Winter Camps

Snow Safari Day Camp
December 26-29, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Welcome to FONZ Snow Safari Day Camp! Each of the Snow Safari programs explores a different set of animals and themes. In every program, campers gain a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world, learning how their actions and decisions affect the environment. Through hands-on activities such as games, crafts, scientific exploration, and experiments, campers have fun while learning about animals and conservation. Campers go on zoo walks each day to get an inside perspective on zoo conservation and animal care.

Dates: Dec. 26-29, 2017

Times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (campers must be dropped off between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the Visitor Center lobby)

Cost: Members: $320 | Non-members: $400
Camp fee includes daily snack and carousel ride

Optional Before Camp Care: 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Cost: $80 limited availability

Optional After Camp Care: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Cost: $140 limited availability, fee charged for pickup after 6 p.m.

Registration Dates

Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10a.m.: FONZ Premier Plus and above

Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10a.m.: All FONZ members

Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10a.m.: Non-members

FONZ members receive early registration priority and discounted camp registration fees.  Not a FONZ member? Join today!

New Registration System

Our registration system requires all participants to have an online account. This system enables you to register multiple children at once, view your account online, and make payments.

New for 2017! Bye-bye promo codes, hello new registration system! To receive your member discount, simply create a new account and login using your member account information. Member discounts will automatically be applied during registration.

Camp Descriptions

panda in snow
Cool Critters

Mittens and scarves keep humans warm, but how do animals prepare for winter? Play games and make crafts in our cozy classroom, as we explore how the animal kingdom gets ready for the big chill. Then, zip up your jacket before investigating further on snowy walks through the Zoo to see the grey wolves, giant pandas and brrrrds!

Grades: K - 1
Member Cost: $320.00
Non-member cost: $400.00
Status: Open
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Sumatran tiger looking at camera
Frosty Fauna

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is always buzzing with excitement—even in the winter! Come out of hibernation and meet the Zoo's bears, lions, tigers and more. Learn about your favorite frosty fauna through Zoo walks, science projects and purr-fect crafts. This camp is sure to be Zoo-riffic!

Grades: K - 1
Member Cost: $320.00
Non-member cost: $400.00
Status: Open
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beaver in snow
Winter Wild

Do you have what it takes to survive the long, cold winter? Learn some special survival techniques from the Zoo's resident animals who love the snow. Brrr-ave the cold to meet experts in the field of animal science and species survival, and discover the important work they do. Then, find out how you can protect wildlife at home!

Grades: 2 - 5
Member Cost: $320.00
Non-member cost: $400.00
Status: Open
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Camp Policies and Information

Cancellation requests received at least four weeks prior to the start of the session will receive a 75-percent refund. Transfer requests received at least four weeks prior to the start of the session will be charged a 10-percent administrative fee. Please email the FONZ Safari Day Camp Office with cancellation and transfer requests. No refunds or changes will be made for less than four weeks' notice.

Minimum Camp Size

FONZ reserves the right to cancel a program no less than two days before the class begins if registration is under five participants. In this event, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and offered credit for another program, a full refund, or the option to donate your program fee to FONZ.

Locations

Drop-off for all camps is in the Visitor Center lobby. After gathering with teachers and classmates, campers will be led to their classroom in the Visitor Center. Campers in After-Camp Care must be picked up in Visitor Center classrooms. You must show photo identification when picking up your camper at dismissal or in After-Camp Care.

Registration

Our registration system requires all participants to have an online account. This system enables you to register multiple children at once, view your account online, and make payments.

New for 2017! Bye-bye promo codes, hello new registration system! To receive your member discount, simply create a new account and login using your member account information. Member discounts will automatically be applied during registration.

Animal Contact

For the safety of your child and the Zoo's animals, there is no contact with live animals or behind-the-scenes access provided in these classes.