Zoo Camp


Celebrate DINOSAURS AND DRAGONS at our new live theatrical show, hop like a wallaby at the HAMILL FAMILY WILD ENCOUNTERS, and take a spin on THE CAROUSEL! Each week of Camp is an exciting adventure into the wild world of animals! Your Camp counselors will be your expert safari guides as you and your friends explore animals from all over the world. You will take a tour on the MOTOR SAFARI, get crafty at the HAMILL FAMILY PLAY ZOO, see how high a dolphin can jump at DOLPHINS IN ACTION, and so much more!


Getting Started

Click the drop down options below to learn more about Zoo Camp 2017!

Set up your CZS.org online account

Set up your CZS.org online account

It pays to be a member! Brookfield Zoo membership has many perks and significant savings on Zoo Camp registration is a huge one! In order to take advantage of this savings, your zoo membership must be valid at the time of Zoo Camp registration. Follow the steps below to ensure a smooth Zoo Camp registration experience:

> Renew your membership

If your membership is expired, click here to renew today!
Never been a Brookfield Zoo member before? Check out all of the benefits of membership by clicking here!

> New for 2017

Speed up your Zoo Camp registration by setting up family member profiles. Click here to learn how!

> Create your CZS.org online account. (This step is the most important!)

If you are a current Brookfield Zoo member, your online account needs to be connected to your zoo membership. This step is critical in ensuring that you receive the members-only discount on Zoo Camp. Connect your membership to your online account today and you won’t have to worry about connecting it during Camp registration!

Not sure if you have an online account already set up? We can help you find your account here!

Already know you have an account? Make sure you know your username and password and keep this information in a safe place. You can try logging in here.

Have questions about renewing your membership or setting up your online profile?
Contact the Membership department at 708-688-8341
any day of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Zoo Camp For All! Inclusion at Zoo Camp

We are fortunate to partner with the National Inclusion Project, a program that helps benefit Zoo Campers of varying abilities, including but not limited to: physical disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, and attention deficit disorders. We are pleased to have an Inclusion Specialist on our staff whose role is to support our Counselor staff in providing inclusive experiences and making sure the Zoo is for all campers! Click here to get to know our Camp Leadership team, including our Inclusion Specialist. We also welcome you and your family to Early Check In Day on May 13 where you can meet Camp staff and get ready for your camper's first day at Zoo Camp.

We are committed to ensuring that your child has the best possible experience while at Zoo Camp. You can help us accomplish this by completing our Zoo Camp Accommodation form. This form is completely voluntary and will be treated confidentially by our staff. 

In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about the accommodations and support we offer by clicking below:

Learn More about Inclusion at Zoo Camp


All Camps run Monday through Friday. PreZoo camp is only offered in half-day sessions, Discovery camp is offered in half- or full-day sessions, and Explorer, Adventure, and ZooLab are only offered in full-day sessions. Please click the buttons below to learn more information about each level of Zoo Camp.


Weekly Themes
Already Registered? Get Ready!

Download your Medical Waiver here. This document is required in order for your child to come to Camp. Please bring a copy of this with you on the first day of camp. You will need to give it directly to your camper's counselor.

Download the Photo Release here. Every year we strive to incorporate special experiences for our Campers and we know our Camp Parents love to keep up with all of the Zoo Camp happenings. Because of this, we have created both a Facebook group and a Twitter account to more easily connect our Camp parents with our Campers’ many adventures. These social media accounts are not open to the general public and are reserved for Campers and their families to enjoy. Instructions on how to join these private groups are included in your Welcome Packet that you will receive via e-mail one week prior to your camp session. Additionally, all of our campers can take home a group photo to remember the friends they have made and the adventures they have taken with us over the summer. This souvenir is something they can appreciate for years to come. Please bring a copy of this with you on the first day of camp. You will need to give it directly to your camper's counselor.

Download the Zoo Camp Accommodation Request Form (Optional) We are proud to partner with the National Inclusion Project and welcome all campers at Zoo Camp of all abilities. If your camper needs a little extra help during camp, please let us know how we can best accommodate and ensure a fun and safe camp experience. You are welcome to e-mail us at AdventuresInLearning@czs.org or speak to our Inclusion Specialist at 708-688-8540 to learn more about what extra support we are able to provide your child at Zoo Camp.

Follow the Zoo Camp fun! Zoo Camp is on Twitter and Facebook! Connect with us to get a virtual peek into the daily adventures your camper.  

Looking for your welcome packet? You will receive this packet via e-mail about one week before the start of your camp session. In the meantime, feel free to read up on all things Zoo Camp in our Parent Information Packet. And make sure to add AdventuresInLearning@CZS.org to your trusted e-mail contacts so that important communications are not blocked by spam filters.

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Learn More

Click the buttons below to learn more about each Camp level including pricing, scheduling, and other important information. 








Have questions?
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Education Department at adventuresinlearning@czs.org!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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