Summer Safari Camp 2018
Sponsored by Toby & Sue Cardone and the Cardone Financial Group

The Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camp is a week-long experience featuring fun games and activities, live animal visitors, and cool crafts. Registration is online, please see the listing below.

• Each camper will receive a daily snack and water bottle.
• Each camper will receive 2 t-shirts for every week of camp.
• Before Camp, starting at 8:00 a.m., is available for all morning and full day camps for an additional fee of $20 per week.
• After Camp, ending at 5:00 p.m., is available for all afternoon and full day camps for an additional fee of $35 per week
• Sign up for Before and After Camp is a step in the registration process.

Please contact us at education@toledozoo.org with any questions.

Camps for 4-5 year olds
$135 for members
$160 for non-members

Born To Be Wild
From calves to cubs, come and discover the Zoo’s newest residents and how they grow up in this camp all about animal babies and the families that raise them!

  • Session 1: June 4-8 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 2: June 25-29 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 3: July 23-27 (9 a.m.-Noon)

Movin’ & Groovin’
Did you know that animals move in many different ways? Jump, run or skip on over to the Zoo and join in on the fun by slithering like a snake, waddling like a penguin or swinging like a monkey.

  • Session 1: June 11-15 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 2: July 9-13 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 3: July 30 – August 3 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 4: August 13-17 (9 a.m.-Noon)

Once Upon a Zoo
Watch all your favorite fairy tale animals come to life in this exciting story safari! Read and discover all about the story book stars that call the Zoo home!

  • Session 1: June 18-22 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 2: July 16-20 (9 a.m.-Noon)
  • Session 3: August 6-10 (9 a.m.-Noon)

Camps for 6-10 year olds
$180 for members
$230 for non-members
Camps run 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Rainforest Rangers
Calling all rainforest rangers! Join us in this journey through the jungle! Work together to complete missions and learn how you can help the animals that call the rainforest home.

  • Session 1: July 9-13
  • Session 2: July 23-27
  • Session 3: August 6-10

Call of the Wild
Hiss, howl and hoot in this fun camp about animal communication. Explore the many different ways animals talk to each other from tail wags to dazzling displays.

  • Session 1: June 18-22
  • Session 2: July 16-20
  • Session 3: August 6-10

Zoo Olympics
Go for the gold in this camp about the champions of the animal kingdom, and discover the animal record holders to see how you compare!

  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: July 16-20
  • Session 3: July 30 – August 3

Animal Detectives
In this camp you must use your detective skills to search for evidence that animals leave behind! Investigate animal tracks, scat and feathers to solve mysteries and figure out the animal culprits!

  • Session 1: June 4-8
  • Session 2: June 18-22
  • Session 3: July 9-13

Around the World
Bon voyage! Travel to Asia, Africa, South America, the Arctic, Australia and more—all in one week! Experience exotic animals found all over the world, and discover the unique cultures that live with this wildlife. Pack your bags, grab your passport and let the adventure begin!

  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: June 25-29
  • Session 3: July 23-27

Catch Me If You Can
Are you faster than a cheetah? Can you out smart a fox? Explore some of the amazing ways that animals keep themselves safe from predators in this fun and exciting camp about predators and prey!

  • Session 1: June 4-8
  • Session 2: June 25-29
  • Session 3: July 30-August 3

Experience Camps for 6-10 year olds
$195 for members
$245 for non-members
Camps run 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Enrichment & Training (Ages 8-10)
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 and the importance of enrichment in the Zoo.

  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: June 25-29
  • Session 3: July 16-20
  • Session 4: July 30-August 3

Wild Artist (Ages 6-7)
Let’s create wild art! Using paint, paper, clay and other different materials make your own art masterpieces and exhibit them at the end of the week art show.

  • Session 1: June 4-8
  • Session 2: July 23-27

New! Zoo TV (Ages 8-10)
Lights, camera, action! See what life is like at the Zoo behind the lens of a camera. Learn all about some of the Zoo’s endangered species, and even create your very own commercial for conservation starring one of our animal ambassadors!

  • Session 1: June 18-22
  • Session 2: July 9-13
  • Session 3: August 6-10

Experience Camps for 11-15 year olds
$300 for members
$350 for non-members

Junior Zookeeper I (Ages 11-14)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper cleaning exhibits, preparing diets and being behind-the-scenes of the #1 Zoo in the nation? In this section of Junior Zookeeper we will focus on reptiles, elephants and education animals. Campers will also get to discover what animals live in our native prairies planted by Wild Toledo, our local conservation department, and find out what it is like to work in Nature’s Neighborhood.

  • Session 1: June 4-8
  • Session 2: June 18-22
  • Session 3: July 9-13
  • Session 4: July 23-27
  • Session 5: August 6-10

Junior Zookeeper II (Ages 11-14)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper cleaning exhibits, preparing diets and being behind-the-scenes of the #1 Zoo in the nation? In this section of Junior Zookeeper we will focus on arctic and aquarium animals and birds. Highlights include checking out how our Wild Toledo is partaking in sturgeon conservation, discovering the challenges of working with an animals that can fly and some that are much larger than you and diving into what it is like to work as one of the Zoo’s aquarists!

  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: June 25-29
  • Session 3: July 16-20
  • Session 4: July 30-August 3

Leaders of the Pack (Ages 12-15)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (M,T,F)
Overnight Adventure (W 6 p.m.-Th 10 a.m.)
Challenge yourself in this camp all about being a leader! Get a chance to try our Aerial Adventure Course. Join in on a conservation project, create your very own video for a Zoo animal and work with the education department to engage the public! Also campers will be able to spend the night in the Aquarium!

  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: July 16-20
  • Session 3: July 30 – August 3

Conservation Explorers (Ages 11-14)
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 1: June 4-8
  • Session 2: June 18-22
  • Session 3: August 6-10

Fishing Camps (Ages 8-10)
$300 for members
$350 for non-members

Fishing Camp (Ages 8-10)
If you like to fish or have always wanted to try but have not had the opportunity, this camp is for you! Learn the basics from rigging your pole to properly baiting your hook. Daily trip to local ponds, a charter trip on Lake Erie and a fishing derby on Friday are part of the excitement. Rods, reels and bait are provided but if you like, you may bring your own gear.

  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: July 9-13

Fishing Camp (Ages 11-14)
If you like to fish, this camp is for you! Learn the basics from rigging your pole to properly baiting your hook. Daily trips to local ponds, a charter trip on Lake Erie, and a fishing derby are part of the excitement. Rods, reels and tackle are provided but please feel free to bring your gear if you wish.

  • Session 1: June 25-29
  • Session 2: July 23-27

Encore! Camp Listing 2018

Before you go back to school, spend one more day in Zoo Camp. Sign up for the Encore week is individual by day, so you can make a custom experience.

Camps for 6-10 year olds (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
$35 for members per day
$40 for members per day

  • Session 1: June 4-8
  • Session 2: July 23-27

Monday, August 13:  Powerful predators
Large teeth, sharp talons, long leaps and strong muscles are just a few of the things that make up some of the world’s best predators.  From the Great White Shark to the Polar Bear, find out who comes out on top!

Tuesday, August 14:  Animal Giants
How much does an elephant weigh?  How tall is a giraffe?  How long is a python?  Get the answers to these questions and find out the largest of the animal world!

Wednesday, August 15:  Polar Opposites
It is a world of extremes!  From the North Pole to the South Pole and everything in between, this planet is full of many different habitats.  From rain every day to rain a few times a year, from the tallest mountains to the lowest valleys, animals find a way to survive.

Thursday, August 16:  Animal Ninja Warriors
Their jaw-dropping talents will amaze you! From stealthy cats to kicking cassowaries, discover the creatures that have what it takes to call themselves animal ninja warriors!

Friday, August 17:  Fins, Flippers, and Feathers 
Animals are the best swimmers!  Dive in as we look at the animals who call the water their home.

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