If you're looking for a wildlife camp experience for your child this summer, but concerned about the cost, you may want to consider applying for one of Lincoln Park Zoo's 2010 Conservation Camp scholarships.
30 one-week scholarships will be offered this spring to attend the Zoo's summer Conservation Camps, which are open to all children from preschool (beginning at age 4) to eighth grade.
Scholarship recipients may register for a second week of camp at 50 percent off the regular cost. The program will consist of two week-long sessions. "The Web of Wildlife" will explore relationships in nature and show how animals team up and depend on one another and "Nature and You" will focus on what humans have in common with animals. Conservation Camp may be attended as a one-week, or full two-week experience.
See the zoo's website to print a scholarship application or call the Lincoln Park Zoo Education Office at 312-742-2056.
**Scholarship forms must be received by February 13, 2010.**
A scholarship application does not guarantee a spot at camp. Recipients of the awards will be notified by phone or e-mail on February 19.
Regular online registration opens February 23 at 10 a.m. Standard tuition prices range from $125 to $300 per week, depending on half day or full day selections and whether the applicant is a zoo member.
Full day programs (1st – 8th grades) run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and half day programs (4-5 year olds) will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m.
-photo credit: Lincoln Park Zoo