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January 28, 2013


Wild Summer Camp Includes Animal Study, Environmental Challenges and Zoo Careers

Calling all Zooper Heroes! Registration for the Denver Zoo's Summer Safari camp begins January 29. The wildest summer camp in town is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers from Pre-K through 8th grades. Campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects, and more. Camps run weekly from June 3 through August 9. To meet the registration challenges resulting from high demand, the zoo will be rolling out registration over the course of seven days beginning at 7 a.m. on January 29.

This year's camp theme is Zooper Heroes. Campers will learn how to become a hero for the planet as you get outside and get active! Kids will get out of the classroom and into the wild, as we explore our connections to nature. They will uncover environmental challenges that face animals today and take steps to make a difference in the world we share.

The fun-filled educational curriculum is developed based on Colorado Academic Standards and specific camp topics vary by grade level. Children should be registered for the grade level they will be entering in Fall of 2013.

New this year is the Advanced Camp: My Future, My Zoo. This special camp for 8th graders runs the week of June 10 through 14 and will cover the many career options at zoos. Campers will participate in hands on, authentic activities that provide a zoo experience and will interact with zoo keepers, veterinarians, conservation biologists, horticulturists and educators who together are helping to secure a better world for animals through human understanding.

Rolling online registration will open on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7 a.m. Dates for registration are as follows:

January 29: Registration opens for the week 1 of camp (June 3 - 7)
January 30: Registration opens for the week 2 of camp (June 10 - 14) This is the week of the NEW career camp for 8th graders.
January 31: Registration opens for the week 3 of camp (June 17 - 21)
February 1: Registration opens for the week 4 of camp (June 24 - 28)
February 4: Registration opens for the week 5 & 6 of camp (July 1-3 & 5 and July 8-12)
February 5: Registration opens for the week 7 & 8 of camp (July 15-19 and July 22-26)
February 6: Registration opens for the week 9 & 10 of camp (July 29-August 2 and August 5-9)

Scholarships are also available. If families are interested in applying for a scholarship, do not register online. Download the 2013 Summer Safari Denver Zoo Scholarship Fund application from the Denver website or contact us at or 720.337.1408 to have an application sent to you. 2013 Summer Safari Denver Zoo Scholarship applications are being accepted now. 

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