Summertime is a special time for children, which is why we switch gears to create an exciting and memorable summer camp atmosphere for children in all our classrooms. U-GRO’s Summer Safari program is designed to keep your child engaged and learning from June through August with enriching, hands-on adventures and some classic summertime fun!
Summer Safari Program Highlights
- STEAM Investigations
- Bounce House Fun
- Theme Days
- Bi-weekly Spirit & Sports Days with picnic lunch and ice cream
- Splash Days
- Hands-on sensory exploration
Summer Safari In-House Visitors
- Petting Zoo and Pony Rides (2+) – Party Animalz Farm will provide a chance for children to interact with animals including chicks, ducklings, bunnies and piglets in the petting zoo, and all children ages 3 and up will enjoy a guided pony ride.
- ZooAmerica (2+) – An animal specialist from ZooAmerica visits to present the Paws, Claws, Scales and Tails program, which focuses on the adaptations animals use for survival in the wild.
- Stage Show Performance (2’s & 3’s) – Cissy and the Man perform a combination of the arts of juggling and clowning, a show that is sure to provide fun and laughter for all.
- Reptile Demonstration (3+) – Presented by Forgotten Friend’s founder Jesse Rothacker, this interactive reptile show brings learning to life with a live animal demonstration.
- Magical Fun (3+) – An action-packed, interactive magic show by Mike Rose the Magician that is sure to keep children engaged and amazed!
- W.O.W (3+) – Whitaker On Wheels brings the interactive STEM stations and activities of the Whitaker Center directly to U-GRO for hands-on fun and exploration.
Summer Camp Field Trips (Ages 4 and up)
- Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Children engage in a variety of “agri-tainment” activities on a working farm. They also enjoy a corn maze, take a guided wagon tour, play on the Giant Hay Chute Slide and visit the live barnyard animals.
- U-GRO’s Summer Camp Palooza – (Elizabethtown, PA) Children sing and dance to music by Steven Courtney, enjoy bounce house fun, and participate in hands-on stations and interactive shows highlighting STEAM.
- Lake Tobias (4+) – Children will have a chance to visit Lake Tobias, home to a variety of animal exhibits such as lions, tigers, and bears – oh my!
- Go ‘N Bananas (school age) – At Go N’ Bananas Family Fun Center in Lancaster, children can enjoy an indoor playground, laser maze, classic arcade games and more!