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 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 amount of time outside; make sure your child has walking shoes and is dressed for the elements.

Times

Age 3 to kindergarten 9 a.m. to noon (half-day sessions)
Grades 1 through 6 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 $225
Half-day session $170
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

Registration opens April 3, 2015.

Themes

All age groups will study the same theme each week.

Week of Theme
June 15-19 Where the Wild Things Are
Where are the wild things? Come with us as we discover animals that you can find in your own backyard and explore what our wild world has to offer.
June 22-26 It’s Not Easy Being Green
Meet some scaly friends this summer for a close encounter of the cold-blooded kind. Learn interesting facts about the life and habitats of the Zoo’s reptiles and amphibians. From the biggest to the smallest, in our own backyards and continents away, there is a lot to learn about these amazing creatures.
June 29-July 3 U.S. of Animals
From sea to shining sea, the United States is full of beautiful, unique animals. Show off your patriotic side as we discover amazing American animals and their international counterparts that symbolize strength, bravery, individuality and more!
July 6-10 Puzzles, Piñatas and Presents, Oh My!
Puzzles, piñatas and presents are just the beginning of the adventures planned for this exciting week. Get ready to travel through the Zoo and create your own animal enrichment project to help them mimic their natural behaviors!
July 13-17 Feasts for Beasts
Roar! Crunch! Slurp! From herbivores to decomposers, explore the things that affect the way animals eat and help us prove just how much beasts like to feast!
July 20-24 Home Sweet Habitat
From snuggling up in a burrow to swimming the open seas, the Earth is full of nooks and niches that animals call home. You won’t have to go far this summer to explore a world full of habitats for creatures great and small!
July 27-31 Zoocredibles
Create your own superhero animal and determine what unique abilities and super powers it will have and where it will live. Explore remarkable animal adaptations through games, crafts and animal encounters.
August 3-7 Zoo’s Got Talent!
Get ready to strut your stuff! Discover the unique talents of the Zoo’s animals while showing off your own artistic abilities. Express your love of animals through your favorite art medium and sing, dance, or sketch your way into our Zoo’s Got Talent show!
August 10-14 Conservation Stations
All aboard for a week of eco-learning. Learn how we work together to keep our planet green and our animals healthy and safe. Conservation is you, me and the wide world too – last stop, Fort Worth Zoo!
August 17-21 The Fab Five (This camp is for 3- and 4-year-olds and kindergartners ONLY)
Explore your five senses and learn how animals use their senses to survive. You’ll have to see it, hear it, smell it, taste it and touch it to believe it!

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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