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Zoo Camp Parent Handbook

Please take the time to read through this information and keep it handy during the summer. This guide contains essential information for creating the best possible summer camp experience for everyone.

Thank you for choosing Zoo Camp! We look forward to seeing you this summer!

General Information

  • Location
  • Accreditations
  • Environmental Initiatives
  • Consumer Image Policy
  • Collection of Personal Information
  • Camp Hours
  • Our Team
  • How to Contact Us

How to Register

  • Confirmation e-mails
  • Member's Discount
  • Group/Friend Requests
  • Accessibility
  • Special Needs/Caregiver
  • Refunds, Transfers and Cancellation Policy
  • Wait Lists

Camper Checklist

  • How to prepare for Camp
  • Labels
  • Lost and Found Items
  • Overnight Program
  • Overnight Itinerary
  • Valuables

Travelling to and from Zoo Camp

  • Transportation
  • Link to Toronto Zoo Directions

Drop Off and Pick Up

  • First Day of Camp: Monday Morning Check In
  • Camp Hours
  • Drop Off and Pick Up
  • Camper Authorization
  • Photo I.D.
  • Early Pick Up or Late Campers
  • Travel by Self
  • Absent Campers
  • Passenger Drop Off Loop
  • Map of Pick Up and Drop Off Loop, Before and After Care Location & Education Office

Before/After Care

  • What is the program?
  • When does it take place?
  • Where does it take place?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Who do I contact?

Camp Programming & Special Days

  • Sample of Daily Schedule of Zoo Camp
  • What Does the Camp Fee Include?
  • Will my child have special opportunities with animals?
  • Wacky Wednesdays
  • Splash Island
  • Overnight Option
  • Opening/Closing Ceremonies

Lunch and Snacks

  • Allergies/Substitutions
  • Pizza Lunch Day
  • Litterless lunch

Health & Safety

  • Peanut Aware Camp
  • T-Shirts
  • Medication
  • EPI-PENS/Puffers/Inhalers
  • Sick Campers and Injuries
  • First Aid/Medical
  • Behavioural Policies
  • Bullying Prevention & Intervention
  • Animal Contact
  • Supervision
  • Severe Weather
  • Hot Weather