The coronavirus may have shut the El Paso zoo down for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean your critter-loving kid has to miss out on the annual summer camp fun.

Like many fun things the pandemic has forced to go virtual-only, the El Paso Zoo Society has taken their program online this summer. It’s called Zoo-m Camp. Get it? It’s a mashup of zoo and Zoom, the video conferencing platform that will be used to conduct the virtual camps. I just love clever names and titles.

Zoo-m Camp is geared towards children 5 to 11 years of age.

Online campers will learn about the coati, a small mammal that calls the El Paso Zoo's new Chihuahuan Desert exhibit home, and be taken “behind the scenes alongside zookeepers.” Storytelling and craft projects will also be part of the week long virtual experience.

Cost is $37 per week per camper, and includes a mailed Camp Kit and certificate of completion. Zoo-m Camp’s daily two-hour live video interactions are hosted by Ms. Toni of the El Paso Zoo Society. That’s her below. Click HERE to sign your child up.

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