camp12-300x253If you are looking for a fun, safe, and educational camp during spring or summer break the Zoo’s got it! All Zoo Camps are age-appropriate and are guaranteed to be a WILD time. Don’t delay and register today. Pre-Registration and pre-payment is required.

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or call 513-559-7767 option 4.

 


Spring Break Camp

 

Spring Break 2015 dates will be available in late fall. Check back for updated information.

Summer Camps

Full-Day Camps

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Full Day Camps include a summer camp T-shirt, snacks (campers pack lunch), giraffe feeding, animal shows, train rides, a 4-D theater experience (except 4 year olds & Kindergarten), live animal encounters, games, hikes, and so much more!

All sessions meet 9 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday

Cost: Members: $215 / Non-Members: $230
Before Care session:
8-9 am- $35
After Care session: 4-5:30 pm- $40

4 yrs & Kindergarten - Catch Me If You Can

Do you think you can catch these critters? Discover what it means to be a predator or prey animal and how they use their adaptations to try and outwit, outrun, and hide from each other! Come and explore their wild worlds and help uncover their sneaky, stealthy secrets.

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Dates

May 26-30
June 2-6
June 9-13
June 16-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28- August 1
Aug 4-8
Aug 11-15

1st & 2nd Grade - Zooper Heroes

Did you know that a certain bird can fly at speeds of 200mph? Animals can be out of this world when it comes to their super adaptations. Some can leap 12 feet high with a single bound! Come to summer camp and discover these animals and their incredible super-powers. Each day, we will look at an unbelievable superhero, and then see if our Zoo animals can measure up to their spectacular abilities.

 

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Dates

June 2-6
June 9-13
June 16-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28- August 1
Aug 4-8
Aug 11-15

3rd - 5th Grade - Expedition Naturalist

Campers will get a chance to become naturalists, as they choose their destiny through different expeditions. These expeditions will traverse them through the world’s different biomes. As they complete each expedition, they will become equipped with the knowledge and tools it takes to become a real naturalist.

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Dates

June 2-6
June 9-13
June 16-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28- August 1
Aug 4-8
Aug 11-15

6th - 8th Grade - Working With Wildlife

Animal keepers, field researchers, forensic zoologists, animal trainers…the list goes on and on when it comes to jobs that work with wildlife. We’ll meet some people who work with wildlife, some of the critters they work with, and tour some behind-the-scenes areas that help them do their job. This is a hands-on class, so be prepared to get knee or elbow-deep in exploration of some of the jobs and tools of the trade that come with a wildlife-related career! Participants will even get the opportunity to write and record animal-related podcasts that might be selected to be on the Zoo’s website!

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Dates

June 2-6
June 9-13
June 16-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28- August 1
Aug 4-8
Aug 11-15

 

Half-Day Camps

Half Day Camps include a summer camp T-shirt, snacks, live animal encounters, games, hikes, animal feeding opportunities, keeper talks, and so much more!

A.M. sessions meet 9 am-12 pm, Monday-Friday
P.M. sessions
meet 1-4 pm, Monday-Friday
Cost:
Members: $105 / Non-Members: $120

4 yrs & Kindergarten - Sensational Senses

Can you talk like an elephant or taste with your feet like a butterfly? Explore what sensory adaptations animals have and how these adaptations help them survive. We’ll spend the week looking at our five senses and seeing how they compare to other animals’ through close encounters with animal friends, interactive games, crafts, and hikes in the Zoo.

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Dates

May 26-30 (am only)
June 9-13
June 23-27
July 7-11
July 21-25
August 4-8

4 yrs & Kindergarten -Bringing Up Baby

Do other animals live in families like humans? Are all babies raised by their moms? During this camp, we’ll experience up-close animal encounters, make crafts, and of course, hike around the Zoo to learn why it can take a mom, dad, pack, or no one at all to raise a baby animal.

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Dates

June 2-6
June 16-20
June 30 – July 4
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
August 11-15

1st - 2nd Grade - Growing Up

What do polliwogs, cubs, and owlets have in common? They’re all babies! Spend a week learning how animals change and grow from the time they’re born until they reach adulthood. Each day is packed with activities to help discover how insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals grow.

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Dates

May 26-30 (am only)
June 9-13
June 23-27
July 7-11
July 21-25
August 4-8

1st - 2nd Grade - Animal Chatter

Have you ever wondered what a lion was roaring about or a bird chirping about? This camp will explore animals and how they “talk” to each other. Join us for a fun filled week, where campers will discover what animals are communicating, through smell (gross), facial expressions and sound.

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Dates

June 2-6
June 16-20
June 30 – July 4
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
August 11-15

3rd - 5th Grade - Leaders of the Pack

During this week-long adventure, campers will discover animal leaders of all kinds, from keystone species to alpha males and females! After getting acquainted with animal leaders, campers will meet our leaders in conservation here at the Cincinnati Zoo. BY the end of the week, campers will have the opportunity to become leaders in conservation themselves!

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Dates

June 2-6
June 16-20
June 30 – July 4
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
August 11-15

3rd - 5th Grade - ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigators

Footprints…teeth marks…broken branches…and scat? What can these clues tell us about the biology of wildlife and the events that occurred at the scene? Discover ways to study the evidence that animals leave behind as well as learn about ways that Zoo scientists are using science to help conserve wildlife.

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Dates

May 26-30 (am only)
June 9-13
June 23-27
July 7-11
July 21-25
August 4-8

6th - 8th Grade - Operation Conservation

This program will explore the ins and outs of wildlife conservation. Through behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, hikes, and other activities, we’ll learn about real-life conservation research taking place at the Zoo, some of the tools researchers use to keep track of wild populations of species, and what we can do to help the wildlife in our own backyard.

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Dates

June 23-27 (am only)
July 14-18 (am only)
July 28-August 1 (am only)

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