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2020 Summer Camp Open House at Turtle Back Zoo

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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue

Education Center Classrooms

West Orange, NJ 07052

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It’s never too early to think of summer! Turtle Back Zoo hosts week-long, fun, science-based summer camps for ages 5 to 14. Teacher-guided lessons, behind-the-scenes experiences, up-close animal encounters, fun crafts, and time in the Zoo make this camp a must do on your summer fun list.

Join us for Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Annual Summer Camp Open House to check out what’s new and fun at camp for Summer 2020. On Saturday, February 29th from 11am to 2pm you can meet some of our camp counselors, learn about our science-based curriculum, try a camp-styled activity, and say hello to a few of our Camp Animal Ambassadors. There will be several activity stations to visit and record on an Open House Passport.

This is a free event and we ask that you register in advance, but day-of walk ups will be welcome. This is not a drop-off program for children; all attendees should register. We are scheduling 1 hour time slots (11am, 12pm, 1pm) for tickets to ensure that we can accommodate the needs of our future campers and their families; please attend the ticket time for which you've registered. Registered participants who complete all visitor activity stations before 2pm are eligible for same day zoo admission at the off-season group rate ($8/person - note that TBZ closes at 3:30pm in February). The Open House is located at the Berson Education Center (adjacent to the TreeTop Adventure Course) on the east side of the Zoo complex.

Save the Date! Online registration for zoo summer camp opens to Zoo Members on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Registration for the general public opens two weeks later.

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