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Potter Park Zoo’s Zookambi Educational Summer Day Camp Begins June 15

June 8th, 2015

Zookambi, Potter Park Zoo’s educational summer day camp, begins Monday, June 15 offering children a variety of hands-on experiences, animal presentations and access to exclusive adventures in the zoo.

“We have another great camp season planned with some exciting changes,” said Sherrie Graham, Potter Park Zoo Executive Director. “Our staff always looks forward to spending the summer educating and entertaining children in impactful and memorable ways.”

Campers can find out what it takes to run a zoo, learn about fascinating animal behaviors, participate in hands-on (and sometimes messy) projects, learn about ecosystems and how to protect them, and be inspired by the zoo’s animal residents.

Zookambi camp classes are offered for students grades 1-12 in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or choose both a morning and afternoon session for a full day experience. The half day program is $75 for members and $90 for non-members. The full day program is $150 for members and $180 for non-members, with snacks and lunchtime supervision included. All programs run Monday through Friday. Extended care to accommodate early drop-off or late pick-up of campers is available for an additional fee.

Several changes have been made based on input from parents, kids and teachers. Zookambi offers both morning and afternoon sessions each week for each grade level (kids entering grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-7) and two weeks of specially designed programs for students entering grades 8-12. A handful of new classes have also been added for each grade level.

Those looking for more information or to register can visit Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.