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January 16, 2014


Wild Summer Camp Explores Animals All Around the World

Denver, CO - It's time to mark your calendars. Registration for Denver Zoo's Summer Safari camp begins January 28! 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. Summer Safari camp runs for 10 individual weeks; Monday through Friday, with a new group of campers starting every Monday beginning June 2. 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 28.

This year's camp theme is Animals Around the World. Campers will travel from Colorado to Africa, South America, Antarctica and Asia all in one week, without ever leaving Denver. They'll connect with animals and cultures around the world through exploration of the Zoo, making for a fantastic summer adventure.

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 2014.

This year is second year Denver Zoo is offering the Advanced Camp: "My Future, My Zoo." This special camp for 8th graders runs the week of July 7 through 11 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 zookeepers, veterinarians, conservation biologists, horticulturists and educators who together are helping to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. 

Registration is online only and will start on a rolling basis on Tuesday, January 28 at Registration will open at 7 a.m. each day. In order for members to be eligible for a member discount, they must first sign in as a member first before making a purchase. Dates for registration are as follows:

January 28: Registration opens for the 1st week of camp (June 2-6) 
January 29: Registration opens for the 2nd week of camp (June 9-13) 
January 30: Registration opens for the 3rd week of camp (June 16-20) 
January 31: Registration opens for the 4th week of camp (June 23-27) 
February 3: Registration opens for weeks 5 & 6 of camp (June 30-July 3 - short week – no camp on July 4) and (July 7- 11 - this is the week of the advanced career camp for 8th graders)
February 4: Registration opens for weeks 7 & 8 of camp (July 14-18 & July 21-25) 
February 5: Registration opens for weeks 9 & 10 of camp (July 28-August 1 & August 4-8) 

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

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