For children age 4 - entering kindergarten

Children must be 4 years old by their program date and able to use the restroom independently. No exceptions will be made.

Camp Joey - Animals All Around

Children attend these programs on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or other adult.

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. The Camp Joey theme this summer is Animals All Around and will explore animals’ diverse habitats. We’ll learn about aquatic, land and backyard habitats, as well as how the Zoo replicates natural habitats for our animals. Camp Joey T-shirt, group photo and snack included. Extra Camp Joey T-shirts can be purchased for $14. For more information, visit Camp Joey FAQ's.

You will:

  • Create amazing art and a journal to take home
  • Play active animal games
  • Ride the Zooline Railroad
  • Sing Zoo tunes
  • Visit great Zoo habitats
  • Do hands-on activities
  • And more!

Instructors: Zoo Early Childhood Educators with assistance from Zoo ALIVE Volunteers

Registration

    • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.
    • Wait lists are first come, first serve. Click here to confirm your spot on the wait list (if applicable).

    Half-Day Sessions (5 days)  

    Limited to 10 campers per session 
    Fee:  Zoo Members $200/General Public $225 

    DateDaysTime  
    June 6-10 M-F 8:30 -11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT 

    Limited to 20 campers per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $200/General Public $225

    DateDaysTime  
    June 13-17 M-F 8:30-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT 

    Full-Day Sessions (5 days)

    Limited to 20 campers per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $280/General Public $305

    DateDaysTime  
    June 20-24 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT 
    June 27-July 1 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT
    July 11-15 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT
    July 18-22 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT
    August 1-5 M-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT 

    Mini Camp Week (4 full days)

    Limited to 20 campers per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $230/General Public $255

    DateDaysTime  
    July 5-8 T-F 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SOLD OUT 
  • Thanks to generous gifts from donors such as AFB International, the Kwame Family Foundation, the Nancy Galvin Education Scholarship Fund, Anna and James McKelvey, and Post Holdings, the Saint Louis Zoo is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for our educational summer camp programs.

    Who is eligible for a financial scholarship? Scholarships are awarded to children/families based on an application and recommendation form that shows:

    • The child has a strong interest in learning more about animals and the Zoo, and is the correct age/grade level for the camp program for which they apply.  Different camps are available for children age 4 through High School age.
    • The ability to get to and from the Zoo for Camp each day. Transportation is not provided by the Zoo.
    • The family needs financial assistance to attend. 

     

    To apply (Applications and recommendations are still being accepted and scholarships awarded on an on-going basis.)

    1. Print out and complete the application form.  Mail completed form to the address on the form OR drop off completed form at the Education Department, lower level of the North Entrance building, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

    2. Mail or email the recommendation form to someone not related to you, who knows your child and your family’s financial need, for them to complete and submit via email, mail or drop-off. 

                OR

    1. Complete an on-line application

    2. Mail or email the recommendation form to someone not related to you, who knows your child and your family’s financial need, for them to complete and submit via email, mail or drop-off.

    3. Print out and help your child complete the Child Essay Form. Mail or drop off this form or email a scan or photo to campoffice@stlzoo.org.