Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camps

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Get excited! Zoo Camp registration is NOW OPEN!

ALL CAMPS ARE FULL DAY CAMPS
To limit the number of campers coming in and out of the Zoo per day, all camps are now full days.

DAILY HEALTH PRACTICES
Each day upon arrival, and again in the afternoon, staff and children will have their temperatures taken. Any person with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be removed from the group and parents will be called to pick up child immediately.

Any child or staff exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 including, but not limited to, sustained cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, or unexplained sore throat may not attend Zoo Camp. If our staff observes any of these symptoms, parents will be called to pick up their child immediately. Child may not return to camp until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours, not using a fever reducing medicine.

Important: If an individual in your child’s camp group tests positive for COVID-19, your camp is immediately suspended. We will not move campers to other groups.

HAND-WASHING PRACTICES
• Each camp will be designated a specific restroom/sink to wash their hands
• Campers will wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water upon entering the Zoo

HYGIENIC PRACTICES 
• All high touch surfaces will be sanitized at least every four (4) hours with disinfectant wipes and a sanitize log will be kept and monitored by camp supervisors
• Children or staff shall not share cups, utensils, bottles, etc. 
• Campers will bring lunch from home or purchase a pre-packaged sack lunch from the Zoo
• Hand sanitizer will be available during the check-in and out process each day and in each classroom

SOCIAL DISTANCING & FACE COVERINGS
• Teachers are required to wear a mask when in the Zoo
• Masks for children are required in all indoor spaces and highly recommended in outdoor spaces. 
• Along with limited group size, teachers will work to keep as much space as possible between children
• Each camp will have a designated classroom
• When walking through the Zoo, appropriate social distancing practices will be observed between campers and other Zoo guests

DROP OFF & PICK UP PROCEDURES
• Parents please park in the Zoo main lot and come to the tent area (east of the lot) to drop off and pick up your child
• Parents must remain with their child while their temperature is taken
• Parents are strongly encouraged to wear a mask during pick up and drop off times
• Please practice social distancing during these times and give 6’ of space to others
• Teachers and all Zoo Staff are required to wear mask when in the Zoo
• During drop off and pick up time, each camp group will remain separated from other groups
• Please plan for a lengthier drop off and pick up timeline during this time


How to register:
1. Choose appropriate age group below
2. Find a date and time
3. Register
Zoo Members: to receive your member discount, when prompted to log in please select the blue "log in with card number" link and log in with your member number located on the back of your membership card near the barcode. 

4 - 5 Year-Olds
6 - 7 Year-Olds
8 - 9 Year-Olds
10 - 12 Year-Olds

Camp Policy
Camp Facts and Policies
To contact the Zoo Camp department email or call 402.475.6741


4 - 5 Year-Olds

5-Day Camps • $238 Members | $278 Non-Members
*4-Day Camps • $180 Members | $210 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
June 21 - 25 Happy Hooves & Long Necks SOLD OUT
June 21 - 25 Dr. Zoolittle SOLD OUT
June 28 - July 2 Monkey Around SOLD OUT
June 28 - July 2 Happy Hooves & Long Necks SOLD OUT
July 5 - 9 NEW! Cats Big & Small SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 Splashin' Safari SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 NEW! Colorful Creatures SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 NEW! Cats Big & Small SOLD OUT
July 26 - 30 Monkey Around SOLD OUT

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6 - 7 Year-Olds

5-Day Camps • $238 Members | $278 Non-Members
*4-Day Camps • $180 Members | $210 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
June 21 - 25 Hoofin' It SOLD OUT
June 21 - 25 Claws, Jaws & Paws SOLD OUT
June 28 - July 2 Claws, Paws & Jaws SOLD OUT
June 28 - July 2 Adventure Vets SOLD OUT
July 5 - 9 Critter Keepers SOLD OUT
July 5 - 9 NEW! Hiss & Roar SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 Hoofin' It SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 Critter Keepers SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 Stripes or Spots SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 NEW! Hiss & Roar SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 Critter Keepers SOLD OUT
July 26 - 30 Magical & Mythical Creatures SOLD OUT
July 26 - 30 Hoofin' It SOLD OUT

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8 - 9 Year-Olds

5-Day Camps • $238 Members | $278 Non-Members
*4-Day Camps • $180 Members | $210 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
June 21 - 25 Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT
June 21 - 25 Scales & Tails
June 28 - July 2 NEW! Creative Creatures SOLD OUT
June 28 - July 2 NEW! African Safari SOLD OUT
July 5 - 9 Jr. Zoo Vet SOLD OUT
July 5 - 9 NEW! African Safari SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 Wild West Wranglers SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 NEW! Water-Loving Animals SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 NEW! Creative Creatures SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 Scales & Tails
July 26 - 30 NEW! Water-Loving Animals SOLD OUT

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10 - 12 Year-Olds

5-Day Camps • $238 Members | $278 Non-Members
*4-Day Camps • $180 Members | $210 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
June 21 - 25 Animal Chef SOLD OUT
June 28 - July 2 Zoo Vet Explorer SOLD OUT
July 5 - 9 NEW! Jungle Jobs SOLD OUT
July 12 - 16 Jr. Zoo Crew SOLD OUT
July 19 - 23 Animal Training 101 SOLD OUT
July 26 - 30 NEW! Awesome Adaptations SOLD OUT

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  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400