Guarantee a rewarding experience for your child: ZooCamp is known for fun and engaging experiences with animals and nature, as well as teaching children how to become protectors of the environment and advocates for conservation efforts.
Help save animals from extinction: This year, a portion of each registration fee will benefit SANCCOB, an organization dedicated to the conservation of coastal birds, including African penguins like the ones at the Zoo.
Wide range of options: From June 5 through August 25, choose from four preschool camps and 30 school-age camps, with themes ranging from animal lifecycles to wildlife heroes, and exploring habitats from the Arctic to your own Backyard. All campers explore the Zoo, meet animals face to face, work on projects, play outdoors, share ideas, get wet, and make new friends.
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Members receive discount: Zoo Members receive a discount on full-day and half-day camps! Become a member.
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Registrations are based on age of child as of June 1, 2017.
Add Before or After Care options when you register.
Registrations are based on the age of the child as of June 1, 2017.
Preschool camps for ages 3 and 4 are held weekly in June and run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Snacks are provided. Campers will have a more positive experience if they are already comfortable in group settings without their parent. Two counselors support a maximum of 14 children. Half-day fees apply. Before or After Care options are not available.
School-age camps for ages 5 to 12 begin the week of June 26 and end the week of August 21. Full-day is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Before Care drop-off at 8 a.m. After Care pick-up at 5 p.m. Snacks are provided. Campers bring their own lunch and water bottle. Two counselors support a maximum of 20 children. Campers will have a more positive experience if they are prepared to spend a part of each day outside and should dress accordingly.
Half-day option is available for campers ages 5 – 9. Half-day is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with pick-up before lunch.
Before Care or After Care is available for school-age campers and costs $25/week
Each child receives a camp t-shirt.
Payment in full is due with registration. Payments are non-refundable. Please read and complete medical and registration information online. A pick-up authorization form will be sent with your confirmation letter and must be completed one week prior to the first day of camp.