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 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

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.

Questions? Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions / Parent Handbook.

The Fort Worth Zoo offers camps for kids of all ages. Click one of the links below to learn more about camps for middle school and high school students.

SUMMER ZOO CAMP - MIDDLE SCHOOL     ZOO CAREERS CAMP - HIGH SCHOOL

Summer Zoo Camp Photo Gallery

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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, 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.

  • Half day sessions: $180
  • Full day sessions: $235
  • Before care (8 to 9 a.m.) - $40
  • After care (4 to 5 p.m.) - $40 (available for full day campers only)
  • Before and after care - $70
  • Additional t-shirt (optional) - $10
  • Fort Worth Zoo water bottle (optional) - $3
  • Fort Worth Zoo drawstring backpack (optional) - $7

Camp Themes

All age groups will study the same theme each week.

 Date  Theme
Aug. 6 - 10

 Predator

I hate to eat and run, but some animals sure do.  Chow down, and check out the effective characteristics and behaviors carnivores use to grab their version of fast food.

*Kindergarten through 5th grade only

This camp is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for the waitlist below.

JOIN THE WAITLIST

 Aug. 13 - 17 

 Monkey Business

Goodnight, Gorilla!  Preschool-aged campers will have more fun than a barrel of monkeys, as we learn all about the different animals you can discover in our World of Primates.

*Age 3 to 4 only

This camp is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for the waitlist below.

JOIN THE WAITLIST


Camps include:
  • Guided Zoo tours
  • Animal Outreach live animal presentations
  •  Wild Encounters, Animal Show (at Outdoor Learning Theater) and Texas Nature Traders
  • Summer Zoo Camp t-shirt (to be worn daily)

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for FAQs

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 IMMUNIZATION FORM

 

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