Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Announces 10 All New Summer CampsApr 17, 2012
April 16, 2012 – Jacksonville, FL – The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ education department is excited to announce the opening of registration for 10 brand new summer camps that run June through August. This year’s Summer Zoo Camp offerings feature sessions for children ranging in age five through fifteen years old! Sessions cover everything from visiting and learning about our fine feathered friends, scaly or slimy reptiles and amphibians to unique animal behaviors. Camp participants will also explore plants and animals from different continents and learn about animals with amazing super powers and much more. Every Summer Zoo Camp features animal crafts, Zoo tours, and up-close and hands-on encounters with the Zoo’s Education Animal Ambassadors. All camps and dates are listed online at jacksonvillezoo.org. This year’s summer camps are sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. All children participating in the camps will receive a coupon for a free kid’s meal at Outback Steakhouse.
Camps start at $175 per camp per child for Zoo members and $200 per camp per child for non-Zoo members. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Extended care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Campers should register online at jacksonvillezoo.org. Limited spaces are available for each camp.
For nearly a century, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants. It has won national acclaim for its South American Range of the Jaguar exhibit and has the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is open year-round, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas day, and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
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