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Salem Explorers: Zoologist Week 2019

Each week we will explore a new topic through art, science, math and literacy. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we will be at our base camp, and the program will run from 8:30-12:30. On Thursdays, we will be out and about on field trips from 8:30-2:00

Welcome to Zoologist week!

Welcome to Zoologist week!


We are very excited for Zoologist Week! We have a fun week of discovery, exploration and games planned for our campers. We will study animals their habitats physical characteristics, diets and behaviors along with the impact humans have on them! We will end the week with a trip to Stone Zoo!

We have three fabulous teachers who will be working with your children next week: Ms. Jamie Aponas, who is a first grade Teacher at Lancaster,  Mrs. Linda Smith, who is a reading assistant at Barron School and Ms Lucia Leone. Each of our teachers brings creativity, knowledge, patience, enthusiasm, and many more individual strengths to our program. They are very excited to work with your children this week!

When you arrive at camp on Monday, please go directly to the playground at Lancaster School. Teachers will meet you there at 8:30. When you arrive, you will need to check off that your child is at camp on the attendance sheet, which will be on a clipboard on the picnic table. When you pick your child up at 12:30, you will need to sign your child out on the same clipboard. If students are arriving on a bus a teacher will get them off the bus and sign them in.

Your child should bring a snack and a drink or two to camp each day. We will take a break midway through our morning to have a snack and play outside. We have several children who are allergic to nuts attending Salem Explorers this summer. If possible, please avoid sending snacks with nuts or peanut butter in them.  Also, please send your child to camp in clothes that can get dirty. We try very hard to keep them stain free, but sometimes, we are just having too much fun!

As a reminder camp normally runs 8:30-12:30, but Thursdays that run 8:30-2:00 due to our field trip.

Animal habitats

Stone Zoo!

Animal faces

Field Trip Information

Stone Zoo

Field Trip Information

Thursday August 1, 2019


We will be leaving for Stone Zoo at 9:30 a.m. Please be at Lancaster School promptly at 9:15 a.m.


You will need a snack and a lunch. Bring at least 2 drinks - no glass bottles, please! Don’t forget to wear your green Salem Explorer T-Shirt!!


 Please wear comfortable footwear, as we will be active all day!


Your child will have the option to visit the gift shop at the zoo. If you would like to give your child money to purchase a souvenir,  please put the money in a baggie with their name written on the front


We will arrive back at Lancaster at 2:00 PM.  Please be there promptly at 2:00 PM. to pick up your child.   


Thank you to those who signed up to chaperone! If you signed up to chaperone, you will have to pay for your zoo admission ticket when we arrive at the zoo.


We are looking forward to a great trip!