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Camp Zoofari – Parent Page

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We are thrilled your child will be joining us for Camp Zoofari! Here’s all the practical information about camp and answers to frequently asked questions. We’ll update this page with links to camp photo albums and activity information each week. Thank you for choosing Camp Zoofari for your summer adventure!
Photos from Camp
View Camp Zoofari action photos! Posted every Wednesday after your camp week.
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Tips to talking to your camper about Camp Zoofari

Depending on your camper’s age, he or she may not be able to remember and discuss details organized in a timeline.   In fact, you may continue to hear new information about their camp experience for weeks or months after camp is over.  Most children are not going to volunteer the type of information you want to hear about their day by asking,  “What did you do today?”  Here are some sample questions you can ask a camper to get information about their day at camp.

Younger campers (4-5):

  1. What made you laugh or smile today?
  2. Did you touch anything soft (furry, slimy, scaly, etc.)?
  3. Tell me something good that happened today.
  4. What was the funniest thing you saw today?
  5. What was your favorite part of the lunch show?

Older campers (6-9):

  1. How can we help save animals in the wild in our house?
  2. What was your favorite animal you saw today?  Why is that?
  3. What was your favorite thing you did today?  Why is that?
  4. Tell me one weird word or fact you heard today.
  5. Did you help anyone today?  What did you do?

Oldest campers: (10+):

  1. If you could be a camp Guide, what animal would you most want to talk about?  Why that animal?
  2. What do you want to do more of at camp?
  3. What are the issues facing wild gorillas (sea turtles, cheetahs, lions, elephants, etc.)?
  4. What are the top 3 things you heard your camp Guide say today?
  5. Tell me something you learned from another camper today?

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions, please visit the main camp page at www.houstonzoo.org/camp

This week at Camp Zoofari:

Check back two weeks before camp for details on what your camper will do each day.

 


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