Zoo Camps

All camps take place outside! Camps at the Children’s Zoo are specifically designed to facilitate outdoor play and education while nurturing team-building and problem-solving concepts in a fun and encouraging environment. We encourage playing hard and getting dirty and/or wet! Please send your camper in clothes and shoes that can withstand these types of activities! 

Zoo Camp Zoo Camp

The possibilities are endless at our summer day camps!

All camps run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Earlier or later pick up times must be coordinated with the camp counsler.

Please refer to the Registration Form for further details.

Zoo Camp Zoo Camp

 
2015 Zoo Camps
 Registration Form (PDF)

 

Registration Deadlines:  June 15th for June Camps | June 29th for July Camps | July 27th for August Camps

 

5 - 7 Years Old

  • Go Play -- August 18th (1 day)
    • Kick off a perfect start (or end) to your summer vacation with a day FULL of outdoor play. Participate in animal themed games, compete in a relay race, and visit with your favorite zoo resident! This one day camp’s only goal is to have fun in the sun.

  • Artsy Smartsy -- June 25th and 26th (2 days)
    • Perfect for the creative kid, this camp combines nature, animals and a little bit of paint for two days of crafting and art! Let your imagination go WILD and you’ll be amazed at what you can create!

  • Dinosaur Dig -- July 7th, 8th, and 9th (3 days) 
    • We’re taking it WAY BACK to the Jurassic period! Put on your paleontologist hat and discover fossils, learn about dinosaurs from the past and living dinosaurs today! This camp is perfect for your little dinosaur fanatic.

  • Zookeeper I -- July 14th and 15th (2 days) - FULL
    • Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper? If so, this is the perfect camp for you! This two-day camp includes meet-and-greet with a zookeeper, zoo-keeping activities, animal education, and fun animal-themed games!
  • NEW! Zookeeper I -- August 19th and 20th (2 days) 
    • Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper? If so, this is the perfect camp for you! This two-day camp includes meet-and-greet with a zookeeper, zoo-keeping activities, animal education, and fun animal-themed games!

 

 

8-10 Years Old

  • Zookeeper II -- July 16th and 17th (2 days) FULL
    • Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper? If so, this is the perfect camp for you! This two-day camp includes meet-and-greet with a zookeeper, zoo-keeping activities, animal education, and fun animal-themed games!

  • Survival of the Fittest I -- August 5th and 6th (2 days)
    • It takes more than brawn to survive in the wilderness, you’ll need brains too! Do you have what it takes?! This two-day camp features problem-solving and team-building activities that are focused around learning about outdoor survival and how animals survive in the wild!

 

11-13 Years Old

  • Survival of the Fittest II -- August 11th, 12th, and 13th (3 days)
    • It takes more than brawn to survive in the wilderness, you’ll need brains too! Do you have what it takes?! This three-day camp features problem-solving and team-building activities that are focused around learning about outdoor survival and how animals survive in the wild!

 

** 6 - 9 Years Old

  • Zoo-Seum World Explorer -- July 20th and 21st (2 days) FULL
    • Teaming up with the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, this joint camp will feature two days at the Children’s Zoo and three days at the MMCM! Explore the many habitats of the world, and the animals that live in them!

Zoo-Seum Registration Form