How can I add or change extended care after I have registered for camp?
Please email email@example.com or call (248) 541-5717 ext. 3800 to change your extended care schedule.
How do I authorize a different person to pick up my child from camp?
There are two ways to change the list of individuals allowed to pick up your child from Safari Camp.
- Tell your child’s teacher at check-in.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (248) 541-5717 ext. 3800
Can I order an extra T-Shirt?
There is an opportunity to order extra shirts, camp packs and lunch bags during online registration. If you have already registered for Safari Camp and would like to purchase any of these items, you may do so at camp check-in or check-out. Please pay at one of the registers at the Rackham Fountain Entrance booth and then take the receipt to your child’s teacher or a Camp Supervisor. Your child will receive the item at the end of the day.
My child has allergies that may require the use of epinephrine. What do I need to do?
Please print and complete a “Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan.” Bring this form, along with any epinephrine or antihistamines that may be needed by your child on the first day of camp. We do not accept expired medications. Your child’s teacher will discuss the plan with you.
Is this camp peanut-free?
No. The snacks provided to campers do not contain any nuts and there are peanut-free tables available at lunch time, but we do not control the contents of other campers’ lunches or food brought into the Zoo by other guests.
What do I do if my child needs to take prescribed medication during camp hours?
Please ask your child’s teacher or a Camp Supervisor for an “Authorization for Dispensing Medication” form. All medication must be prescribed by a licensed physician, be in the original container and labeled with child’s full name. Please email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
My child has mobility challenges. Can he/she still attend this camp?
Yes! Please contact our camp directors at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. We can provide a wheelchair for long Zoo hikes if necessary.
What will my child do at camp?
While schedules vary among camps, a typical full day of camp may look like this:
- 9 a.m. – Welcome and warm-up
- 9:15 a.m. – Zoo hike
- 10:45 a.m. – Morning snack
- 11 a.m. – Activity
- Noon – Lunch and free play
- 1 p.m. – Activity/research
- 2 p.m. – Project work/art
- 3 p.m. – Afternoon snack
- 3:30 p.m. – Journal and clean-up
- 4 p.m. – Check-out
What snacks are served at Safari Camp?
Each morning, campers will receive one piece of whole fruit. They will have at least two options to choose from, such as apples, bananas, pears, plums, peaches or oranges.
The afternoon snack schedule is as follows:
- Monday – pretzels
- Tuesday – yogurt tubes
- Wednesday – applesauce
- Thursday – string cheese
- Friday – animal crackers
For ingredient lists or additional information, please contact email@example.com.
Campers may bring their own snacks if substitutions are necessary.