Pack 61 Sleepover at Lowry Park Zoo
When: July 22, 2011 @ 6:30pm – July 23, 2011 @ 8:00am
What: Sleepovers for Scouts – Animal Encounter, Crafts & Activities, Pizza Snack, Light Breakfast, Optional
· $35/person – (child must be at least 6yrs old)
· $10/children or $14/adult – Next day admission & behind the scenes tour & stingray feeding
Where: Lowry Park Zoo, Manatee Exhibit (Air Conditioned)
Dear Camper and Parent,
Thank you for participating in Lowry Park Zoo’s “Nite Site”. The following information will help you prepare for your sleepover.
What to do and where to park when you arrive
· The program begins at 6:45 p.m. , try not to be late or you may be locked out of the zoo.
· Parking is inside the security gate on Clinton Street. See parking instructions enclosed.
· An instructor will meet your group at the side locked linked fence to the “Zoo School”.
· Have your gear ready for the sleepover.
· There will be no entrance or exiting of anyone during the program unless there is an emergency.
What to expect on your Nite Site
· Activities may include a night hike, a behind the scenes visit, an animal encounter, games like Manatee Jeopardy and a craft if time allows. Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
· Lights will be out by appx. 11:30 p.m. (time can change depending on length of activities).
· Your wake-up call will be at appx. 6:00 a.m.
· The program will end at 8:00 a.m. at the front gate, unless you group has pre-paid the Next Day group admission.
· It is the responsibility of the group leader to ensure each camper is picked up by a parent-approved adult.
· An evening snack of pizza and a drink will be served around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., please eat dinner before arriving.
· A light breakfast is provided of granola bars, yogurt, fruit, orange juice and coffee.
· You are welcome to bring additional snacks and breakfast if you choose.
· Campers and chaperones sleep in front of the manatee viewing windows located inside the Manatee and Aquatic Center. Your instructor will sleep in a nearby building.
· The Manatee and Aquatic Center is equipped with central air and heat.
· There are bathroom facilities located on the Key West deck, showers are not available.
Items campers need to bring
Sleeping bag/pillow, blow up mattresses/cots (make sure those who have these amenities do not block the view of other guests without the mattresses/cots); toothbrush and tooth paste
Rain gear (dependent on the weather) – Umbrellas are NOT recommended.
Insect repellant-a non aerosol is recommended.
Flashlights (Please make sure batteries are working)
Guidelines for Nite Site Chaperones
Thank you for being a chaperone during your group's “Nite Site”. Please review the following guidelines. You will be held responsible for knowing and following Zoo guidelines. The success of your group's Nite Site depends upon your cooperation with your Zoo instructor.
· Chaperones must be a minimum of 18 years old.
· Chaperones must accompany campers throughout the entire program. Under no circumstances should any camper be unaccompanied by either a chaperon or instructor.
· Chaperones are expected to assist Zoo Instructors during set up and clean up of craft activity, snack and breakfast. A final morning check of the restrooms would be greatly appreciated.
· Chaperones will need to bring a flashlight.
· After “Lights Out” a camper must be accompanied by a chaperon to go to the restroom. (a flashlight will be needed)
· All Chaperones and all participants must go on the night hike. No one may remain in the building during this, or any other scheduled activity.
· Chaperones may not bring any children that are not part of the program.
· Chaperones should ensure that everyone (including adults) follows instructions of the Nite Site instructors.
In order to maintain the program's quality, chaperones should remember that they are there to supervise the children, and not socialize with the other chaperones. During the evening, please intersperse yourselves amongst the children. The campers and instructors will appreciate your cooperation!
Please review the following policies with your group before your “Nite Site”. You will be held responsible for knowing and following “Zoo Policies”.
· For the health and safety of the animals, we have a "NO FEEDING" policy. Throwing anything into any exhibit will not be tolerated. The animals are on special diets. Public feeding can be hazardous to the animals and could spark aggression.
· Please do not tease the animals. Tapping on the glass, clapping, banging on the windows, and shouting commands are ALL forms of teasing. Flashlights should not be aimed in the animals eyes. (only chaperones can use flashlights)
· Running, pushing, shouting and screaming scare the animals and ruin the experience for the other campers. No running or horseplay is allowed in the Zoo.
· No pets are allowed into the zoo. Some diseases can be transmitted from the pets to exotic animals. (seeing eye dogs are an exception)
· Always remain outside safety barriers - wild animals are dangerous! Children should not be set on rails or allowed to climb on safety railings or earthworks.
· Please stay on the trails. We do not want to trample the Zoo’s vegetation.
· Help keep the Zoo beautiful by placing all trash or recyclable items in the proper containers.
· No coolers, food or beverages are allowed to be brought into the Zoo for your next day visit.
· No drinking of alcoholic beverages or smoking is allowed. We also caution against consumption of alcohol before arriving for the program.
· No television, radios, or any electronic devices allowed. (They interfere with security radio transmissions).
Groups that do not follow the above rules
will be asked to leave with NO REFUND!