Summer ZooCamp

NOTE: Seneca Park Zoo is committed to safely offering Summer ZooCamps, as these programs connect children to nature in fun and engaging ways and provide campers with socialization and the therapeutic effects of nature. We have, therefore, instituted safety precautions and continue to evaluate conditions, so we can make adjustments as needed. Current precautions and cancellation policies are detailed in the ZooCamp FAQs, and we will notify registrants of any changes.

ZooCamp at Seneca Park Zoo immerses kids in wildlife, the environment, and the need to protect and care for both, all in a unique setting: the Zoo!

ZooCampers can count on:
• An immersive experience at the Zoo, including meeting animals up-close in their classroom
• Learning about the animals they know and love
• Plenty of time outdoors, taking nature hikes and playing
• Meeting other kids who have similar interests

Parents can count on:
• Children bursting with new knowledge and excitement from their days at camp
• Daily emails to stay informed of what children are learning so you can keep the conversation going at home
• Feeling good knowing that a portion of every camp goes towards animal conservation

These camps will sell out, so sign up early.

When?

Half-day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Full day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For whom?

Children ages 3 to 12

How Much?

Full day is $245 for Zoo members, $270 for non-members.
Half day is $150 for Zoo members, $170 for non-members.

Before Care or After Care for school-age campers, $25/week.

Click on a camp name to see full description and register. If camp name is not clickable it is sold out.

Tip: bookmark this page so you can conveniently browse camp options.

Please note: Online registration closes one week prior to the start of camp. To find out if any available spots remain, call 585.336.7213

June

Age

June 7-11

June 14-18

June 21-25

June 28-July 2

3-4 year-olds

Animal Movements – SOLD OUT

5-6 year-olds

Super Senses – SOLD OUT

7-9 year-olds

Zoo Story – SOLD OUT

10-12 year-olds

Zoo Mythbusters – SOLD OUT

July

Age

July 5-9

July 12-16

July 19-23

July 26-30

5-6 year-olds

Nature Explorers – SOLD OUT

Critters & Crafts – SOLD OUT

OR

Crazy Camouflage (special needs camp)

Hop, Slither, Stomp – SOLD OUT

Critters & Crafts – SOLD OUT

OR

Love the Bugs

7-9 year-olds

Mythical Beasts – SOLD OUT

OR

Slime Time

Mythical Beasts – SOLD OUT

Web of Life – SOLD OUT

OR

Zoo Story – SOLD OUT

Biome Builder – SOLD OUT

10-12 year-olds

Science Gone Wild – SOLD OUT

Animal Behavior in Action – SOLD OUT

Wildlife Heroes – SOLD OUT

Elements of Animal Art – SOLD OUT

August

Age

August 2-6

August 9-13

August 16-20

August 23-27

5-6 year-olds

Splish, Splash – SOLD OUT

Super Senses – SOLD OUT

OR

Tons of Tails – SOLD OUT

Crazy Camouflage – SOLD OUT

Storybook Adventures – SOLD OUT

7-9 year-olds

Wonders of Water – SOLD OUT

OR

Biome Builder – SOLD OUT

Up in the Trees – SOLD OUT

Animal Grossology – SOLD OUT

OR

Up in the Trees (special needs camp) – SOLD OUT

Mystery Creatures – SOLD OUT

10-12 year-olds

Habitat Design – SOLD OUT 

ZooTeens in Training – SOLD OUT

Zoo News – SOLD OUT

Information & Policies

Registrations are based on the age of the child as of June 1.

Campers will have a more positive experience if they are prepared to spend a part of each day outside and should dress accordingly. Snacks are provided, but please bring a water bottle.

Preschool camps for ages 3 and 4 are held weekly in June and run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with pick up before lunch. Campers will have a more positive experience if they are already comfortable in group settings without their parent and they must be bathroom trained. 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 28 and end the week of August 23. Full day is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Before Care drop off at 8 a.m. and After Care pickup at 5 p.m. Campers bring their own peanut-free lunch. Two counselors support a maximum of 20 children.

Special needs camps for ages 5 and 6 is held the week of July 12 and for ages 7 to 9 is held the week of August 16. Two counselors support a maximum of 8 children. This camp is tailored specifically for children with special needs who would benefit from additional support. If your child is able to participate in camp but requires individual assistance with communication, behavior support, or ADLs, please contact us about arranging to have your own aide attend with your child, so they may have the most inclusive experience possible.

Half-day option is available for campers ages 5 to 9. Half-day is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with pick up before lunch.

Each child receives a Camp T-shirt.

Fees for one week:
Full day is $245 for Zoo members, $270 for non-members.
Half day is $150 for Zoo members, $170 for non-members.
Before Care or After Care for school-age campers, $25/week.

Payment in full is due with registration. Payments are non-refundable. Please read and complete medical and registration information provided online in full. A pick-up authorization form will be sent with your confirmation and needs to be completed prior to the first day of camp.

Financial Assistance:  We offer need based Zoo Camp Scholarships to families that qualify.  Click here to download the form.  Email all appropriate documents to education@senecazoo.org

Questions?

Call 585.336.7213