Important Summer Zoo Camp Information
Summer Zoo Camp is for children entering pre-kindergarten (age 4) up to those children entering grade 6. Zoo Camp is for children independent of their parents. Zoo Camp provides a safe and fun social setting where children can focus on making both child and animal friends.
Each camp is led by a trained instructor along with trained counselors. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten camps have a 1:7 ratio of adults to campers and the 1st thru 6th grade camps have a 1:10 ratio. Each camp includes crafts, games, activities, and tours; all focused around the theme of the week.
You MUST provide your child with a snack and a sack lunch each day. Throughout the day we make frequent stops at drinking fountains to keep the campers properly hydrated. Please include a water bottle with your child’s lunch. Children attending morning and/or afternoon extended care should have extra snacks packed, as well.
In the event a camper is dropped off after 9:15 a.m. or has to be picked up before 2:50 p.m., a $10/day charge applies. In addition, there is a late pick-up fee of $1/minute, beginning at 3:15 p.m. for regular pick-up and 5:30 p.m. for extended care pick-up.
a.m. (7:30 – 9 a.m.) $45/week
p.m. (3 – 5:30 p.m.) $75/week
Individual day Extended Care sign ups are available through the Reservations office. You can reach them at (323) 644-4211
Member – $285/week
Nonmember – $315/week
Summer Zoo Camp 2017 Schedule
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Summer Zoo Camp 2017 Descriptions
It’s the magic of the movies as you spend your week exploring the amazing California animals of the Silver Screen! Campers will compare some of our favorite animal stars with Zoo animals while flouncing with feathered friends, surfing with seals, and making buddies with bears.
Farmers’ Lil Helpers
Old McDonald had a farm, and so does the LA Zoo! Children adore farm animals, and on our farm, we have some goats, sheep, and pigs. Even a miniature horse! Come on down to our farm and get up close with these noisy barnyard animals and discover all the amazing things they do!
Can you taste with your feet like a butterfly? Talk with your ears like a rabbit? Can you spot a penny from over 200 feet up in the sky like a hawk? This week find out all about these sense-sational creatures and more!
Do you have a tail? Do elephants have toes? Well, we may not have tails, but we do share lots of other body parts with animals, including toes! This exciting week explores all the fantastic things different body parts do both for animals and for people!
Grab a vine and swing on into a week of monkeying around. Become part of our primate troop as we explore the trees looking at lemurs, monkeys and apes. Join us as we discover that makes this group of animals so fun and fascinating.
Into the Amazon
All aboard the Amazon riverboat cruise! Catch a glimpse of some of the most colorful and bizarre plants and animals found on Earth, as we venture down the famous Amazon River. This week you will have an exciting time discovering the many exotic animals, found in the heart of the Amazon.
Take an expedition through the many habitats of Africa in search of a myriad of animal wonders. From slithering snakes to marvelous monkeys, from holed-up hedgehogs to glorious gazelles, Africa is home to amazing animals. We’ll look up in the trees and under our feet as we wander across the continent in search of these and many more magnificent creatures.
Dive into the world of Asian animals and culture in this exciting camp. Each day campers will investigate Asian ecosystems and the specialized relationships between plants, animals and people. From tigers that roam Indonesia, to dragons that rule the island of Komodo, campers will learn all about what makes this part of the world so unique.
This week’s adventure takes us to the rainforests of the Americas. Join us in exploring the habitat, animals, and people that call this exciting place home. We will spend the week taking apart the many dimensions of this magnificent habitat.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Africa! Leap like a gazelle into the world of African cultures as we “weave” our way through the continent. With fun traditional games, handcrafted musical instruments, and magnificent mammal masks, campers will explore Africa like never before.
Griffith Park Gone Wild
Take a trek through the largest urban park this side of the Mississippi! Uncover the wildlife right here in Griffith Park as we hike through the hills and climb through the trees. You will feel a new sense of pride when you explore the uniqueness of our native species in our own backyard.
Monsters and Dragons
From the Monster of Loch Ness to the Komodo Dragons of the Los Angeles Zoo, we’ll unravel the myths and realities of monsters and dragons during this crazy week of creature camp.
Summer Zoo Camp 2017 Scholarship
The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the 2017 Summer Zoo Camp scholarship Program. The primary intent of the Summer Zoo Camp Scholarship program is to minimize the financial barriers and enable children with few or no resources to participate in our Summer Zoo Camp program. Summer Zoo Camp is for children ages 4-12. The scholarship program covers the cost of one week of Zoo Camp. Applications are due on March 3, 2017. If you are interested in applying please download the application forms and submit all of the necessary paperwork no later than March 3, 2017.
The application period for the 2017 Zoo Camp Scholarship program is now closed.