Summer Classes & Camps
Explore your Zoo like you never have before! If you love animals and the environment, this day camp is definitely for you. Enjoy learning about the animals at the Zoo and around the world by seeing, hearing, smelling (peeeyuuu!), and even touching and feeding some of them! Dive into the world of animals through songs, games, crafts, and other fun activities.
No matter what grade you're in, we have a summer program that's just right for you. Our summer camps have won the Nick's Parent Connect Pick award for best day camp two years running!
Summer Class Registration Guide Camp Schedule & Descriptions - coming in 2017
Registration opens spring 2017!
Little Peeps Summer Class: Pre-Kindergarten - $35 per class
Each Little Peeps summer class is 2 hours long, 9:30 to 11:30 am, and designed for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver. Little Peeps will gather around for story time and make a take home craft. During the class we will visit one of our animal ambassadors.
Zoo Camp: K – 9th grade
Each class will focus on a different theme and is packed with fun crafts, games, music, special visits with our animal ambassadors, keeper talks and animal enrichment opportunities. We reserve the right to remove campers not placed in the age appropriate class. Please note: processing fees will apply.
- Red Class (Kindergarten, half day) - $160 per week
Red classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and are for students entering kindergarten in the fall.
- Yellow Class (1st – 2nd, half day) - $160 per week
Yellow classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and are for students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.
- Green Class (1st – 2nd, full day) - $270 per week
Green classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are for students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.
- Blue Class (3rd – 4th, full day) - $270 per week
Blue classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are for students entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.
- Purple Class (5th – 6th, full day) - $270 per week
Purple classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are for students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall.
- Silver Class (7th – 9th, full day) - $270 per week
Silver classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are for students entering 7th or 9th grade in the fall.
Teen Classes & Camps: 7th - 9th grade
- Silver Class - $270 per person
Silver classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are for students entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall.
- Zoo Quest - $270 per person
7th through 9th graders who are ready for the next level experience at the Zoo will love this in-depth camp! A 3-day camp ending in an overnight camp-out at the Zoo! Zoo Quest is for students entering 7th-9th grade and runs 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am Friday to 8:30 am Saturday.
- Zoo Keeper Tag Along - $45 per class
Keeper Tag Along classes are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. These special, behind-the-scenes classes expose campers to exactly what is involved in taking care of exotic animals.
- Zoo Veterinarian Tag Along - $45 per class
Vet Tag Along classes are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. These special classes go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dr. Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital, and offer hands on experience with some tools of the trade.
Summer Camp Slideshow!
Including campers, counselors, teachers and Zoo staff.
Camp Counselor: Ages 15 to 18
As a counselor, you will help camp teachers prepare for and teach classes for kids ages 4 – 14. You will lead songs and games, tour the kids around the Zoo, and work with teachers and kids to make sure everyone is having a great time!
Classes and Camps FAQ
Find out all the answeres to frequently ask questions about summer camp! The how, why and where of everything you need to know to make sure your wild child has a wonderful summer camp experience!
Through generous donations we are able to offer a limited number of summer camp scholarships. Visit the scholarship page for more information.
Cancellation and Session Changes
We understand that plans may change. If your camper is no longer able to attend the class(es) you signed up for please review our cancellation and session change policies page, print out the appropriate form and send it to our Reservation Specialist.
After care is offered as a courtesy to parents. Camp ends at 4:00 pm, and any activities after that time are unstructured and include playing games and watching movies. After care is only available for full-day classes.