5th Grade Toledo Zoo Overnight Trip

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Overnight Location - Toledo Zoo
Informational Meetings - August 30 (Tentative)
  • 6:00 pm - Parent/Guardian Presentation (Gym) 

Camp Dates

  • 5 Blue          September 24
  • 5 Green       September 25
  • 5 Red           September 26
  • 5 Orange     September 27

Departure Information

  • 5:30 pm      Arrive at HPI (Load buses by homeroom)
  • 5:50 pm      Depart for Toledo Zoo 
  • 6:20 pm      Arrive at Toledo Zoo

Return Information - Following Day



  • Group arrives at the Zoo and meets staff members at 6:30pm in the Main Plaza 
  • Pizza snack (2 pieces of pizza per participant, carrots, animal crackers) 
  • Live animal demonstrations 
  • Make Enrichment 
  • Meet a Zookeeper 
  • ZOOmazing Race! 
  • Take a night hike and experience the Zoo after dark 
  • Bed down (around 11:00PM) 


  • Wake-up call at 7:00am 
  • Continental breakfast (cereal, muffins, fruit, yogurt) 
  • Watch as a Zoo animal discovers your enrichment items 
  • Meet more animals and enjoy fun activities while touring the Zoo until the program ends at 10AM. 

Packing Checklist 

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Closed to walking shoes
  • Sleepwear 
  • Reusable water bottle - Optional 
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Sleeping gear (Pillow & Sleeping bag) - The zoo does not provide sleeping mats and air mattresses. 

Do not bring electronic games, food or drink (unless there is an allergy or medical need). Please call if arrangements need to be made. 


$10 for a “I snoozed at the Toledo Zoo” T-Shirt 

The Toledo Zoo and its personnel are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

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