Zoo Camps & Educational Opportunities

Summer Camps are on!

Each camp runs Monday – Friday and meets from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.   *$170.00/camp non members*   *$153.00/camp members*

A limited number of scholarships are available. Click HERE to download the application or contact the Education Department at 707-441-4205 for more information.

Due to current County and Federal guidelines concerning COVID-19, camps will be limited to 10 children per week per age grouping. Social distancing practices and regular disinfection of surfaces will be adhered to for the safety of all campers. ​For more information please call the Education Department at 707-441-4205.

If you have a zoo membership (and have not previously registered for camp online) please email the Education Department prior to registering to ensure you receive the member rate; include – adult named on membership, child’s name and date of birth. Email: 

Cub Club (ages 5-7) Themes:

Animal Tales – Myths and legends, tales and lore was how we got our information before, look at stories from long ago to see how they shape what we now know. Spend a week of discovering the facts behind the stories along with animal encounter, nature walks and crafts galore. 

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 all over the world and discover what makes each one unique. Campers will have the chance to visit our local redwood habitat, meet animals from near and far, and create a home to place in their own backyard. 

Jr. ZooKeepers (ages 8-11) Themes:

Anamedia – Technology meets nature as we spend the week creating our own animal stories using the Zoo’s tablets. Campers will work to generate a movie about their favorite zoo animals. When we aren’t filming we will engage in games, learn the art of storytelling, and have the opportunities to meet the subjects of our stories up close and personal. Tablets are provided, tablets from home may be used to help limit shared supplies and maintain social distancing.

Wildlife Heroes – 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 they learn about people around the world making a difference for wildlife and discover the easy steps they 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. 

Stories and Stuffies is on hold until further notice. Please check back to see when we will be able to resume this activity.

Parents and young children are invited to join education staff in the Lamoree Learning Lab on the first Wednesday of each month between September and June from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for curated stories and quiet activities. Activity is included with paid admission. Stories and Stuffies takes summer vacation for the months of July and August.

Cub Club (Ages 5-7)  Cub Club is a wild adventure for the young explorer. During each class we learn about animals through intimate encounters, hands-on exploration, theater, storybooks, art and more.

Jr. Zookeepers (Ages 8-11)  Hands-on learning about animals including caring for, feeding and making special treats for our zoo ambassadors. Camps cater to diverse learners and always include arts, physical movement and multi-sensory exploration.

[monkeyquote]Would you like to share your love of the zoo with a child in need? Contact Foundation Executive Director, Leigh Pierre-Oetker to discuss sponsorship of a camper. Your generosity will help expand the mind of an eager young learner![/monkeyquote]