2017 February Campout Omaha Zoo “Redux”
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
Visit the Zoo and Spend the night inside the African Lodge
When: Leave 1:00 pm Saturday, February 18th, 2017 meet at Atonement to Drive to the Zoo
Return 5:00 pm Sunday, February 19th, 2017 returning time is an approximation
Where: Omaha Zoo, 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107-2200 (3 hours plus stops)
What: After hours night hike of the zoo, zoo related games & activities, watch pre-approved movies, sleep in the African Lodge. Sunday guided hike, then tour the entire zoo before returning home.
Cost: $53 per person. Each scout needs to bring at least $15 for meals. We’ll stop for dinner on Saturday. (No snacks allowed in the zoo). The zoo will provide breakfast. We’ll need to buy lunch at the zoo (think ballpark prices) plus money for snacks and souvenirs.
Sign-Up: Even though this trip is not scheduled until February, a non refundable payment is due before the end of January. Anyone interested in attending this event must sign up by Monday January 27th.
Meet: Because there is a non-refundable payment (although substitutions are allowed) I am not having the boys sign up at a meeting. Instead I need any interested families to e-mail me or use the Sign Up Genius if they want their son to participate. Your e-mail or sign up will serve as your RSVP We need plenty of drivers and have a minimum requirement of 25 participants. We need plenty of drivers and since we’ll be camping inside (think flushable toilets and a warm climate) this is a perfect opportunity for those of you who do not like to ‘rough it’ in normal tent camping.
Meals: See Cost above. Breakfast is included in the fee. Scouts must bring money for 2 meals & snacks
Bring: Cold weather gear! We will be sleeping inside where you’ll only need a day pack, sleeping pad and light sleeping bag, however during the day on Sunday we will be outside for several hours touring the zoo. Omaha’s average high temperature in December is low so bring plenty of hats, gloves, and warm coats for our night hikes and Sunday tour.