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ZooCamp registration is open!

Join us for a summer camp adventure at the Zoo!  With a variety of topics and schedules to choose from, there’s bound to be something that your child will enjoy! Each camp is customized, but all include games, crafts, snacks, train or carrousel rides, tours of the Zoo, and animal encounters. Kids also receive a ZooCamp t-shirt.

Registration closes when the camp reaches capacity or 24 hours prior to the start of each camp session. 

After registration opens, if you would like to register by phone or to be added to a waiting list, please call (605) 367-8313 x. 233. 
We are unable to offer walk-up or in-person registration for 2023.

Members: Register Ages 4-5

Non-Members: Register Ages 4-5 

 

Members: Register Ages 6-8

Non-Members: Register 6-8

 

Members: Register Ages 9-11

Non-Members: Register Ages 9-11

 

ZooCamp Policies

Click here to download our cancellation policy and other ZooCamp policies.
*Campers must be at least 4 years old on the first date of the session to attend ZooCamp. No exceptions.

ZooCamp Hours

Morning ZooCamp sessions are 9 am - noon

Afternoon ZooCamp sessions are 1 pm - 4 pm

Full Day ZooCamp sessions are 9 am - 4 pm

Four Day/Overnight ZooCamp sessions are 1 pm - 4 pm Mon-Wed and 1 pm Thurs - 9 am Friday
(This camp includes four afternoon sessions and a Thursday night overnight. Campers will sign in at 1 pm on Thursday and will be picked up at 9 am on Friday.)
Before- and After-Camp Care is available for full-day sessions.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch bundles are available for ages 6-8 for June 12-16, July 10-14, and Aug. 7-11. Combine the morning and afternoon camps and add lunch supervision! For more information, click here.

ZooCamp Pricing 

All prices include sales tax
One Half Day: $34 members/$40 non-members
One Full Day: $63.75 members/$75 non-members
Three Half Days: $80.75 members/ $95 non-members
Four Day/Overnight: $182.75 members/ $215 non-members
Five Half Days: $123.25 members/$145 non-members
Five Full Days: $212.50 members/$250 non-members
Behind the Scenes Camp: $293.25 members/$345 non-members

Before- and After-Camp Care Pricing

One Day Camps: $15
Five Day Camps: $40

Lunch Bunch Pricing

Five days of lunch supervision: $25
Only available in a package with morning and afternoon camps in the same week. 

Click here for a calendar view of our summer ZooCamps. 

ZooCamp Topics for ages 4 to 5 

For descriptions, dates, and times, click HERE.
*Campers must be at least 4 years old on the first date of the session to attend ZooCamp.

Animal Doctors (five half days)

-June 5-9, mornings - SOLD OUT
-July 10-14, mornings - SOLD OUT
-July 24-28, mornings - SOLD OUT
-July 31- Aug. 4, mornings - SOLD OUT
-Aug. 7-11, mornings - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

Bison and Foxes and Bears, Oh My (one full day)

-July 7, full day- LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

Animal Families (one half day)

-June 19, morning
-June 22, morning

Big and Tall, Little and Small (one half day)

-June 21, morning

Colors of the Wild (one half day)

-June 20, morning
-June 23, morning

Members: Register Ages 4-5

Non-Members: Register Ages 4-5 

 

ZooCamp Topics for ages 6 to 8 


For descriptions, dates, and times, click HERE.

Animal Extremes (five full days)

-June 26-30, full day - SOLD OUT
-July 17-21, full day - SOLD OUT

Crucial Creatures (five half days)

-June 12-16, afternoons - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
-Aug. 7-11, mornings- SOLD OUT

Keeper Camp (five half days)

-June 5-9, mornings- SOLD OUT
-June 19-23, afternoons- SOLD OUT
-July 10-14, mornings - SOLD OUT
-Aug. 7-11, afternoons - SOLD OUT

Vet Camp (five half days)

-June 12-16, mornings - SOLD OUT
-July 10-14, afternoons - SOLD OUT
-July 31- Aug. 4, mornings - SOLD OUT

Run, Jump, and Fly (three half days)

-July 24-26, afternoons- SOLD OUT

Animal Friends and Foes (one full day)

-June 2, full day - SOLD OUT

North America Adventure (one full day)

-June 1, full day - SOLD OUT
-July 5, full day

Members: Register Ages 6-8

Non-Members: Register 6-8

 

ZooCamp for ages 9 to 11

For descriptions, dates, and times, click HERE.

More camps for ages 9-11 are available at the Butterfly House & Aquarium. Click here.

Behind the Scenes (five full days)

-June 26-30, full day- SOLD OUT
-July 17-21, full day - SOLD OUT
-Aug. 14-18, full day- SOLD OUT

Conservation Adventure (overnight)

-July 31- Aug. 4, afternoons and Thursday overnight- SOLD OUT

Zoo Medicine (five half days)

-June 5-9, afternoons- SOLD OUT
-June 12-16, mornings- SOLD OUT
-July 24-28, mornings - SOLD OUT

Wild North America (one full day) 

-July 6, full day - SOLD OUT

For more information about ZooCamp, contact Education@GPZoo.org.

Members: Register Ages 9-11

Non-Members: Register Ages 9-11

 

Check out Butterfly House & Aquarium's summer camp options HERE.

To be added to a waiting list, please call (605) 367-8313 x233 or email education@gpzoo.org.

 

 

 

 

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.
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