Saturday 19 October, 2019

Hope Zoo to host summer night camp for families

The Birds of Paradise Gazebo at the Hope Zoo.

The Birds of Paradise Gazebo at the Hope Zoo.

Hope Zoo will be hosting its second night-camping experience for families in July.

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, the zoo will open its lawns to family in their backyard. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy segments of the evening’s activities or to take part in the entire programme including sleeping overnight at the Zoo, the Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation said in a press release.

The entire programme costs $4,000 per person, which includes complimentary breakfast; interactive walking tours through the zoo; karaoke competitions; animal pajama competitions; tree-house movie showing and storytelling around a campfire with s’mores. The Zoo will also have dinner and snack options.

Art and craft will be among the activities at the Midsummer’s Night Camp at Hope Zoo Kingston.

“Campers can opt to share a large clear-top tent and watch the stars before they fall asleep, or they can pitch their own tents,” said Patrice Levy, marketing and event manager at Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation.

“We also have three-person tents available for rent at the Hope Zoo and invite all, including large groups, to register as soon as possible,” Levy shared.

Campers are being advised that they should pack the proper resources — a sleeping bag or air mattress and pillow; clothes and shoes for indoors and outdoors; warm blankets; basic toiletries, flashlights, insect repellent; and water bottles — for the adventures ahead. Registration closes Saturday, June 29, 2019.

For further information, adult campers can e-mail zoobookings@hopezookingston.com or contact the Hope Zoo at (876) 927-1085.

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