Zoo Camps

Your Zoo’s Education Department offers awesome camps throughout the year involving both fun and learning!

Fall and Winter Camps

Join us for some camp fun this fall and winter.  Your child will meet animals, play games, make crafts, and explore the Zoo.

We will take the following steps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Require all staff and participants to take their temperature when reporting and not attend if they have a fever.
  • Staff, volunteers, and participants will wear face masks.
  • Maximum group size will be 9 participants per 1 staff member.
  • Different rooms will be assigned to each group to maximize distancing.
  • Outside locations will be used whenever possible for all activities.
  • Hand washing will be frequent and hand sanitizer will be carried by staff at all times.
  • Individually wrapped snacks will be provided by the Zoo twice per day.
  • Participants must bring their own lunch and water bottle.

Vote for Animals Camp – November 3

Meet the reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians and fish that rely on your support to survive. Learn how you can take action and cast your vote for your favorites!

Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm!

Ages 5-12

Members: $40 per day; Non-members: $45 per day

Winter Camp – December 28, 29, 30 (single days)

Your Zoo wants to help combat cabin fever and keep minds active during winter break from school. Drop your child(ren) off at the Zoo for a wild winter adventure! Children will experience non-stop fun with exciting exhibit tours, amazing animal visitors, cool crafts and goofy games.

Camp runs from 9:00am-3:00pm!

Recommended for Ages 5-12

Camp Themes:

  • December 28 – Reindeer Games
  • December 29 – Mini Junior Zookeeper
  • December 30 – Arctic Adventure

Members: $40 per day
Non-members: $45 per day

Zoo Academy
Weekday Experiences During the School Year

Zoo Academy is a new program that provides in person experiences at the Zoo and is ideal for students with at home and hybrid schooling.  Elementary-aged children will explore science topics and learning standards in a fun, camp-like setting.  Single day sessions are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with topics rotating throughout the season.  In addition to learning about life science, participants will engage in arts and crafts, reading, creative writing, and active games and songs.  Come join the fun!

All activities will adhere to the Ohio Department of Health Mandatory Guidelines for Youth Day Camps. Here are the highlights of our Safety and Health Precautions:

We will take the following steps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Require all staff and participants to take their temperature when reporting and not attend if they have a fever.
  • Staff, volunteers, and participants will wear face masks.
  • Maximum group size will be 9 participants per 1 staff member.
  • Different rooms will be assigned to each group to maximize distancing.
  • Outside locations will be used whenever possible for all activities.
  • Hand washing will be frequent and hand sanitizer will be carried by staff at all times.
  • Individually wrapped snacks will be provided by the Zoo twice per day.
  • Participants must bring their own lunch and water bottle.

Dates: Weekdays from August 24 to December 18
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: recommended for 5-12 years
Participant Cost: $50 for members/day; $60 for non-members/day

Each week will feature a new theme for the lessons, activities, and games with each day being unique.  Themes will repeat throughout the fall but with new activities.  Each day will include time for quiet activities provided by the Zoo.  Participants can bring school assignments to do at this time.

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