Summer Camp: Ages 3-5

Ages 3-5

June 17-21: Animal Detectives SOLD OUT

Can your camper figure out who got into the discovery classroom?  This camp will spark imagination and problem solving as campers figure out clues to determine the Ambassador Animal they will get to meet each day.  This week includes hands-on activities, close up animal encounters and many more animal mysteries along the way!

June 24-28, July 15-19, August 12-16: Digging for Dinos

Find out where these dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and how they survived millions of years ago. Campers will get the opportunity to make dinosaur crafts, participate in hands-on activities, and even meet the closest living relative to the T-rex! This week includes activities, games, and up close animal meet and greets.

July 1-5, August 26-30: Junior Naturalist

Does your camper enjoy digging up worms, watching birds, or playing outside? Train your naturalist skills this week as campers will explore the natural world through nature play and observation. Prepare to get down and dirty, this camp is very hands-on with animal experiences, outdoor interactive activities, and fun crafts to take home.

July 8-12, August 19-23: Scales and Tales

This week we will explore the different animals that live in fairytales and books. Discover new mystical animals everyday and read a story that goes along with them! Campers will create their own zoo animals, meet ambassador animals up close, and develop their vocabulary by listening to mystical stories each day.

July 22-26: Elmwood Explorers SOLD OUT

Through hands-on activities, campers will explore what animals need to survive in all of the different habitats around the world. Campers will travel across the zoo into a different habitat every day. They will learn all about the benefits and challenges of living in places like the African Savanna or the Amazon Rainforest. This week includes adventurous games, and up close animal meet and greets.

July 29-August 2: Super Senses

Super strength and super speed are not just for the superheroes of movies and comic books. This week of camp dives, runs, and hops into the real superhero lives of animals! Campers will make enrichment and puzzles for our animals and watch their super senses go to work. This week includes activities, games, and up close animal experiences.

August 5-9: ZooCrew Sold Out

Does your camper love animals? Now is their opportunity to learn what it takes to care for our zoo  animals. Campers will learn how to be a zookeeper and get to make toys for some of our most playful animals. This week of camp features some fun up close animal encounters, hand on activities, and themed games!

$275 / Member Child per week | $300 / Non-Member Child per week

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

*camper must be potty trained to attend camp

For more information on camps, contact the Education Department at 610.277.3825 x234 or email