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K-6th Grade – Summer Camps

Zoo camp is meant to be a fun experience and should never feel like school. We also feel that providing this fun and exciting atmosphere gives us a unique opportunity to reach kids and inspire them to care about wildlife, wild spaces and to act to protect them.

Summer CAMP, $400 per week

Week-long camps are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Aftercare until 5 pm available for an additional fee

Registration is open!

Register for Summer Camp

Visit the FAQ page and Registration Guide for more information.

If the class you want to register for is full, add your camper to the wait list.  

Classes are divided up by the grade level and are designed for students entering the indicated grades in the fall. Each class level is labeled with a color. Some weeks have individual grades, while others have grade combos. Please read the Camp Descriptions and Camp Schedule documents carefully.

2022 Camp Descriptions
2022 Camp Schedule

Kindergarten (Red)
1st Grade ONLY (Yellow)
2nd Grade ONLY (Orange)
1st – 2nd Grade (Green)
3rd Grade ONLY (Teal)
4th Grade ONLY (Silver)
3rd – 4th Grade (Blue)
5th – 6th Grade (Purple)


All grade levels will participate in the following experiences during Zoo Camp

  • Silly songs and fun crafts
  • Interactive lessons and games
  • Partial or full zoo tours
  • Interaction with zookeepers
  • Animal encounters with the zoo’s animal ambassadors
  • The making and/or watching of a special enrichment for a resident animal
  • Ride on the Zoo Train or Conservation Carousel

Sample Camp Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Campers arrive, play games, read, color.
    Staff available to parents.
  • 9:00 – 9:20 am: Song-time with all campers on the lawn.
    Announcements, rules and songs.
  • 9:20 – 11:59 am: Ice breaker game
    Introduction to the theme (activity & craft)
    Special animal encounter
    Break, hand washing & snack time
    Game or activity
    Walk the zoo and visit some animals.
  • 11:59 am – 12:59 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:55 pm: Follow up on theme (activity 2 & craft 2)
    Animal Encounter, meet with a zookeeper
    Break, hand washing & snack time, “quiet” time for Kindergarten classes
  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Goodbye campers & clean-up for teachers

Sacramento Zoo Summer Camp adheres to CDPH and Sacramento County Public Health policies in regards to COVID-19 precautions. The most up-to-date Covid policies for summer camp will be communicated to registered campers prior to camp start date.



The Sacramento Zoo strives to provide unique outdoor educational experiences to children of all ages and income level. Thanks to a generous donor, we are proud to offer a limited number of full scholarships to eligible students who wish to attend summer camp. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis based on financial need or hardship. All applications are taken under consideration and information listed is kept strictly confidential. You will be asked to provide your W-2 statement or other proof of financial need along with the application. Transportation and Aftercare is not provided through the scholarship. Aftercare may be purchased at $75 per week online prior to camp start, or daily for $15 at camp drop off.

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Spots for scholarship recipients have been reserved FOR THE FIRST 5 WEEKS OF CAMP ONLY. When submitting your application, only submit requests for a class within the first 5 weeks.

1st-6th Grade – MULTI-Day Camps

Fall Camp

Check back in Summer 2022 for more information and registration dates.

Winter Camp

Check back in Fall 2022 for more information.

Spring Camp

Check back in 2023 for more information and registration dates.