Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp 2013
December 30, December 31, January 2 and January 3
Chill Out at the Zoo at Our First Winter Break Camp!
From the mountain-scaling klipspringer to the slow-moving sloth, discover the wild world of animal locomotion. Winter Break Camp offers exciting learning opportunities for animal and nature lovers in preK–4th grade. Each Winter camp group will explore the zoo and participate in a variety of activities. Activities will focus on animal diversity, environmental conservation and the ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
There will be four days of Winter Break Camp: December 30, December 31, January 2 and January 3. Each camp day is independent and has a different theme so campers can choose to attend one, two, three or four days!
If you're a Lincoln Park Zoo member, have your current Lincoln Park Zoo member ID number handy to receive your 15 percent discount.
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. (December 30 and January 2 sessions for first–second graders are sold out)
$62/day ($53/day for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Half-Day Programs (preK–K) (all morning and afternoon sessions are sold out)
(PreK campers must be at least 4 years old at the time of Winter Break Camp.)
Morning Session: 9–11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30–3 p.m.
$31/day ($26/day for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Campers are divided by age group (preK–K, first–second grade, third–fourth grade). Camp groups will explore the same themes each day but will participate in different hands-on activities appropriate to their age.
Monday, December 30: Cool Climbers
From tree tops to mountain tops, discover the animals that make their homes high above the ground.
Tuesday, December 31: Rapid Runners
See how you match up to some of the fastest animals on the planet.
Thursday, January 2: Frequent Flyers
Observe our furry and feathery friends—from birds to bats to barn owls—as they take flight.
Friday, January 3: Beneath the Surface
Head underwater or underground to investigate the swimming and burrowing that happens beneath the surface.
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Each camp group is lead 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.
We provide healthy snacks to campers each day. Possible snacks include fresh fruit, veggies and crackers.
To get a look at past camp programs, check out our Spring Break 2012 multimedia:
Looking Back on Spring Break Safari
Spring Break Safari Slideshow