Join us for Summer ZooCamp at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Each day brings new discoveries as youngsters have the time of their lives going ape over the Zoo's hundreds of amazing animals. Through fun, safe, engaging activities, your campers will trail blaze through the week. Each camp is led by specially trained, experienced staff. This adventure is one that your child will never forget.
Prices: $250 per week for Members, $310 per week for Non-Members
June 17 through August 9, 2013
9am - 3pm
AM and PM extended care will be available for an additional charge.
ZooCamp Schedule and Registration
- Please click here to see the Summer ZooCamp schedule.
- Please click here to download the registration packet.
ZooCamp Individual Scholarship Application
All ZooCamp scholarship applications were due by March 25, 2013.
Critter Club (4-5 Years Old)
Its time to play pretend in the zoo! Are you ready to stomp around like rhinos or host your own jungle tea party? Star in your own video with some of our animal ambassadors as we flounce with feathered friends, surf with harbor seals, and make buddies with the otters.
The Big and Small of it All
Are you the biggest thing in the ocean, or the smallest creature on land? Join us on a journey to discover animals big and small. From the enormous elephant to the positively petite prairie dogs, this week we will celebrate many of our large, small, rough, smooth, fast and slow animal ambassadors.
“A” is for Alligator and “B” is for the Birds. Rediscover the alphabet as we explore the big, bold, and beautiful of the animal kingdom. Each day will focus on a letter from the alphabet and the animals whose name begins with that letter. Through out the week you will have a chance to meet all of our animal alphabet friends.
Can you taste with your feet like a butterfly? Or can you 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!
Wild Bunch (6-7 Years Old)
Join us for a week long walkabout in the land down under! From the bush to a billabong, both blokes and sheilas will explore roos, crocs, koalas and all the other awesome Aussie animals and the island continent they call home. No worries mate - it will be big mobs of fun!
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.
Are you cat crazy? Can you swim like a tiger? Purr like a kitten, or roar like a lion? Find out how Zoo cats are just like our kitties at home and discover feline fundamentals of the cat’s world.
Take a trip to Thailand to visit the Asian Elephants, then to Sumatra to see the Great Red Apes. During our wild adventure of the Far East, we will find out what makes these animals so specialized for their Asian habitats
Zoo Troop (8-9 Years Old)
Get out your talons and rip into this week of Raptor camp! Whether it’s diving at top speeds to catch prey or building their nests on the edge of a cliff, we’ll discover what makes these feathered raptors the ultimate predators of the sky.
Animals may not have a kitchen, bedroom, or roof over their heads, but they all need a special place to live. From deserts to tropical forests and from oceans to savannahs, find out what’s happenin’ in their hopping habitats.
Karibuni Afrika! (Welcome to Africa!)
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 by bringing animals to life in their own African folktale for Friday’s camp rally.
Climb the snowy peaks of Mount Everest for a glimpse of the snow leopard or float down the swamps of Borneo looking for otters. On this Asian animal adventure we will explore the many animal adaptations found throughout the various Asian habitats.
Eco Explorers (10-12 Years Old)
Create your own picture worth a thousand words and view the wild like you’ve never seen it before. Grab your canteen and camera as we step through the lens and into the animal kingdom. We encourage you to bring your own digital camera. If you do not have one, cameras will be provided.
What makes a hero, heroic? What’s so villainous about villains? In this week, you’ll meet some of the coolest creature-based characters of comics, film, and mythology. You’ll discover what makes them tick, and create your very own creature super hero and/or villain.