Children's Mini Camps

Mini Camp: Early Care

Early Drop-Off Supervision for Mini-Camps

(8:00am-8:45am)

If you need to sign your child up for Early Drop-Off Supervsion you'll need to select the correct date and register just as you do for each specific Mini-Camp day.

Mini Camp: Late Care

Late Pick-Up Supervision for Mini-Camps

(4:15pm-5:00pm)

If you need to sign your child up for Late Pick-Up Supervsion you'll need to select the correct date and register just as you do for each specific Mini-Camp.

Pre-K Grade - The Three Little Pigs (Wolves and Canines)

Monday, March 27, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: Pre-K

Description

The Three Little Pigs (Wolves and Canines)- We've all heard the tale, but are wolves always the mean ones, and pigs always the heroes? How did the Big, Bad Wolf get such a bad rap, anyway? Discover the positive side of wolves and other canine species, and learn about how wild pigs can be!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

K&1st Grades - Cyclops and Centaur

Monday, March 27, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: K & 1st

Description

Cyclops and Centaur - Unearth ancient animal myths and legends, and make connections to real-life zoo animals! Learn which animal skulls influenced legends about the Cyclops, and think about what type of half-human, half-animal creature you would choose to be!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

2nd&3rd Grades - Animal Connection and Chief Seattle

Monday, March 27, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

Description

Animal Connections and Chief Seattle - Use Chief Seattle s inspirational tale about nature to get out into the Zoo and make connections to important animals in your life!Think about how humans, plants, and animals all interact and get "caught up" in the "web of life"!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

Pre-K Grade - Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Bears)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: Pre-K

Description

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Bears) -  Who's been eating our porridge?  Not our grizzlies or polar bears!  Find out what these creatures really eat and what kinds of beds are just right for them.  What kinds of human items are bears most interested in, and just how might they react to humans surprising them?

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

K&1st Grades - Dragons

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: K & 1st

Description

Dragons - Were there ever any giant, flying, flame-breathing lizards devastating the countryside? If not, then why are dragons so popular in legends? Get fired-up to discover the links between the real "dragons" at the Zoo and their mythical cousins.

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre- K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

2nd&3rd Grades - Birds and James Audubon

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

Description

Birds and James Audubon - Discover how a young boy fascinated with birds made amazing discoveries that are still being built upon today! Why was James so excited by birds and how did he learn where birds went when it s cold? Let your imagination take flight and study the science of soaring.

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

Pre-K Grade - Little Red Riding Hood/Tortuga in Trouble (Reptiles)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: Pre-K

Description

Little Red Riding Hood/Tortuga in Trouble (Reptiles) -  My, what big TEETH we have here at Denver Zoo!  Tortuga in Trouble explores the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood with a Spanish twist. Campers will encounter reptilian creatures with some fantastic features and brilliant behaviors. But are these going to be enough to escape the big, bad wolf?

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

K&1st Grades - Bigfoot and Yeti

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: K & 1st

Description

Bigfoot and Yeti - Big hairy apes are real, but what about those walking on two legs and living in North America or in the mountains of Tibet? Learn about these and other giants, and the "evidence"  that may have given rise to these "tall" tales. How do the apes of Denver Zoo compare? Whose feet are bigger?

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

2nd&3rd Grades - Primates and Jane Goddall

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

Description

Primates and Jane Goodall - This incredible woman created her own adventure and went to Africa to study chimpanzees!Find out how her life s work was inspired by a toy monkey, and why Jane Goodall is regarded as the foremost expert on chimps, today.Go bananas as you discover some ape-mazing primate adaptations, and learn just how clever some monkeys can be.

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

Pre-K Grades - The Tortoise and the Hare (Fast and Slow Animals)

Thursday, March 30, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: Pre-K

Description

The Tortoise and the Hare (Fast and Slow Animals) -  Discover whether slow and steady truly wins the race during this fast-paced camp day! Partake in some animal challenges, and see if you can jump farther than a hare. What is the fastest animal on land, in the air, and in the water, and which animals live at a leisurely pace for a long, long time? Who would win in a race between a tortoise and a sloth?What about a cheetah and a falcon? Find out, before times run out!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

K&1st Grades - Phoenix and Griffin

Thursday, March 29, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: K & 1st

Description

Phoenix and Griffin - How is the mythical griffin related to a triceratops? Learn about some real raptors and how they compare to mythical firebirds and lion creatures with wings and beaks!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre- K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

2nd&3rd Grades - Aquatic Animals and Jacques Cousteau

Thursday, March 30, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

Description

Aquatic Animals and Jacques Cousteau  - Explore the undersea world while learning about an amazing scientist who made it his life s work to understand what was underwater! Learn why Cousteau was called the  Manfish,  and which devices he invented in order to make studying ocean life easier.Check out some animals that love to swim and learn what you can do to save the sea.

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

Pre-K Grades - The Little Golden Lion Tamarin (Primates)

Friday, March 31, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: Pre-K

Description

The Little Golden Lion Tamarin (Primates) - Who would want to miss out on creating a new monkey story based on the classic Little Red Hen? Not I!  said the campers! Help the "Little Golden Lion Tamarin" find its place in the world as you learn about primates, large and small. Is it hard to be a monkey? Discover how their amazing eyes, hands, and tails work, and whether or not they can really use tools!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

K&1st Grades - Unicorn and Pegasus

Friday, March 31, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: K & 1st

Description

Unicorn and Pegasus - Can you master the control of magical horses?They have some amazing powers, like the ability to fly and to heal the injured.Learn about some real horses and other horned and hooved mammals, including one fantastic creature who truly has a single horn growing from its head!

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre- K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

2nd&3rd Grades - How We Can Help Animals and Dave Johnson

Friday, March 31, 2017 (9am-4pm)

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

Description

How We Can Help Animals and Dave Johnson - How do you teach a rhinoceros to paint, and what does that have to do with conservation? Find out first hand! Here at Denver Zoo, we have our own favorite author! Meet Dave Johnson: pachyderm zookeeper, mountain-climber, champion of rhino conservation, and amazing educator! Hear tales from the books that Dave wrote to help the Zoo and rhinos in the wild.

PLEASE NOTE: Each Safari Mini-Camp date offers programs from 9am-4pm, for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. When registering, you must register your child for the camp that corresponds to his/her current grade in school.

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