Zoo Camp – 2020

Due to Covid-19, and the concern that it would be impossible to

maintain social distancing with groups of children, the City of Waco

has made the decision to cancel all camps citywide, including Zoo


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:
Please register your child for the grade they will be entering fall of 2020

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

Adventure Camp Fees:

Full Day:     9:00-4:00   –    $200/Members   ~   $220/Non-members
Half Day:    9:00-12:00   –   $120/Members   ~   $140/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.

The Dark Side – June 8-12 & July 6-10

Do you choose the dark side or the light side…of when to be awake that is! Do you like to be and awake and active at night or during the day? Come find out which category you fall into and which side the animals prefer.

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

Zoolympics – June 15-19 & July 13-17

Animals are built for survival. They can live deep in the sea, high in the sky or in the driest desert. Learn about the amazing adaptations that make these animals winners. This exciting week will be filled with animal competitions as well as human ones, and activities to learn about awesome, athletic animals at the zoo.

June 15-19            July 13-17
K-1st-SOLD OUT             K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT            2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT
4th-6th-SOLD OUT            4th-6th

Sense-ational Safari – June 22-26 & July 20-24

As humans we have five senses with which to experience the world. Use your senses, test your skills and see how you compare to some of the wildest animals at the Zoo. Learn how animals use their senses to explore their world.

June 22-26             July 20-24
K-1st-SOLD OUT                  K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd -SOLD OUT               2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT
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 8-12-SOLD OUT     June 22-26-SOLD OUT  July 13-17-SOLD OUT     July 27-31-SOLD OUT

Down & Dirty – Keeper Shadowing – 12-14 years – July 27-31-Sold Out

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.


Links to:
General Information
Emergency Contact & Liability Release Form
City of Waco Standards of Care