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Scout Overnight Adventures

Want a fun way to earn your badges? Come after hours to the zoo and do activities to help earn your badge while learning about animals and zoo operations! These programs are available to scout and community groups of 12-40 individuals. Most overnights include group activities, an up-close animal presentation, behind the scenes tours, and a campfire.
All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, basic necessities and a positive attitude and we will camp out on the covered deck of our chimp exhibit or in the bomas of the lion exhibit (inside accommodations are available as well).
The following is a list of badge programs available for your troop through our Overnight Programs:

Brownie Try-It Badges
 Eco Explorer
Outdoor Adventurer
Ready, Set, Go Camping
Watching Wildlife
Water Everywhere
   Junior Activity Badges
Camp Together
Earth Connections
Outdoor Fun
Pet Care
Plants and Animals
Your Outdoor Surroundings
Water Wonders
Cub Scout Achievements
Your Living World (Wolf)
Let's Go Outdoors (Tiger)
Sharing Your World with
Wildlife (Bear)
General Topic
Night Owls 

If you don’t see a badge you’re looking for, it might be possible to customize a program for your troop. Give us a call to find out more or schedule your program at (616) 336-4301 ext 1001.
Time: Program typically runs from 6:45 PM on Saturday to 9 AM on Sunday although other days are available.
Costs: $500 minimum for up to 12 people, $45 for each additional person. Cost includes bedtime snack, breakfast, souvenir and admission to the zoo following the overnight.
Scheduling Requirements & Restrictions: An adult:child ratio of 5:1 is required. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date upon registration. The complete payment and registration materials will be due two weeks prior to your program.