Zoo Camp

Have a wild time at the Zoo! Our weekly day camps run during spring, summer and winter breaks. Join us for Zoo Camp and learn about animals, their habitats and how we care for them.

Overview

We offer one of the most educational and entertaining day camp adventures in the Bay Area. There are three Zoo Camps per year to keep your children entertained and active during school breaks: Summer (weekly, June through August), Winter (December) and Spring (March/April).

Have a Question? Send an e-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8135 or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Zoo Camp Mailing List

To be added to our Zoo Camp mailing list, please send an e-mail to zoocamp@sfzoo.org.

Summer Zoo Camp

Ages 4 years old through 17 

June 5 - August 18

Summer Zoo Camp is the perfect place for your animal-loving child. Campers entering
Pre-K to 5th grade can enjoy up to three weeks of Zoo Camp fun and learning. View our brochure for more details on course topics, camp dates, sample schedule, and more.

Campers in grades 6 and 7 delve deeper into the science behind wildlife conservation during a two-week program ending in an overnight stay (Thursday night of the last week with camp ending at 10 am on the final Friday of the two-week program). The session dates are June 19-30, July 10-21, or July 31 - August 11.

For campers ages 14-17: We are bringing back our new program for older campers! Wellness 101 Camp will provided an overview of the mission and purpose of zoos; hands-on experience with animal care, wellness and enrichment; participation in education interpretation and conservation projects; and introduction and exposure to zoo careers. This week-long camp will be offered four times this summer; June 12-16 (ages 12-15), July 24-28 (ages 12-15), July 31 - August 4 (ages 14-17) and  August 7-11 (ages 14-17).


2017 Summer Zoo Camp Brochure


Have a Question? Send an e-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8135 or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

 
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Fees: 

Grades PreK-K (must be at least 4 yrs)
9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm
SFZS Members $215; Non-members $255

Grades 1-5 and Wellness 101 Camp
9 am to 4 pm
SFZS Members $295; Non-members $340

Grades 6-7
9 am to 4 pm (two-week program)
SFZS Members $575; Non-members $675

Additional Services:
Early drop-off;
(8 am to 9 am): $35
Late pick-up;
(4 pm to 5:30 pm):  $60

Grades 6-7 fees vary

Spring Zoo Camp

March 27- 31 Ages 4 years old through grade 2

April 17-21 Ages kindergarten through grade 4


Spring campers learn what all the buzz of Spring is about during a fun-filled week that highlights pollinators, plants, and nests.

Have a Question? Send an e-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8135 or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Grades PreK (must be at least 4 yrs)
9 am to noon 
SFZS Members $205; Non-members $245

Grades K-4
9 am to 4 pm
SFZS Members $285; Non-members $330

Additional Services:
Early drop-off; PreK-5th grade (8 am to 9 am): $35
Late pick-up; K-4th grade  (4 pm to 5:30 pm):  $55

Winter Zoo Camp

Ages 4 years old through grade 5

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At our wildly popular Zoo Camp, children ages 4 years through grade 5 will enjoy learning about how wildlife adapts to the challenges of winter.


Have a Question? Send an e-mail to zoocamp@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8135 or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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