For children age 4 - entering kindergarten, who can use the restroom independently.

Children must be 4 years old by their program date. No exceptions will be made.

Get ready, little ones! It’s time to hop out of the pouch and into the Zoo at Camp Joey! Our days will be filled with animal antics, habitat ventures and Zoo fun as we experience and appreciate the animal world together. Camp Joey takes place both inside the Monsanto Education Gallery, and outside on our beautiful Zoo grounds. The theme this summer is Animals in our World. Campers will be learning about the animals living in their homes and backyards, as well as those at the Zoo and in the wild.

You will:

  • Meet and touch live animals
  • Create amazing art and a photo journal to take home
  • Play active animal games
  • Ride the Zooline Railroad
  • Sing and dance to fun Zoo tunes
  • Visit great Zoo exhibits
  • And more!

Camp Joey t-shirt, group photo, and snack included.

For additional information, see Camp Joey FAQ's.

The deadline (May 1, 2014) for the 2014 Camp Joey Scholarship program has passed. However you are welcome to submit an application to be placed for consideration on the waiting list should scholarship recipients rescind their award. Download an application packet, or call (314) 646-4544, #6 to request an application.

Camp Scholarships are possible thanks to generous donations from the Engelhardt Family Foundation and the Walter and Nancy Galvin Endowed Fund for Children.

Half Day Sessions (5 days)

Limited to 30 campers per session.

Fee: Zoo Members $160 / General Public $170

Instructors: Early Childhood Instructors, Zoo Staff and Zoo ALIVE volunteers

DatesDayTimes
June 2-6 M-F 8:30-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
June 16-20 M-F 8:30-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
July 14-18 M-F 8:30-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
Aug 4-8 M-F 8:30-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT

Full Day Sessions (Also 5 days!)

Limited to 30 campers per session.

Fee: Zoo Members $240 / General Public $250

Instructors: Early Childhood Instructors, Zoo Staff and Zoo ALIVE volunteers

DateDayTime
June 9-13 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. CLOSED
June 23-27 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT
July 7-11 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT
July 21-25 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT
July 28-Aug 1 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT

Special Schedule for July 4th Week (3 Full Days)

Limited to 30 campers per session.

Fee: Zoo Members $160 / General Public $170

Instructors: Early Childhood Instructors, Zoo Staff and Zoo ALIVE volunteers

DateDayTime
June 30-July 2 M-W 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. CLOSED

You can order extra Camp Joey t-shirts! Cost: $12. Indicate your order on the registration form. Youth sizes only.

After-care is not available for Camp Joey.