Black Bear

Full-day camp for children ages 6 - 9.


Summer Camp

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.

Summer Camp 2023 Themes


Wildlife Puzzlers

Scientists solve puzzles. Animals solve them, too! The world is full of things to figure out. In this camp we’ll play games of the body and mind, from an escape room to figuring out solutions to some real wildlife conservation problems! 


Tales from the Wild

Storytelling is one of the most human of pursuits. And throughout history, animals have featured in many of our tales! In this camp, you’ll learn the real stories of some of our zoo animals’ lives, and create animal stories of your own. We’ll create books of poetry and prose, make puppets, and act out a story of each camp group’s own creation! 



Registration Update

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Day Camps, and to all our camp families for helping us with another successful camp season! We are currently in hibernation and planning next year's program. Check back here later this year for updates and information on how to sign up for our 2024 summer camp.  

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FAQ & Safety Policies

Find answers to frequently asked questions and details on the zoo's safety policies, including what measures we are implementing during camp to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Read the FAQ and Safety Policies

Cancelation Policy


Cancelation and Modification of Classes and Camp Registration

All programs require a $50 non-refundable fee which will not be returned regardless of cancelation or modification date. Below are additional important cutoffs for cancelations or modifications.

  • Registration for day camps closes 1 week prior to the session start date.
  • Modifications and cancelations can be made until 2 weeks prior to the session start date.
  • If a session is beginning in less than 2 weeks, the program fee will not be returned in the event of modification or cancelation.



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Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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