One of the most fun parts of my job is running the summer camp here at the Sacramento Zoo. Our camps are unlike any other in that the kids leave with real knowledge and understanding of the natural world. We hear over and over from parents how their kids come back to the Zoo and act as tour guides and teachers for the whole family! Our camps and classes offer experiences not available on a regular visit or field trip, and are taught by science educators who are experts on the Zoo and our animals.
I love to see our camp families who come every summer and see the kids grow each year. I am extra excited this year because I get to see some of those kids in December! This year we are having a Winter Mini-Camp on December 21st. It is going to be a lot of fun! We will be learning all about nocturnal animals, including some of our newer animals: Straw-colored Fruit Bats, Aardvark and Fennec Foxes.
This camp will be structured similarly to a day of Summer Camp: silly songs, fun games, and some special nocturnal crafts. We will also be going on Zoo walks to learn about the animals and see them in person. In addition, some of our Zookeepers will be holding a private show for us to meet some Animal Ambassadors up-close and personal.
The Winter Mini-Camp will be on Sunday, December 21st from 10 am to 2 pm and is geared towards 1st to 6th graders. We know this is a busy time of year so while you are finishing your holiday shopping or attending events, drop your kids with us! They will have a fantastic day and learn all about animals in the process!
We hope to see familiar faces and meet many new friends on this fun day! Visit the Winter Mini-Camp webpage to learn more and register.