Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bergen County Zoo Camp registration is open

One of the most popular programs that is offered by the Bergen County Parks Department is the annual summer Zoo Camp held at the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus.

Zoo Camp is a week-long, ½ day, program for children ages 5 to 15 years old. It is open only to Bergen County residents or Bergen County Zoo members only.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m .Monday to Friday, and costs $150 for the week including a t-shirt.
Campers are organized into the following groups: Lambs — 5 and 6-years-old; Hawks — 7 and 8-years-old; and Gators — 9, 10 and 11-years-old. The groups spend time touring different parts of the zoo, meeting a different animal up-close in the classroom each day, playing animal-related games and making crafts.

Junior Zookeepers are from 12 to 15-years-old. The explore different aspects of a career in zookeeping as they learn about our animal collection, prepare their diets, and clean their enclosures. 

Registration is open until March 1.


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