Camps 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 outdoors which might mean getting dirty or wet! Please send your camper in clothes and shoes that can withstand these types of activities!

The possibilities are endless at our summer day camps! All Zoo camp sessions are two (2) or three (3) days long, and include fun camp activities and crafts, a stylish Zoo Camp t-shirt (required to be worn each day) and a tasty morning and afternoon snack! Campers are required to bring a lunch with them each day. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2019 Zoo Camps

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  • Registration can be done online or you can pick up a packet at the zoo’s admission booth. We cannot accept applications over the phone.
  • To download a pdf in order to register by mail or in person, click here.
  • Once your child is accepted into the camp program, refunds are not offered; although substitutions may be available.
  • For additional questions please contact our education department,

Camps for 5-7 year olds

What do zoo animals eat? Do the animals get baths? Do they like toys? Get answers to all these questions and more in this FURtastic camp! Step into the boots of a zookeeper and learn what it’s like to take care of the animals here at the zoo!

Make animal crafts, play games and get your paws dirty in this camp while we learn to be mini zookeepers!

Does your child love being outside, searching for frogs, and playing in the sun?

This camp is for kids who love animals and don’t mind a little bit of a mess. Explore the outdoors, make nature crafts, and have fun in this camp.

Get ready for a jungle adventure! Put on your safari hat and grab your binoculars for this camp! Get ready to learn about new plants and animals and dig for hidden treasure as we set sail for an exciting quest here at the Zoo!

Camps for 8-10 year olds

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? Step into the boots of a zookeeper in this camp and learn what it’s like to take care of the animals here at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo! We will learn what animals eat and the best way to care for the animals at the zoo. Be prepared to get a little dirty in this camp while having tons of wild fun!

Join us at the Children’s Zoo for a Wild Adventure! In this camp we will become wild explorers as we travel through the zoo, discover wild animals, learn to read maps, and hit the nature trails to find hidden treasure!

Time to save the planet! Join the conservation experts here at the zoo learn how to get green, help the environment, and have fun along the way.

Camps for 11-13 year olds

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? This camp is for those who want to get up close and personal with the animals here at the zoo. Step into your boots and learn how to feed, train, and care for all the animals here at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo!