Spring Break Camp
Spring Break Camp
March 30–April 3 and April 6–10, 2015
Spring Break Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo
Animal and nature lovers in preK–4th grade embarked on a spring break trip across the Americas! Campers explored the ins and outs of habitats from North to South America and got to know more about the critters that call these environs home. Activities focused on animal diversity, environmental conservation and the ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Spring Break Camp were held March 30–April 3 and April 6–10. The curriculum and activities for both weeks was identical, so campers only needed to register for one week.
Please return to this page in late 2015–early 2016 to sign up for Spring Break Camp 2016!
Active Lincoln Park Zoo members at any level receive a 15 percent discount on registration. Not a member yet? Become a member today! Or call the membership hotline at 312-742-2322 to check your membership level and status.
Lincoln Park Zoo adheres to a strict cancellation and refund policy:
- If you need to cancel your registration up to two weeks prior to the program, a full refund will be given, less a 12.5 percent processing fee.
- If you need to cancel your registration less than two weeks prior to the program, no refund will be given. However, you may find another participant to fill your place as long as they meet all the pertinent program requirements (e.g. age restrictions). The zoo’s Education Department must be notified of the participant change at least 24 hours in advance.
- If Lincoln Park Zoo must cancel a program, a full refund will be issued to the registrant.
Active Lincoln Park Zoo members at any level receive a 15 percent discount on registration. Become a member today!
Full-Day Programs (first–fourth graders)
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$335/week ($285/week for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Half-Day Programs (preK–K)
(PreK campers must be at least 4 years old at the time of Spring Break Camp.)
Morning Session: 9–11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30–3 p.m.
$168/week ($143/week for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
- Daily healthy snack
- Camp T-shirt
Lincoln Park Zoo offers a limited number of scholarships, ranging from partial scholarships to full scholarships which cover the cost of one day of participation.
The Great American Trek 2015
Join us on a spring break trip across the Americas! We will explore the ins and outs of habitats from North to South America and get to know more about the critters that call these environs home.
4–5 Year Olds
North to south, red wolves to flamingos. Use your senses to discover the environs and creatures of the Americas. Watch a slow-moving sloth, smell Holstein dairy cows and touch the hard plates of a La Plata three-banded armadillo!
Adventure in the Americas
Rainforest, Arctic tundra, and the Great Plains! Explore the Americas biome to biome, from Alaska to Argentina. Examine the homes, holes and hideaways of some of the most unique creatures this side of the globe.
Scientists in the Field
Step into the shoes of a field researcher by tracking and analyzing the signs and signals animals leave behind. Investigate the behavior of black bears that roam Yosemite National Park and tamarins that inhabit the treetops of the Amazon rainforest.
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Each camp group is led by a camp instructor. These professionals have extensive experience working with children and a demonstrated commitment to connecting children to the natural world. Camp instructors facilitate all educational components of the camp day, but groups also have the chance to meet zoo staff throughout the week, from veterinarians to zookeepers to scientists. Zoo volunteers will also support each camp group as they travel around the zoo and participate in activities.
For more information please email Camp@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.
Looking Back on Spring Break Safari
Spring Break Safari Slideshow