2021 Virtual Summer Camp Announcement!  

We will host virtual summer camps on Zoom in summer 2021.  

Online registration now open.

Here is what you can look forward to:

  • Camp Joey ( children age 4-entering 1st grade) – Five-day, half-day morning sessions offered June 7 – August 13 
  • Camp KangaZoom (children entering 2nd-5th grades) – Four-day, half-day sessions offered June 14 – August 5, Camper toolkits available for purchase 
  • Specialty Camps (children entering 2nd-5th grades and 6th-8th grades) – Four-day, half-day afternoon sessions offered various weeks, Camper toolkits available for purchase 
  • KangaZoo: Hoppin’ from Home (children entering 2nd-6th grades) – Includes three months access to our Camp website with on-line activities and a toolkit mailed to your home. 
  • Camp Family Webinars – Available to registered Camp families each Thursday evening 

Financial Scholarships will be available for all Zoo Summer Camps! 

Camp Joey

For children age 4 - entering 1st grade

Virtual edition! Get ready, little ones! It’s time to hop out of the pouch and into the exciting world of Camp Joey! Our days will be filled with hands-on science and art experiences, exclusive tours, active games, songs and more! 

Camp KangaZoom

For students entering 2nd - 5th grades

Join us for a virtually amazing week with Camp KangaZoom this summer!  Enjoy the awesome hands-on animal activities, experiments, crafts and games that you expect from Camp, along with the Camp fun of skits, bingo, and song-time.  

Specialty Camps

For students entering 2nd - 8th grades

Join us for a virtual Specialty Camp this summer!  These camps dive a little bit deeper into certain topics, but like Camp KangaZoom, you will enjoy an amazing array of opportunities. 

 The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to partner with Blueprint4Summer.

  • Thanks to generous gifts from AFB International, Michael and Joyce Bytnar, the Engelhardt Family Foundation, First Bank, the Kwame Family Foundation, Sherry Price and Robert Miner and the Walter and Nancy Galvin Education Scholarship Fund the Saint Louis Zoo is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for our educational summer camp programs! These donors provide financial assistance for under-resourced students to attend our summer camps. Full scholarships are available for children who are interested in learning about the animal world, but could not otherwise attend our camp programs due to financial limitations.

    To apply for a scholarship:

    1. Each child must have a completed Recommendation Form. This should be completed by someone who knows your child and financial situation, and is neither related to you nor your child. Only one Recommendation form per child is required; however we will accept two if one individual better knows your child and another can better address your financial situation.
    2. Choose one option to complete your application:
      1. The Parent/Guardian and the child can complete the Camp Scholarship Application and return the forms to us by April 25.
      2. Apply for a Camp Scholarship online by April 25.  After completing the online application, each child must complete a Child Essay Form and return the form to us by April 25.

    Note: We are extending the Camp scholarship deadline, and will continue to accept scholarship applications until all scholarship funding has been used.  Please apply at least 1 month prior to your first camp session choice.