Our summer camp season has ended for 2014. Thanks for your interest and please check back in the spring next year for next year’s exciting camps!

We’ve got a great line-up of activities to engage and educate your child this summer. Join the adventure!

Engage and educate your child with 5-day camps at the Toledo Zoo during the summer. We keep kids’ minds as active as they are with Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps. Children in each age group explore Zoo topics and interact with live animals. We’ve got terrific topics to engage the interests of children, enrich their summer experience and expand their science awareness—all while they’re having fun.


please call 419-385-5721 ext. 2042 or
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Camp Registration information:

• We will place siblings together when possible, but we cannot guarantee the placement. Please comply with the age guidelines per camp session.

• A confirmation will be mailed or emailed to each registrant.

• Due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment, a camp/class may be canceled at the discrection of the Zoo. If this happens, we’ll contact you to schedule another camp/class or make arrangements for a refund.

Refunds will be issued by the Zoo only if the program is filled, cancelled or if there is an emergency.

If you decide to withdraw your child from a summer camp program(s) and are requesting a refund for the camp tuition amount, your request must be submitted in writing to Josh Minor, Education Program Manager, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Your refund request must include the camper name, age, and registration number.  Requests received before May 31 will be eligible for a full refund. Refund requests received June 1 and after will be subject to a processing fee of 20% of the tuition cost per canceled camp.

It is important that your child is dropped off and picked up on time. There will be a late drop-off and pick-up charge of $15 for every 15 minutes that you are late dropping off or picking up your child, unless the teacher has been notified under special circumstances.

Extended Child Care Options

We are now offering child-care options for before and after camp hours.  Morning care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for $15 per week, per student. Afternoon care is available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for $25 per week, per student. (Please note: child care options are only available for children enrolled in a Summer Safari Camp. Camps for 4 to 5 year olds are from 9:00 a.m. to noon, so the afternoon care option is not available for this age group.)

Questions? Call 419. 385.5721, ext. 2042, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or fax: 419.389.8670 (sorry, we do not take camp registrations by phone).

If you’d like to purchase a Summer Safari Camp or Zoo Conserve-atory gift certificate, please call 419.385.5721, ext. 2042 or contact us via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Summer Safari Camp Listing 2014

Camps for 4-5 year olds
Members $135 Non-members $155

Penguins to Polar Bears
Travel from South Pole to North Pole and discover animals that love to live out in the cold!  Have fun in the Zoo’s new Penguin Beach exhibit and see the large furry residents of the Arctic Encounter.
Session 4: August 4-August 8 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) - Full

Animal Giants
What is the largest animal in the world?  Find out as we take a look at the biggest, the longest, and the strongest of animals.
Session 4: August 11-August 15 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) - Full

Camps for 6-10 year olds
Members $170 • Non-members $200

Africa Safari (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Grab your gear and go on safari! See if you can find lions, hippos, gorillas and other Zoo animals that call Africa home. Learn about the habitats and animals that make Africa a wild continent.
Session 3: August 4-August 8 - Full

Camp Penguin (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Centered on the Zoo’s brand new exhibit, Penguin Beach, Camp Penguin is all about the wonderful, waddling creatures we all love.  Penguins are unique birds with special traits that help them to survive.  Each day also discover another animal with a similar adaptation and learn how they are built to live in their environment.
Session 3: August 11-August 15- Full

Zoo Scene Investigation (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Search for evidence like footprints, feathers and scat to see what animals have gone through or take up residence in your backyard.  Become a scientist and gather information to study these interesting and sometimes gross leftovers that animals leave behind.
Session 3: August 11-August 15

Zooper Heroes (Age 6 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Faster than a speeding cheetah, more powerful than an elephant…learn about all of the “zooper powers” that make animals special.
Session 3: August 4-August 8

If I Ran the Zoo (Age 8 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Do you wish you could run a zoo? Or how about creating your own zoo? This camp allows you to become a zoo director. Learn more about what goes into creating zoos and then apply what you learned to design and create a model of your dream zoo!
Session 3: August 4-August 8 - Full

Enrichment and Training (Age 8 to 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how keepers keep animals at the zoo busy?  Or how they get a polar bear to come inside?  Discover the wonders of training while getting some hands on experience with some smaller creatures.  Also create other fun treats for our zoo animals.
Session 3: August 11-August 15 - Full

Camps for 11-14 year olds

Junior Zookeeper (Age 11 to 14)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? Work alongside a Nature’s Neighborhood staff member you will take part in lots of hands-on activities, including diet preparation, cleaning, and feeding. In addition, learn first-hand what it takes to be a zookeeper—you’ll even go behind the scenes!
Session 8: August 4- August 8 - Full
Session 9: August 11- August 15- Full
Members $300 • Non-members $325

Junior Field Researcher (Age 11 to 14)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Make a difference! Help Zoo staff with a conservation project, learn about the many ways the Zoo helps animals in the wild, and take a trip into the field for some first-hand conservation. See a video of what this camp does!
Session 3:  August 11-August 15
Members $275 • Non-members $300

Fishing Camps for 8-14 year olds
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Whether you’ve fished before or just want to give it a try, this camp is for you! Learn what it takes to be a good angler from knot tying to rigging and fish handling. You’ll take daily trips to local fishing ponds, rivers, and lakes—including a charter boat trip on Lake Erie! Fishing poles, rigging, and bait are provided but feel free to bring your own gear if you have it.
Session 3: August 4-August 8 (8-10 years) - Full
Members $225 • Non-members $250