2022 Summer Zoo Camp

We’re excited to release the 2022 topics and schedule for the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s Summer Zoo Camp Programs for elementary school-aged children. Registration opens March 7th at 6:00 p.m.

This year, the Zoo is once again offering TWO types of summer zoo camp programs:

  • “Single-day Summer Safari” programs for 1st through 4th graders, where students may attend up to two different dates with different topics at a cost of $40 per day (Zoo Pass Members receive a 20% discount)
  • “Two-day Summer Zoo Camp” programs for 5th through 7th graders, where students must attend two consecutive dates with the same topic at a cost of $90 per two-day session (Zoo Pass Members receive a 20% discount)

All programs will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:00pm daily. Children must be registered to attend a day that corresponds to their age group and the grade they will be entering in fall of 2022. A morning snack and afternoon treat is provided by the zoo, but parents must provide a non-microwaveable, non-refrigerated lunch for each camper. Each day’s program includes educational presentations, live animal encounters, zoo tours, and other fun activities like games and crafts.  Children should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Face coverings are recommended but not required, except for during visits with certain animals. The zoo can and will provide disposable masks as needed. Capacity is limited, and safe, social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC and American Camp Association will be followed.

Programs offered include: 

For 1st/2nd graders – Eat or Be Eaten: Campers will discover ways that animals are linked together in an intricate web of life. We’ll explore food webs and food chains, learn about predator-prey relationships, and find out how ever animal plays an important role in its ecosystem. Offered June 27, July 5, July 18, July 20, August 2, and August 10 (Each camper may attend any one of these dates)

For 1st/2nd graders – Wildlife Passports: All aboard! Join us as we travel around the world without ever leaving the zoo. We’ll learn about how animals survive across the globe within many different habitats, explore different aspects of the cultures, environments, and terrains found in animals’ wild homes.  Offered June 28, July 6, July 19, July 21, August 8, and August 11 (Each camper may attend any one of these dates)

For 3rd/4th graders – Animal Innovations: Engineers and scientists often borrow ideas for their inventions from nature – it’s all biomimicry. We’ll explore some of the amazing examples of technology inspired by animals, and maybe even create some of our own.  Offered June 29, July 7, July 11, and July 25 (Each camper may attend any one of these dates) (All dates full, access wait list here)

For 3rd/4th graders – Magical Creatures: Mythical “magical” creatures are not just found in books and movies! They often have real-life counterparts that are just as amazing. In this camp, we’ll explore some of the more unique critters here at the zoo and learn all about what makes them special. Offered June 30, July 12, July 26, and August 9 (Each camper may attend any one of these dates) (All dates full, access wait list here)

For 5th/6th/7th graders – Zoo Vets: Do you want to be a vet someday, or work with exotic animals? If so, this is the camp for you! We’ll explore some of the many challenges to being a zoo veterinarian, and campers will get a behind-the-scenes look at our Animal Hospital, even meeting the zoo’s very own veterinarian. Offered July 13 & 14, July 27 & 28, and August 3 & 4 (Each camper may attend one set of these dates) (All dates full, access wait list here)

Register Today

Additional details regarding Summer Camps at the NEW Zoo are available online at https://newzoo.org/education/summerzoocamp

Pre-registration is required, and a limited number of spaces are available for each session. Complete the registration process online at http://newzoo.org/zoocampregistration

For more information, contact the NEW Zoo Education Department at 920-662-2405 or education@newzoo.org.

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