Zoo Camp Registration

If a camp does not show up when registering, it means the camp and the waiting list are both full.

Our camps fill quickly. When a camp fills, a waiting list option will appear. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please select that option. You will not be charged for the camp at check out. If a spot becomes available, we will call the first person on the waiting list and they will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear from that person within 24 hours, we will call the next person on the waiting list.

If you need to renew your zoo membership, select “member” while registering to get the discounted member rate and you will be able to purchase a membership during check out. If you are not interested in a membership, be sure to select “I do not want a membership” during check out.

Waivers & Check-in

After registering, you will receive more information via email one week before the camp start date. You will need to print the waiver attached to the email and bring it with you on the first day of camp. If you don’t have access to a printer, we will have waivers available when you drop your child off. Please make sure the adult who drops your child off can provide the information requested on the waiver.

Camp teachers will pick up and drop off children outside of the main door by the lion statues. If you arrive early, please wait at the front entrance and do not send your child down to the classroom. Adults and families visiting zoo grounds during or after a camp will need to pay admission if they are not zoo members.

Zoo teachers use a check-in/sign-out sheet for your child’s safety. Please sign your child in when you arrive at the zoo and sign her/him out when you pick up. If a different person will pick up your child, please inform the teacher and your child before you leave.


Frequently Asked Questions about summer camps.

Cancellations, Transfers & Refunds

If you need to cancel or change your registration, call Sarah Wilcox in the Education Office at 218-730-4500 ext. 214.

  • Cancellations made at least 10 business days (Monday-Friday) in advance of the camp will receive an 80% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to the camp will not receive a refund. The amount paid for any programs that were unattended is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • There will be a $10 transfer fee for transfers from one camp to another camp. For summer Cub Club programs, a $2 transfer fee will apply. Transfers can only be made if space allows.
  • If a camp has not met the required minimum number of registrations needed, you will be notified by phone that it has been canceled and will receive a full refund.

Contact Us

Email or call the Director of Education, Sarah Wilcox, at 218-730-4500 ext. 214 if you have any questions about zoo camps.

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