Objective: Animals (Photography)

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Take your children to the Zoo for a different activity in the school holidays! They’ll make new friends and learn lots!

 

The Zoo has joined the European Commission’s United for Biodiversity” coalition to raise awareness among citizens about the severe crisis currently being faced by the natural world. It is hoped that this will encourage people to put pressure on the countries attending the 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15), due to take place this year in China within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to take courageous decisions to stop the disappearance of species and habitats.  

This year’s summer activity camps will be mouthpieces for this issue, with the children taking part becoming true guardians of habitats and the animals who live there.

With the help of our special host animals, they’ll also find out about the work we do at the Zoo and enjoy some great days together!

 

  • Days: Monday to Friday
  • Times: 9 am to 1 pm (without lunch) or 9 am to 4.30 pm (with lunch)
  • Age: 11 to 16 years old

 

Registration opens on 10 May at 8 am.


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What do we do?

Come and take your best photographs of the Zoo's animals, both when they are still and in movement. A truly incredible experience! Budding photo journalists will learn photography techniques and will be able to enjoy this great challenge in an exclusive way. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone making their first steps in the world of photography. Participants will learn how to get the best out of their cameras, how to observe the animals and how to decide on the best time and place for taking photos of them. This week will combine photography theory and nature, heightening our respect for animals by learning more about the different species.

 

 

The children taking part in the activity camp will become true “guardians of nature” and will strengthen an essential bond with habitats and fauna. They’ll also discover what the Zoo does to help towards conservation and biodiversity, and enjoy some great days with the animals and educators.

 

Each day brings different surprises, with time to visit lots of corners of the Zoo, see how keepers look after the animals, how they prepare their food, and help them with some of their tasks too! There’s time for leisure too, with games and handicrafts to take away a special memento from an unforgettable week. They’ll be accompanied at all times by the educators at the Zoo, all of whom are responsible professionals in the field of natural sciences and have plenty of experience in teaching and leisure, plus bags of enthusiasm!

Information

5 day camp without lunch:

  • Zoo Club members: € 135 
  • Zoo Club members with large family / single parent card: € 120
  • Not members of Zoo Club: € 145
  • Non Zoo Club members with large family / single parent card: € 135

5 day camp with lunch included:

  • Zoo Club members: € 210
  • Zoo Club members with large family / single parent card: € 190
  • Not members of Zoo Club: € 235
  • Non Zoo Club members with large family / single parent card: € 210

 

Special promotions (Not to be combined with other discounts):

For 2 holiday camps or 2 brothers: 5% additional discount

For 3 brothers or more: 10% additional discount

 

We have a babysitting service that includes entry one hour before the start of camp (8.00 am to 9.00 am). Price: € 4.55/hour (limited spaces)

SERVICE TEMPORARILY CANCELED FOR SECURITY, DUE TO THE HEALTH SITUATION.

Once the registration has been made, it is essential to deliver the following documentation to escolazoo@bsmsa.cat:

  1.    Registration and authorization form signed by the child's parent or legal guardian
  2.    COVID commitment sheet
  3.    Photocopy of large family card (if applicable)
  4.    Photocopy of Zoo Club membership card (if applicable)
  5.    Photocopy of disability certificate (if applicable)
  6.    Medical report in case of food intolerance or allergy for the catering service zoodebarcelona@aramark.es  A / C Beatriz Castuera (In case they eat at the house)

 

  •     You must bring all the documentation for each of your children.
  •     It is mandatory to send all the documentation by e-mail (escolazoo@bsmsa.cat), at most, 10 days before the start of the event.
  •     The original signed documentation must be submitted on the day of the start of the event.
  •     In the event that all the documentation is not delivered within the indicated deadlines, the pre-reservation will be automatically canceled.

8.00 to 9.00 - Childcare service for those who have previously requested it

SERVICE TEMPORARILY CANCELED FOR SECURITY, DUE TO THE HEALTH SITUATION.

8.50 - Access through the ticket offices of the Parc de la Ciutadella.

9.00 - Start of the house and presentation of daily activities

9.00 to 12.30 - Activities with animals from the Zoo, variable according to the day and the theme of the house. Between activities, there is a stop for breakfast.

13.00 to 14.00 - Lunch

13.00 - Departure of the participants who only come to the house in the morning

14.00 to 15.00 - Game time

15.00 to 16.20 - Field work, group dynamics and other activities.

16.20 - 16.30 - The children will be picked up at the box office of the Parc de la Ciutadella.

Boys and girls should wear comfortable clothing suitable for the time of year. We recommend that they bring a change of clothes, a cap, and that sun protection is applied at home (although there are many shady places in the Zoo, they will not always be sheltered from the sun). In summer, they should bring a swim costume, sandals and a towel, as-–weather permitting—they can have a swim during break time.

Children should not bring valuable items like mobile phones, videogames, cameras, money, etc.

From around 10 to 10.30 am, we take a short break and, if you like, you can give your children a light snack for this time.

  • On the first day the kids will be given a list when they arrive to give to parents/responsible persons with the name of their educator and the classroom where they will be during the camp. On the following days you can go directly to the classroom both for dropping off and picking up the kids. It is extremely important for you to tell the camp manager or educator on the first day if the participant will be picked up by other persons and provide their names and identity card numbers.
  • The Zoo has a doctor on hand after 10 am, who will handle any medical incident that could arise.
  • Lunch will be served at about 1 pm at one of the zoo’s restaurants. If your child has to follow a special diet or has some sort of allergy or intolerance, don’t forget to note it down on the registration form and email a medical report to zoodebarcelona@aramark.es, explaining the problem so the catering service can deal with it, at least 10 days before the zoo's holiday camp starts.
  • If the participant must be given any medication, an authorisation form must be completed so that the Medical Service can administer it.
  • Some of the programme's activities may be suspended or have the day changed for causes related to handling the animals. 

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