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

T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed on registrations received after May 1st.

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

Fantastic Beasts (and where to find them) – June 10-14 & July 8-10

Komodo dragons, porcupines, orangutans and giraffes are just a few of the Fantastic Beasts that you will find at Cameron Park Zoo. Our zoo experts will teach you about these animals and you will be able to meet some of them during this camp.

June 10-14          July 8-12
K-1st                       K-1st
2nd-3rd                 2nd-3rd
4th-6th                      4th-6th

ZSI-Zoo Science Investigations – June 17-21 & July 15-19

Why are some animals prickly, while others are smooth? What shapes are best for animals that swim through the water? that fly through the air? How fast do animals grow, and why do they grow at different rates? Students will analyze clues and use their investigative skills to learn about the animals that call Cameron Park Zoo home.

June 17-21            July 15-19
K-1st                K-1st
2nd-3rd             2nd-3rd
4th-6th              4th-6th

Mythbusters – June 24-28 & July 22-26

Are snakes really slimy? Are owls wise? Do elephants forget? Is the lion really the “king of the jungle”? Students will explore the different myths about animals and learn whether they are true or not.

June 24-28             July 22-26
K-1st                    K-1st
2nd-3rd                 2nd-3rd
4th-6th                  4th-6th

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 10-14     June 24-28    July 15-19     July 29-August 2

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 29-August 2

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