Summer Zoo Camp


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The Fort Worth Zoo’s popular summer camp includes 10 weeks of exciting themed adventures for children age 3 to fifth 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 ages 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 amount of time outside; make sure your child has walking shoes and is dressed for the elements.

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.

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 (8 to 9 a.m.) $30
After-care (4 to 5 p.m.) $30
Before- and After-care $50
Additional T-shirt $10
Fort Worth Zoo water bottle $3
Fort Worth Zoo drawstring backpack $7

Themes

June 6 – 10 (half-day sessions only) Move It, Move It
Jump, hop, skip or gallop into this wild ride! This preschool-only camp is filled with activities that will get your preschooler shaking their tail feathers and jumping for joy to the wild beat of nature! They will learn all about how animals move while working on their own locomotor skills. This session is currently full. To be added to a waitlist, click the button below.
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June 13 – 17 Power to the Pollinators
No need to BEE afraid! This camp is buzzing with reasons why everyone should love and appreciate the creatures that have the power to feed the world. Join us as we explore the tiny world of pollinators and how they play a huge part in our lives. Your child will blossom into a conservationist when given the chance to make a real difference in saving one of the world’s most important groups of animals.
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June 20 – 24 Welcome to the Jungle
Let us take your child on a one-of-a-kind excursion into the heart of the jungle! This camp is all about exploring jungles from the ground up and learning how every part, from the fungus on the rocks to the birds in the canopy, is important to man’s survival on Earth.
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June 27-July 1 Wildlife Warriors
Preserving wildlife for future generations is a huge part of the Fort Worth Zoo’s mission; but in order for us to do this, we need your help. Help support our conservation efforts by letting us shape your child into a wildlife warrior. They will learn to stand up and speak for those who can’t speak for themselves and have fun doing it!
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July 11 – 15 Eyes of Fort Worth Zoo are Upon You
This camp is sure to open your child’s eyes to the wonders of nature! Eyes come in all shapes, sizes, colors and numbers in nature and we want to put into perspective just how much you can learn about an animal by studying its eyes. Let us widen your child’s field of view as we take them on this up-close journey of animal eyes.
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July 18 – 22 Zootopia
The natural world is far from a perfect place, but if you disturb this unique balance, big things can happen. We’ll explore the wild places our favorite animals live and learn about how everything in their habitat is important for their survival, no matter how strange it might seem.
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July 25 – 29 The Great Zoo Detective
Grab a magnifying glasses and brown trench coat because we have some investigating to do! The Fort Worth Zoo needs your child’s help to solve this wild mystery. We’ve got the clues, we just need some fresh minds to help us solve this zoo mystery!
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Aug. 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.
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Aug. 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!
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Aug. 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. This session is currently full. To be added to a waitlist, click the button below.
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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.
Submit a Buddy Request

Request a Change of Weeks

Request a Cancellation


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
email: education@fortworthzoo.org

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