Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoos and Aquarium Opens Registration for 2014 Summer Programs

Programs are available for children of all ages

Register online at:
wcs.org/camp

New York –– February 11, 2014 --
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium have opened registration for family, youth, and camp programs for the 2014 spring and summer season.

Programs include age-appropriate hands-on science activities, animal encounters, exhibit visits, and arts-and-crafts.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited, and camps will sell out.

Programs at the WCS Bronx Zoo include:

Toddler Camp
Ages 2 to 3 with adult

June 16 to 20 (Two sessions: 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.)
June 23 to 27 (Two Sessions: 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.)
Fee: Members $125; Non-members $150

Kinder Zoo
Ages 4 to 5

June 16 to 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 23 to 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 7 to 11; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 28 to Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 4 to 8; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 25 to 29; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Members $400; Non-members $425

Week of Wildlife
Ages 6 to 7

June 16 to 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 23 to 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 14 to 18; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 21 to 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 11 to 15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 18 to 22; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Members $400; Non-members $425
Registrants can book up to two weeks of this program for each child.

Zoo Explorers
Ages 8 to 10

July 7 to 11; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 14 to 18; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 28 to Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 11 to 15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 18 to 22; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 25 to 29; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Members $400; Non-members $425

Junior Scientists
Ages 11 to 12

July 21 to 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 4 to 8; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Members $400; Non-members $425

Teen Internship – A three-week program
Ages 13 to 17

June 30 to July 18
July 21 to Aug. 8
Aug. 11 to 29
Time: The first week is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weeks 2 and 3 are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: Members $1,800; Non-members $2,000

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp, email bzeducation@wcs.org or call 718-220-5132.

Programs at the WCS New York Aquarium include:

NEW Tidal Tykes
Ages 4 to 5

June 30 to July 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $350; Non-members $375
During this new program, children will discover the world of wildlife through visits to animal exhibits, crafts, storytelling and more.

Aquatic Adventurers
Ages 6 to 8
Session 1: July 7 to July 11; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 2: July 28 to Aug. 1; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 3: Aug. 18 to 22; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee per session: Members $350; Non-members $375
Young adventurers will discover aquatic habitats and the animals that call them home through art projects, hands-on activities and more.

Marine Explorers
Ages 9 to 11

Session 1: July 14 to 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 2: Aug. 4 to 8; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 3: Aug. 25 to 29; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee per session: Members $350; Non-members $375
Children will discover the variety of careers that exist in the field of marine science and conservation. Participants will be exposed to the intricacies of animal care and scientific research.

Junior Oceanographers
Ages 12 to 14

Aug. 11 to 14; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $380; Non-members $405
Designed for older children, this program offers a new appreciation of the natural world through design experiments, improvisational acting, and discussions with guest speakers.

**The aquarium now offers Extended Care, which helps working parents by providing children with program activities until 5 p.m. For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp or call 718-265-3457

Most of the programs at the Central Park Zoo are already sold out. However there are still spots available for the following camps:

Toddler Camp
Ages 2 to 3 with adult

June 30 to July 3; 11:30 a.m.
Fee: Members $100; Non-members $125

Teen Internship
Ages 13 to 17

July 21 to Aug. 8; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $1,800; Non-members $2,000

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp, call 212-439-6583 or email cpzregistration@wcs.org.

Many of the programs at the Prospect Park Zoo are already sold out. However there are still spots available for the following camps:
Toddler Camp
Ages 2 to 3 with adult

June 16 to 20 (Two sessions: 10 and 11:30 a.m.)
June 30 to July 3 (Two sessions: 10 and 11:30 a.m.)
July 21 to 25 (Two sessions: 10 and 11:30 a.m.)
Aug. 11 to 15 (Two sessions: 11:30 a.m.)
Fee for five-day sessions: Members $125; Non-members $150
Fee for four-day session: Members: $100; Non-members: $125

Kinder Zoo
Ages 4 to 5

June 16 to 20; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June 23 to 27; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee per session: Members $375; Non-members $400

Week of Wildlife
Ages 6 to 7

June 23 to 27; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee per session: Members $375; Non-members $400

Junior Keepers
Ages 11 to 12

Aug. 4 to 8; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $375; Non-members $400

Teen Internship
Ages 13 to 17

July 7 to 25; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $1,300; Non-members $1,500

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp, email ppzeducation@wcs.org or call 718-399-7327.

Programs at the WCS Queens Zoo include:

Toddler Camp
Ages 2 to 3 with adult

June 16 to 20 (Two sessions: 10 and 11:30 a.m.)
June 23 to 27 (Two sessions 10 and 11:30 a.m.)
June 30 to July 3 (Two sessions: 10 and 11:30 a.m.)
Fee for four-day session: Members $110; Non-members $125
Fee for five-day session: Members $125; Non-members $140

Kinder Zoo
Ages 4 to 5

June 16 to 20; 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.
June 23 to 27; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 11 to 15; 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Aug. 18 to 22; 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Aug. 25 to 29; 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $350; Non-members 375
Registrants can book up to two weeks of this program for each child.

Week of Wildlife
Ages 6 to 7

July 7 to 11; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 14 to 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 28 to Aug. 1; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 18 to 22; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 25 to 29; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $350; Non-members $375
Registrants can book up to two weeks of this program for each child.

Zoo Explorers
Ages 8 to 10

July 7 to 11; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 14 to 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..
July 21 to 25; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $350; Non-members $375

Junior Keepers
Ages 11 to 12

July 21 to 25; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $350; Non-members $375

Wildlife Teens
Ages 13 to 17

July 28 to Aug. 15; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members $1,050; Non-members $1,300

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp contact qzeducation@wcs.org or call the registrar at 718-271-7361.

CONTACT:

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
MISSION:
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; facebook.com/TheWCS; youtube.com/user/WCSMedia; follow: @theWCS.

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