Zoo Camp

Our Summer Zoo Camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association and continues to grow and develop so we can give your Camper the best experiences we can provide. Campers age 4 to 14 will explore animals and the natural world in fun, engaging, age-appropriate settings through activities, encounters, games, art, and science inquiry. The best part? It all happens at the zoo!

Each Camp is one week long, and Zoo Camp rotates between three one-week curricula. Please be aware of themed weeks when registering. For your Camper to have the best possible experience at Brookfield Zoo, we respectfully ask that your Camper not repeat the same theme during the summer. Become a member and receive a special member discount!

We are not currently able to take Zoo Camp registration online. Please see below for instructions on how to register your Camper.

Our next Early Check In Day for registered Campers is Monday, June 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Click here for more details!

Click here to download the 2015 Zoo Camp Medical Waiver

1: 2015 Zoo Camp Schedule

Week F: July 13 - 17
Week G: July 20 - 24
Week H: July 27 - 31
Week I: August 3 - 7
*Week J: August 10 - 14

*These weeks we will only be offering PreZoo Morning sessions. All other weeks we will offer all levels of Zoo Camp.

Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the start of each Camp session. 

- All Camps run Monday through Friday.
- Half-day morning sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
- Half-day afternoon sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Full-day sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2: Zoo Camp General Info

Click the links below for more information specific to each Zoo Camp (opens in new window). Here you find information on times, prices, and descriptions of weekly themes. Please choose your Camp based on the grade your child is completing in the 2014-2015 school year.

3: Zoo Camp Session Availability
If the Camp week you are interested in appears sold out now, send us an e-mail at adventuresinlearning@czs.org with your name and phone number and we would be happy to add you to our waitlist! These numbers change daily and you never know what might open up tomorrow!

Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the start of each Camp session.

4: Registration Instructions

To begin your Zoo Camp registration, please CLICK HERE (adventuresinlearning@czs.org) to e-mail us your Zoo Camp request. We will do all that we can to accommodate your request which will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis within 5 business days. Please note that the registration process will not be fully complete until you hear back from us. We do understand your frustrations and appreciate your patience as we process the many requests we are receiving. Please include the following information for each Camper you wish to register:
- Your Name
- Your Phone Number
- Camper’s Name
- Camper’s Grade
- Camper’s Date of Birth
- Camp Level (PreZoo Mornings, Discovery Full Day, Explorer, etc.)
- 1st Choice of Desired Week(s)
- 2nd Choice of Week(s)

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: Please note that sending this e-mail does not guarantee your child’s enrollment in Zoo Camp. You will receive an automated response to let you know that we have received your e-mail. We will call you at the phone number you list when we have noted your request and are ready to take payment (this may take up to 5 business days).

We understand that Zoo Camp registration is important to you and have brought in additional staff to handle the increased volume of communications regarding registration issues. We are responding as quickly as possible; please note that leaving multiple messages will only increase our response time. Once again, we appreciate your patience and sympathize with any frustrations and inconveniences you are encountering.

Questions? Comments? Feedback?

We highly value you, our guests, and welcome written feedback as to how we can provide the best experience possible. You are encouraged to share suggestions and thoughts with us via e-mail to adventuresinlearning@czs.org

Cancellation and Refund Policy


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