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Summer Camp at the Zoo: Have a REAL. WILD. SUMMER. at summer camp at the Zoo!

Summer Camp at the Zoo

Have a REAL. WILD. SUMMER. at summer camp at the Zoo!

Summer Camp 2014

Registration Begins February 1st!

Scroll down to bottom for Tiny Tot Summer Camp!

 

ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Ages 5-11
Cost: Member Early Bird $205 After March 9 $230
Nonmember Early Bird $245 After March 9 $270
**If using coupon, only one discount applies. **

Zoobilation Celebration!
Celebrate the San Antonio Zoo's 100th Birthday! Join the excitement as we take a closer look at the Zoo's residents and what makes the San Antonio Zoo a special place. Discover all kinds of amazing animals while you experience the Zoo in a brand new way, and prepare for our Summer Camp Zoobilation parade! Parents will be invited to watch the parade fun!

Olympic Animals!
Leap like a leopard and stretch like a snake, exercising like an animal will make you feel great! Can you run as fast as a cheetah? Jump as far as a kangaroo? Start a new adventure while making friends at the Zoo! Stay active this summer as we explore animals with amazing abilities.

OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE CAMPS
Monday-Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 p.m.-Friday 9:30 a.m.
Ages 7-11
Cost: Member Early Bird $230 After March 9 $255
Nonmember Early Bird $270 After March 9 $295
**If using coupon, only one discount applies. **

Looking for a new experience? Spend the night at the Zoo! You'll have all the excitement and experiences of the day camps PLUS an overnight adventure. Thursday evening will start with dinner followed by an evening packed with activities, animal presentations and a night tour! After a great night's sleep in the Education Center and continental breakfast, you'll be ready for more fun in the morning!

*Overnight Adventure Camp curriculum closely mirrors our Adventure Day Camp curriculum. Participants are encouraged to pick either the day OR overnight camp for each topic listed above.


BEYOND THE GATE: ZOO DESIGN
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Ages 12-13
Cost: Member Early Bird $205 After March 9 $230
Nonmember Early Bird $245 After March 9 $270


Not your average summer camp! Meet animals, explore exhibits, talk to experts, and build a zoo! Work in teams to help build a zoo, complete with exhibits, diets, enrichments, guest experiences and everything the animals, workers and guests need. Parents are invited to explore the camper's custom made zoo Friday afternoon, one half hour before pickup.


JR. ZOO CREW
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Ages 12-13
Cost: Member Early Bird $330 After March 9 $355
Nonmember Early Bird $370 After March 9 $395

Ever wonder what it's like to work at a zoo? Join us as we explore the many jobs the San Antonio Zoo has to offer. Help zookeepers clean exhibits and care for animals, learn about enrichment and animal behaviors, and visit with staff from the many departments at the Zoo.

 

ADVENTURE CAMP INFORMATION:
Each week of camp will include animal encounters, Zoo tours, and age-appropriate games and activities, all in a creative, fun and positive environment. Adventure Campers are grouped based on their age during camp. You may request that your child be placed in the same group with one other camper of the same age at the time of registration. We will do our best to accommodate your request. To provide the campers with individualized attention, group size is limited.


San Antonio Zoo Camp Cancellation Policy:
- $25 switching fee per camper per change
- Refund, minus $50 cancellation fee - more than 4 weeks notice
- Refund, minus $150 cancellation fee: 2-4 weeks notice
- No refund: less than 2 weeks notice

 

 Click here for an additional view of our camp table!
 

 

 

TINY TOTS SUMMER CAMP
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Ages 2-5 yrs.
Cost: $40/Member adult or child; $50/Nonmember adult or child


Attention 2-5 year olds! Grab a parent or caregiver and join us for a summer camp designed just for you! Tiny Tot camps are filled with nature exploration opportunities, age-appropriate stories, songs, nature-crafts, games, and of course, animal close-ups. Our 4-day camps help parents and other caregivers rediscover the magic and importance of playing in nature with children. 
 

Jun. 10-13         "Exploration MUD" - Rhino, Hippo And Elephant Fun
Jun. 17-20         "Water, Water Everywhere" - Which Animals Swim, Sink, Dive Or Float?
Jun. 24-27         "Herbivore Feast" - LEAVES For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner!

Jul. 8-11            "Naturally Art!"
Jul. 15-18          "Home Sweet Home" - For Animal Friends And You!
Jul. 22-25          "Let's Pretend" - Animal Pretend-Play
Jul. 29-Aug. 1    "Awesome Nature Detectives"

Aug. 5-8            "Herbivore Feast" - LEAVES For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner!
Aug. 12-15        "Exploration MUD" - Rhino, Hippo And Elephant Fun

 

TINY TOTS EVENING SUMMER CAMPS
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ages 2-5 yrs.
Cost: $50/Member adult or child; $60/Nonmember adult or child

These special 4-evening camps are available for parents and other caregivers who prefer a more "nocturnal" camp experience, like some of our favorite animal friends!

Jun. 3-6           "Light or Dark, Hot or Cold?"
Aug. 12-15      "Let's Pretend"