Zoo Camp at Brookfeld Zoo
Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Day Camp Program

Our Summer Zoo Camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association and continues to grow and develop so we can give your Camper the best experiences we can provide. Campers age 4 to 14 will explore animals and the natural world in fun, engaging, age-appropriate settings through activities, encounters, games, art, and science inquiry. The best part? It all happens at the zoo!

Each Camp is one week long, and Zoo Camp rotates between three one-week curricula. Please be aware of themed weeks when registering. For your Camper to have the best possible experience at Brookfield Zoo, we respectfully ask that your Camper not repeat the same theme during the summer. Become a member and receive a special member discount!

Zoo Camp registration has closed for 2014.

Be sure to check back for Winter Camp 2014!

Zoo Camps will run during  the following weeks:



 

Don't forget to download the required medical waiver form.

Please check out our Program Policies for more information regarding program cancellation and refund policies.

Members, please note the following:
Only those listed on your membership qualify for the member price. In order to receive the membership price all memberships must be current at the time of registration. We will not be able to issue refunds for the member price once you have registered for a program.

 

2014 PreZoo Camp - Mornings

For children ages 4 or 5 years who have not completed Kindergarten. PreZoo Camp is only offered in half day sessions.

Let’s Move with the Animals!
Flapping, jumping, hopping, slithering, slinking – animals move in all sorts of ways! Discover the different ways that our animals move while at the Zoo! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

At Home with the Animals!
Do animal homes look different than people homes? Find out where our animals live and what they need to be nice and cozy in the wild. (Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Amazing Animal Appetites
What are your favorite foods? Animals have special diets and may even have favorite foods too! Explore what our animals are munching, chomping, and chewing. (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Mornings 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pricing:
$150 for Members
$200 for Non-Members

Oops! The Spring issue of Gateways mentions the incorrect prices for this Camp--please excuse our error!

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **

Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 PreZoo Camp - Afternoons

For children ages 4 or 5 years who have not completed Kindergarten. PreZoo Camp is only offered in half day sessions.

Let’s Move with the Animals!
Flapping, jumping, hopping, slithering, slinking – animals move in all sorts of ways! Discover the different ways that our animals move while at the Zoo! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

At Home with the Animals!
Do animal homes look different than people homes? Find out where our animals live and what they need to be nice and cozy in the wild. (Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Amazing Animal Appetites
What are your favorite foods? Animals have special diets and may even have favorite foods too! Explore what our animals are munching, chomping, and chewing. (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Afternoons 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Pricing:
$125 for Members
$170 for Non-Members

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **

Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 Discovery Camp - Mornings

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Discovery Camp is also offered in full day sessions.

Animals in Disguise
Explore how animals use disguises and camouflage to survive and thrive in the animal kingdom. And for some animals, it may be even better to stand out and be noticed! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

Wildlife Passport
Travel around the world while discovering the incredible animals that call Brookfield Zoo home.(Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Art Safari
Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy ZooCamp twist! (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Mornings 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pricing:
$150 for Members
$200 for Non-Members

Oops! The Spring issue of Gateways mentions the incorrect prices for this Camp--please excuse our error!

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **


Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 Discovery Camp - Afternoons

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Discovery Camp is also offered in full day sessions.

Animals in Disguise
Explore how animals use disguises and camouflage to survive and thrive in the animal kingdom. And for some animals, it may be even better to stand out and be noticed! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

Wildlife Passport
Travel around the world while discovering the incredible animals that call Brookfield Zoo home.(Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Art Safari
Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy ZooCamp twist! (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Afternoons 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Pricing:
$125 for Members
$170 for Non-Members

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **


Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 Discovery Camp - Full Day

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Discovery Camp is also offered in half day sessions.

Animals in Disguise
Explore how animals use disguises and camouflage to survive and thrive in the animal kingdom. And for some animals, it may be even better to stand out and be noticed! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

Wildlife Passport
Travel around the world while discovering the incredible animals that call Brookfield Zoo home.(Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Art Safari
Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy ZooCamp twist! (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Full Day 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pricing:
$280 for Members
$380 for Non-Members

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **

Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 Explorer Camp

For children who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade by the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Extreme Animals!
Who is the biggest animal at the Zoo? Who is the fastest? The longest? The slowest? Let’s explore the amazing animals at Brookfield Zoo – to the extreme!! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

Celebration Safari
How do different cultures celebrate animals? We’ll explore how cultures from around the world celebrate wild life and wild places. (Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Sense-ational Animals!
How are animal senses different than ours? Each day we’ll explore using our five senses. We may even discover that some animals have a special sixth sense! (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Full Day 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pricing:
$280 for Members
$380 for Non-Members

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **

Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 Adventure Camp

For children who have completed 4th or 5th grade by the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Wilderness Adventure
Trek across Brookfield Zoo on a ZooCamp adventure using binoculars and a compass! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

Grossology
What’s the scoop about poop? We’ll answer this question and answer some of your others about the “grossest” things in the animal kingdom. (Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

Zoo Detectives
Start your day at ZooCamp with a clue and follow the trail to unravel the animal mysteries and become the ultimate Zoo detective! (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Full Day 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pricing:
$280 for Members
$380 for Non-Members

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **


Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.



2014 ZooLab

For children who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Oops! The Spring issue of Gateways mentions the incorrect grades for this Camp--please excuse our error!

Wild by Design
Have you ever imagined what your own zoo would look like? Learn about what it takes to make Brookfield Zoo a center for excellence in animal welfare, and then design and create your own exhibit! (Weeks 1, 4, and 7)

Wildlife Heroes
Be a hero for conservation by discovering what Brookfield Zoo does to support wildlife. Take part in the action by creating your own animal conservation initiatives to do at home and in your community! (Weeks 2, 5, and 8)

C.S.I. - Conservation Science Investigation
Find your inner scientist by investigating various questions and experiments. Discover the conservation research that is happening at Brookfield Zoo and in the field! (Weeks 3, 6, and 9)

*Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed*

Time:
Full Day 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pricing:
$280 for Members
$380 for Non-Members

** Registration closes 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp **


Registration for this program has closed. Take a look at our other programs and check back next quarter for new program offerings.