Zoo Camp


In-Service Camps

When school is out, the Zoo is in! Register your child for one (or all) of our in-service camps! Kids will enjoy exploring nature and animals through hands-on experiences and guidance from our experienced team of Assiniboine Park Conservancy educators.

FEE: $50 + GST for all per day  (members save 10%)
DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)

Go Green! | March 15, 2019
Just in time for St. Patrick’s day, we are celebrating everything green! We will explore our Tropical forests and the animals that live there and create our own projects to green our home! Register online.
 
Earth Day | April 26, 2019

Let’s get together and party for our planet!  We will travel around the world from Australia to the Arctic, celebrating what makes our earth so great! Registration opens March 5, 2019.
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Spring Break Camp | March 25 - 29

Snow, slush, showers, or sun, come to Assiniboine Park for some Spring Break fun!
We don’t know what the weather might do, but we certainly have fun planned for you.
So don’t hang out at the mall. Come to the Park and give it your all!


At Zoo Camp, children enjoy a variety of exciting, engaging and educational experiences. Each day, we explore a different theme focusing on plants, animals, art and recreation. Our daily interactive adventures will have campers meeting some of our animal ambassadors and exploring many parts of the Park and Zoo. Spring Camp is designed for children in grades 1 to 6.

FEE: $230 + GST /full week | $50 + GST/single days
DROP-OFF: 8:00 - 9:00 am, Zoo Special Events Entrance, 54 Zoo Drive
PICK-UP: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Zoo Special Events Entrance, 54 Zoo Drive 

Each day at Zoo Camp, we explore a new theme:

March 25 - The Bison in our Backyard

Welcome back to our returning spring migrators. Spring is here and it is time to start enjoying the puddles and fresh air around our North American animals. Our first set of adventures will have us traveling through the prairies and forests. We will bounce through playgrounds and along with horses, as we enjoy games and slingshots. The signs of spring will also inspire our creative art side.

March 26 - Jungle Boogie with Toucan

Life is a beach when we start looking forward to summer. Campers will have the chance to beat their winter blues by enjoying a tropical break at Toucan Ridge. Today, we will celebrate the lush green of plants, and the animals that love the heat. It is definitely a jungle in here, and you should see the fun we are going to have.

March 27 - Tiger Travels to the East

We need to relax during our holidays and a trip to the Far East may just provide the inspiration we require. Our travels will have us swinging with the Gibbons, and traversing a desert with the camels. We will need to create some souvenirs after all our adventures and look at ways to save the planet so others can find the same enjoyment on their journeys.

March 28 - Birding and Batting Below and (Equator) Belt

It is time to move again as we travel the southern hemisphere. Discover the great outdoors as we explore forests and caves in search for bats, birds, and beasts from around the world. Our adventures at the Kinsmen Discovery Centre may allow our campers to discover the secrets of flight or we might be better with a parachute. Don’t worry everything will “fall” into place.

March 29 - Trekking the Tundra with Polar Bears

We won’t let any snow stop us as we journey to Churchill to meet our Polar Bears and other animals of the tundra. We can discover the seasonal changes these animals experience and how they deal with the cold. It may be our last chance for some winter fun, or a new chance to see what new adventures blossom in the upcoming year.


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Summer Camp

It's an adventure they can get their hands on!

Summer Camp at Assiniboine Park Zoo is perfect for children 5 to 12 years of age who love animals, nature, art, and spending time outdoors. Campers will enjoy fun-filled summer days exploring the Park and Zoo, and learning about animals and nature while making new friends.

Weekly camps in July and August alternate between two themes that give children the chance to experience the Zoo in a whole new way. This year’s themes are:

The Secret Life of Zoos Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Key Elements: Animal Facts & Zoo Jobs

Come listen to the stories of the animals, and meet the people that work at the Zoo. In order to discover the secrets, we will need to work together and participate in fun challenges that will help us investigate the importance of zoos. An exploration behind-the-scenes will look at how important everyone’s role is in making our zoo amazing, for both animals and campers. We will also let you in on a little secret; with all the great experiences we have planned, we know everyone at the zoo will be having a fun time! 

Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
Key Elements: Locations & Adaptations

Big or small, teeth or claws, you will find many fantastic animals at the Zoo. Designed to satisfy the most inquisitive camper, we will explore the zoo world and discover what makes our animals so amazing. Through games, challenges, a trip behind-the-scenes, and by catching up with keepers, we will investigate how these curious creatures survive. Join us for a magical journey as we explore the call of the wild while building friendships along the way. We know that you will have a blast!

Daily activities include a hands-on animal experience, and a trip to either the Polar Playground at the Zoo or the Nature Playground in the Park. Each week, campers will also enjoy a behind the scenes Zoo experience, discover the benefits of animal enrichment, and have a private chat with a zookeeper. While there is so much to see and do at the Zoo, campers will also venture out into Assiniboine Park to explore the gardens, forests, Riley Family Duck Pond, and other attractions. Each day brings a new adventure!

Campers are divided into four age groups. The daily schedule and activities are tailored to be age-appropriate and encourage positive social interactions among campers. Register your child for one of the four age groups:

Cubs (age 5) | Focus on exploring nature and what it means to be a friend to all animals
Polar Bears (age 6-7) | Focus on animal needs and what we all share in common
Jr. Keeper (age 8-9) | Focus on caring for animals and ourselves
Jr. Researcher (age 10-12) | Focus on helping animals in the wild and at the Zoo

Space is limited and many weeks sold out early last summer. Member registration opens February 26th, and general registration opens February 27th.  Register early to avoid disappointment!

FEES: 

Five Day Week | Non-Members: $230+GST | Members: $207+GST
Four Day Week | Non-Members: $190+GST | Members: 171+GST 
       Applicable for Week 1 and Week 6 where a long weekend is present
Single Day Registration | Non-Members: $50+GST | Members: $45+GST
       Single day registration available during Week 1, Week 5, and Week 9

Register your child for two weeks at the same time to receive 20% off your second week of camp. 20% off discount cannot be combined with the 10% member discount.

DROP-OFF: 8:00 - 9:00 am, Zoo Special Events Entrance, 54 Zoo Drive
PICK-UP: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Zoo Special Events Entrance, 54 Zoo Drive