Summer Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp

The Fort Worth Zoo’s popular summer camp includes 10 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 10 – and Summer Zoo Camp sessions are offered Monday through Friday all summer. Summer Zoo Camp runs June 6 through Aug. 19, 2016.

Registration opens Apr. 4 at 8 a.m. Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

Summer Zoo Camp is offered in morning sessions for children age 3 to 4 and all-day sessions for those entering kindergarten through fifth 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.

Camp Times

 Age 3 to 4  9 a.m. to noon (half-day sessions)
 Kindergarten through 5th grade  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full-day sessions)*

*Before-care is available for all campers. After-care is available for full-day campers only. Before-care campers may be dropped off after 8 a.m. and after-care campers must be picked up by 5 p.m.

Camp Fees

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.

 Full-day session  $235 
 Half-day session  $180
 Before-care  $30
 After-care  $30
 Before- and after-care  $50
 Additional T-shirt  $10
 Fort Worth Zoo water bottle (optional)   $3
 Fort Worth Zoo drawstring backpack  $7


Camp Themes

All age groups will study the same theme each week.

 Week of  Theme
 August 1 - 5  Beauty and the Beasts
Your child will be our guest during this magical week of camp as we explore how true beauty can be found among all our “beasts” at the Zoo. Campers will take a close look at animals that are sometimes overlooked and under explored only to discover that beauty can be found anywhere if you look hard enough.
 August 8 - 12 (full-day sessions only)  Zoolympics
Not all world-class athletes will be in Rio de Janeiro this week. We have some of the world’s fastest, strongest and most agile creatures that could win a gold medal any day. This camp will take your child around the world to explore the incredible talents of some of the most well-known animal athletes as well as a few up-and-coming ones!
 August 15 - 19 (half-day sessions only)    Born to be Wild
Bring your little one to learn about our little ones as we tell them how our zoo babies adapt to survive in such a great, big, wild world. This preschool-only camp will guide campers on an adorable journey that teaches them that though they are small, they play an important role in their world.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Please read the FAQs before requesting to group campers together (Buddy Request), to change camp weeks or to cancel.




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For more information, contact the education department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
fax: 817-759-7201