Henry Vilas Zoo Summer Camp

Provided by
Henry Vilas Zoo

Come and spend the summer at one or more of our week-long inquiry-focused Summer Zoo Camps! Campers enjoy special animal experiences and behind-the-scenes opportunities while facing scientific challenges that put the campers in the shoes of keepers, vets, or zoo administrators and motivate campers to seek the information to solve real-life problems. In alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards, campers engage in the scientific process of observation, scientific reasoning, and engineering design to build solutions to real-life problems. Campers leave Zoo Camp with a greater awareness for the individual animals at the zoo and how to help animals in the wild, all while building their science skills and making new friends. 

Camp Age Groups
Kinderfari* – 4 and 5 years old  (*Half-day camp in mornings)
Explorers – 6 and 7 years old
Scouts – 8 to 10 years old
Jr. Zookeepers – 11 to 13 years old

Camp drop off is between 8:00 8:30 am, camp activities are from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (*from 8:30 -11:15 am for Kinderfari), and pick up is between 3:30 - 4:00 pm (*11:15 - 11:30 am for Kinderfari). 

Visit our website at henryvilaszoo.gov for more information or to register. 

Camp Prices Explorers, Scouts, Jr. Zookeepers: $335/wk *Kinderfari : $195/wk Henry Vilas Zoo Members at the Family level or above receive a 10% discount.
Scholarship application available on our website at www.henryvilaszoo.gov/summer-zoo-camp/
Advanced registration opens February 1st for Zoo Members, and February 8th for non-members.
Buildings are at ground level or equipped with ramps. ADA accessible restrooms and facilities.