Now is the time to be thinking about summer camp for your children. If your kids love animals, you may want to sign them up for a week of camp at the St. Louis Zoo. Campers learn about the animal world through games, classroom lessons and contact with live animals. Prices vary and sessions fill up quickly so it's best to reserve your spot early.
Camp Joey is for kids who are at least four years old, but haven't finished kindergarten. This camp is designed for pre-schoolers with games, crafts, stories and songs. Morning or afternoon sessions are available. The cost in 2010 is $125 for Zoo members and $135 for non-members.
Camp KangaZoo is for children in the 1st through 6th grade. Campers get to explore the Zoo's animal habitats, learn about conservation and perform animal skits. The cost in 2010 is $195 for Zoo members and $215 for non-members.
Teen Camp is for kids in the 7th through 9th grade. This camp offers more in-depth learning about the Zoo's animals and their habitats. Campers also enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the Zoo's exhibits. The cost in 2010 is $205 for Zoo members and $225 for non-members.
Scholarships are available to families with financial need. For more on these scholarships or to register for camp go to the St. Louis Zoo website.