Summer ZooCamp

Seneca Park ZooCamp connects children to nature in fun and engaging ways and provides campers with socialization and the therapeutic effects of nature. For more information, check out our ZooCamp FAQs.

Summer ZooCamp Registration for 2023 Will Open in Late January!

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:

Parents can count on:

When?

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

For Whom?

Children ages 3 to 12

Price

Full day – $255 for Zoo members, $280 for non-members.
Half day – $155 for Zoo members, $175 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. 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

Summer ZooCamp Registration for 2023 Will Open in late January!

June

3-4 year-olds

5-6 year-olds

7-9 year-olds

10-12 year-olds

July

5-6 year-olds

7-9 year-olds

10-12 year-olds

August

5-6 year-olds

7-9 year-olds

10-12 year-olds

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 27 and end the week of August 22. 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 11 and for ages 7 to 9 is held the week of August 15. Three counselors support a maximum of 15 children. This camp is tailored specifically for children with special needs that 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 $255 for Zoo members, $280 for non-members.
Half day is $155 for Zoo members, $175 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

Have a Question?

Give us a call at 585.336.7213

Thank you to our ZooCamp Sponsor:

Every day is a great day to visit the Zoo. Experience life on the wild side, enjoy up-close animal interactions and support global conservation efforts—right here at the Zoo. Reserve your tickets now for quick and easy entry, and enjoy more time connecting with wildlife.

April 1 through October 31

November 1 through March 31

Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Open all year long. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.