Press Release

Sente Brings Brookfield Zoo Experience to Special Recreation Camp Family Day


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, partnered with the Chicago Zoological Society to bring the Brookfield Zoo experience to Vernon Hills for the second time, during the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County’s (SRACLC) annual Camp Family Day on Wednesday.

“It was exciting to return to camp again this year to provide campers and their families with a rare opportunity to interact with animals that you normally can only see at the zoo,” Sente said. “SRACLC and Brookfield Zoo did a fantastic job providing families with a relaxing, fun-filled afternoon outside.”

As part of the traveling zoo exhibit, campers were able to learn about exotic animals, as well as interact with them hands-on. Educational activities and craft projects were also facilitated by staff from the Brookfield Zoo.

State Rep. Carol Sente interacts with campers during SRACLC's camp family day.