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AuSM's Minnesota Zoo Camps

MNZoophotowebAuSM is pleased to partner with the Minnesota Zoo to offer four summer social skills camp opportunities for youth with autism. Participants must be group ready. Click here to listen to the Minnesota Zoo camps radio ad featuring AuSM.

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Ocean Odyssey (ages 8-11)

Dive into an underwater world along with sea turtles, sharks and sea dragons. During this camp, we will explore a different ocean habitat including coral reefs, tide pools and estuaries. This session of Ocean Odyssey will be co-taught by a Minnesota Zoo Naturalist and an AuSM Education Specialist. 

Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m.:
June 16-20, 2014  

Orientation at the Minnesota Zoo:
Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m.

Cost:
$290

Location:
Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124

Registration for the MN Zoo/AuSM programs opens on Feb. 15 and will be processed through the Minnesota Zoo website. Access their registration page by clicking the button below.

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Once you've registered, please click the button below to download and complete the Parent Packet.

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Photo Safari (ages 12-14)

Pack your field bag with your journal and camera (all provided) and let’s explore! During this camp, we will explore the countries that make up each Zoo trail. A homemade photo journal will be our week-long project. Our animals are ready for their close-up – are you? This session of Photo Safari will be co-taught by a Minnesota Zoo Naturalist and an AuSM Education Specialist.  

Monday-Friday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.:
July 14-18, 2014  

Orientation at the Minnesota Zoo:
Tuesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.

Cost:
$290

Location:
Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124

Registration for the MN Zoo/AuSM programs opens on Feb. 15 and will be processed through the Minnesota Zoo website. Access their registration page by clicking the button below.

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Once you've registered, please click the button below to download and complete the Parent Packet.

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Zoo Crew (ages 15-18)

If you’re interested in working at a zoo, then this camp is for you. During this session, we will explore a day in the life of a zookeeper, a zoo vet, a sea otter trainer, and many other exciting careers to see if the Zoo is the place for you. Come join the crew! This session of Zoo Crew will be co-taught by a Minnesota Zoo Naturalist and an AuSM Education Specialist. 

Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.:
August 4-8, 2014  

Orientation at the Minnesota Zoo:
Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

Cost:
$290

Location:
Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124

Registration for the MN Zoo/AuSM programs opens on Feb. 15 and will be processed through the Minnesota Zoo website. Access their registration page by clicking the button below.

clicktoregister

Once you've registered, please click the button below to download and complete the Parent Packet.

parentpacket


Zoo Crew (ages 15-18)

If you’re interested in working at a zoo, then this camp is for you. During this session, we will explore a day in the life of a zookeeper, a zoo vet, a sea otter trainer, and many other exciting careers to see if the Zoo is the place for you. Come join the crew! This session of Zoo Crew will be co-taught by a Minnesota Zoo Naturalist and an AuSM Education Specialist.

Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m.:
August 4-8, 2014 

Orientation at the Minnesota Zoo:
Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

Cost:
$290

Location:
Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124

Registration for the MN Zoo/AuSM programs opens on Feb. 15 and will be processed through the Minnesota Zoo website. Access their registration page by clicking the button below.

clicktoregister

Once you've registered, please click the button below to download and complete the Parent Packet.

parentpacket


Click here for information about AuSM's Education Specialists and Assistants.