When is Rising Waters available?
Overnight programs take place June through September.
Who can attend Rising Waters?
Rising Waters Safari Camp is an overnight program designed for participants that are six years and older. Programs are designated for individuals, families, or groups (group programs are open to any type of group that has a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 48.
What time does Rising Waters run?
Rising Waters Safari Camp begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and ends the following morning at 10:00 a.m. Due to safety and security reasons, we cannot accommodate any participant needing to arrive or leave between the hours of 7:30 p.m. through 7:30 a.m.
What do I need to bring with me?
Sleeping bags and pillows are necessary. Unless weather is severe, we will continue with the outdoor portion of our program. Please be sure to pack appropriate clothing (sleepwear, change of clothes, rain gear, toiletries, outdoor garments and comfortable shoes). In the event of hazardous weather, campers will sleep in the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine. Additionally, participants are responsible for bringing their own insect repellent.
Do I need to have a waiver/emergency treatment release form?
Waiver/emergency treatment release forms must be filled out and signed on both sides. Every participant (child and adult) is required to have his or her own form. Children will not be permitted to attend the overnight program without a completed and signed form.
Can I visit the Zoo after the program?
Participants are welcome to stay in The RainForest and/or Zoo immediately following their program, if they choose to. Rising Waters Safari Camp, however, will not be accessible. If participants choose to stay, they must have means to store their gear.
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