Zoo Camp – 2021

Registrations will not be open until after the first of the year,

we are waiting on the City of Waco to make a decision

about camps this summer.

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.

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            K-1st
2nd-3rd            2nd-3rd
4th-6th            4th-6th

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           K-1st
2nd-3rd          2nd-3rd
4th-6th           4th-6th

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                 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.

June 7-11     June 14-18    June 28-July 2     July 12-16     July 26-30

Down & Dirty – Keeper Shadowing – 12-14 years – June 28-July 2

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