Zoo Camps

Zoo Camps

Join us at Turtle Back Zoo for some wild fun!

We offer week long summer camps for children entering Kindergarten and grades 1-8.  Look also for our fall, winter, and spring break mini-camp sessions. Campers will be introduced to the extraordinary world of animals, nature, and science.  Children will enjoy age-appropriate themed camps that include games, teacher-led lessons, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal encounters, hands-on science, and fun crafts. 

The mission of Turtle Back Zoo camp is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the natural world through fun and educational activities.

Join us at Turtle Back Zoo for some wild fun!

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo offers mini-camps throughout the school year on days that coincide with many of the major school holidays.  Available for ages 5 to 10, our mini-camp days are from 9am to 4pm.  Mini-camps are $85/ person per day.  To further our mission of conservation, education, and stewardship, campers will be introduced to the extraordinary world of animals, nature, and science.  Children will enjoy age appropriate camp activities that include games, teacher-led lessons, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal encounters, hands-on science projects, and fun crafts.  Join us for one day or all throughout the school year.

 

Upcoming Mini-Camp Sessions

November Mini-Camp – November 9 and 10, 2017 (Thursday and Friday, multiday camp) *Spots Still Available*

Winter Mini-Camp – December 27, 28, and 29, 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, multiday camp) *NOW ON SALE*

Martin Luther King Day Mini-Camp – January 15, 2018 (Monday, single day camp)

President’s Day Mini-Camp – February 19, 2018 (Monday, single day camp)

Spring Break Mini-Camp – April 2 to April 6, 2018 (Monday to Friday, multiday camp)

* REGISTER HERE *

*Please note, some sessions may already have sold out. You can sign up for the wait list through the registration link above.

Don’t have a CampDocs account yet? Read below to learn more about our new online registration system.

 

Payment
Payment must be made in full at the time of registration through CampDoc.com in order to secure your child’s place in camp.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy
For mini-camps, cancellations with full refunds will only be accepted up to two weeks before the first day of your registered camp session.  Cancellations made within two weeks of the first day of your registered camp session are not guaranteed any refund.  Cancellation requests can be submitted via your CampDoc.com account or emailed to mhunt@parks.essexcountynj.org.

 

Please Note

*New Jersey is considered a “no touch” animal state. Campers will get to see a variety of animals up close, but contact is limited to only domestic species.

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

We have a new system to register for zoo camps. All registration and forms can now be filled out online!

The first step is creating an account through the camp registration link found under the camp you want.

Have more than one child? All the information is kept under one account. Just add a new participant and enter in the information.

We know you might have questions with this new system, so feel free to reach out to us at #973-731-5800 (ex 103, 230, 275, or 236) or use some of the resources below to help answer some of your questions on the new system.

CampDoc has an extensive support page that you can access by clicking the Lifesaver Icon located in the top right corner. Here you will find many helpful documents that can help you use CampDoc to its full potential!

Here is a direct link to the support documents: http://campdoc.docnetwork.org/support/section/patient/.
If at any time you have questions that may not be in our support pages, you can contact our Help Desk at 734.636.1000 or you can email them at help@campdoc.com.[/minti_box]

Please Note:

*New Jersey is considered a “no touch” animal state. Campers will get to see a variety of animals up close, but contact is limited to only domesticated animals.

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