Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School

Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School

Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School Camp

Keepers-in-Training

Keepers-in-Training is a new program designed specifically for students entering sixth through eighth grade who have an interest in animal- or zoo-related fields. Each two-day camp will focus on a certain aspect of zoo life and will include behind-the-scenes encounters with our highly knowledgeable Zoo staff and amazing animals. Sign up for one, two or all seven camps and experience life on the wild side!

Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

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

Summer Zoo Camp registration opens on April 27 at 9 a.m.


Times

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages

Entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades

Camp Fees

The fees listed below are charged per camper, per session. 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.

  • Keepers-in-Training: $275 per camp
    • $50 off total if registered for all five camps
  • Before care - $40
  • After care - $40
  • Before and after care - $70
  • Additional t-shirt (optional) - $10
  • Fort Worth Zoo water bottle (optional) - $3
  • Fort Worth Zoo drawstring backpack (optional) - $7

Dates and Themes

June 12 - 13 

Keepers-in-Training: Texas Wild!

Discover the diversity of native wildlife that you can find in your own backyard! This camp will not only introduce important wildlife management techniques to campers, but give them behind the scenes experiences with some of Texas’s most beloved mammals, birds AND reptiles!

June 19 - 20

July 17 - 18

Keepers-in-Training: Birds

Expand your bird brain and learn about the diverse world of the Zoo’s feathered friends. Work with bird staff to study birds large and small, herbivorous and carnivorous, and a variety of habitats spanning from the craggy, windswept shorelines of Antarctica to dense, humid forests near the Equator.

June 26 - 27

Keepers-in-Training: Animal Outreach

Is animal training and behavior more your style? Gain incredible experiences with animal outreach specialists at the Outdoor Learning Theater and at specific exhibits across the Zoo.

July 10 - 11

Keepers-in-Training: Museum of Living Art (MOLA)

Don’t let scaly exteriors fool you – cold-blooded creatures are truly amazing! Get an up-close-and-personal look at the thousands of exceptional ectotherms that call the Zoo home.

July 24 - 25

Keepers-in-Training: Veterinary Camp

Our world-class hospital and amazing Zoo vets are the center of this camp. Get a close-up look at our facilities and learn what it takes to medically care for exotic animals.

  July 31 - Aug. 1 

 Keepers-in-Training: Nutrition Camp

Everyone has to eat! Take a trip to one of the most amazing kitchens in the world and meet highly trained animal nutritionists and assist in the preparation of diets for a variety of Zoo animals.


Photography Camp

Load up your tripods and cameras for an experience photographing some of the world’s most amazing subjects! Designed for beginning photography students, this camp teaches the foundations of good photography and gives you a chance to practice these skills in a unique environment.

Dates and Times
  • Aug. 7 -8 
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages

Entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades

Camp Fees

The fees listed below are charged per camper, per session. 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.

  • Photography Camp: $175 per person
  • Before care - $40
  • After care - $40
  • Before and after care - $70
  • Additional t-shirt (optional) - $10
  • Fort Worth Zoo water bottle (optional) - $3
  • Fort Worth Zoo drawstring backpack (optional) - $7 

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