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Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2022

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Zoo Members: Registration now open

Be sure you have your CURRENT Member ID handy for registration. Your member ID is included in your member e-newsletters.

General registration now open  

Our camp programs are popular and often sell out before they go on sale to the general public. Consider buying a membership to enjoy the early camp registration benefit as well as many visits to the Zoo.

Special Assistance: We work hard to provide inclusive programs to all community members and encourage people of all abilities to register for any program we offer, provided they meet the minimum eligibility requirements. We can usually build customized support to suit your needs. If your child needs special assistance, please complete and submit this form after registering for a Summer Camp program.

Sold Out Camps? Our camp programs are very popular, and some sold out quickly this year.  If a camp is sold out and you would like to be added to a waiting list, contact reserve@pdza.org.  Please provide your name, email address, phone number, your child’s name and current grade level, and the camp session(s) you are interested in.

Tiny Explorers Preschool

Ages 4 & 5

TINY EXPLORERS – (Sold Out)
Who makes a nest and who digs a den? Do they leap, creep or fly? All animals live their lives in the way that suits them best. Go on adventures around the zoo and in the surrounding forest, listen to stories, make crafts, and meet some animal friends.

Dates: 2-day camps on Mondays & Tuesdays: June 27-June 28, July 4-July 5, July 11-July 12, July 18-July 19, July 25-July 26, August 1-August 2, August 8-August 9, August 15-August 16, August 22-August 23(All Dates Sold Out)
Time: 9:15 am-3:00 pm
Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Little Explorers, Kindergarten Graduates

LITTLE EXPLORERS 
Bring your curiosity to explore, touch, hear, see, and smell the many wonders of nature! Enjoy some adventures at the zoo, visit the forest while learning about animals and what they need to survive, and find out how we care for animals at the zoo.

Dates: 3-day camps on Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays: , August 3-August 5, August 10-August 12  June 22-June 24, June 29-July 1, July 6-July 8, July 13-July 15, July 20-July 22, July 27-July 29, August 17-August 19, August 24-August 26. (Sold Out)
Time: 9:15 am-3:00 pm
Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Jr. Explorers, 1st & 2nd grade graduates

JR. EXPLORERS – HAPPENIN’ HABITATS (Sold Out)

Food, water, shelter, and space! A habitat is a place where an animal has everything they need to survive. Take a walk on the wild side as you travel through forests, the Arctic tundra, rocky shores, and under the sea to learn how the needs of each species can be very different and how we take care of these special needs for animals at the zoo.

Dates: Weeklong camps Monday-Friday: June 27-July 1, July 4-July 8, July 11-July 15, July 18-July 22, July 25-July 29, August 1-August 5, August 8-August 12, August 15-August 19, August 22-August 26. (All Dates Sold Out)
Time: 9:00 am-3:15 pm
Price: $375 members, $400 non-members

JR. EXPLORERS – BUDDING BIOLOGISTS (Sold Out)

What does a biologist do? They study living things! Just as there are many types of living things, there are many kinds of biologists. Some study insects, others love plants, and some go on ocean adventures. Try out some of the tools and techniques that scientists use, and travel around the zoo to gather knowledge about some incredible animals.

Dates: Weeklong camps Monday-Friday: June 27-July 1, July 11-July 15, July 25-July 29, August 8-August 12, August 22-August 26. (All Dates Sold Out)
Time: 9:00 am-3:15 pm
Price: $375 members, $400 non-members

Wild Explorers, 3rd & 4th grade graduates

WILD EXPLORERS – EXCELLENT ECOSYSTEMS

On this expedition we’ll compare biomes, ecosystems, and habitats to study how animals are adapted to their specific environments. Travel all around the zoo, visit the surrounding forest and gardens, collect plankton to view under microscopes, and learn about what it takes to care for animals who live at the zoo.

Dates: Weeklong camps Monday-Friday: August 8-August 12, August 22-August 26June 27-July 1, July 4-July 8, July 11-July 15, July 18-July 22, July 25-July 29, August 1-August 5, , August 15-August 19.(Sold Out)
Time: 8:45 am-3:30 pm
Price: $425 members, $450 non-members

WILD EXPLORERS – SENSATIONAL SCIENTISTS(Sold Out)
What does a zoologist do? What about an ecologist or entomologist? If you love learning and think you’d like to study or care for plants or animals as a real job, this camp is for you! Try out some of the tools and techniques used to study living things and travel around the zoo building your skills as a future scientist.

Dates: Weeklong camps Monday-Friday: July 4-July 8, July 18-July 22, August 1-August 5, August 15-August 19(All Dates Sold Out)
Time: 8:45 am-3:30 pm
Price: $425 members, $450 non-members

Wildlife Explorers 5th-7th Grade Graduates

WILDLIFE EXPLORERS(Sold out)

Experience the zoo, surrounding forest and gardens through the eyes of a field biologist. Learn about scientific techniques for studying wildlife and practice observing and recording animal behavior. You’ll also learn about what the animal care team does to take care of animals here at the zoo.

Dates: 2-day camps on Mondays & Tuesdays: June 27-June 28, July 4-July 5, July 11-July 12, July 18-July 19, July 25-July 26, August 1-August 2, August 8-August 9, August 15-August 16, August 22-August 23(All Dates Sold Out)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

ECO EXPLORERS 8th-11th grade graduates

ECO EXPLORERS
Experience the zoo, surrounding forest and gardens through the eyes of a field biologist. Learn about scientific techniques for studying wildlife and practice observing and recording animal behavior. You’ll also learn about what the animal care team does to take care of animals here at the zoo.

Dates: 2-day camps Thursday-Fridays: June 23-June 24, July 14-July 15, July 21-July 22, July 28-July 29, August 18-August 19, July 7-July 8 (Sold Out)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $225 members, $250 non-members