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2015 Summer Camps & Registration

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The wildest summer camps in town are at Lincoln Children’s Zoo! Each day campers will explore animal habitats, talk with real zookeepers, study animal behaviors and take part in fun, educational activities. Zoo Camps are led by skilled instructors who will guide your child through interactive learning opportunities and behind-the-scenes tours.

Camps are separated into different age groups, dates, times and topics. Register for a Morning and Afternoon session during the same week to make it a Full Day camp.

Last year over 1,100 children participated in Zoo Summer Camps.
Camps may sell out. It is recommended to register early.


Fun at Zoo Camp!

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How to register:
1. Choose appropriate age group below
2. Find a date, time and topic
3. Register

Camp Store
Visit the Camp Store to purchase meal tickets, water bottles and additional camp shirts.

Waitlist
If your camp is full, join the wait list here.

Camp Policy
Camp Facts and Cancellation Policy

To contact the Zoo Camp department email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 133


3-4 Year Olds + Parents

$89 Members | $104 Non-Members

Morning: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 8 - 12
Wake Up the Train
Register
June 15 - 19
Down on the Farm
Register
June 22 - 26
Playful Penguins & Friends
SOLD OUT
June 29 - July 3
Wake Up the Train
Register
July 6 - 10
A to Zoo
Register

See Camp Descriptions


4-5 Year-Olds

$109 Members | $129 Non-Members
*Register for a Morning and Afternoon session
during the same week to make it a Full Day camp.
Lunch hour is supervised by Zoo staff.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
Penguins Have Happy Feet
SOLD OUT
June 8 - 12
Wake Up the Train
SOLD OUT
June 15 - 19
NEW! Jungle Explorer
SOLD OUT
June 22 - 26
Dino Dig
SOLD OUT
June 29 - July 3
NEW! Zoo Rangers
SOLD OUT
July 6 - 10
Penguins Have Happy Feet
SOLD OUT
July 13 - 17
NEW! Zoo Action Heroes
SOLD OUT
July 20 - 24
Wake Up the Train
SOLD OUT
July 27 - 31
Party With Peacocks
SOLD OUT
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
June 1 - 5
Monkey Around
Register
June 8 - 12
Dino Dig
SOLD OUT

NEW! Water Buddies
Register
June 15 - 19
Animal Super Powers
Register

NEW! Zoo Rangers
SOLD OUT
June 22 - 26
Penguins Have Happy Feet
Register

Mission to Madagascar
Register
June 29 - July 3
Party With Peacocks
Register

NEW! Water Buddies
Register
July 6 - 10
Dino Dig
Register

NEW! Bug's Life
Register
July 13 - 17
Great Disappearing Act
Register
July 20 - 24
NEW! Zoo Action Heroes
Register
July 27 - 31
Monkey Around
Register

See Camp Descriptions


6-7 Year-Olds

$109 Members | $129 Non-Members
*Register for a Morning and Afternoon session
during the same week to make it a Full Day camp.
Lunch hour is supervised by Zoo staff.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
Animal Planet
SOLD OUT
June 8 - 12
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT
June 15 - 19
Go Wild!
SOLD OUT
June 22 - 26
Catch Me If You Can
SOLD OUT
June 29 - July 3
Critter Keepers
SOLD OUT
July 6 - 10
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT
July 13 - 17
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT

NEW! Undercover Animals
Register
July 20 - 24
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT

NEW! Claws, Paws & Jaws
Register
July 27 - 31
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT

Penguin Plunge
SOLD OUT
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
June 1 - 5
Critter Keepers
SOLD OUT
June 8 - 12
Feast with the Beasts
Register
June 15 - 19
Critter Keepers
SOLD OUT
June 22 - 26
NEW! Claws, Paws & Jaws
SOLD OUT
June 29 - July 3
Animal Planet
Register
July 6 - 10
Dr. Zoolittle
Register
July 13 - 17
Penguin Plunge
Register

Dr. Zoolittle
Register
July 20 - 24
NEW! Undercover Animals
Register

Go Wild!
Register
July 27 - 31
Critter Keepers
SOLD OUT

NEW! Winged Things
Register

See Camp Descriptions


8-10 Year-Olds

$218 Members | $258 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT
June 8 - 12
NEW! Jr. Zoo Vet
SOLD OUT
June 15 - 19
NEW! Wildlife Rescuers
SOLD OUT
June 22 - 26
Animal Training 101
Register
June 29 - July 3
Jr. Zookeeper
Register
July 6 - 10
NEW! Wildlife Rescuers
Register
July 13 - 17
Animal Training 101
Register
July 20 - 24
NEW! Jr. Zoo Vet
SOLD OUT
July 27 - 31
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT

See Camp Descriptions


10-12 Year-Olds

$218 Members | $258 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
NEW! Zoo Vets
Register
June 8 - 12
Jr. Zookeeper
Register
June 15 - 19
NEW! Jr. Zoologist
Register
June 22 - 26
NEW! Zoo Vets
Register
June 29 - July 3
Jr. Zookeeper
Register
July 6 - 10
NEW! Jr. Zoologist
Register
July 13 - 17
NEW! Zoo Vets
Register
July 20 - 24
Jr. Zookeeper
Register
July 27 - 31
NEW! Jr. Zoologist
Register

See Camp Descriptions


14-20 Year-Olds

Adventure Camps


June 22 - July 2
Expedition Belize
Register
August 4 - 9
Expedition Florida
Register