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Ocean Park Launches Adventure Camp Summer 2020

2020-07-07

New Exploration Lets Kids Transform into Little Veterinarian or Animal Caretaker and Uncover Animal Mysteries through Five Senses

(Hong Kong, 7 July 2020) Ocean Park presents Adventure Camp Summer 2020 and registration will open soon on 14 July 2020. Engaging the five senses, the programmes will take children aged 6 to 11 on an exploratory a journey to observe and discover the fascinating features and habits of animals. Explorers will become little animal caretakers, little veterinarians or even junior journalists as they undertake fun and creative activities, while interacting with the Park’s animal ambassadors to broaden their awareness of the wonders of nature.
 
Each programme is filled with exciting interactive activities, from creating enrichment items for Ocean Park’s brand new animal ambassadors – the meerkats and Aldabra giant tortoises; feeding the lovely penguins; visiting polar animals; to attending educational seal demonstrations. Moreover, each programme is injected with art creation elements to inspire creative thinking, and is designed to help children enhance their ability to express and solve problems.
 
Four Adventure Programmes for Children Aged 6-11
Four unique half-day intensive programmes have been specially curated for two different age groups. These include two Junior Walkers programmes for kids aged 6-8 and two Adventurous Walkers programmes for those aged 9-11. 
 
For Junior Walkers (Aged 6-8), Team Whiskers explorers will be involved in the professional animal care team’s daily routine, become little veterinarians and conduct mock animal surgery to understand the secrets behind animal care. Team Mark explorers will visit the homes of polar animals and prepare snacks for penguins, while also becoming junior journalists to create stories documenting their precious moments spent with the polar animals.
Adventurous Walkers (Aged 9-11) will be grouped into Team Aqua and Team Earth. Team Aqua will explore Ocean Theatre’s back-of-house area to understand marine animals’ habitat, and become little animal caretakers to try the unique methods for communicating with bottlenose dolphins. Team Earth explorers will embark on an African adventure and visit the meerkats and Aldabra giant tortoises, the Park’s new animal ambassadors, to learn about their habitat and daily habits.  
 
Strengthened Anti-Epidemic Measures
To provide a healthy learning environment for participants, Ocean Park has fully upgraded hygiene measures across the board. All children will be required to undergo body temperature check, sanitise their hands before each lesson and wear masks in class. Class capacity for each programme has also been reduced by half to no more than 12 children per class.
 
Enrol As Soon As You Can for Special Offers
The programmes will be available for enrolment at the official Ocean Park website from 4pm on 14 July. A 5% discount will be offered to participants enrolling online while SmartFun Annual Pass members can enjoy an exclusive discount of 15%.
Ocean Park Adventure Camp Summer 2020
Junior Walkers
Target: Children Aged 6-8
Team Whiskers
Team Whiskers will discover the world of animal caretakers and explore the hidden links between humans and animals. Explorers will become little veterinarians and experience highlights of the professional animal care team’s daily routine. They will go on an inspirational journey and explore the lives of animals around the world through observation, investigation and reflection. Explorers will also be able to capture the spirit of the animals through their artistic creations.
 
Highlights
  • Explorers will discover the animal care routine for spotted seals by attending educational demonstrations and preparing healthy meals for them
  • Step into the North Pole Encounter and use their senses to explore the habitat of spotted seals
  • Display their artistic talent by producing individual artwork
  • Role play as little veterinarians to conduct mock surgery on different animals
Team Mark
Explorers will become little journalists and record their precious moments spent with polar animals. By visiting the home of polar animals, Team Mark explorers will engage their five senses to learn and appreciate the wonders of the animal world and create adventurous memories.
 
Highlights
  • Explorers will step into the South Pole Spectacular and enjoy an up-close encounter with penguins, while observing their daily dietary habits and prepare snacks for them
  • They will role play as little journalists and undertake a group interview with an animal caretaker, training their communication skills and understanding how penguins are cared for at the same time
  • Record their adventurous memories by hand-making unique individual artwork
  • Engage all five senses to explore the living environment and habitats of polar animals
Class Dates: 1 August 2020 – 31 August 2020
 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
Class Dates: 1 August 2020 – 31 August 2020
 (Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Time: 09:30am – 12:30pm (Half-day programme)
Fee: HK$598 per class
Capacity: 12 per class
Adventurous Walkers
Target: Children aged 9-11
Team Aqua
Team Aqua will explore Ocean Theatre’s back-of- house to explore marine animals’ living environment and understand the importance of biodiversity. These experiences will provide insights into ways children can help maintain an ecological balance.
 
Highlights
  • Pay a visit to the home of the Park’s bottlenose dolphins. Here explorers will interact closely and learn about the unique methods used by the Park’s animal caretakers to communicate with the dolphins
  • Get to know more about the biodiversity of marine animals and the nocturnal marine world through team-based activities
  • Collect and integrate knowledge from different sources to create a collective work on the wonders of nature
 
Team Earth
Team Earth’s leader will take the explorers on an African Adventure to meet the Park’s new animal ambassadors, the meerkats and the Aldabra giant tortoises. They will closely observe the animals’ behaviours and learn about their extraordinary capabilities. Explorers will also have the chance to prepare enrichment food items for the animals.
 
Highlights
  • Explorers will take on the role of little animal caretakers to create enrichment food items for meerkats and Aldabra giant tortoises
  • Understand more about the animals’ living environment and habits through guidance from professional animal caretakers
  • Have a glimpse of both animals’ distinctive talents which have allowed them to adapt to their unique environments
  • Design creative artwork with reference to the animals’ body features
Class Dates: 1 August 2020 – 31 August 2020
 (Every Friday and Sunday)
Class Dates: 1 August 2020 – 31 August 2020
 (Every Monday and Saturday)
Time: 09:30am – 12:30pm (Half-day programme)
Fee: HK$598 per class
Capacity: 12 per class
 
Enrolment and Discounts
  • Enrolment for Adventure Camp Summer 2020 will open at 4pm on 14 July 2020, participants are welcome to enrol multiple programmes at once.
  • SmartFun Annual Pass members can enjoy an exclusive discount of 15%, while a 5% discount will be offered to non-members who enrol online.
  • Deadline: Three days before each class commences.
 
Enrolment and Enquiries
Hotline: (852) 3923 2323 (Press “4” for the Ocean Park Discovery and Education Department after language selection)
Operation Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Website: https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en/experience/parents-panel/adventure-camp-series-2020-2021