Black Bear

Full-day camp for children ages 6 - 9.



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.


Black Bear: Ages 6 - 9

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Pick up:
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $425 per week of camp

Camps start the week of Monday, June 21, 2021 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks.

  • Dive deeper into the world of animals as a scientist in your small pod of 10 campers and 1 instructor.
  • 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.


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.

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.


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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.

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Scholarships for Classes & Camps

Sliding scale scholarships are offered for Woodland Park Zoo classes and camps while funds are available.

Peacock standing in front of kids

The process for requesting financial assistance has changed and is now part of our online registration system.

During uring the registration process, you will select that you are applying for a scholarship, then provide some basic information. This reserves your program selection without requiring immediate payment of any fees while staff review your scholarship application.

Note that your account balance and shopping cart will show the full cost of the program until a staff member is able to review your request. All applications will be reviewed, and an updated statement of charges with adjusted program fees will be sent following review.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions. We are happy to walk you through this new process. 

Cancellation Policy


Cancellation and Modification of Classes and Camp Registration

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

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




If you have additional questions or need assistance contact camp staff at 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. Please note that most registration staff are working remotely and email is preferred.

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.

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