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Come explore the city and discover fun in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. Each week of camp incorporates a different theme through field trips, guest speakers, activities, games, and arts and crafts. Kids will do a little gardening and compare life inside and outside the city. Camp also includes a Citilink bus ride to Northside pool for some fun in the sun. Join us for one week or all six as we explore downtown, admire wild animals up close, learn about recycling and discover what life was like way back when. Pick your weeks and get your adventure started. Limit 24 campers per week.


2020 Registration Options

Registration options for camp starting this spring.  NOTE: this camp fills early.

Register on-line for camp starting this spring. Ready to REGISTER?

Download the City Safari Day Camp Registration form and register starting this spring (mail, fax, or dropped off at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department). 

City Safari Day Camp Brochure

Available in the spring 

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Check out our NEW photo page where you will be able to see A Week in the Life of a CIty Safari Camper!!

City Safari‚Äôs base camp is located at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street in downtown Fort Wayne with staff-led excursions to points of interest within walking distance or traveling by van to exciting locations around Northeast Indiana.  

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Children entering 1st-6th grades in Fall 2019; children must be at least 6 years of age by June 1, 2019 to attend camp.

Camp, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Pre-camp care, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Post-camp care, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

To be announce in the spring.


Pre/Post Camp Care FREE

Financial Aid 
The Parks & Recreation Department offers a $50, once-per-year scholarship for qualified youth. To learn more about this scholarship, contact the Park Office at (260) 427-6000. 

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Camp Graduation
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the end of each camp week with a graduation ceremony and slide show every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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What to Bring
Completed forms: pick-up authorization, medication form, field trip waiver, photography waiver, sunscreen & insect repellant waivers, immunization record signed by a doctor or licensed physician. Campers cannot return on second day without the completed forms.

Sack lunch, non-refrigerated. Camp provides afternoon snack
Canteen or water bottle
Book bag
Insect repellent & sunscreen
Swimsuit, towel & dry clothes
Child safety seat (if needed)

Specialized Staff Training
We provide specialized training for our seasonal camp staff that includes Child Safety and Awareness, Customer Service, First Aid and Infant, Child, and Adult CPR, General Safety Training, among other topics.

Call the Camp Coordinator at 260.427.6445.


Upcoming Events

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm
November 29: 10am - 8pm
Closed:New Years Day, Christmas Day


Adults $5
Children (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under Free