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!

 

Zoo Camp registration opens online TODAY at 9:00 a.m.!


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 Camp.

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!
PreZoo - Mornings

For children ages 4 or 5 years who have not completed Kindergarten.

Mornings: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$150 for Members, $200 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
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 A, D, G, and J)

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 B, E, and H)

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 C, F, and I) 

Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

PreZoo - Afternoons

For children ages 4 or 5 years who have not completed Kindergarten.

Afternoons: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
$125 for Members, $170 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
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 D and G)

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 B, E, and H)

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 C, F, and I) 

Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

Discovery - Mornings

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Mornings: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$150 for Members, $200 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
Wildlife Passport 
Travel around the world while discovering the incredible animals that call Brookfield Zoo home.  (Weeks B, E, and H)

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 C, F, and I)

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 D and G)


Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

Discovery - Afternoons

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Mornings: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
$125 for Members, $170 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
Wildlife Passport 
Travel around the world while discovering the incredible animals that call Brookfield Zoo home.  (Weeks B, E, and H)

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 C, F, and I)

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 D and G)


Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

Discovery – Full Day

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
$280 for Members, $380 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
Wildlife Passport 
Travel around the world while discovering the incredible animals that call Brookfield Zoo home.  (Weeks B, E, and H)

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 C, F, and I)

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 D and G)


Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

Explorer

For children who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
$280 for Members, $380 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
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 B, E, and H)

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

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 D and G) 


Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

Adventure

For children who have completed 4th or 5th grade by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
$280 for Members, $380 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
Wilderness Adventure
Trek across Brookfield Zoo on a ZooCamp adventure using binoculars and a compass! (Weeks B, E, and H)

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 C, F, and I)

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 D and G) 


Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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

ZooLab

For children who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
$280 for Members, $380 for Non-Members

3 Rotating Themes:
Wildlife Heros
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 B, E, and H) 

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 C, F, and I)

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 D and G) 

Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close 14 calendar days prior to the week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 3!

Sessions: 
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






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.