Zoo Camp

2023 Zoo Camp Registration will open February 1, 2023 at 8:00 am

Children can enjoy a wild adventure at

Cameron Park Zoo during our Zoo 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 two different, week-long curriculums during the months of June and July for students entering K-6th grade. Zoo Tales for students ages 3-5 years and Explore Waco for students 12-15 years.

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, your child will miss some of the behind the scenes and animal encounters if they are half day.

  • Please make sure you register your child for the correct age group. All students entering the same grade will be in the same camp session.
  • If you register your child for the incorrect camp, we cannot guarantee that there will be an available spot in another camp session. 

June Zoo Camps-Habitats

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

June 5-9        K-1st    2nd-3rd    4th-6th

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

June 19-23    K-1st    2nd-3rd    4th-6th

June 26-30    K-1st    2nd-3rd    4th-6th


July Zoo Camps-Adaptations

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?  Campers will explore the animal world to answer these questions and more.

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

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

July 24-28   K-1st    2nd-3rd    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