Discovery Camp

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Important Dates, Times, and Prices

Discovery Camp is offered in half day and full day sessions:

Mornings, Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$200 for Members, $250 for Non-Members per week

Full Day, Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
$305 for Members, $405 for Non-Members per week

Early Drop Off
Drop off your camper as early as 8:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays for $10/camper/day.
Due to first-day check in, there is no early drop off on Mondays.

Extended Day
Pick up your camper as late as 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for $15/camper/day. 
There is no late pick up on Fridays. Pick up after 5:00 p.m. or after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays will result in additional fees. 
Important: There is no late pick up for morning campers. Pick up after 12:30 p.m. for morning Campers will result in additional fees.

Lunch & Snacks

Lunch is available for Discovery Full Day only and may be purchased at the time of registration for $30 per week. Please choose your choice of sandwich when you register your camper. All lunches include a sandwich, fruit or cookie, chips, and a juice box. The sandwich is the same every day.

You may also choose to send your child to Camp with lunch. If you choose to send lunch, please note that your child will need to carry their lunch with them as we do not have refrigeration. 

Pizza Fridays! As always, all full-day Campers (regardless if they purchased lunch from the Zoo or not) will have cheese pizza and pop on Fridays.

Snacks: A light snack will be provided every day for no charge. Your Camper is welcome to bring their own snack if they prefer.

Note about allergies: If your child has any food allergies, you may contact us at for a list of snacks and their ingredients. You may also read more about our allergy and medication policy and protocol under the FAQ “What if my child has allergies?” You are always welcome to send your own snacks or lunches as well.

Summer Schedule & Weekly Themes

All Camps have a strict limited capacity and cannot be exceeded. It requires a lot of planning to make Zoo Camp great, so registration will close promptly 14 calendar days prior to the start of week of each camp or once capacity is met.


Run and jump and leap and soar!  Can you jump as far as a tiger?  Move as fast as a cockroach? (Weeks D and G)

The Family Unit

Animals have jobs and family systems just like we do! How do families work together to survive?  (Weeks B, E, and H)

Animal Invisibility Cloaks

While it is not magic, animals  use camoflague and mimicry to hide themselves.  Why would an animal need to hide? (Weeks C, F, and I)



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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We are proudly accredited by the American Camp Association, the only accreditation organization for camps in North America. The Association is recognized for its standards for camp health, safety, and programming. The organization partners with the American Red Cross and the American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure that camp practices are current and high quality. We believe in inclusion and welcome campers of all abilities. Only 7% of ACA-accredited camps provide an inclusive setting that allows participants with and without disabilities to enjoy the experience together. We are proud to be one of them.