Education

2016 Summer Camp Descriptions


  • 3-4 Year-Olds + Parents

    3-4 Year-Olds + Parents

    Morning:

    Barnyard Buddies
    June 6 – 10
    Head over to the Zoo's barn and explore which animals call it home. Meet the goats, horses, rabbits and more! Learn what each animal eats and how they are cared for.

    Wake Up the Train
    June 13 – 17
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Playful Penguins & Friends
    June 20 – 24
    Learn all about the Zoo’s warm water penguins from Peru. Interact with the penguin keepers, create fun crafts, and learn new songs.

    Wake Up the Train
    June 27 – July 1
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Back to Summer Camps & Registration

  • 4-5 Year-Olds

    4-5 Year-Olds

    Morning:

    NEW! Train Explorer
    May 31 – June 3
    All Aboard the Z.O.&O. Railroad! Explore the train and see how it works then take a ride around the Zoo!

    Dino Dig
    June 6 – 10
    Explore the world of Dinosaurs. Discover what these prehistoric animals looked like, where they lived and what they ate.

    Wake Up the Train
    June 13 – 17
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Zoo Action Heroes
    June 20 – 24
    Put your super powers to the test! Zoo Action Heroes will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    NEW! Littlest Zookeepers
    June 27 – July 1
    Join the Little Zookeeper team and help feed and care for Zoo animals and see what it takes to be a real zookeeper.

    NEW! Train Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    All Aboard the Z.O.&O. Railroad! Explore the train and see how it works then take a ride around the Zoo!

    Wake Up the Train
    July 11 – 15
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Dino Dig
    June 6 – 10
    Explore the world of Dinosaurs. Discover what these prehistoric animals looked like, where they lived and what they ate.

    Wake Up the Train
    July 25 – 29
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    NEW! Littlest Zookeepers
    August 1 – 5
    Join the Little Zookeeper team and help feed and care for Zoo animals and see what it takes to be a real zookeeper.

    Afternoon:

    NEW! Wildlife Explorer
    May 31 – June 3
    Join the Wildlife Explorer team to discover how animals live and survive in the wild!

    NEW! Jungle Adventurers
    June 6 – 10
    Go deep into the Zoo's jungle to meet the macaws, fossa and sloth!

    NEW! Littlest Zookeepers
    June 13 – 17
    Join the Little Zookeeper team and help feed and care for Zoo animals and see what it takes to be a real zookeeper.

    NEW! Meet the Beasts
    June 20 – 24
    Explore the Zoo and find out what Zoo beasts are friendly and who are ferocious!

    NEW! Jungle Adventurers
    June 27 – July 1
    Go deep into the Zoo's jungle to meet the macaws, fossa and sloth!

    NEW! Zoo Ranger Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    Become a Zoo Ranger today! Each day Zoo Rangers will search the Zoo, ensuring the animals have everything they need to be happy and healthy.

    Penguins Have Happy Feet
    July 11 – 15
    Go behind the scenes to see why the Zoo’s penguins are the happiest birds around.

    Zoo Rangers
    July 18 – 22
    Become a Zoo Ranger today! Each day Zoo Rangers will search the Zoo, ensuring the animals have everything they need to be happy and healthy.

    Zoo Action Heroes
    July 25 – 29
    Put your super powers to the test! Zoo Action Heroes will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    Penguin Plunge
    August 1 – 5
    Get to know the Zoo’s famous feathered friends by getting an up-close look.

    Back to Summer Camps & Registration

  • 6-7 Year-Olds

    6-7 Year-Olds

    Morning:

    NEW! Zookeeper Explorer
    May 31 – June 3
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Critter Keepers
    June 6 – 10
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Wild West Wrangler
    June 13 – 17
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Critter Keepers
    June 20 – 24
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Paws, Claws & Jaws
    June 27 – July 1
    Some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals have claws, paws and jaws! Discover what they use them for and how they help them live in the wild.

    NEW! Outback Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    “Crikey! Did you see the tail on that wallaby?” Join the explorer’s team to learn about all the Zoo’s animals from the Outback.

    NEW! Zookeeper Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Wild West Wrangler
    July 11 – 15
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Go Wild!
    July 11 – 15
    Explore the Zoo in search of the wildest animals. Observe the ring-tailed lemurs, get a close look at naked mole rats and find out why flamingos are pink.

    Wild West Wrangler
    July 18 – 22
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Animal Planet
    July 25 – 29
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian frilled lizard, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Wild West Wrangler
    July 25 – 29
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Critter Keepers
    August 1 – 5
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Wild West Wrangler
    August 1 – 5
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Afternoon:

    NEW! Wilderness Explorer
    May 31 – June 3
    Far off places, daring discoveries and sloths in disguise! Wilderness Explorers will travel across the Zoo learning how animals live in the wild.

    Go Wild!
    June 6 – 10
    Explore the Zoo in search of the wildest animals. Observe the ring-tailed lemurs, get a close look at naked mole rats and find out why flamingos are pink.

    Undercover Animals
    June 6 – 10
    Why does the leopard have spots? Why are the macaws bright and colorful? Learn how cool patterns and colors help animals hide in the wild.

    NEW! Photo Safari
    June 13 – 17
    The Zoo needs your help! Discover the importance of photographing endangered animals in this fun and educational safari!

    NEW! Animal Outlaws
    June 13 – 17
    Leopards, snakes, and crocodiles might seem scary, but in this camp discover the softer, kinder side of these “outlaws.”

    Animal Planet
    June 20 – 24
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian frilled lizard, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Penguin Plunge
    June 20 – 24
    Get to know the Zoo’s famous feathered friends by getting an up-close look.

    Go Wild!
    June 27 – July 1
    Explore the Zoo in search of the wildest animals. Observe the ring-tailed lemurs, get a close look at naked mole rats, and find out why flamingos are pink.

    Critter Keepers
    June 27 – July 1
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    NEW! Wilderness Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    Far off places, daring discoveries, and sloths in disguise! Wilderness Explorers will travel across Zoo learning how animals live in the wild.

    NEW! Jr. Vet Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Paws, Claws & Jaws
    July 11 – 15
    Some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals have paws, claws and jaws! Discover what they use them for and how they help them live in the wild.

    Penguin Plunge
    June 11 – 15
    Get to know the Zoo’s famous feathered friends by getting an up-close look.

    NEW! Photo Safari
    June 18 – 22
    The Zoo needs your help! Discover the importance of photographing endangered animals in this fun and educational safari!

    Undercover Animals
    July 25 – 29
    Why does the leopard have spots? Why are the macaws bright and colorful? Learn how cool patterns and colors help animals hide in the wild.

    NEW! Photo Safari
    June 25 – 29
    The Zoo needs your help! Discover the importance of photographing endangered animals in this fun and educational safari!

    Catch Me If You Can
    August 1 – 5
    Why does the leopard have spots? Why are the macaws bright and colorful? Learn how cool patterns and colors help animals hide in the wild.

    Go Wild!
    August 1 – 5
    Explore the Zoo in search of the wildest animals. Observe the ring-tailed lemurs, get a close look at naked mole rats and find out why flamingos are pink.

    Back to Summer Camps & Registration

  • 8-10 Year-Olds

    8-10 Year-Olds

    Full Day:

    NEW! Jr. Vet Explorer
    May 31 – June 3
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    NEW! Jr. Wrangler
    May 31 – June 3
    Wanted: cowboys and cowgirls to saddle up and show the Zoo’s horses a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Jr. Wranglers will learn to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Jr. Zoo Vet
    June 6 – 10
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Animal Training 101
    June 13 – 17
    How do the ring-tailed lemurs and penguins know when it’s time to eat? Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to animals to aid with husbandry.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    June 20 – 24
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    June 27 – July 1
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Calvin the alligator.

    NEW! Jr. Wrangler
    July 5 – 8
    Wanted: cowboys and cowgirls to saddle up and show the Zoo’s horses a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Jr. Wranglers will learn to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    July 11 – 15
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Calvin the alligator.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    July 11 – 15
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Animal Training 101
    July 18 – 22
    How do the ring-tailed lemurs and penguins know when it’s time to eat? Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to animals to aid with husbandry.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    July 18 – 22
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Jr. Zoo Vet
    July 25 – 29
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    July 25 – 29
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    August 1 – 5
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Calvin the alligator.

    Jr. Zoo Vet
    August 1 – 5
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Back to Summer Camps & Registration

  • 10-12 Year-Olds

    10-12 Year-Olds

    Full Day:

    NEW! Vet Explorer
    May 31 – June 3
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    June 6 – 10
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Zoo Vets
    June 13 – 17
    The Animal Care Center needs you! Zoo Vets learn what it takes to keep animals healthy by performing health assessments and other hands-on vet procedures.

    Jr. Zoologist
    June 20 – 24
    Zoologists are scientists who are animal experts! Campers will design habitats, create animal enrichment and track behavior of some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals.

    NEW! Wild About Art
    June 27 – July 1
    Go wild with inspiration! Campers will explore the boundaries of their creativity and create various types of art based on Zoo animals.

    NEW! Zoologist Explorer
    July 5 – 8
    When duty calls, Zoologist Explorers need to get up close to study animals in their habitats. Campers will study animal behavior and create animal enrichment based on their findings.

    Zoo Vets
    July 11 – 15
    The Animal Care Center needs you! Zoo Vets learn what it takes to keep animals healthy by performing health assessments and other hands-on vet procedures.

    NEW! Wild About Art
    July 18 – 22
    Go wild with inspiration! Campers will explore the boundaries of their creativity and create various types of art based on Zoo animals.

    Jr. Zoologist
    July 25 – 29
    Zoologists are scientists who are animal experts! Campers will design habitats, create enrichment and track behavior of some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals.

    NEW! Wild About Art
    August 1 – 5
    Go wild with inspiration! Campers will explore the boundaries of their creativity and create various types of art based on Zoo animals.

    Back to Summer Camps & Registration