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

  • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.

School Break Camps
For Students in Grades 1 - 5

  • Holiday Hierarchies

    Kick off the holiday season with a day at the Zoo observing and learning about social interactions in the animal world!  Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities.  Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.

    Participants attending other youth programs are not eligible to register for the Before or After-Care programs.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $55/General Public $60
    Y1123BH - November 23 (F); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Black Friday Camp Before-Care

    Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins.  This program is for Black Friday Camp registrants only.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee:  Zoo Members $6/General Public $8
    Y1123AM - November 23 (F); 7-8:30 a.m.

    Black Friday Camp After-Care

    Participants will enjoy a Zoo tour followed by indoor activities building on their camp experience. This program is for Black Friday Camp registrants only.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee:  Zoo Members $12/General Public $14
    Y1123PM - November 23 (F); 3:30-6 p.m.

  • Nature’s Secret Superheroes

    Spend the day at the Zoo observing and learning about the animals, how the Zoo cares for them, and how you can help!  Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities.

    This camp’s activities are focused on animals that are unique and overlooked. We will observe how these creatures have some of the strangest and most outstanding ways of saving the day. Not all heroes wear capes! Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.  Participants attending other youth programs are not eligible to register for the Before or After-Care programs.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $55/General Public $60
    Y1221WN - December 21 (F); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Nature’s Secret Superheroes Before-Care

    Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins.  This program is for Nature’s Secret Superheroes registrants only. 

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $6/General Public $8
    Y1221AM - December 21 (F); 7-8:30 a.m.

    Nature’s Secret Superheroes After-Care

    Participants will enjoy a Zoo tour followed by indoor activities building on their camp experience.  This program is for Nature’s Secret Superheroes registrants only.

     

    Limited to 40 participants

    Fee: Zoo Members $12General Public $14

    Y1221PM - December 21 (F); 3:30-6 p.m.

  • Where the Wild Things Live

    Spend the day at the Zoo observing and learning about the animals, how the Zoo cares for them, and how you can help!  Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities.

    From a hive to a nest, from a burrow to a den, all of these places animals create and construct to call “home”.  During this three day camp, the activities will focus on how animals adapt to survive in their wild world. Get ready to explore the different shapes and sizes animal homes and habitats come in! Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.  Participants attending other youth programs are not eligible to register for the Before or After-Care programs.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $150/General Public $160
    Y1226WW - December 26-28 (W-F); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Y0102WW - January 2-4 (W-F); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Where the Wild Things Live Before-Care

    Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins.  This program is for Where the Wild Things Live registrants only. 

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
    Y1226AM - December 26-28 (W-F); 7-8:30 a.m.
    Y0102AM - January 2-4 (W-F); 7-8:30 a.m.

    Where the Wild Things Live After-Care

    Participants will enjoy a Zoo tour followed by indoor activities building on their camp experience.  This program is for Where the Wild Things Live registrants only. 

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $50/General Public $55
    Y1226PM - December 26-28 (W-F); 3:30-6 p.m.
    Y0102AM - January 2-4 (W-F); 3:30-6 p.m.

  • Telling Tails

    Spend the day at the Zoo learning the stories of our tailed animal friends and how we can help them.  Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities.  Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.  Participants attending other youth programs are not eligible to register for the Before or After-Care programs.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $55/General Public $60
    Y0121MT - January 21 (M); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp Before-Care

    Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins.  This program is for MLK Camp registrants only.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee:  Zoo Members $6/General Public $8
    Y0121AM - January 21 (M); 7-8:30 a.m.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp After-Care

    Participants will enjoy a Zoo tour followed by indoor activities building on their camp experience. This program is for MLK Camp registrants only.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee:  Zoo Members $12/General Public $14
    Y0121PM - January 21 (M); 3:30-6 p.m.

  • Spend Presidents’ Day observing and learning about apex predators, their importance to the food chain, and other social interactions!  Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts, and hands-on activities.  Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.  Participants attending other youth programs are not eligible to register for the Before or After-Care programs.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $55/General Public $60

    Y0218PA - February 18 (M); 8:30 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.

    Presidents’ Day Camp Before-Care

    Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins.  This program is for Presidents’ Day Camp registrants only.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee:  Zoo Members $6/General Public $8

    Y0218AM - February 18 (M); 7 - 8:30 a.m.

    Presidents’ Day Camp After-Care

    Participants will enjoy a Zoo tour followed by indoor activities building on their camp experience. This program is for Presidents’ Day Camp registrants only.

    Limited to 40 participants
    Fee:  Zoo Members $12/General Public $14

    Y0218PM - February 18 (M); 3:30 - 6 p.m.

  • Spend part of your Spring Break at the Zoo observing and learning about animals, and get a sense of how they survive in the wild and how you can help! Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts, and hands-on activities that focus on the five senses! Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee. Participants attending other youth programs are not eligible to register for the Before or After-Care programs. Participants can register for only one session.

    Limited to 40 participants per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $215/General Public $235

    Y0318SS - March 18-22 (M-F); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Y0325SS - March 25-29 (M-F); 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Spring Break Before-Care

    Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins.  This program is for Spring Break Camp registrants only.  Participants can register for only one session. 

    Limited to 40 participants per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

    Y0318AM - March 18-22 (M-F): 7 - 8:30 a.m.
    Y0325AM - March 25-29 (M-F): 7 - 8:30 a.m.

    Spring Break After-Care

    Participants will visit an area of the Zoo each day followed by indoor activities building on their camp experience.  This program is for Spring Break Camp registrants only.  Participants can register for only one session.

    Limited to 40 participants per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $85/General Public $90

    Y0318PM - March 18-22 (M-F): 3:30 - 6 p.m.
    Y0325PM - March 25-29 (M-F): 3:30 - 6 p.m.