Zoo Camp

Children entering K-6th grade can enjoy a wild adventure at

Cameron Park Zoo during our Summer Adventure Camp programs.

Camp activities educate and excite children about animals and the natural world.
Each group of campers will enjoy wild learning experiences with activities specifically designed for their age group.
All campers will explore the zoo grounds, meet zookeepers, play games, participate in
hands-on activities and go behind the scenes of Cameron Park Zoo.
Snacks will be provided daily.  We offer three different, week-long curriculums twice throughout the summer.

Age Groups:

~ Kindergarten and first graders
~ Second and third graders
~ Fourth through sixth graders

Adventure Camp Fees:

Full Day:     9:00-4:00   –    $180/Members   ~   $200/Non-members
Half Day:    9:00-12:00   –   $100/Members   ~   $120/Non-members
*Please note that the half day camp is not a separate camp, it is the morning portion of our full day camp.
Extended Care – (per week) ~ $25/Child-early drop off 7:30 and/or
$25/child-late pick up 5:30 ($15/every 15 minutes after 5:30)

Keeper Shadowing Camp:  $300/member ~   $350/Non-members
*Extended care is not available for this week.

Children will only be placed together if they are in the same age group as listed and based on availability.
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Registration fee includes a water bottle and camp specific tee shirt!

All of our Zoo Camps include:
~  Zoo hikes
~ Classroom lessons with pictures and artifacts
~  Animals encounters and enrichments
~  Theme-based activities
~  Arts and crafts projects
~  Animal shows and feedings
~  Keeper talks

Schedules vary depending on grade level, instructor and weekly theme.

Animal Architects – June 4-8 & June 25-29

From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Learn about the tools and materials animals use at their “construction sites”. Visit the Zoo’s animal architects and test your skills as you build an animal structure of your own.

June 4-8                        June 25-29
K-1st                   K-1st
2nd-3rd                    2nd-3rd
4th-6th                      4th-6th

Survival Strategies – June 11-15 & July 9-13

To-Do List: find food, escape predators, conserve energy, locate watering hole…so much to do if you are a wild animal trying to survive! Join us for an exciting look at the many different survival strategies animals employ.

June 11-15            July 9-13
K-1st                  K-1st
2nd-3rd               2nd-3rd
4th-6th                 4th-6th

Weird, Wild & Wonderful – June 18-22 & July 16-20

Animals can have some unique characteristics that make you step back and say, “What?!” Some look a little strange, some act a bit peculiar, and others are all around loony. Join us in taking a closer look at mysterious, grotesque, oddball, awe-inspiring, far-out, wacky, and totally weird wildlife.

June 18-22             July 16-20
K-1st                    K-1st
2nd-3rd                 2nd-3rd
4th-6th                  4th-6th

Latina SciGirls – June 11-15

Are you interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? This camp is for Latina girls between the ages of 8-13 who want to explore the world around them and discover that science and technology are everywhere! This camp is free for Latina girls 8-13 years old. We will be accepting 15 students.

Cameron Park Zoo is a partner in the Latina SciGirls program. SciGirls (pbskids.org/scigirls) is an Emmy award-winning PBS Kids television show, website, and educational outreach program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers.

Zoo Tales – 3-5 year olds

Every day is an exploration of Cameron Park Zoo and the animals that call the Zoo their home. Students will learn about animals through books, games, animal encounters and art activities.

June 4-8     June 18-22     July 9-13     July 23-27

Down & Dirty – Keeper Shadowing – 12-14 years

Go behind the scenes with Cameron Park Zookeepers and learn all about a day in the life of the animals. The morning is spent working with zookeepers in the mammal, fish, bird and reptile departments. During the afternoon the campers will help prepare diets, make enrichment items and tour the public side of the Zoo. This is a full day camp.

July 23-27

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