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.

Spring Zoo Camp

Ages 4 years old through grade 5

Dates
March 28 – April 1 (FULL for all grades)
April 11 – 15 (FULL for all grades)

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.

Fees: 

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

Grades K-5
9 am to 4 pm
SFZS Members $285; Non-members $325

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

Summer Zoo Camp

Ages 4 years old through grade 7 (New Wellness 101 camp for ages 12-17 - details below*)

Dates
2016 dates June 6th - August 19th 

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). 

*We are introducing a new program for older campers this year! Wellness 101 Camp will provide 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 three times this summer: July 11-15, July 25-29 for ages 12-15 years and  August 1-5 for ages 14-17 years.

2016 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.

Spaces available unless specified. While the table below is updated regularly, it may not reflect current availability. Closed means there is no longer space on the wait-list.

Summer
Zoo Camp
Availability
 
June
6-10
June
13-17
June 
20-24
June 27 - Jul 1 July
5 - 8
July
11-15
July
18-22
July 
25 -29 
August 1-5 August
8-12
August 15-19
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Fees: 

Grades Pre-K/K (must be at least 4 yrs)
9 am to noon or 1 pm - 4pm
SFZS Members $205; Non-members $245

Grades 1-5
9 am to 4 pm
SFZS Members $285; Non-members $330

Grades 6-7 (two-week program)
9 am to 4 pm
SFZS Members $565; Non-members $665

Additional Services:
Early drop-off; Pre-K-grade 5 (8am to 9am) $35
Early drop-off; grades 6 and 7 (8 am to 9 am) $56
Late pick-up; Pre-K-grade 5 (4 pm to 5:30 pm) $55
Late pick-up; grades 6 and 7 (4 pm to 5:30 pm) $88

Winter Zoo Camp

Ages 4 years old through grade 5

Dates
TBA


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

Fees: 

TBA

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

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