Zoo Troop (Ages 6-8)

Whether you embark on “Animal Adventures” 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 Camp sessions run for four days (Monday-Thursday). Morning sessions start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon. Afternoon sessions start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Full day sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and include an additional fee for lunch supervision and activities – this will be added during check out when you purchase a morning and afternoon camp during the same week. Full day participants should bring a bag lunch or plan to purchase lunch at the Safari Café.

Zoo Troop camps are designed for children who have completed grades K-2. If a camp is full, you can join the waiting list by going to the registration page.

Dates & Times:

June 12-15, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon FULL
Zookeeper for a Week: Get a behind-the-scenes look at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!

June 12-15, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. FULL
Animal Olympiad: Let the games begin! Explore how animals jump, slither, and fly into the record books while accomplishing amazing feats!

June 19-22, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon FULL
Carnivore Camp: Travel to the top of the food chain as we explore the lives of the world’s best hunters!

June 19-22, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. FULL
Animals in Art: From painting to play dough, learn about the zoo’s animals through the eyes of an artist. Discover how animals make art and create your own artwork to take home!

July 10-13, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon FULL
Zookeeper for a Week: Get a behind-the-scenes look at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!

July 10-13, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. FULL
Cold-Blooded Critters: Slither your way to a reptilian adventure and spend the week exploring the ways of the cold-blooded critters!

July 17-20, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon FULL
Carnivore Camp: Travel to the top of the food chain as we explore the lives of the world’s best hunters!

July 17-20, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. SPACE AVAILABLE
Animal Adventures: From the tropics to the deserts, we’ll adventure through the animal kingdom to learn about animals that live all over the world!

July 24-27, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. (No full day option is available this week) FULL
Zookeeper for a Week: Get a behind-the-scenes look at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!

July 31-August 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon FULL
Pet Pals: Learn about pet care while helping take care of the zoo’s animals. Create toys for your pets and learn training tricks that will help you and your pet bond for life!

July 31-August 3, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. SPACE AVAILABLE
Things with Wings: Take off for a week with the animal kingdom’s true fliers: birds, butterflies, bugs and bats!

August 14-17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon FULL
Zookeeper for a Week: Get a behind-the-scenes look at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!

August 14-17, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. FULL
Where the Wild Things Are: Meet many of the zoo’s wild things while also exploring the creek and trails for wild things you can find in your own backyard!

Cost:

Half Day (morning or afternoon) for 4 days
$80 Members | $100 Non-Members

Full Day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) for 4 days
$175 Members | $215 Non-Members

Camp t-shirts are optional and cost an additional $10 during check out.

Registration Page