Summer Camp

Fun in the sun at Brookfield Zoo!

Dates: June 12 - August 11, except for the week of July 3-7.ZooCamp2.png
Age Groups:

PreZoo - Ages 4 & 5 who have not completed Kindergarten by June 2023
Time: Half-day only: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Price: $275 per week ($325 for non-members)
Available Add-ons: Early Drop Off (Tuesday-Friday) for $15/day; Additional T-shirt ($15)

Discovery - For campers who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by June 2023
Time: Half-day: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Full-day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Half-Day Price: $275 per week ($325 for non-members)
Full-Day Price: $400 per week ($500 for non-members)
Available Add-ons: Early Drop Off (Tuesday-Friday) for $15/day; Late Pick Up for Full-Day sessions (Monday-Thursday) for $20/day; Additional T-shirt ($15)
Explorer - For campers who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade by June 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $400 per week ($500 for non-members)
Available Add-ons: Early Drop Off (Tuesday-Friday) for $15/day; Late Pick Up (Monday-Thursday) for $20/day; Additional T-shirt ($15)

Adventure - For campers who have completed 4th or 5th grade by June 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $400 per week ($500 for non-members)
Available Add-ons: Early Drop Off (Tuesday-Friday) for $15/day; Late Pick Up for Full-Day sessions (Monday-Thursday) for $20/day; Additional T-shirt ($15)

ZooLab - For campers who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by June 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $400 per week ($500 for non-members)
Available Add-ons: Early Drop Off (Tuesday-Friday) for $15/day; Late Pick Up for Full-Day sessions (Monday-Thursday) for $20/day; Additional T-shirt ($15)

Other Important Information:

*Some camps may have limited offerings throughout the summer. Be sure to check the full schedule below.
Please have your summer schedule ready when you register. We recommend reading the Rescheduling, Cancellation, and Refund policies before you register. Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences cannot be guaranteed.

** All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close promptly 14 days prior to each week of camp or once capacity is met. Camps fill quickly and we are not able to exceed set capacities. **

Things To Know

Summer Camp Weekly Schedule
Not every variation of Zoo Camp is available every week. Please refer to the schedule below. Look for Sunny the Snake to know which weeks your Zoo Camp is running.
Summer Camp Get Ready for Summer Camp!

✔ Medical Waiver (Required) This information 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 also 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 Cool at Camp Summer Camp will run, rain or shine! Safety is always our biggest priority, and we have many ways of staying cool on hot days and dry on rainy ones:

✔ Groups rotate through indoor, climate-controlled areas.
✔ Frequent hydration breaks. Don't forget to pack your water bottle! There are also misting sprinklers throughout the zoo for refreshing breaks.
✔ There are lots of opportunities for seeing animals, playing games, and learning indoors during inclement or extremely hot weather.
✔ Always dress for being outside and doing lots of walking! Please, no flip flops.

Summer Camp Early Check-in Day: June 3, 2023

Want to come to your first day of Zoo Camp ready to go? 

You will be able to

✔ Pick up your t-shirts
✔ Purchase additional Zoo Camp gear
✔ Chat with some of the Zoo Camp Counselors and other Camp crew
✔ Meet our Inclusion Specialist and Camp Leadership Team
✔ Have your questions answered!

What? Zoo Camp Early Check-In
When?June 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Pavilions

If you have additional questions about the Early Check-In day, send us an e-mail at

We can’t wait to see you at Zoo Camp!

Summer Camp Rescheduling, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

Rescheduling: Campers may be rescheduled to a different camp session, presuming available space, with a $40 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 May 31, 2023 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 nonrefundable deposit ($50 per half-day session and $100 per full-day session) or the processing fee) can be refunded if cancellations are requested no later than May 31, 2023. Refunds and rescheduling are no longer possible as of June 1, 2023. 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


Mark your calendar! Registration opens Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 AM!   



Have questions? 

Contact the Camp Team at


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 7 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.