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Summer Zoo Camp Registration Opens at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Summer Zoo Camp Registration Opens at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

| Sande Caplin |

Registration for this area’s most unique summer vacation camp experience for kids, Summer Zoo Camp at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, has begun and is filling up fast. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234.

For nine weeks, from June 5 through Aug. 4, children who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade can experience and interact with the Jungle Gardens animals at the 10-acre zoological and tropical botanical garden in the heart of Sarasota. Unlike any other camp in the area, Zoo Campers discover nature through hands-on games, crafts, demonstrations and other fun activities. Kids get to explore behind the scenes and learn about the Jungle Gardens’ animals. There are lots of opportunities for animal interactions, too.

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Camp hours are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with early care from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and after care from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Each week of Zoo Camp highlights a different theme and registration is available by the week. The cost is $199 per week per child. Early and late care is available for an additional $30/week. Lunch, snacks and a t-shirt are included.
For more information, please call Sarasota Jungle Gardens at (941)355-5305 ext. 307. To register and for additional information about Zoo Camp, visit our web site at

About Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Sarasota Jungle Gardens features acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows throughout the day. Established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens is home to native and exotic animals, including birds of prey, many different species of parrots and macaws, free-roaming flamingos, primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, crocodiles and other reptiles.  Visitors have a unique opportunity to interact with and experience the animals, many of which found their home at Sarasota Jungle Gardens through approved private donations or through state and federal agencies that wanted to ensure these animals would live in a safe environment and permanent, caring home. All revenue goes directly to the care and enrichment of the resident animals.

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