Zoo Camp

2023 Zoo Camp Registration will open February 1, 2023

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 2023

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

Adventure Camp Fees:

Full Day:     9:00-4:00   –    $210/Members   ~   $230/Non-members
Half Day:    9:00-12:00   –   $130/Members   ~   $150/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.

 June 5-9, June 26-30 & July 24-28

Camp description coming in 2023

June 5-9             June 26-30                      July 24-28
K-1st                       K-1st                               K-1st
2nd-3rd                 2nd-3rd                         2nd-3rd
4th-6th                 4th-6th                           4th-6th

June 12-16 & July 10-14

Camp description coming in 2023

June 12-16                     July 10-14
K-1st                                K-1st
2nd-3rd                            2nd-3rd
4th-6th                             4th-6th

 June 19-23 & July 17-21

Camp description coming in 2023

June 19-23                              July 17-21
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. There will be a minimum of two classes for each session. All Zoo Tales camps are half-day, 9:00-noon.

June 5-9    June 19-23   June 26-30   July 17-21    July 24-28

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, visit the Dr. Pepper Museum, 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 12-16     July 10-14

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