Grizzly Bear

Full-day camp for pre-teens and teens ages 9 - 13.



Grizzly Bear curricula take youth to the next level of exploration. Each curriculum has a unique theme based on real-world conservation challenges and aligns with Next Generation Science Standards and youth development best practices. Throughout the week campers will talk to experts-in-the-field, get hands-on, go behind the scenes and beyond zoo grounds* to better understand the situation and craft their unique solutions.
*please note not all curriculums take campers off zoo grounds.



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

Grizzly Bear: Ages 9 - 13

Campers in Grizzly Bear will be divided into two groups based on age: a 9-11 age group and a 11-13 age group.

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 per week of camp
$405 week of July 4 (Monday - Thursday) 

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

zoo university

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.

zoo university

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?

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.