Grizzly Bear

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


Summer Camp

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 learn about experts-in-the-field, get hands-on, go beyond the zoo in understanding wildlife conservation and craft their unique solutions.

*Please note not all curriculums take campers off zoo grounds.



Summer Camp 2023 Themes


The Art of the Animal

Animals have been the subjects of artists around the globe since before recorded history. In this camp, we’ll explore a different art medium each day of the week, with a throughline of animals as our subjects and muses. 


This Camp is a DISASTER!

The natural world is full of disasters—fires, floods, earthquakes, and so on. But some of those disasters are necessary to animals’ survival! In other cases human activity has made those disasters more common--maybe too common. This camp explores how those disasters happen, how they affect animals (for better or for worse), and how we can respond.



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.  

additional INFORMATION

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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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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