2021 Zoo Summer Camp
March 13 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
March 20 out-of-parish residents
Pre-registration is required and Zoo Camp registration is non-refundable.
To register: brzoo.org
More info: 225-775-3877 Option 5
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Camp offers, guided hikes through the Zoo, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, keeper chats, crafts, games and snacks.
SESSION 1: GLOBETROTTERS
Pack your bags! Grab your passports! The entire world is only a hop, skip, and jump away for our questing campers. Let us take them on a whirlwind tour of the world as we explore exotic habitats and cultures.
May 24-28 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 2: FLORA + FAUNA
There is a great cycle of energy dispersed through the world. From the plants to the animals and back to the plants, all is connected in a constant song and dance that helps to balance nature. Campers will learn how the flora and fauna in an environment depend on each other and influences that can disrupt that balance.
May 31-June 4 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 3: WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM
Campers will get to explore aquatic life in oceans, rivers, lakes, and swamps. They’ll learn how all pathway ways lead to the ocean and how important water is to all living beings, including us!
June 7-11 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 4: DECODING NATURE
Nature is full of covert messages and hidden symbols if you look hard enough. Scratches on trees, scat left on a rock, and intricate vocalizations may all indicate more than meets the eye, or nose, or ear! Campers will learn the clues left by animals that provide the secret language of territory, dominance, coexistence and resource distribution.
June 14-18 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 5: OH, BEHAVE!
Campers will jump into the fun, fantastic and sometimes confusing world of animal behaviors. Using our own zoo animals as examples we will get a better understanding of how smells, tastes, sounds and visual aids help animals on their quests for life.
June 21-25 / Ages: 11-13
SESSION 6: AMAZING ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
What if you were able to fly? Could you use a prehensile tail? Animals have some amazing abilities and we’ll find out why by exploring their wonderfully unique adaptations in this week-long adventure.
June 28-July 2 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 7: GOING OFF THE DEEP END
Campers will dive into the deep, dark, mysterious depths of the underwater world. We will discover all that aquatic life has to offer as we delve through the oceans, rivers, lakes, and swamps. No landlubbers allowed here!
July 5-9 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 8: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Everybody needs a place to call home, but what makes each continent unique? We’ll take a historical tour through the 7 continents, learning about continental differences (and similarities) between all of the flora and fauna on the planet!
July 12-16 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 9: THIS IS HOW WE ZOO IT
The three purposes of Zoos are conservation, education, and recreation. It takes a lot more than shovels and hoses to keep our Zoo up and running daily. In this week, campers will take a deeper look at all aspects of zoo keeping structure, conservation efforts, enrichment and the general day-to-day life of our Zoo family.
July 19-23 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 10: IN THIS CORNER…!
Claws. Teeth. Strength. Speed. Camouflage. In the day-to-day battle for survival, campers will look at what skills and characteristics animals bring to the ring and may be able to answer that age-old question: Who would win in a fight?
July 26-30 / Ages: 5-7
$130 per child for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$152 per child out-of-parish
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Early drop off 7:30 a.m. / Late pick up 5:30 p.m.
No additional fee
Registration fees are non-refundable