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The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has announced that based on Governor Holcomb's Back on Track plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Safari Day Camp has been cancelled for the season.  Refunds will be issued. Check back in the spring of 2021 for information on next season.


Explore the City of Fort Wayne and discover fun in surrounding areas of Northeast Indiana. Each week of camp incorporates a different theme through field trips, guest speakers, related activities, games, and arts and crafts. In fact, campers stay quite active when comparing life both inside and outside the city! Please note that our day camp is a traveling camp that may travel up to 1.5 hours or 75 miles away for some of our field trips. Campers also have fun in the sun while they enjoy an afternoon at Northside Pool and get to do a little gardening too. Pick your week(s), and join us this summer exploring different parks and area attractions, admiring wild animals up close, and learning all about the world of art. Reserve your adventure spot, and sign up today! Limit of 24 campers per week.


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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’s 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 2020; children must be at least 6 years of age by June 1, 2020 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.


Week #1              June 8-14
“Park Explorers”

Week #2              June 15-19
“On the Go!”

Week #3              June 22-26
“Farms and Gardens”

Week #4              July 6-10
“Museum Week”

Week #5              July 13-17
“Creation Station”

Week #6              July 20-24
“Awesome Animals”



Pre/Post Camp Care FREE

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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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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.

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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, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm; Black Friday: 10 am-8 pm 
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve: 10 am -5 pm 


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