What kinds of creatures live in a pond? Is it true that snakes are slimy? How do you tell what an animal eats by looking at its teeth? Discover answers to these and many other questions at Zoo Camp through various opportunities and activities designed specifically for hands-on exploration. When possible, close encounters with live animals (like the one pictured here) allow for unique learning opportunities where personal connections and lasting impressions can be made. According to weekly themes, a variety of "biofacts' and 'touchables," (furs, feathers, skulls) are incorporated into our programs to allow for visual, hands-on learning and to further enhance understanding of various concepts. Through a variety of activities, children explore and experience nature right in their own backyards, learning to recognize various forms of wildlife and understand the important connections that each one has in the world around us. Whether it be touching a snake, an insect crawling across your hand or coming face to face with a frog in the pond, our aim is to help campers feel comfortable and "connect" with nature, inspiring them to develop an understanding and genuine respect for wild faces and wild places.