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In-Service Camps

When school's out, the Zoo is in! When the kids have the day off, but you don't, send them to our In-Service Day Camps where they'll enjoy animals, nature, art and non-stop fun! In-service camps are offered on the following dates.

FEE: $50 + GST (members save 10%)
DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Qualico Family Centre *
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Qualico Family Centre *

September 5 | Best of Summer Zoo Camp 2017
School hasn’t started yet, so we are taking the best of the best, camper approved activities and adventures to celebrate the end of summer.  

* Drop-off and pick-up for the September 5 in-service camp is at the Zoo entrance. Please go to the dedicated camp entrance (Gate 4) located west of the main Zoo entrance at 2595 Roblin Boulevard.

October 20 | October Spooktacular
Icky the Troll is on the loose and it’s our job to find him!  This mystery will introduce us to some of his spooky friends, but we may learn they are not as scary as we thought.

February 2 | Northern Explorer

Are you ready to go on a northern adventure? Join the Assiniboine Park as we learn about animals that live on the icy tundra as we explore the Journey to Churchill exhibit. From polar bears to seals, we will learn about some of the adaptations these animals have that help them to survive. 

March 16 | Go Green
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! 

April 20 | Earth Day
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!


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Summer Camp (Weekly in July and August)
Sorry! The remaining weeks of summer camp are sold out.

Let them go wild at Zoo Camp! Our campers spend fun-filled summer days exploring the Park and Zoo, learning about animals and nature, and making new friends. Summer Camp is designed for children age 5 to 12. Campers are divided into three age groups with activities tailored to be age-appropriate and encourage positive social interactions. Sign your child up for Cubs (nursery - kindergarten), Polar Bears (Gr. 1 - 3), or Junior Researchers (Gr. 4 - 6).


Weekly camps alternate between two themes:

  • ZOOper Heroes: Survival of the Fittest (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9)
  • Zoo Rangers: Keepers in Training (Weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8) 
Daily activities include:
  • Hands-on animal experience
  • Visit to the Polar Playground (Zoo) or Nature Playground (Park)
  • Zookeeper talk
Weekly activities include:
  • Behind-the-scenes Zoo experience
  • Creation of enrichment items for Zoo animals
  • Visit to other Park attractions, including the Conservatory
  • Water games!

DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)

PLEASE NOTE: DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP FOR IS AT THE ZOO. PLEASE GO TO THE DEDICATED CAMP ENTRANCE (GATE 4) LOCATED WEST OF THE MAIN ZOO ENTRANCE AT 2595 ROBLIN BOULEVARD.