Zoo Camp

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

Overview

Summer

Winter

Zoo Camp FAQs

Overview

We offer one of the most educational and entertaining day camp adventures in the Bay Area. There are two Zoo Camp seasons per year to keep your children entertained and active during summer and winter school breaks.

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

Zoo Camp Mailing List

Click here to be added to our electronic Zoo Camp mailing list.


Summer Zoo Camp

4 - 17 years old 

Summer Zoo Camp is the perfect place for your animal-loving child! Surrounded by more than 250 species of animals, Zoo Campers will learn about the wild world of animals and gain an appreciation for our natural world.  View our brochure for more details on course topics, camp dates, enrollment policies, etc.  

Campers entering Pre-K through 5th grade may attend up to three different courses throughout the summer. Each class includes activities based on a theme, Zoo tours, art projects, games, animal encounters and much more!

Conservation Camp, for campers entering grades 6 and 7, dives into the science behind wildlife conservation during a two-week program ending in an overnight stay. 

Wellness 101 will provide 13-17 year-old campers with an overview of the mission and purpose of zoos, as well as hands-on experience with animal care, wellness and enrichment. Participants will also practice education interpretation, get involved with conservation projects, and learn about a variety of zoo careers. 

2019 Summer Zoo Camp Brochure





 Availability*  6/10 - 14  6/17 - 21  6/24 - 28  7/1 - 3  7/8 - 12  7/15 - 19  7/22 - 26  7/29 - 8/2 8/5 - 9  8/12 - 16 
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3rd Grade  Waitlist Waitlist  Waitlist   Waitlist Waitlist  Waitlist   Waitlist Waitlist  Waitlist  Waitlist
 4th Grade             Waitlist  Waitlist   Waitlist  Waitlist
 5th Grade      Waitlist  Waitlist          Waitlist  
6th/7th Grade         Waitlist  Waitlist   Waitlist
Wellness 101  Waitlist                   
*This table is updated regularly, but may not reflect current availability.

Have a Question? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org, call (415) 753-8135, or check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Register Here

Fees (per session):

Grades Pre-K/K (must be at least 4 years old + able to use the restroom on their own)
9 am - noon OR 1 - 4 pm
SFZS Members $225 ; Non-members $265

Grades 1 - 5 and Wellness 101
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members $305 ; Non-members $350 

Grades 6 - 7 (two-week program)
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members $585 ; Non-members $685

*40% off July 1st - 3rd session*

Additional Services:
Early drop-off (8 - 9 am): $35 per week
6th - 7th Grade: $60 for the session         

Late pick-up (4 - 5:30 pm): $60 per week       6th - 7th Grade: $90 for the session

AM Pre-K/K- only early drop-off is available.
PM Pre-K/K- only late pick-up is available.



Winter Zoo Camp

Pre-K through 5th grade

2018 - 2019 Dates
New! November 19 - 21
December 26 - 28
January 2 - 4

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? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org, call (415) 753-8135, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration Closed

Fees (per week):
Pre-K (must be at least 4 years old + toilet trained)
9 am - noon
SFZS Members: $130
Non-members: $155 

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members: $175
Non-members: $205

Additional Services (per week):
Early drop-off (8 - 9am; PreK-5th): $25
Late pick-up (4 - 5:30pm; K-5th): $45