Summer Safari Day Camp

Summer Safari – Summer Camp for Children

Summer Safari is the Metro Richmond Zoo’s summer camp for children.  Each camper gets an exciting behind-the-scenes look at many animals such as the rhinos, cheetah, and penguins.  The camp includes a tour of the Zoo led by a Zookeeper and an assistant. Junior Summer Safari is for children ages 6-9, and is a 4 hour day camp. Senior Summer Safari is for children ages 10-13, and is a 6 hour day camp.

 

Junior Summer Safari  (Ages 6-9)

  • One 4 hour Day Camp for Children Ages 6-9 (9:30 am to 1:30 pm)

    • Children up to 13 may attend, however the program and its activities are structured for 6-9 year olds

$50

Includes:

  • In-depth Guided Tour of the Zoo
  • Behind-the-Scenes Look
  • Exciting animal encounters (some hands-on contact)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Photo with your favorite animal

How to come prepared:

  • Campers must bring their own lunches.
  • Bring large water bottles filled with cold water.
  • Campers should be dressed appropriately: tennis shoes, hats/visors, sunscreen.(NO FLIP FLOPS)
  • Sign this permission form.

 

2017 Day Camp Dates:

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

  • Tues. 6-27 or Thurs. 6-29
  •                          Thurs. 7-6
  • Tues. 7-11 or Thurs. 7-13
  • Tues. 7-18 or Thurs. 7-20
  • Tues. 7-25 or Thurs. 7-27
  • Tues. 8-1 or Thurs. 8-3
  • Tues. 8-8 or Thurs. 8-10
  • Tues. 8-15 or Thurs. 8-17

*Children up to 13 may attend, but the program is structured for 6-9 year olds.  There is a discount on the Junior Explorer Course if the children and parents wish to participate after the summer safari camp.  The discount is 20% off and is only available for immediate participation at 1:30 pm on the day of your camp visit.   Unlike the senior summer safari group, this program is not facilitated by the camp.  Thus, the same rules and restrictions for chaperones on the Junior Course pertain.

* If your child has a 2017 zoo membership they will receive a discount on their day camp.  (5% off for Basic Memberships and 10% off for Gold Memberships)  To receive the discount please call the Zoo at 804-739-5666 to book over the phone or book at the zoo.

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Senior Summer Safari  (Ages 10-13)

  • One  6 hour Day Camp for Children Ages 10-13

    • This program’s activities are structured for children ages 10-13.  No children under 10 will be admitted.

$70

Includes:

  • In-depth Guided Tour of the Zoo
  • Behind-the-Scenes Look
  • Climb through the Tree-to-tree zipline & obstacle course (Junior Explorer Course)
  • Exciting animal encounters (some hands-on contact)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Photo with your favorite animal

How to come prepared:

  • Campers must bring their own lunches.
  • Bring large water bottles filled with cold water.
  • Campers should be dressed appropriately: tennis shoes, hats/visors, sunscreen. (NO FLIP FLOPS)
  • Sign this permission form.
  • Also Sign this waiver for the Junior Explorer Course

2017 Day Camp Dates:

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Wed. 6-28
  • Wed. 7-5
  • Wed. 7-12
  • Wed. 7-19
  • Wed. 7-26
  • Wed. 8-2
  • Wed. 8-9
  • Wed. 8-16

* If your child has a 2017 zoo membership they will receive a discount on their day camp.  (5% off for Basic Memberships and 10% off for Gold Memberships)  To receive the discount please call the Zoo at 804-739-5666 to book over the phone or book at the zoo.

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Registration Information
(must be signed immediately after purchase)

(804) 739-5666

Registration is available online, over the phone with a credit card, or in person.  Due to the popularity of this program, dates will not be held until payment is received.  Registration and Emergency forms MUST be on file before camper can participate. This is a camp for children. Parents and chaperones are not allowed to participate and/or follow the group around the zoo.

Upon Purchase you must agree to the following terms: 

Completion of the  Permission and Medical Release form immediately upon purchase of camp.  Declaring  that your child is physically and mentally able to participate in this camp that is away from his/her parents.

**Parents/guardians are not allowed to walk with nor follow the group throughout the zoo during the SUMMER SAFARI. This is distracting to the group and interrupts the teaching activity for all the campers.

The Metro Richmond Zoo reserves the right to cancel any Summer Safari program. Participants will be notified by phone call or email. In the event of cancellation by the Metro Richmond Zoo, you may reschedule to another available Summer Safari date or request a full refund. Since all activities take place outdoors, cancellation may occur in the event of inclement weather. In the event of campers who cancel their Summer Safari date or “do not show” without prior notification, a refund will not be given.

 

If you have any questions concerning your child’s registration please give us a call at (804) 739-5666


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