The camp's director, Jacque Tahuka Nunez, is a descendent of the Californian Acjachemen Tribe and grew up right here on the zoo's historic grounds. As a keeper of the Earth and teacher of Native American studies she makes it her duty to inspire kids to love and respect nature.

 

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Join us for a week of fun, fascination and friendship as campers learn about the animals here at ZOOMARS and those who share our planet! Through creative play, crafts, games, songs and storytelling your child will be enriched each day learning about animals and what they teach us.


Campers will work side by side with zookeepers to feed and care for the animals and help with daily chores like feeding guinea pigs, brushing the goat and sheep and other surprises. Campers
will also get to polish up their saddles for a special ride around the ZOOMARS trail with one of the cowboys.

The camp's director, Jacque Tahuka Nunez, is a descendent of the Californian Acjachemen Tribe and grew up right here on the zoo's historical grounds. As a keeper of the Earth and teacher of Native American studies she makes it her duty to inspire kids to love and respect nature.

We are also excited to announce a new Partnership with the Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center. Archaeologists from the Center will visit the camp and local Native American artifacts to share with the children and
let them explore thousands of years old midden (shells, bones and more). You getto be the scientist! Campers will enjoy other special guest speakers and their connection to animals all around.

Summer Camp Prices and Times
Designed for children 5 to 10.


Camp 1: July 11th - July 15th, 2016
Camp 2: July 18th - July 22nd, 2016


Camp Time:
9am to 1pm

$185 per camper
Friends and Siblings: $165.
(Discount applies when signing up more than one child)

 

 

 

A Living History Experience
In Pioneer Town, children will journey back to the days of California's Old West where they'll learn about the Native American Indians who first settled here. This time travel is shared through hands-on activities, stories, dance and song.

Starting with the Gold Rush Era, kids will pan for gold, then use their treasures to buy trinkets at the trading post. Through crafts like basket weaving and soapstone carving, kids will be transported back to the days when there were no TVs, computers or cell phones.

Other Pioneer Town activities include, roping steer (no, not our real one!), making butter, grinding wheat, making musical instruments and washing clothes on a wash board…the old fashioned way!

Pioneer Town combines the beauty of Native American culture with those of the early settlers in a fun and engaging way. The experience inspires children to embrace their own culture, accept diversity and appreciate the luxuries they have in our modern world.

Offered Monday through Friday

$10/child with a minimum group price of $300.00.

Add on admission to the petting zoo at $7.00/child.
Adults are $7.00.

Should you choose to have lunch afterwards, you may use our picnic area.