Grizzly Bear

Full-day adventure for campers aged 10 - 13 years.


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 get hands-on and 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 2024 Themes



Does Bigfoot exist? Probably not... but then again, 200 years ago Western science wasn’t convinced gorillas existed! Unknown animal species are still being discovered, and all sorts of possible species can be imagined. This camp will explore animals we know exist and have some fun considering animals who might! 


Living Our Best Life

Ahhh, the good life! A comfortable place to lounge... a few friends around you... and a big bowl of tasty bugs. Wait, what?! That’s not the perfect snack for most of us, but for some animals, it’s ideal! Discover just some of the ways Woodland Park Zoo creates the best life possible for around 250 different animal species, and learn how you can make life better for the animals in your life, too!



Registration Update

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Day Camps!  If the camp of your choice is sold out, please sign up for the waitlist by clicking the Register for Camp button below. Once a spot becomes available an automated message will be sent to you to complete your registration.


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Camp Scholarships

To support accessibility for families with financial barriers, we offer both partial and full scholarships. These scholarships can also apply to extended care registrations.

During the registration process, you will select that you are applying for a scholarship and complete the prompted questions. This will reserve your program selection without requiring immediate payment of any fees while staff review your scholarship request.
Staff will review scholarship requests bi-weekly and award, until funds are exhausted. 

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


Additional Camp Information

Discover what a day at camp looks like, check out of FAQ's, read our Parent Guide, and more!

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Registration Information

Learn how to register for camps, extended care, and scholarships.

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Camp Safety & Policies

Find information regarding the zoo's camp safety and program policies. Including kid codes, cancelation or modification, inclement weather plan, waitlists, and grouping requests. 

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Accomodation & Inclusion

Explore the zoo's commitment to accessibility with our Accessibility Guide, sighted guide policy, bathrooms, sensory considerations, and more. 

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Cancelation and Modification of 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 2 weeks 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 (including extended care).  



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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.

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