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Summer Camps - Sold Out!

Summer Camps

SOLD OUT
ALL CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT!

We’re getting excited about in-person summer camps.

Have you registered your child? Do these things:

  1. Download and fill in the Camp Participant Form (including the waiver on the back).
  2. Then bring it with you on Day 1.
  3. Click on the link to read the Summer Camp Essentials: what to bring and wear, check-in/check-out, Covid-19 safety and more.

NOTE: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium strives toward providing inclusive programs to all community members. People of all abilities are invited to consider registering for any program the Zoo has to offer, provided they meet the minimum eligibility requirements. We can usually build customized support to suit your needs. If you may need special assistance, please complete and submit this form after registering for the Summer Camp program.

Little Explorers, Ages 5-6

(and 7-year-old siblings)

siamang singingLITTLE 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 and enjoy playing in nature.
Dates: June 22-25, June 29-July 2, July 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, August 3-6, 10-13, 17-20 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 9:15 am-3 pm
Price: $160 members, $170 non-members

Jr. Explorers, Ages 7-9

IndahJR. EXPLORERS – SOLD OUT!
Why do animals do what they do? A beastly behavior may seem bizarre, but it may be the difference between life and death! As we explore the Zoo’s habitats and the surrounding forest, we’ll use our senses to explore the many wonders of wildlife and get to know some amazing animals.
Dates: July 5-9, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 23-27 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 9 am-3:15 pm
Price: $300 members, $325 non-members

 

sharkJR. OCEAN EXPLORERS – SOLD OUT!
Journey through both of our amazing aquariums, visit the docks to collect and examine plankton, get to know our Rocky Shores residents, and carefully uncover organisms at the beach during low tide.
Dates: July 19-23 & August 9-13 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 9 am-3:15 pm
Price: $300 members, $325 non-members

Wild Explorers, Ages 9-12

lemur sniffing torch lily

WILD EXPLORERS- SOLD OUT!
Walk on the wild side while learning about the animals and plants at the zoo and in the surrounding forest and gardens. On this expedition we’ll study how animals are adapted to their specific ecosystems while using scientific tools and techniques.
Dates: June 28-July 2, July 5-9, 26-30, August 2-6, 16-20, 23-27 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:45 am-3:30 pm
Price: $325 members, $350 non-members

 

 

hammerhead swims in baja bay

WILD OCEAN EXPLORERS – SOLD OUT!
Take an ocean journey through both of our amazing aquariums, visit the docks to collect and examine plankton, get to know our Rocky Shores residents, and explore the beach at low tide.
Dates: July 19-23 & August 9-13 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:45 am-3:30 pm
Price: $325 members, $350 non-members

Zoo Camp, Ages 12-14

keeper setting out elephant foodFUTURE ZOOKEEPERS – SOLD OUT!
Learn what it takes to become a zookeeper and care for the diverse group of animals that live here at Point Defiance. Study diet and nutrition, habitat design and maintenance and find out why enrichment is just as important for a small bird as it is for a large predator.
Dates: June 30-July 1 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $150 members, $160 non-members

 

sea lionMARINE SCIENTISTS – SOLD OUT!
Get to know some local marine species while exploring the beach during low tide and collecting and examining microscopic plankton. Find out about some of the special skills and tools required to care for the aquarium and Rocky Shores residents, and hear about some of the challenges faced by marine life in the wild.
Dates: July 7-8 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $150 members, $160 non-members

 

penguinWILD PHOTOGRAPHERS- SOLD OUT!
Join experienced instructors to learn about and practice nature photography techniques while taking some wild photos at the zoo and the surrounding forest and gardens. Note: Students must provide their own digital camera (preferably other than a cell phone), memory card(s), and batteries.
Dates: July 28 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $75 members, $85 non-members

 

CONSERVATION CREW – SOLD OUT!
Experience the zoo, surrounding forest and gardens through the eyes of a field biologist. Learn scientific techniques for studying wildlife, use modern technology to track species, and practice observing and recording animal behavior. Find out how these practices help to support wildlife conservation.
Dates: Aug 11-12 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $150 members, $160 non-members

Zoo Camp, Ages 14-17

keeper setting out elephant foodFUTURE ZOOKEEPERS- SOLD OUT!
Learn what it takes to become a zookeeper and care for the diverse group of animals that live here at Point Defiance. Study diet and nutrition, habitat design and maintenance and find out why enrichment is just as important for a small bird as it is for large predator.
Dates: July 14-15 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $150 members, $160 non-members

 

sea lionMARINE SCIENTISTS- SOLD OUT!
Get to know some local marine species while exploring the beach during low tide and collecting and examining microscopic plankton. Find out about some of the special skills and tools required to care for the aquarium and Rocky Shores residents, and hear about some of the challenges faced by marine life in the wild.
Dates: July 21-22 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $150 members, $160 non-members

 

penguinWILD PHOTOGRAPHERS- SOLD OUT!
Join experienced instructors to learn about and practice nature photography techniques while taking some wild photos at the zoo and the surrounding forest and gardens. Note: Students must provide their own digital camera (preferably other than a cell phone), memory card(s), and batteries.
Dates: August 4 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $75 members, $85 non-members

 

CONSERVATION CREW- SOLD OUT!
Experience the zoo, surrounding forest and gardens through the eyes of a field biologist. Learn scientific techniques for studying wildlife, use modern technology to track species, and practice observing and recording animal behavior. Find out how these practices help to support wildlife conservation.
Dates: Aug 18-19 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 am-3:45 pm
Price: $150 members, $160 non-members