Summer Wild Adventure Programs
2021 Wild Adventure Programs
Registration for 2021 Spring and Summer Wild Adventure Programs will open on November 1, 2020.
Our Wild Adventure Program strives to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff, and we will be following federal, state, and local guidelines regarding social distancing and cleanliness. We have the advantage in that the vast majority of our time is spent outdoors, and the grounds of Southwick's Zoo offer us the chance to travel together while maintaining social distance. Camp areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly, and we always require our students to wash their hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day including before meals.
Please note that all children will be required to wear a mask during Spring and Summer Wild Adventure Programs.
Questions About Wild Adventure Programs?
Email Bob Clark, Wild Adventure Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning meets fun with our Wild Adventure Summer Programs! We offer program sessions for the following grade levels: K-2, 2 & 3, 4-6, and 7-10. Our young adventurers will explore the zoo and learn through a variety of hands on activities such as games, crafts, and even meeting some of our animals up close and personal. All Wild Adventure students also get to tie-dye their own t-shirt.
Did you know we also offer Spring Wild Adventure Programs during April Vacation? Click here to learn more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when do I drop my child off?
Please drop your child off at 9:00am (8:45am on the first day of the program) at the top of the zoo’s smaller parking lot (across the street from the larger field parking lot).
Where do I pick up my child?
Children will be picked up at 4:00pm (or noon for the half day programs) at the top of the zoo’s smaller parking lot (across the street from the larger field parking lot).
What should my child wear?
Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We spend most of the day outdoors and do a large amount of walking, so we recommend that children wear comfortable shoes and do not wear sandals or open toed shoes. Following state guidelines, children will be required to wear a face mask throughout the day, excluding during meal times. We strongly recommend packing an extra mask in case one gets dirty or is unusable.
What should my child bring?
- A mask or other fabric face covering such as a bandana. Following state guidelines, children will be required to wear a face mask throughout the day, excluding during meal times. We strongly recommend packing an extra mask in case one gets dirty or is unusable.
- Sneakers or boots only (no sandals, flip flops, or open-toed shoes). Shoes must be comfortable enough for children to walk all over the zoo.
- A pencil bag with colored pencils, markers, crayons, small paint brush and regular pencils.
- Additional clothing depending on the day’s weather forecast (i.e. extra socks, raincoat, sweatshirt, hat, etc.)
- Water bottle – We have water available to refill bottles, but, to minimize contact, we recommend packing two water bottles each day.
- Insect repellent
- Lunch & snacks – We provide snacks and water during morning and afternoon snack time. Snacks will be individually packaged, single serve snacks. Since kids are active all day, they tend to get hungry, so you may wish to send more than you typically would for school lunch.
- Hand sanitizer – We have installed a hand washing station, staff will have hand sanitizer, and hand sanitizer is available in various locations in the zoo, but we recommend that children bring their own to help minimize contact.