Black Bear

Full-day camp for children ages 6 - 8.



Black Bear lets kids spend the day tracking a grizzly bear, traveling through the forests of Borneo and discovering the Wild in our very own backyard. Each curriculum has a theme which will develop throughout the week with zoo exploration, activities, games, big body play and empathy building opportunities. Curricula align with age-appropriate learning and development standards with an emphasis on both a camper’s development as a scientist and peer collaboration.


Online registration for Summer 2020 sessions will be available beginning February 1

Black Bear: Ages 6 - 8

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Extended Day Options:
Morning: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m

Price: $425 per week of camp
$395 week of July 4 (Monday - Thursday) 

Camp will take place outside rain or shine. Please send your camper with appropriate gear to be comfortable throughout the day.

A camper may attend one week of camp for each of the currucula below.

Black Bear


Flying in the air! Sneaking through the forest! No matter where they’re from, animals have amazing adaptations that help them survive. Through imaginative play, outdoor games, sensory exploration, and visits to the animal habitats around the zoo, campers will marvel at the diversity of animal adaptations.

Bear Cub

What's Wild?

Close your eyes and imagine the wild…what do you see? You might see the African savanna, the rain forests of Borneo, or the Cascade Mountains. But what about your own neighborhood? Wild is all around us, waiting to be experienced. Through imaginative play, outdoor games, sensory exploration, and visits to our animal habitats, campers will experience the wild places of Woodland Park Zoo and connect to the natural spaces all around them.

additional INFORMATION


Camp Parent Guide

Please review the Camp Parent Guide prior to the start of camp. This guide includes important guidelines as well as a chart with drop-off and pick-up locations for each camp.

Read the Camp Parent Guide

Extended Day Program

The zoo offers an Extended Day program for the convenience of parents and caretakers. Afternoon Extended Day is available year-round, and both morning and afternoon Extended Day are offered in summer.

Find out more about Extended Day

FAQ & Safety Policies

Find answers to frequently asked questions and details on the zoo's safety policies.

Read the FAQ and Safety Policies

Changes & Cancellations

Instructions for changing or canceling camp sessions and details on the zoo's refund policy.

Read the zoo's Cancellation Policy



Classes & Camps Scholarships

Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to provide limited scholarship opportunities for eligible families toward zoo classes or camp programs. Scholarship forms for Woodland Park Zoo Summer Camps are accepted starting January 1. These applications will be reviewed together and awards sent out in early February. All forms received after February 1 are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Scholarship Application   Scholarship Letter



If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact a registration staff member by email or by phone at 206.548.2424 ext 3. If you are unable to reach a staff member by phone, please leave a detailed message and we will make every effort to return your call within 2 business days.