Summer Safari Camp



Join us for a mega-dose of Vitamin Z at Summer Safari Camp 2016!  A variety of incredible activities are in store during the summer break at the wildest place in town. Spaces will be limited and go quickly! Camps will be available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 27 - August 19.

 Camp registration for week-long camps will open to Zoo members on February 1, 2016.  

All other registration opens March 1, 2016.

                    Children must be registered for camp levels corresponding to the school grade they will enter in fall 2016.
            Camp purchases are not refundable. 




Zookeeper Camps (Available for each grade level K-8)

Our Zookeeper Camps will introduce campers to the needs of animals and the complexities of animal care. Campers will have the opportunity to explore all types of animals and learn about health, behavior, nutrition and welfare. All of the camps will include an interaction with a zookeeper for an authentic experience and insider information.



Eco Camps (Available for each grade level K-8)

Eco Camps will allow campers to explore the roles they can play in conservation, from helping animals living in their own backyards to saving endangered species around the world! Campers will learn about current conservation projects and discover that they each have the power to make a difference.



Animal Welfare Workshop (Grades 9-12)

This week-long workshop will give high school students the unique chance to work with our Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) team. Participants will explore the topic of zoo animal welfare by experiencing the Zoo through the eyes, ears, and noses of the animals. All students enrolled in this workshop will need to provide proof of a negative TB test within the past year in order to participate in special behind-the-scenes experiences throughout the week.



Twilight Trails Evening Camps (Grades 1-3 and 4-6)

Our Twilight Trails camps give children the opportunity to explore the Zoo after it closes for the night!



Single-Day Camps (Grades K, 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6)

Single-Day camps are only offered July 5 - July 8. Different camps are available each day!




Early Bird and Late Owl (All Ages)
Busy schedules and work commitments don't always work well with a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. camp schedule. Take advantage of our early drop-off and late pick-up program to make Summer Safari work for you! Campers will be supervised by Summer Safari staff the entire time, enjoying games, activities and stories. Simply register for either Early Bird (7:30-9 a.m.) or Late Owl (4-6 p.m.) for as many days as you need during the week. Cost is $6 for each morning and $7 for each afternoon. Available every day that camp programs are offered.

Full Day Option for Soon-to-Be Kindergarteners
Week-long morning and afternoon camps can be paired for full-day experiences. All campers will be supervised during lunch by camp staff.


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Please note: For the safety and well-being of our campers and animals, youth will not handle or clean up after the animals. A variety of other engaging activities will increase understanding and appreciation toward wildlife and wild places.