Have an unforgettable Summer Camp experience at the Prospect Park Zoo! During our week-long camp sessions, we offer age-appropriate experiences that build on our campers' innate love of our wild planet.
The Prospect Park Zoo Summer Camp experience includes:
Live animal encounters
Creative art projects
Exhibit visits and meeting keeper staff
Role-play and theatrical exercises
Snack time (campers bring their own lunch)
PPZ Summer Camp t-shirt
Campers return home with wonderful stories and crafts, a better understanding of the natural world, and lifelong memories. Each day will inspire your child to share new experiences and knowledge about the diversity of wild animals that share our planet! Please note that your child can only attend 1 week of Prospect Park Zoo Camp.
This mini-camp is specifically designed to help your child learn, explore, socialize, be creative and have fun based on early developmental needs. Children and their care-givers will explore the zoo together, participate in art activities, enjoy dramatic play, meet animals, and feed some of our special animal friends at the zoo throughout the week.
July 5 – July 7, 2017 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 5 – July 7, 2017 1:30-3 p.m.
Age: 2 years - 3 years
Days: Wed, Thurs, Fri Fee: $75 members; $85 non-members
This mini-camp is designed to foster your toddler's independence and provides multiple opportunities for exploration. Children and their care-givers will explore the zoo together, participate in art activities, enjoy dramatic play, meet animals, and feed some of our special animal friends at the zoo throughout the week.
July 5 – July 7, 2017 9:30-11 a.m. July 5 – July 7, 2017 1:30-3 p.m.
Age: Pre-K and K (4 years old before camp starts)
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $450 members; $475 non-members
How do animals sense the world around them? Kinderzoo campers will explore animal senses in this exciting weeklong camp, discovering how different animals use their senses to help them survive. Through animal encounters, zoo crafts, and games, campers will uncover the amazing world of animal senses.
June 12 – June 16, 2017 June 19 – June 23, 2017 July 17 – July 21, 2017 July 31 – August 5, 2017 August 14 – August 19, 2017 August 28 – September 2, 2017
Age: Entering 1st or 2nd grade
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee per session: $450 members; $475 non-members
Campers will engage in nature-based and outdoor-focused activities, investigating how local wildlife thrive and survive in New York. Animal encounters, nature play activities, exhibit visits, and crafts are just some of the fun ways campers will become nature adventurers.
June 12 – June 16, 2017 June 19 – June 23, 2017 June 26 – June 30, 2017 July 24 – July 28, 2017 August 7 – August 11, 2017 August 14 – August 18, 2017 August 21 – August 25, 2017
How did the turtle get its shell? How did the snake lose its legs? Campers will explore animal themes in myths while using scientific principles and animals in the zoo to investigate the amazing biology behind the natural adaptations that may have inspired these enduring stories!
June 26 – June 30, 2017 July 10 – July 14, 2017 July 24 – July 28, 2017 July 31 – August 4, 2017 August 21 – August 25, 2017 August 28 – September 1, 2017
Campers will step into the shoes of WCS scientists and experience what like to be a zookeeper, caring for our animals here in Brooklyn, and a field scientist, in far away wild places like the rainforests of Central Africa. Each day campers will explore wildlife science, practice field research skills, and work alongside our animal care team here at the Prospect Park Zoo.
July 10 – July 14, 2017 July 17 – 21, 2017 August 7 – August 11, 2017