WCS's Queens Zoo Opens Registration for Summer Camps

Zoo camps offer options for children ages 2 to 17 years old

Register now at: www.queenszoo.com

Flushing, N.Y. May 31, 2012––The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is offering educational camp programs for children and teens this summer. Registration is now open for the summer 2012 season.

Zoo camps offer a variety of animal-themed programs for children ages 2 to 17. Junior nature lovers can choose the program that is the best fit for them—from Toddler Time for younger kids, to a three-week teen internship that gives older children hands-on experience working with animals.

For more information or to register, visit www.queenszoo.com, email qzeducation@wcs.org, or call the registrar at 718-271-7361. Space is limited and some sessions will sell out.

Toddler Time
Ages 2 – 3 with caregiver
Toddler campers will be immersed into the world of American wildlife through animal encounters, games, and crafts.

Available Sessions:
July 2, 3, 5, & 6
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Fee: $90 members; $110 non-members for all sessions

Ages 4 - 5
Children will explore animal colors, families and diets. Crafts, animal encounters and games are part of the fun.

Available Sessions:
June 25 - 29
August 27 - 31
Times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $250 members; $275 non-members per session

Zoo Explorer
Ages 8 - 9
Children will get immersed in the world of American wildlife through games, creative projects, animal encounters and more.

Available Sessions:
July 16 - 20
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $300 members; $325 non-members per session

Junior Keepers
Ages 10 - 12
Children will learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper by meeting keepers and preparing special treats for the animals.

Available Sessions:
July 23 - 27
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $300 members; $325 non-members per session

Teen Internship
Ages 13-17
Teens interested in careers with animals will enjoy this exciting program. They will learn how to care for domestic animals at the zoo and participate in a variety of educational activities, meet special guests, and work on projects that will expose them to the world of animals. They will also have the opportunity to work alongside animal keepers.

Available Sessions:
August 6 - 24
Times: Monday – Friday; 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,000 members; $1,250 non-members for a three week session.

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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