Summer Camp 2023: Ages 6-8

Ages 6-8

June 19-23: Fossils, Feathers, and Fangs SOLD OUT

Step back 65 million years when brontosaurus roamed the earth and apex predators, like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, ruled the landscape. Campers will explore the extinct animals of the past and learn about how we can save the wildlife we have today from going extinct, too. This week of camp will discover what modern day dinosaurs look like and even get to meet one of T. Rex’s closest relatives!

June 26-30: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Ever wonder what it takes to be a zookeeper? Join us for a week of experiencing all the fun of being a keeper! Campers will get hands-on experience prepping animal diets and learning how to train an animal. This week will feature guest talks by some of our Education and Animal Care Keepers and some close up animal encounters. A love and excitement for animals is required, khakis are not.

July 3-7: Super Species

Are you fast like the Flash? Strong like Wonder Woman? The animal kingdom is full of animals with superpowers, too! This week of camp will feature fun games and activities to test out your super skills, and campers will meet some of these superpowered animals every day. Campers will even learn ways to help defeat some of Earth’s mightiest villains, like pollution and extinction. Come join us as we save the day and save the planet!

July 10-14: Conservation Ranger SOLD OUT

Animals need our help! Learn about some of the endangered and threatened animals we have here at the zoo and all about what the zoo is doing to help these species. Campers will dive into the world of conservation and discover ways to help save wildlife in their own backyards and neighborhoods. This week features S.T.E.M based projects to spark creativity and excitement, and every camper will learn their one thing to help save the planet.

July 17-21: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Ever wonder what it takes to be a zookeeper? Join us for a week of experiencing all the fun of being a keeper! Campers will get hands-on experience prepping animal diets and learning how to train an animal. This week will feature guest talks by some of our Education and Animal Care Keepers and some close up animal encounters. A love and excitement for animals is required, khakis are not.

July 24-28: Survivor: Camp Elmwood SOLD OUT

Animals of all shapes and sizes have special adaptations to help them survive in the wild. Campers will engage in team building games and hands-on activities to find out how animals not only survive the wilderness, but thrive! This week will feature a different team challenge each day, but no worries, no one gets voted off this island!

July 31-August 4: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Ever wonder what it takes to be a zookeeper? Join us for a week of experiencing all the fun of being a keeper! Campers will get hands-on experience prepping animal diets and learning how to train an animal. This week will feature guest talks by some of our Education and Animal Care Keepers and some close up animal encounters. A love and excitement for animals is required, khakis are not.

August 7- August 11: Zoologist in Training SOLD OUT

Plunge into the world of zoology by studying the habitats and behaviors of our zoo animals. Design enrichment and puzzles for our animals and even learn all about animal training! Campers will observe our zoo animals and discover what animals need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.  This week of camp will feature animal presentations, themed activities, and more!

August 14- August 18: Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT

Ever wonder what it takes to be a zookeeper? Join us for a week of experiencing all the fun of being a keeper! Campers will get hands-on experience prepping animal diets and learning how to train an animal. This week will feature guest talks by some of our Education and Animal Care Keepers and some close up animal encounters. A love and excitement for animals is required, khakis are not.

August 21-25: Animal Detectives SOLD OUT

mystery awaits! Campers will work on problem solving, puzzles and more during this exciting week of solving animal mysteries that relate to real world scenarios. Campers will channel their inner detective to figure out what animal they will be meeting each day. This camp includes hands-on activities, games, and close up animal encounters.

$375/ Member Child per week | $400/Non-Member Child per week

Early drop off and late pick up is available for an added 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.

For more information on camps, contact the Education Department at 610.277.3825 x234 or email camp@elmwoodparkzoo.org