When school is out, the Zoo is in!

Zoo Camp is perfect for children who love nature, animals, art and adventure. Children  enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure featuring animals, nature, art and non-stop fun! We offer in-service camps, spring break camp, and weekly summer camps in July and August. 


  • Due to program popularity and limited space available, we ask that you cancel at least ten (10) business days prior to the start of the program for a 90% refund of the program fee.
  • Cancellations with less than ten (10) business days’ notice receive a refund of 75% of the program fee.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations with less than two (2) business days’ notice.

Summer Camp | July & August

Explore and play at Zoo Camp this summer! Choose from two specialized week-long day camps that include daily encounters with an animal or zookeeper, and time to explore the Zoo, Park and more fun places like the Nature Playground! Zoo Camp is designed using the R.A.F.T.S. framework (Recreation, Art, Friendships, Teamwork, and Science) to keep us afloat all summer. At Zoo Camp kids will enjoy fun activities and spend time outdoors in nature with experienced staff. 

Campers are organized into four age groups:
• Cubs (age 5) Explore nature and learn what it means to be a friend to all animals
• Polar Bears (age 6-7) Learn about animal's needs and what we all share in common
• Jr. Keeper (age 8-9) Learn about caring for animals and ourselves
• Jr. Researcher (age 10-12) Learn how we can help animals in the wild and at the zoo

Week A: The Magic of Nature (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) 
Magic is all around us, if you look for it. Join us as we discover the beauty of the forests, and admire the strength of the proud bison roaming across the prairies. Whether we are observing the dance of the delightful butterfly or the captivating movements of a stalking tiger, campers will become enchanted by the wonders at the Zoo and Park. It will be a quest to see and reveal the secrets of nature, as we travel behind-the-scenes to explore the mysteries of our animals. By working together, we will investigate what we need to do to protect the magic of nature. Join us for a week of magical fun and adventure!

Week B: The Lost Tales (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)
Adventure lies ahead as campers explore the unknowns of the animal kingdom. From the deep oceans and secretive mountains, to the endless skies and dark jungles, campers will discover the large and the small who hide within their mysterious habitats. Explorations behind-the-scenes will bring them closer to the untold stories of the Zoo, and chances for play will have them mucking about in nature. Whether campers are engaging with new, furry, or feathered friends, they will be inspecting ways to aid natural communities, and to help people rebuild lost connections with nature. It will be fun for all as we dive into the forgotten realms of adventure and maybe find a lost tail or two.

Sneak Preview to Summer Camp Fun | July 2 & 3 (Week 0)
Take a peek at some of the activities that will appear during the themed week: The Lost Tales. These special days allow children to try out Zoo Camp and participate in some of the fantastic adventures. Sign up for one or both of these two unique days. You will be amazed at how much fun happens at Zoo Camp!

Week 0: July 2 & 3*
Week 1: July 6 - 10
Week 2: July 13 - 17
Week 3: July 20 - 24
Week 4: July 27 - 31*
Week 5 (four day week): August 4 - 7
Week 6: August 10 - 14
Week 7: August 17 - 21
Week 8: August 24 - 28
Week 9: August 31 - September 4*

*Single day registration is available during weeks zero, four, and nine. 

Full Week: $235+GST
Single Day Registration: $55+GST
Week Five (four day week): $195+GST

Members receive a 10% discount on registration fees.

Any campers (members or non-members) attending for two weeks receive 20% off the second week. This discount cannot be combine with the membership discount. 

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

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