Zoo Camp

Learn about our updated Health & Safety Plan for our Childcare, Camp and Zoo Play programs.

Overview

Summer

Thanksgiving

Winter

Zoo Camp FAQs

Overview

We offer one of the most educational and entertaining day camp adventures in the Bay Area. There are two Zoo Camp seasons per year to keep your children entertained and active during summer and winter school breaks.

Have a Question? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org, call (415) 753-8135, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Zoo Camp Mailing List

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Summer 2020: Zoo Play!

PreK through 5th grade 

We're happy to announce that we will be facilitating 3-week half-day sessions beginning June 15th, July 6th, and July 27th. Since our summer program will look very different this year, we've decided to re-brand the program as "Zoo Play!" Children will explore the Zoo, learn about the natural world, and play with peers in accordance with safety guidelines.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting new registrations at this time, but if you have a Zoo Camp 2020 registration and you have not heard from our Education Team, please reach out via zoocamp@sfzoo.org


Have a Question? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org 

Registration Full

Pre-K/K through 5th grade 

(must be at least 4 years old + able to use the restroom on their own)

9 am - noon OR 1 - 4 pm

Please note there is no late drop-off or early pick-up available.



Summer Zoo Camp

4 - 17 years old 

Summer Zoo Camp is the perfect place for your animal-loving child! Surrounded by more than 250 species of animals, Zoo Campers will learn about the wild world of animals and gain an appreciation for our natural world.  View our brochure for more details on course topics, camp dates, enrollment policies, etc.  


Campers entering Pre-K through 5th grade may attend up to three different courses throughout the summer. Each class includes activities based on a theme, Zoo tours, art projects, games, animal encounters and much more!

Conservation Camp, for campers entering 6th and 7th grade, dives into the science behind wildlife conservation during a two-week program ending in an overnight stay (please note that the overnight will occur Thursday evening to Friday morning, there is no camp during the day on the second Thursday and Friday). 

Wellness 101 will provide 8th - 12th grade campers with an overview of the mission and purpose of zoos, as well as hands-on experience with animal care, wellness and enrichment. Participants will also practice education interpretation, get involved with conservation projects, and learn about a variety of zoo careers. 


Have a Question? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org, call (415) 753-8135, or check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration Closed

Fees (per session):

Grades Pre-K/K (must be at least 4 years old + able to use the restroom on their own)
9 am - noon OR 1 - 4 pm
SFZS Members $225 ; Non-members $265

Grades 1 - 5 and Wellness 101
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members $305 ; Non-members $350 

Grades 6 - 7 (two-week program)
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members $585 ; Non-members $685

Additional Services:
Early drop-off (8 - 8:45 am): $35 per week
6th - 7th Grade: $60 for the session         

Late pick-up (4 - 5:30 pm): $60 per week       6th - 7th Grade: $90 for the session

AM Pre-K/K- only early drop-off is available.
PM Pre-K/K- only late pick-up is available.



Thanksgiving Zoo Camp

Pre-K through 5th grade

2019 - 2020
November 25-27

At our wildly popular Zoo Camp, children ages 4 years through grade 5 will enjoy learning about how wildlife adapt to changing seasons. 

Have a Question? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org, call (415) 753-8135, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration Closed

Fees (per week):
Pre-K (must be at least 4 years old + able to use the restroom on their own)
9 am - noon
SFZS Members: $135
Non-members: $165 

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members: $180
Non-members: $210

Additional Services (per week):
Early drop-off (8 - 8:45am; PreK-5th): $25
Late pick-up (4 - 5:30pm; K-5th): $45


Winter Zoo Camp

Pre-K through 5th grade

2019 - 2020
December 23-24 & 26-27
December 30-31 & January 2-3

At our wildly popular Zoo Camp, children ages 4 years through grade 5 will enjoy learning about how wildlife adapts to the challenges of winter.

Have a Question? E-mail zoocamp@sfzoo.org, call (415) 753-8135, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration Closed

Fees (per week):
Pre-K (must be at least 4 years old + able to use the restroom on their own)
9 am - noon
SFZS Members: $180
Non-members: $220

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
9 am - 4 pm
SFZS Members: $240
Non-members: $280

Additional Services (per week):
Early drop-off (8 - 8:45am; PreK-5th): $30
Late pick-up (4 - 5:30pm; K-5th): $50