Creature Challenges

2nd-3rd | Elephants

Camp Description

Zoo animals need enrichment, toys, and games just like children! Can your camper come up with ways to help animals learn, grow, and play?

Day Overview

**Schedule Subject to Change

Question of the Day

Can you build a complicated challenge that will keep Groucho entertained so he doesn’t fall into his routine?

Zoo Exploration

Toyota Elephant Passage. What did we see? How did this help us solve the Question of the Day?

Engineering Challenge

Campers design a complicated enrichment challenge for Groucho! What did we design and why is that the best solution?

Animal Experience

What animal(s) did we meet in our classroom? Why did we meet the ones we did? What did we learn from them? Did we build anything for them?

Further Exploration

What areas of the zoo did we explore in the afternoon? How did this help us better understand/apply the Question of the Day?

Taking It Home

What did we learn about animal needs? How can “toys” keep elephants happy? Do you have “toys” that challenge you?


  • Please review IMPORTANT INFORMATION, as well as our Policies and Procedures, to ensure you and your child are ready for camp.
  • Campers must bring a lunch, water bottle, and dress for the weather (plus lots of walking!). As most animal exhibits are outside, we WILL go outside every day.
  • A photo ID is required every day at pick up. Please notify the staff ahead of time if someone who is not on the authorized pick-up list will be picking up your child.
  • To contact us during the day, add authorized pick-ups, or to arrange a late arrival/early pick-up, call the Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400.

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