Supporting Campers with Disabilities and Special Needs

Inclusion is removing barriers so all children can participate, regardless of ability. At Zoo Camp, this means that children with and without disabilities and special needs are participating together in camp activities. Zoo Camp provides reasonable accommodations so activities can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. We are pleased to have on our staff, Taylor Richier, an Inclusion Specialist whose role is to support our Camp Counselor staff in providing inclusive experiences and making sure the Zoo is for all campers! To discuss accommodations for your child, please give us a call at 708-688-8342 and we’d be happy to discuss how your child can best be supported during Zoo Camp!

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Zoo Camp at Brookfield Zoo 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!


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.