Zoofari Education Camps
Spend a wild night at the zoo with all your favorite animals! Activities include an animal encounter, night hike, storytelling with s’mores around the campfire, and breakfast bagels with the Bush dogs. Families are responsible for providing their own dinner and sleeping gear/tent for sleeping on the main lawn or in the Learning Lab. Program starts at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 9:00 am on Saturday. Price includes one (1) adult and one (1) child; additional campers are $25.00 each. Limit of 2 children per adult.
Price: $75.00 (non-member adult + child); $25.00 each additional person / $67.50 (member adult + child); $22.50 each additional member
Date: Friday, August 25 – Saturday, August 26 (6pm – 9am)
New this year, all camps will be full-day camps (9:00 am- 4:00 pm) with options for early drop-off (starting at 8:00 am) and late pick-up (until 5:00 pm); limited spaces are available for extended care.
Keep the celebration going after 4th of July by joining us at the Zoo for a wild good time! Cub Club and Jr. Zookeeper camps will run concurrently and explore similar themes through age appropriate games, activities, exploration, and animal encounters
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (no extended care available for one-day camps)
July 5th: Wild Wetlands – learn all about watersheds and wetlands
July 6th: Grossology – get completely grossed out by investigating scat, owl pellets, and slime
July 7th: Zoo Olympics – put your skills to the test by competing in the Zoo Olympics
- Cub Club (Ages 5-7): Home Sweet Habitat – From the forest floor to the tallest peak, all living things have a place they call home. We will spend the week exploring habitats from all over the world and discover what makes each one of them unique. Campers will have the chance to visit our local redwood habitat, meet animals from near and far, and create an animal home to place in their own backyard. **Free lunch will be available for each camper every day during camp.
- Cub Club (Ages 5-7): Animal Tales – Myths and legends, tales and lore were how we got our information before. We will spend the week discovering the facts in what we read and look at how stories from long ago shape what we now know. With animal encounters, nature walks, and crafts galore, your camper will certainly be clamoring for more! Our week will conclude by telling our own story of adventures that campers will be able to take home and share. **Free lunch will be available for each camper every day during the first two sessions of camp. Free lunch will not be available the week of Aug 14-18.
- Jr. Zookeepers (Ages 8-11): Wildlife Heroes – Peccaries, (Red) Pandas, and Primates, oh my! Endangered species around the world are faced with difficult challenges to overcome, but you don’t have to be a super hero to help them out and make a difference. This week campers become Wildlife Heroes as we investigate why a species may become endangered, learn about people around the world who are making a difference and discover the easy steps we can take at home to help out too. Campers will engage in collaborative research, participate in dynamic activities, and create enrichment for our ambassador species. **Free lunch will be available for each camper every day during camp.
- Jr. Zookeepers (Ages 8-11): Animedia – Technology meets nature as we spend the week creating our own animal stories using the zoo’s tablets. Campers will work together in pairs or small teams to generate a movie or comic about their favorite zoo animals. When not filming, we will engage in improv games, learn the art of storytelling, and have opportunities to meet the subjects of our stories up close and personal. Campers need not bring their technology from home; the zoo has enough tablets for all. **Free lunch will be available for each camper every day during the first two sessions of camp. Free lunch will not be available the week of Aug 14-18.