For students entering 1st - 6th grades

NOTE: We are planning for an in-person Camp in 2022! If camp needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19 we will offer a virtual camp experience or issue a full refund. 

Explore the Zoo with caring counselors and new friends, meet the animals and learn amazing things at Camp KangaZoo! This summer’s Camp theme is Animal to Animal. Campers will spend four amazing days and one awesome evening in small, age-specific groups for outdoor and indoor activities. Campers will discover the secrets of animal life on Earth, including how animals interact with each other, other animal species, their environment, and with humans that share their world. You can count on engaging, fun hands-on activities and crafts, outdoor games, Zoo tours, lots of animal observation, and all of the things that make Zoo Camp great! 

NEW! This year Camp KangaZoo will feature a Thursday evening program instead of a full overnight at the Zoo. The evening program will feature all of the campers’ favorite activities including a sing-along with our Camp Musician, a pizza dinner, camper skits and a night hike around the Zoo.

Camp KangaZoo T-shirt, group photo, snacks, and Thursday pizza dinner included. Extra Camp KangaZoo T-shirts can be purchased for $12. See our Camp FAQ page for more information. A detailed information packet will be sent before camp begins.

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).

    Camp Kangazoo - Animal to Animal

    Limited to 70 participants per session.
    Instructors: Zoo Educators and Zoo ALIVE Volunteers
    Fee: Zoo Members $225/General Public $250

    DatesDayTime 
    June 13-16
    June 16
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT
    June 20-23
    June 23
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT
    June 27-30
    June 30
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT 
    July 11-14
    July 14
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT
    July 18-21
    July 21
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT 
    July 25-28
    July 28
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT
    Aug 1-4
    Aug 4
    M-Th
    Th
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT
    Aug 8-11
    Aug 11

    M-Th
    Th

    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    6-10 p.m.
    SOLD OUT 

    Need before or after care?

    Our KangaCare program is available before and after camp, for an additional fee.

  • 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.