Zoo Camp


Celebrate DINOSAURS AND DRAGONS at our new live theatrical show, hop like a wallaby at the HAMILL FAMILY WILD ENCOUNTERS, and take a spin on THE CAROUSEL! Each week of Camp is an exciting adventure into the wild world of animals! Your Camp counselors will be your expert safari guides as you and your friends explore animals from all over the world. You will take a tour on the MOTOR SAFARI, get crafty at the HAMILL FAMILY PLAY ZOO, see how high a dolphin can jump at DOLPHINS IN ACTION, and so much more!

Registration is now open!


Getting Started

Click the drop down options below to learn more about Zoo Camp 2017!

Set up your CZS.org online account

Set up your CZS.org online account

It pays to be a member! Brookfield Zoo membership has many perks and significant savings on Zoo Camp registration is a huge one! In order to take advantage of this savings, your zoo membership must be valid at the time of Zoo Camp registration. Follow the steps below to ensure a smooth Zoo Camp registration experience:

> Renew your membership

If your membership is expired, click here to renew today!
Never been a Brookfield Zoo member before? Check out all of the benefits of membership by clicking here!

> New for 2017

Speed up your Zoo Camp registration by setting up family member profiles. Click here to learn how!

> Create your CZS.org online account. (This step is the most important!)

If you are a current Brookfield Zoo member, your online account needs to be connected to your zoo membership. This step is critical in ensuring that you receive the members-only discount on Zoo Camp. Connect your membership to your online account today and you won’t have to worry about connecting it during Camp registration!

Not sure if you have an online account already set up? We can help you find your account here!

Already know you have an account? Make sure you know your username and password and keep this information in a safe place. You can try logging in here.

Have questions about renewing your membership or setting up your online profile?
Contact the Membership department at 708-688-8341
any day of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, has once again partnered with the National Inclusion Project for its program Let’s All Play. Now in its third year, the program enables Zoo Camp staff at the zoo to better serve children with disabilities. The Let’s All Play partnership supports the position of an inclusion specialist, a Zoo Camp counselor who will work with children with disabilities and serve as an information resource for other counselors. It also allows CZS staff to stay up to date on the latest inclusion practices by enabling two employees to attend the National Inclusion Project Power of Play conference in spring 2017. Additionally, to ensure that children with disabilities are able to attend Zoo Camp, this partnership will allow the zoo to provide 10 one-week Zoo Camp scholarships for children with disabilities.

Already registered for Zoo Camp? If your camper is currently enrolled in a Zoo Camp week you are still eligible to apply! (If the scholarship is awarded, your current camp fees will be refunded.)

How do I apply?
1. Please click here to read the qualification parameters. It is important that you read this document thoroughly.
2. Print and complete the application (opens in new window).
3. Mail completed applications to:

Brookfield Zoo
Attn: Zoo Camp – Scholarship Application
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL. 60513

Scholarship applications are accepted only by mail and must be received on or before March 31, 2017.
Scholarship recipients will be notified via phone by April 28, 2017. Due to the anticipated number of applications we will only be able to contact those who are awarded the scholarship.

Unsure if your camper qualifies for this scholarship? Give us a call at 708-688-8342 and we would be happy to discuss if and how we are able to meet your camper’s needs.

Camp Spots Remaining
Register Online
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Click here to register online: Register for Zoo Camp!

Learn More:

Click the buttons below to learn more about each Camp level including pricing, scheduling, and other important information. 


Have questions?
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Education Department at adventuresinlearning@czs.org!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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