Nashville Zoo Hosts Day Camp for Kids with Special Needs
Nashville Zoo is proud to announce the creation of Zooperheroes, a day camp designed for kids with special needs that benefit from individual support from a parent or professional. Zooperheroes is scheduled for June 30 – July 3 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
During Zooperheroes, campers will meet animals in the classroom, visit exhibits, make crafts and play games that connect information discussed in the classroom with the animal kingdom. Supports will be included for campers throughout the day such as a visual schedule, visual supports, first/then boards, quiet area and choice boards.
Zooperheroes campers must have a parent, guardian or paraprofessional with them each camp day. For more information or to register, contact Rachel Baldwin, camp program manager, at 615-833-1534 ext. 105 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) for partnering with the Zoo to form the camp structure. Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 787,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.