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Camp Zoofari

Camp Zoofari Parent Resources

Camp photos can be found at the following link:

Camp Photos Page

Photos will be posted by the Wednesday after each week of camp!

Typical Daily Schedule

 Typical Daily Schedule

  8:45 – 9:15   Check-In at the Brown Education Center (BEC)
  9:15-9:30   Monday and Tuesday – Icebreaker game, rest of week, begin tour.
  9:30-11:00   Morning Zoo tour, lesson, and snack on zoo grounds
  11:00-11:30   Return to BEC and prep for Lunch
  11:30-12:15   Lunch at Karamu Outpost
  12:15-1:00   Return to BEC and put lunch away.  Attend all-camp show in Auditorium
  1:00-3:00   Games or activities (both indoors and outdoors), ambassador animal visit
  3:00-3:3:45   Snack in BEC, afternoon all-camp meet-up and prepare to check out
  3:45 – 4:15   Check Out in Brown Education Center

On day noted, campers have either Giraffe Feeding, Dinosaurs exhibit tour or carousel  rides

Daily Animal Ambassador* Meet and Greet for all Camps
*Not all animals are touchable, but campers will meet snakes, lizards, turtles, chicken, armadillo, chinchilla, baby alligator, or tenrecs.

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. In your camp group, who is nicest to you?
  5. What was your favorite part of lunch?

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?

For a more detailed look at which areas of the Zoo you camper visited, please check out the schedule here.