Summer Zoo Camps 2014

Lake Superior Zoo summer day camps provide a fun and safe setting where youth can make both human and animal friends. Each camp features animal encounters, hands-on activities, crafts and games that focus on inspiring children to care about wildlife, conservation, and the natural world. From Cub Club to Zoo Troop to Eco-Explorers, each level of camp exposes children to different opportunities as their learning levels progress. When they reach their teen years, youth can participate in Zoo Crew to gain a real-world understanding of what it’s like to work with animals and visitors at a zoo.

Information about summer programs for Toddlers can be found on our Toddlers page. And remember, the fun doesn’t end when summer ends! The zoo offers programs year-round for all ages. Learn more on our Zoo Programs page.


Need-based scholarships are available for Zoo Troop and Eco-Explorers. Please download, print, and complete a Scholarship Request Form — do not register online. Spaces are held in each camp for scholarship recipients until one month before the camp start date.

Cub Club (Ages 4-5)

Cub Club is a 2-hour camp designed for preschool-age children who are able to be successful in group programs without parent involvement. Children will participate in games, interactive activities, role play and crafts. We will explore the zoo, read stories and meet many animal friends!

Cub Club

Zoo Troop (Ages 6-8)

Whether you take an “Animal Expedition” or become a “Zookeeper for a Week,” all of these 4-day camps include exciting games and activities, art projects, and close-up animal encounters.

Zoo Troop

Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-12)

Explore careers working with animals, practice your photography skills and more by choosing from a variety of exciting 4-day camps focused on wildlife and conservation. Come for a half- or full-day adventure and experience lots of hands-on activities and animal interactions.


Zoo Crew (ages 13-17)

Zoo Crew is a summer program for teens that promotes interest in animal care, careers in biological sciences, participation in community service, and a working knowledge of zoos and their place in conservation, education, recreation, and research with animals. Applications are due April 30.

Check out this video to see what Zoo Crew is all about!

Zoo Crew


Pre-registration is required for all camps and usually opens in early March. To register for a camp or read our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Registration page.