Zoo Camps

Children love our fun and educational Zoo Camps! They gain knowledge and understanding in what it takes to be a zookeeper, and they make friends and memories that last a lifetime.

School's out camp

Our School’s Out Camps are designed to get your kids out and about on their school holidays. Each day camp includes hands on educational workshops, animal observations, animal meet and greets, crafts, and more!

Ages 6-12

9:00AM – 3:30PM 

DEC.

Fri. 12/2
Mon. 12/26
Tue. 12/27
Wed. 12/28
Thu. 12/29
Fri. 12/30

Members: $50/Day
Non-Members: $55/Day

Early drop off and late pick up is available for an added cost.  Early drop off is at 8:00am for $15/child per day, and late pick up is at 4:30pm for $15/child per day.

Registration issues? Email us at  camp@elmwoodparkzoo.org

2023 Summer Camp

Each weeklong Summer Camp includes a lot of learning and fun, with crafts, stories, snacks, animal visitors, and in-depth tours of the zoo. Regular summer zoo events and shows are incorporated into camp each week.

3-5 year old Camp

Half Day Camp- 9am - 12pm

Yearly Member: $275

Non-Member: $300


June 19-23: Digging for Dinos
June 26-30: Super Senses
July 3-7: Hooray for Habitats
July 10-14: Animal Detectives
July 17-21: Nature Explorers
July 24-28: Digging for Dinos
July 31-August 4: Scales and Tales
August 7-11: Small Wonders
August 14-18: ZooCrew
August 21-25: Digging for Dinos

 

Early drop off / late pick up is not available for 3-5 year old camp.

6-8 year old camp

Full Day Camp- 9am - 3:30pm

Yearly Member: $375

Non-Member: $400


June 19-23: Fossils, Feathers, and Fangs
June 26-30: Jr. Zookeeper
July 3-7: Super Species
July 10-14: Conservation Ranger
July 17-21: Jr. Zookeeper
July 24-28: Survivor: Camp Elmwood
July 31-August 4: Jr. Zookeeper
August 7-11: Zoologist in Training
August 14-18: Jr. Zookeeper
August 21-25: Animal Detectives

 

Early drop off and late pick up is available for 6-8 year old camp at an additional cost.  Early drop off is at 8:00am- 8:30am for $15/child per day, and late pick up is at 4:00pm-5:00pm for $15/child per day.

Pre-registration is required.

9-12 Year Old Camp

Full Day Camp- 9am - 3:30pm

Yearly Member: $375

Non-Member: $400

June 19-23: Naturalist in Training
June 26-30: Jr. Zookeeper
July 3-7: Super Species
July 10-14: Conservation Ranger
July 17-21: Jr. Zookeeper
July 24-28: Survivor: Elmwood Island
July 31-August 4: Jr. Zookeeper
August 7-11: Zoo Engineers
August 14-18: Jr. Zookeeper
August 21-25: Adventures in Zoology

Early drop off and late pick up is available for 9-12 year old camp at an additional cost.  Early drop off is at 8:00am- 8:30am for $15/child per day, and late pick up is at 4:00pm-5:00pm for $15/child per day.

Pre-registration is required.

13-15 year old Workshops

Full Day Camp- 9am - 3:30pm

Yearly Member: $525

Non-Member: $550

June 19-23: Wildlife Conservation
June 26-30: Animal Training and Behavior
July 10-14: Zookeeping 101
August 7-11: Zoo Engineering and Design
August 14-18: Zookeeping 101

For more information on camps, contact the

Education Department at 610.277.3825 x234

or email camp@elmwoodparkzoo.org