Off-Season Zoo Camp Descriptions

Camp descriptions are listed in alphabetical order by name within each age group.

5 - 7 Year-Olds
8 - 12 Year-Olds

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5 - 7 Year-Olds

Ad-VET-ure Vets Every day is an adventure when you are a zoo veterinarian. Find out what it's like to take care of the animals at the Zoo and the amazing work they do to help save animals from extinction.
Animal Athletes Discover what it takes to run like a tiger, swing like a monkey and leap like a rabbit. Campers will learn about a variety of animals at the Zoo and how they have adapted to living in their natural habitats through this health-centered camp.
Animal Chef Put your chef hat on and grab a whisk, it’s time to get cooking! Campers will make snacks and meals for their favorite animals as well as some tasty treats for themselves to enjoy.
Animal Elves Help make Christmas a magical time for our Zoo animals too! Help our Zookeepers deliver presents to our animal friends and spread holiday cheer throughout the Zoo.
Critter Keepers Learn about what it takes to care for an animal! Campers will have chance to care for their own Zoo animal for the week. Find out how to care and feed for the Zoo’s many animals.
Happy Hooves and Long Necks Stick your neck out with our new giraffe pals. Meet all the animals who wear hooves on their feet. Horses, llamas, camels and goats will join us on our journey too! We'll stomp our feet and swing our necks as we learn about all these furry friends.
Wake Up the Train Choo choo, it’s time to start chugging! Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what it takes to keep the train, train-tastic! Along the way, campers will get the chance to see a variety of animals both big and small before we take our final train ride at the end of the day.
Zoo Action Heroes Grab your capes and put those super powers to the test! Campers will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.
Zoo Rangers Zoo Rangers have an important job- protecting the animals! Learn about the threats our species face in the wild, and how the Zoo protects not just the animals here but all over the world.

8 - 12 Year-Olds

Animal Athletes Discover what it takes to run like a tiger, swing like a monkey and leap like a rabbit. Campers will learn about a variety of animals at the Zoo and how they have adapted to living in their natural habitats through this health-centered camp.
Animal Elves Help make Christmas a magical time for our Zoo animals too! Help our Zookeepers deliver presents to our animal friends and spread holiday cheer throughout the Zoo.
Animal Training 101 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. Campers will also have the chance to adopt an animal to train for the week, applying learned knowledge to real-life situations.
Hoofin' It Attention all cowboys and cowgirls, are you read to learn about some of the Zoos hoof stock? Learn about what hoof stock call the Zoo home- everyone from Phoebe the Giraffe to Courtney the Camel. Up-close animal interactions as well as a variety of other fun activities will give these buckaroos hands on knowledge of the world around them.
Jr. Zoo Crew The Zoo could not run without the help of our Zoo Crew volunteers during our busy season. Get a glimpse of what our Zoo Crew help with and get trained up for the day that you can become a Zoo Crew too!
Jr. Zoo Vet Zoo vets are animal doctors who get to work with a huge variety of animals! Campers will learn all about animal health and hear from our vet about some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals.
Jr. Zookeeper Animals come from a variety of places all around the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda, Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern three-banded armadillo as well as a variety of other animals here at the Zoo. Campers will learn about the uniqueness of caring for a variety of individual animals.
Jr. Zoologist 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.
Wildlife Rescuers 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.
  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400