Zoo CAMPS

THE WILDEST DAY CAMP!

Information on school-year break camps and summer camp

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Woodland Park Zoo Camps inspire children to make conservation a priority in their lives by advancing their STEAM skills, building connections to nature, and exploring the animals of our world.

Woodland Park Zoo offers school-year break camps and summer camp. Camps are divided into tiers by camper age. Each tier offers developmentally appropriate curricula that support Next Generation Science Standards. Curricula themes are centered around the zoo's mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.


Age Tiers

Bear Cub: 4-6 year olds
Black Bear: 6-8 year olds
Grizzly Bear: 9-13 year olds
Please Note: camp for the Grizzly Bear age tier is only available during the summer.


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

School Break Camps

Mid-Winter Break Camp

Bear Cub (4-6 years old) and Black Bear (6-8 years old)
February 18 - February 21
Please Note: Camp will not be held on Monday February 17 in observance of President's Day.


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Summer Camp

Campers may sign up for one week of each curricula in their age tier. For most campers, this is a total of two weeks of camp. If your camper is 6 years old, they may sign up for both Bear Cub and Black Bear curricula, a total of four weeks of camp.


2020 Woodland Park Zoo Camps Schedule

Bear Cub: Ages 4 - 6

Time: 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Extended Day Option: 
Morning: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Price: 
$425 ($395 week of July 4)

Animal Play

From romping in leaves to pouncing on mom, animals play to learn…and so do kids! Through outdoor games, imaginative play, sensory exploration, and visits to the animal habitats at the zoo, campers will explore how animals play. This camp will take place outside rain or shine. Please send your camper with appropriate gear to be comfortable throughout the day.

Creature Connections

Bees dance with their friends, wolves howl with their pack, tigers stroll alone, and penguins chill with their cousins. Through outdoor games, imaginative play, sensory exploration, and visits to the animal habitats at the zoo, campers will explore the different creature connections throughout the world. This camp will take place outside rain or shine. Please send your camper with appropriate gear to be comfortable throughout the day.

 

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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 ($395 week of July 4)

Zoomorphology

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.

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.

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Grizzly Bear: Ages 9 - 13

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: 
$435 ($405 week of July 4)

Operation Wildlife Conservation

Come discover how you can save wildlife! Learn from experts about conservation challenges and how to create solutions. With hands-on experiences, you will dive into the world of wildlife conservation to help tackle threats to local wildlife.

Wildlife Crime Detectives

Sometimes protecting wildlife takes a badge. Train like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Special Agent and learn how forensics can help stop wildlife trafficking here in the Pacific Northwest. Part of your training includes a full mock investigation here at the zoo! Do you have what it takes to be a Wildlife Crime Scene Investigator?

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Camp Waitlist

 

If your preferred camp session is full, you may register online for our camp waitlist. If space becomes available, we will contact waitlisted families with an offer and deadline for accepting the open space.

Please double check your confirmation, if you have registered for a waitlist we will contact you if we have an opening to finish your registration.

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

 

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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

 

contact

If you have additional questions or need assistance regarding camp offerings, please contact our registration office by email or by calling 206.548.2424 ext 3. Email is recommended so that we may track your request more accurately.