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Children will have fascinating adventures with the natural world this summer at Camp Zoo. Each age-appropriate, week long session is filled with up-close animal encounters, hands-on activities, games, in depth investigations, and organized free-time.


Full Day:

Members: $250

General: $275


Half Day:

Members: $155

General: $170


Extended Day Camp: $50 for the week when paid in advance; $1/minute for each minute after 6 p.m.


 Camp Zoo Kindergarten
(Half-Day Only)
Storybook Safaris

Animals have inspired many wonderful stories throughout history. Today, some of the most beloved children's books are all about animals. Campers will be exposed to some of the greatest animal stories ever told and will meet the animals that inspired the stories.
Offered sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7

Animal Art
Many of the world's greatest artists are not people. Animals around the world create beautiful pieces of art every day! Campers will learn about the unique artists of the animal kingdom and get a chance to mimic these incredible creatures, with art projects so wild, they could only come from nature.
Offered sessions 2, 4, 6 and 8
 
 Camp Zoo Grades 1st and 2nd
(Half or Full-Day)
Zany Zoology!
Tortoises and ocelots and hornbills - oh my! Are you crazy for animals? Then this is the camp for you! Campers learn the zany, amazing and specialized adaptations and anatomy of living things throughout the animal kingdom.
Offered sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7

Home Sweet Home: Animal Style!
Whether it's a giraffe in the African savanna, a spectacled owl in the South American rainforest or a mountain lion in the North American temperate forests, animals make their homes in wild places. Campers will explore habitats from around the world, including those created in the Phoenix Zoo - and will learn how animals use their habitats and the resources contained within, to survive.
Offered sessions 2, 4, 6 and 8
 
 Camp Zoo Grades 3rd and 4th
(Half or Full-Day)
Eco Adventurers

The world around us is an amazing place! This week of camp provides a chance to explore, observe and appreciate our natural surroundings and the interconnectedness of life. To broaden their ecological knowledge and awareness, campers will discover microscopic animals that live in a pond and will travel to unique and picturesque mountain landscapes that overlook the Zoo.
Offered sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7

Zoo Action Heroes
The world around us is an important place! This week of camp allows children a chance to help protect and conserve the natural world. Service and conservation projects within the Zoo and beyond will allow campers to complete their week knowing they have made a difference.Offered sessions 2, 4, 6 and 8
 
 Camp Zoo Grades 5th and 6th
(Half or Full-Day)
Build the Zoo

How does a zoo create a home for animals? By the end of this exciting and productive week, campers will be able to answer that question and develop their knowledge of zoology and animal care. They will design, create and present their very own animal exhibit, complete with interpretive graphics.
Offered sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7

Scientific Investigation and Exploration

Calling all explorers, adventurers, question-askers, budding scientists and problem solvers! Combing critical thinking with nature exploration is the goal of this amazing week of camp. Observing animal behavior, practicing animal tracking skills, designing experiments, and interpreting the clues animals leave behind are just some of the activities campers will experience.
Offered sessions 2, 4, 6, and 8
 
 Camp Zoo Grades 7th and 8th
(Full-Day Only)
Who works at the Zoo?
Do you think you've got what it takes to work at a Zoo? In this fast-paced, week-long session, campers have a chance to learn the ins and outs of being a zookeeper. From cleaning to feeding, training to behavioral enrichment, campers will experience the rewards and challenges of this most popular job at the Zoo.
Offered sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7

Lights, Camera, Conservation!

The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals including 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. Campers will meet many of these amazing animals up close and learn about the efforts taking place to protect and preserve them in the wild. Campers will write, produce and film their own short movie to educate the public about the threats to these amazing animals.
Offered sessions 2, 4, 6 and 8