Zoo Camp

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!

We are not currently able to take Zoo Camp registration online. Please see below for instructions on how to register your Camper.

1: 2015 Zoo Camp Schedule

*Week A: June 1 - 5 
Week B: June 8 - 12
Week C: June 15 - 19
Week D: June 22 - 26

Week E: July 6 - 10
Week F: July 13 - 17
Week G: July 20 - 24
Week H: July 27 - 31
Week I: August 3 - 7
*Week J: August 10 - 14

*These weeks we will only be offering PreZoo Morning sessions. All other weeks we will offer all levels of Zoo Camp.

2: Zoo Camp General Info

Click the links below for more information specific to each Zoo Camp (opens in new window). Here you find information on times, prices, and descriptions of weekly themes. Please choose your Camp based on the grade your child is completing in the 2014-2015 school year.

PreZoo (Ages 4 & 5)

Discovery (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

Explorer (2nd and 3rd Grades)

Adventure (4th and 5th Grades)

ZooLab (6th, 7th, and 8th Grades)

3: Zoo Camp Session Availability


4: Registration Instructions

To begin your Zoo Camp registration, please CLICK HERE (adventuresinlearning@czs.org) to e-mail us your Zoo Camp request. We will do all that we can to accommodate your request which will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis within 5 business days. Please note that the registration process will not be fully complete until you hear back from us. We do understand your frustrations and appreciate your patience as we process the many requests we are receiving. Please include the following information for each Camper you wish to register:
- Your Name
- Your Phone Number
- Camper’s Name
- Camper’s Grade
- Camper’s Date of Birth
- Camp Level (PreZoo Mornings, Discovery Full Day, Explorer, etc.)
- 1st Choice of Desired Week(s)
- 2nd Choice of Week(s)

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: Please note that sending this e-mail does not guarantee your child’s enrollment in Zoo Camp. You will receive an automated response to let you know that we have received your e-mail. We will call you at the phone number you list when we have noted your request and are ready to take payment (this may take up to 5 business days).

We understand that Zoo Camp registration is important to you and have brought in additional staff to handle the increased volume of communications regarding registration issues. We are responding as quickly as possible; please note that leaving multiple messages will only increase our response time. Once again, we appreciate your patience and sympathize with any frustrations and inconveniences you are encountering.

5: Questions? Comments? Feedback?

We highly value you, our guests, and welcome written feedback as to how we can provide the best experience possible. You are encouraged to share suggestions and thoughts with us via e-mail to adventuresinlearning@czs.org


Have questions? Contact the Education Department at 708-688-8342 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM or you can e-mail us at adventuresinlearning@czs.org!

Cancellation and Refund Policy


We are proud to announce our new partnership with the National Inclusion Project to benefit Zoo Campers with special needs, including physical disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, and attention deficit disorders.