Summer Zoo Camp
The Fort Worth Zoo’s popular summer camp includes nine weeks of exciting themed adventures for children age 3 to sixth grade, featuring crafts and other wild activities, new technology, animal visitors, and of course, Zoo excursions. Participants can sign-up for any number of weeks they like – one, two or all nine – and Summer Zoo Camp sessions are offered Monday through Friday all summer from June 10 to August 16 (excluding the week of July 1).
Summer Zoo Camp is offered in morning sessions for children age 3 to kindergarten and all-day sessions for first through sixth grade. Please note that all Summer Zoo Camp participants must be fully toilet trained and need no assistance when using the restroom. Students will spend a considerable time outside; make sure your child has walking shoes and is dressed every day for the elements.
|Age 3 to kindergarten||9 a.m. – noon (half-day sessions)|
|Grades 1 through 6||9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full-day sessions)*|
*Before-care is available for all campers. After-care is available for full-day campers only.
The fees listed below are charged per camper, per week.
Registration fees include guided Zoo tours, keeper chats, snacks, craft activities and a Summer Zoo Camp T-shirt (required to be worn daily). Full-day campers will need to bring their own lunch daily. Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.
|Before- and After-care||$50|
All age groups will study the same theme each week.
|June 10||Antlers and Claws: A Texas Camp
Take me out to Summer Zoo Camp! Round the bases with the Fort Worth Zoo as we explore the state of Texas looking for diverse habitats and animals! Get ready to hit a grand slam with Texas-themed games, activities and hikes!
|June 17||Island Fever
The Fort Worth Zoo is going island hopping this summer! From the huge island of Australia to the tiny island of Anegada, islands will be the destinations as we look for unique animals in these unique ecosystems. These exceptional creatures are sure to give you a little bit of Island Fever!
|June 24||Eww at the Zoo
Spit and scat, blood and bacteria! This summer we are diving right into the disgusting world of animal behaviors. Come with us as we discover the real reasons for gross smells and weird habits!
|July 8||Are You Smarter Than a Zoo Animal?
Are you clever like a crow? Hardworking like an ant? Test your knowledge this summer with the Fort Worth Zoo as we take a closer look at the world’s most intelligent animals! Together let’s answer the question, “Are you smarter than a zoo animal?”
|July 15||Catch Me If You Can: Predator vs. Prey
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, or so the saying goes. This summer the Fort Worth Zoo is examining the tricky relationship between predator and prey. Join the hunt as we chase down cheetahs, camouflage with the elusive bongo, and more!
|July 22||Going Green in 2013: A Conservation Camp
Green is the way to go this summer! From the biggest to the smallest, we all can play a part in keeping our planet clean, green and brimming with life! Learning about endangered species and making crafts from recycled materials are just two of the ways Summer Zoo Campers are Going Green in 2013!
|July 29||Bones: Nothing but the Biofacts
Calling all junior detectives! The Fort Worth Zoo is getting up close and personal with skeletons, skins and skulls this summer! Put on your thinking caps as we ask questions, decipher clues and solve cases on our quest to learn more about the animal kingdom.
|August 5||Dirty Jobs: Zookeeper
The Fort Worth Zoo is getting down and dirty to find the inside scoop on what it really means to be a zookeeper! It’s a fun, exciting and DIRTY job. Are you up to the challenge?
|August 12||Sketch Safari
Come with us on a Sketch Safari! Get ready to paint, draw and sculpt your way through the Fort Worth Zoo and show off your best work during the second annual camper gallery walk!
For more information, contact the Education Department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110