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ZooFari Summer Camp

IMG_0369Thank you for your interest in the Birmingham Zoo Summer ZooFari Camp! At this time, all Summer ZooFari Camps are at full capacity. Check back for information on Birmingham Zoo Summer ZooFari Camps for Summer 2016!

 

Information Packet

Summer ZooFari Camp is available for 4K through 8th grade students. Space is limited, and camps fill up quickly. Please register in advance to guarantee your child a spot.

While attending Summer ZooFari Camp, campers will experience:

  • Live animal demonstrations
  • Train and/or carousel ride*
  • Crafts and activities
  • Guided tours
  • Snacks
  • Animal Biofacts

 *Train and carousel rides are dependent on weather and the availability of the attractions.

Additional Forms

Summer ZooFari Camp Sign In/Sign Out Form: Once registered, please complete this form and bring it to the first day of camp.

Medication Policy: To review the Birmingham Zoo Education Department medication policy, please click here.

Request for Self-Administration of Medication Form: If your camper needs to take medication during camp, please complete this form and follow the instructions to send it to the Education Department.

Zipline Release Form: For your camper to be able to use the Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure, please complete this form.

Questions

If you have questions about Summer ZooFari Camp or the registration process, please call 205-397-3877 or email camps@birminghamzoo.com for assistance.

Allergy Information

The Birmingham Zoo is a facility that uses nuts and nut products for animal diet purposes. Traces of nuts or nut products may be found in areas where animal feedings are conducted and areas where Programs and Educational animal demonstrations are performed. The safety of our guests remains a top priority and the Zoo takes precautions to provide a safe environment.

In the Education Programs Department, safety precautions include:

  • Teachers are trained to recognize the physical characteristics that indicate an allergic reaction is occurring and proper responses to take when a student has a reaction.
  • Teachers are trained to properly use EpiPen.
  • Teachers will not offer students any food containing nuts or nut products and all students will be discouraged from bringing snacks/lunches containing nuts or nut products.
  • Teachers will ensure that no nuts or nut products are used as any part of class activities (not involving a live animal demonstrations).

For the safety of those who suffer severe nut allergies, parents of children who attend ZooFari Summer Camps are discouraged from sending snacks or lunches with foods that contain or may contain peanuts or tree nuts.