Zoo Camp – 2021

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.


To keep your children safe and to follow the guidelines set by the City of Waco, we have made some changes in our Zoo Camp protocols.
*Camp class sizes are limited to 10 students per class
*Campers are required to bring their own water bottle each morning, we have water bottle refilling stations around the Zoo
*Each group will be self-contained, they will not be joining with other groups for keeper talks, activities, lunch or games
*Masks are required when students cannot socially distance and while in buildings
*Animal Ambassadors will be presented without campers touching
*We will not be offering Extended Care this year

Age Groups:
Please register your child for the grade they will be entering fall of 2021

~ 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.

Sense-ational Animals June 7-11 & July 12-16

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.  Campers will explore how animal senses are different from their own. They will also get the opportunity to go behind the scenes to meet some of these Sense-ational animals.

June 7-11              July 12-16
K-1st-SOLD OUT            K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT            2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT
4th-6th -SOLD OUT           4th-6th-SOLD OUT
June 28-July 2
K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT

Habitat Happenings – June 14-18 & July 19-23

From the ocean to the savanna, there are many unusual habitats here at Cameron Park Zoo. Explore the Zoo and learn about these different places animals call home. Campers will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and talk with keepers about how they maintain these habitats.

June 14-18            July 19-23
K-1st-SOLD OUT           K-1st-SOLD OUT
2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT          2nd-3rd-SOLD OUT
4th-6th-SOLD OUT           4th-6th-SOLD OUT

Grossology – June 21-25 & July 26-30

Spend the week investigating all things slimy, snotty, stinky and shocking in the animal kingdom. In this gut-wrenching camp, we’ll dive into the nasty side of nature as we dissect owl pellets, identify poop, and explore disgusting animal diets.

June 21-25             July 26-30
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 7-11-SOLD OUT    June 14-18-SOLD OUT   June 28-July 2     July 12-16 -SOLD OUT    July 26-30

Explore Waco – 12 year olds and up

NEW CAMP! 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 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 28-July 2       July 19-23

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