Zoo Camp Registration

We have a new online registration system called CampDoc. The blue sentences below explain how this has changed our registration process slightly.

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.

You will not be able to purchase a membership using the new CampDoc registration system. If you need to renew your zoo membership, please do so by visiting our membership page before registering for a camp.

Waivers & Check-in

Part of the registration process will include filling out an electronic waiver; we no longer use paper waivers. After registering, you will receive more information via email a few days before the camp date.

Camp teachers will meet you outside of the main entrance by the lion statues about 10 minutes before the camp begins. If you arrive early, please wait at the front entrance and do not send your child down to the classroom. Please come downstairs to the classroom to pick up your child when the camp ends. 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. If you have any trouble using CampDoc to register, please call the Support Center (734-619-8300). CampDoc doesn’t work with Internet Explorer.

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