-members.

Two-day workshop: $110.00 for current Oakland Zoo members / $120.00 for non-members.

  • Before care is available from 8:00am - 9:00am for an additional $5.00 per day.
  • After care is available from 4:00pm - 5:30pm for an additional $10.00 per day.
  • Parking fees are waived for people dropping off or picking up ZooCamp participants.
Other Important Information
  • Classes are designed for children to participate independently. Parents are not allowed to stay with their children. Participants must be able to toilet independently.
  • Please note: If your child has diagnosed special needs and is unable to participate without an aide, please contact us to discuss accommodations at (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or ZooCamp Registrar.
  • Please download our ZooCamp FAQs for more information about requesting special friends, to see a sample ZooCamp schedule, and other common parent inquiries.
Registration

All ZooCamp registration is online through Thriva. This secure website database will keep your credit card information safe and make it easy to register the same participant for multiple programs. Our registration system requires payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover).

Registration for Spring Break ZooCamp is now open! If you are ready you can register for ZooCamp now.

If you've already used Thriva to register for ZooCamp or ZooKids and you can't remember your account information, you can find out your Username and Password.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Cancellation 14 days or more before the event = 90% refund of the total balance.
  • Cancellation 8-13 days before the event = 50% refund of the total balance.
  • Cancellation less than 8 days before the event = 0% refund of the total balance.
  • No refunds are issued due to camper absences, including absences due to illness.
  • There is no fee or penalty for transferring from one class to another within the same school break camp program if space is available (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break). However, if you register online for a new class then cancel your original registration, the standard cancellation fees apply.
  • To cancel, transfer from one session to another, or make other changes to your ZooKids registration, please call the (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email the ZooCamp Registrar.

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