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 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.


Grizzly Bear: Ages 9 - 13

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

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

Price: $450 per week of camp

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


  • Go beyond the zoo to learn about global wildlife conservation and become a part of the solution 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. 


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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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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.


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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.

Read the FAQ and Safety Policies


Scholarships for Classes & Camps

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

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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.