Winter Camp

Flurries of Fun at Brookfield Zoo!

Dates: December 26, 27, 30, and 31 (2019) and January 2 and 3 (2020)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $65 per day ($75 per non-member)
Early Drop Off: $10 per day
Extended Day: $15 per day
Age Groups: Children ages 6 to 10

Other Important Information:

- Please remember to bring a sack lunch. A light snack will be provided.
- 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 Sunday, December 15, 2019 or once capacity is met. **

Things To Know

Winter Camp Schedule and Themes


Registration is a la carte, meaning you can register for each day of camp individually to work around your schedule. When you are ready to register, click the button at the bottom of the page.

Winter Camp theme: It may feel like a frozen tundra out there, but fear not, Campers will also get a taste of tropical rainforests, dry deserts, grassy savannahs, and the big blue world of the ocean. Each day we will focus on 5 different animals from each of these different types of habitats to see how they thrive and survive!

Winter Camp Get Ready for Winter Camp!
✔ Medical Waiver (Required) This document is required in order for your child to come to Camp. This online form must be completed during registration. Please have your child's medical information handy, including information about:
✔ Allergies
✔ Medications
✔ Immunizations
✔ Special needs

✔ Disability/Special Needs Questionnaire (Optional) If your child has a disability or special need, we encourage you to complete the Disability/Special Needs Questionnaire. We are committed to ensuring that your child has the best possible experience while at Zoo Camp and you can help us accomplish this. Upon completing registration, you will be sent a link to our Questionnaire. Please fill out as much or as little of this form as you’d like. This form is meant to help us individualize the supports or accommodations your child may need at Zoo Camp. If you choose to complete this form, please submit it at least one week prior to your child’s first day of Zoo Camp so we may plan our staff training and resources accordingly. 

✔ Parent Packet Your resource for all things Zoo Camp! This comprehensive packet includes everything you need to know to prepare for Zoo Camp: what to bring, how to dress, where to go, and more! You will receive this packet via e-mail about one week before the start of your camp session. Make sure to add to your trusted e-mail contacts so that important communications are not blocked by spam filters.

✔ Staying Warm at Camp Winter Camp will run, snow or shine! We have many ways of staying warm on cold days:
✔ Groups rotate through indoor, climate-controlled areas.
✔ Hot cocoa is provided with snack.
✔ There are lots of opportunities for seeing animals, playing games, and learning indoors.
✔ Always dress for the weather!
Winter Camp Rescheduling, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

Rescheduling: Campers may be rescheduled to a different camp session, presuming available space, with a $10 processing fee per child, per session. Please keep in mind that camps fill quickly and we may not always be able to accommodate rescheduling your camper to another session. In that case, please refer to the cancellation policy. After December 15, 2019, refunds and rescheduling are no longer possible.

Cancellations and Refunds: We require that ALL cancellations must be in writing; please send an email to Zoo Camp registration fees (not including the 25% nonrefundable deposit or processing fee) can be refunded if cancellations are requested by December 15, 2019. Refunds and rescheduling are no longer possible after December 15, 2019. If a late cancellation is due to a medical emergency, a written, physician-authorized note is required before a refund can be issued. This policy is in effect for any and all sessions of Zoo Camp. Zoo Camp participants that do not show up for their registered session will not be granted a refund or be rescheduled. If participants leave early on one or more Zoo Camp days, they will not receive a refund. To reschedule your camp session, please send an email with your request to


Registration for Winter Camp 2019 will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12! 


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Have questions? 

Contact the Camp Team at

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Zoo Camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to connect with animals and nature in a variety of fun and exciting ways. Children ages 4 to 14 are welcome to come explore all 216 acres of the zoo with our camp counselors as their expert safari guides. There's so much to see and do, and each season offers unique experiences. We hope you will join us on a new adventure today!

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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.