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WCS’s Queens Zoo is Accepting Registration for 2016 Summer Camp Programs for Children
Programs are available for children of all ages
Register online at: https://queenszoo.com/programs/summer-camp and for more information, call 1-800-433-4149 or email email@example.com
Flushing, N.Y. – June 27, 2016 –As summer break begins, WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo continues to accept registration for Summer 2016 camp programs. Programs include age-appropriate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, live animal encounters, exclusive exhibit visits, and arts-and-crafts.
All of the camps are taught by professional zoo educators who have a strong understanding of how to make learning fun and engaging. Limited space is also available at WCS’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. As a benefit for working parents, aftercare is offered at both the Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium. Many of the sessions are different themes to allow for campers to return to the zoo for multiple weeks of adventure.
Summer Camp Programs at the WCS Queens Zoo include:
AGE: Entering PreK - K DAYS & TIME: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FEE: $425 non-members; $375 members Children will explore animal colors, animal families and what animals eat. Crafts, hands-on activities, and animal guests are all part of the program.
Price is per week.
Session B1: July 5 to July 8, 2016 (4-Day camp $350 non-members, $300 members) Session C1: July 25 to July 29, 2016 Session A2: Aug. 15 to Aug. 19, 2016 Session B2: Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, 2016 Session C2: Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2016
Week of Wildlife
AGE: Entering 1st - 2nd grade DAYS & TIME: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FEE: $425 non-members; $375 members Animal groups including mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates are among the topics. Campers will also discover the homes and habitats of various animals. Price is per week.
Session A1: July 5 to July 8, 2016 (4-Day camp $350 non-members, $300 members) Session B1: July 11 to July 15, 2016 Session C1: July 25 to July 29, 2016 Session A2: Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2016 Session B2: Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, 2016 Session C2: Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2016
AGE: Entering 3rd - 5th grade DAYS & TIME: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FEE: $425 non-members; $375 members Price is per week.
Campers will be immersed into the world of American wildlife through special investigations, interactive games, creative projects, animal guests and much more. Session A: July 11 to July 15, 2016 Session B: July 18 to July 22, 2016 Session C: Aug. 15 to Aug. 19, 2016
AGE: Entering 6th - 8th grade DAYS & TIME: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. FEE: $425 non-members; $375 members
This is a weeklong opportunity to learn science, technology, engineering and math through animal behaviors, diets and zoo exhibits. Each day participants will be immersed in a variety of hands-on learning experiences that will help them explore science. All activities will encourage participants to be creative, work collaboratively, share ideas, and gain an appreciation of animals in the zoo.
Aug. 8 to Aug. 12, 2016
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.
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)
MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 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: newsroom.wcs.org Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: 347-840-1242.