Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School

Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School

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.


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, 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 (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

Dates and Themes

  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.

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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.

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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, 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 (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 
 

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