Zoo Camps run June through early August

Camp Joey

For students age 4 to entering Kindergarten

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. Campers will be learning about the animals living in their homes and backyards, as well as those at the Zoo and in the wild.

Camp KangaZoo

For students entering 1st - 6th grades

Explore the Zoo with caring counselors and new friends, meet the animals and learn amazing things at Camp KangaZoo!  Campers spend time in age-specific groups for most activities, and are all together each day for an introduction, lunch and snack.  Camp KangaZoo T-shirt, group photo, snacks, Thursday pizza dinner and Friday morning breakfast included. A detailed information packet will be sent before camp begins.

Teen Camp

For students entering 7th - 9th grades

Too old for Camp? Then you're ready for Teen Camp; an awesome, summer adventure for teens! Teen Camp combines all of the best aspects of camp - fun, friends, music, crafts, skits, live animal encounters and cool counselors - with more in-depth information about Zoo animals and conservation, and a special field experience! 

Specialty Camps

For students entering 1st - 12th grades

Our specialty camps are perfect for campers who love to learn and make discoveries, and want to continue exploring their passion for science and nature. Through topics on marine biology, zoology, zoo careers, and conservation leadership, our experienced educators will guide campers in hands-on experiments, animal investigations, and unique opportunities that will connect them to the amazing animals at our Zoo and beyond.

 The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to partner with Blueprint4Summer.

Financial Assistance

The Saint Louis Zoo is grateful to the following donors for providing financial assistance for underserved students to attend Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo or Teen Camp: Joyce and Michael Bytnar, Harris Frank, and the Walter and Nancy Galvin Education Scholarship Fund.

The Camp Scholarship Application should be completed by the Parent/Guardian and the child.

The Recommendation Form should be completed by a community leader who knows your child and financial situation.

Completed Applications and Recommendation Forms must be received by April 25, 2019.

Zebra Stripes Form

If your child has special needs, please describe them using the Zebra Stripes form.  There are 3 ways to complete the form:

  1. The form located here may be filled out online*, saved and emailed to Chris Blair at blair@stlzoo.org.
  2. Printing the form and filling it in by hand is another option.   The form may then be faxed to (314) 646-5535 or mailed to Saint Louis Zoo, #1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110, attention Chris Blair. The fax machine is not secured for confidentiality, it is open for use to all staff.
  3. If you would like to complete the form online using Survey Monkey please request the link from Chris Blair at blair@stlzoo.org or (314) 646-4545.
  4. Please contact Chris Blair, Education Inclusion Specialist, for additional information.

Zebra Stripes Form

* Please note: You will be able to fill out the form online using Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. If you are using other browsers, you may need to print the form and complete it.