Summer Safari Camp
Member registration for Summer Safari Camp 2017 will open February 1, 2017.
General registration will open March 1, 2017.
Join us for a mega-dose of Vitamin Z at Summer Safari Camp 2017! A variety of incredible activities are in store during the summer break at the wildest place in town. Spaces are limited and go quickly! Children must be registered for camp levels corresponding to the school grade they will enter in fall 2017.
Camp purchases are not refundable.
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.
We offer Teen Volunteer Opportunities for teens ages 16 and 17.
Zookeeper Camps (Available for each grade level K-8)
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 their health, behavior, nutrition and welfare. All of the camps will include an interaction with a zookeeper for an authentic experience and insider information.
Each Zookeeper Camp will end with a Summer Safari Camp Showcase on Friday afternoon, giving caregivers a chance to view their camper’s work.
Animal Welfare Workshop (Grades 9-12)
This week-long workshop will give high school students the 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.
Single-Day Camps (Grades K-6)
Single-day camp experiences are offered July 5-7. These camps cover a variety of topics such as art, veterinary medicine and science.
Single-Evening Camps (Grades 1-6)
Two different evening camp experiences are available. Twilight Trails I is for youth first through third grade and Twilight Trails II serves students fourth through sixth grade. These camps give children the opportunity to explore the Zoo after it closes for the night.