Zoo Camp – 2022-Registration Is Open!

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 2022

~ 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.

Children will only be placed together if they are in the same age group as listed and based on availability.


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All of our Zoo Camps include:
~  Zoo hikes
~  Camp t-shirt
~ 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.

The Fast & The Furriest June 7-11 & July 11-15

Campers will race around the world in this exciting week-long camp! Encounter challenges (trivia, puzzles, scavenger hunts), explore zoo animals and learn about athletes of the animal kingdom.

June 6-10              July 11-15
K-1st-SOLD OUT                        K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT                  2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT
4th-6th-SOLD OUT                  4th-6th-SOLD OUT

Wild Senses & Crazy Defenses – June 13-17, June 27-July 1 & July 18-22

To survive in the rough and tumble world of the animal kingdom you need to stay on top of the pack! Learn about animals that smell with their tongues, taste with their skin and have paws, spines and stinky behinds to help protect them.

June 13-17                    June 27-July 1                         July 18-22
K-1st-SOLD OUT           K-1st-SOLD OUT           K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT           2nd-3rd- SOLD OUT       2nd-3rd- SOLD OUT
4th-6th-SOLD OUT           4th-6th-SOLD OUT       4th-6th-SOLD OUT

Disguises & Surprises – June 20-24 & July 25-29

For animals, a good disguise or sudden surprise comes in handy every day. What’s the secret behind animal “tricks” like playing dead, rolling into a ball and showing off? Discover how animals are designed to be masters of deception.

June 20-24                                           July 25-29
K-1st-SOLD OUT                                     K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT                           2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT
4th-6th-SOLD OUT                          4th-6th-SOLD OUT

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. There will be a minimum of two classes for each session. All Zoo Tales camps are half-day, 9:00-noon.

June 6-10-SOLD OUT    June 20-24- SOLD OUT   June 27-July 1-SOLD OUT   July 18-22-SOLD OUT    July 25-29-SOLD OUT

Explore Waco – 12-15 year olds

There are many exciting things to do in Waco, Texas! The Explore Waco camp will take your student on many adventures during the week. Students will be hiking in Cameron Park, visit the Mammoth Site, Mayborn Museum and Lake Waco Wetlands, go horseback riding, take a boat trip on the Brazos, have fun at Hawaiian Falls and spend the night at the Zoo! This camp is Monday-Friday, campers will stay overnight at the Zoo on Thursday and parents will pick up campers Friday morning at 9:00am
The cost of this camp is $325/members and $350/non-members. Camp cost includes all activities.

   June 13-17-SOLD OUT     July 11-15

Links to:
General Information
Cancellations & Refunds
CPZ Camp Release Form
COVID Assumption of Risk Form
City of Waco Standards of Care