Summer Camp

REGISTRATION for Summer 2022 is Now Open!

WCS Education has your summer covered with fun, educational camp experiences! We provide unforgettable experiences for your camper including age-appropriate, hands-on activities, up-close animal experiences, time to explore the park and tons of educational fun that builds on campers' innate love for our wild planet.

SELECT A CAMP EXPERIENCE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!


Summer Camp at the Prospect Park Zoo

In-person summer camp is back at the Prospect Park Zoo and it's going to be WILD! Campers will explore the zoo and learn about our animals like never before! This small-group experience brings all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority. Scroll down for our camp schedule and descriptions! All camps run from 9:00a - 3:00p Monday - Friday each week unless otherwise noted.


Photo Credit: © WCS

Entering Pre K- Kindergarten in Fall (must be 4 by start date)

Animal Tales

Kinderzoo summer campers will discover that every living thing plays an important role in nature as we spend the week bringing classic children’s stories to life through animal encounters, dramatic play, games, and exhibit visits. NEW! Join us for two weeks by enrolling in our Animal Tales and Story Safari sessions!

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Entering Pre K- Kindergarten in Fall (must be 4 by start date)

Story Safari

Kinderzoo summer campers will discover that every living thing plays an important role in nature as we spend the week bringing classic children’s stories to life through animal encounters, dramatic play, games, and exhibit visits. NEW! Join us for two weeks by enrolling in our Animal Tales and Story Safari sessions!

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Entering 1st - 3rd Grade

Week of Wildlife: Adventures in Nature

Earth, air, fire, water, and heart - how do people and animals utilize these elements? Campers will meet animals up close and complete nature-based challenges to discover how animals work with the elements to survive. From composting leftover food scraps, to creating safe habitats for local wildlife, summer campers will learn about conservation actions that will create a healthy planet for us and our wild neighbors.

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Entering 4th - 6th grade

Zoo Explorer: Myths, Legends, and Science of the Animal Kingdom

How did the turtle get its shell? How did the snake lose its legs? Campers will explore amazing animals in mythology and discover the natural phenomena behind legends and folklore. Through up-close animal encounters, investigations of scientific principles, games, and adventure, summer campers will uncover the amazing biology behind the adaptations that may have inspired these enduring stories!

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Entering 1st - 5th grade

Zoo-manji

Roll the dice and jump into an epic week of zoo adventure! Each day campers will come face-to-face with wild creatures, overcome unexpected quests, and journey through the realms of Zoo-manji. With inspiration from wildlife, up-close animal encounters, and science investigations, campers will work together to beat the game. Does your summer camper have what it takes to play Zoo-manji?

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Schedule

June 20 — June 24
5 day camp
Animal Tales
Adventures in Nature
Zoo-manji
June 27 — July 1

5 day camp

Story Safari
Adventures in Nature
Zoo-manji
July 5 — July 8

4 day camp

Animal Tales
Myths, Legends, and Science of the Animal Kingdom
Zoo-manji
July 11 — July 15

5 day camp

Story Safari
Zoo-manji
July 18 — July 22

5 day camp

Animal Tales
Myths, Legends, and Science of the Animal Kingdom
Zoo-manji
July 25 — July 29

5 day camp

Story Safari
Zoo-manji
August 1 — August 5
5 day camp
Animal Tales
Zoo-manji
August 8 — August 12
5 day camp
Story Safari
Adventures in Nature
Zoo-manji
August 15 — August 19
5 day camp
Animal Tales
Myths, Legends, and Science of the Animal Kingdom
Zoo-manji
August 22 — August 26
5 day camp
Story Safari
Adventures in Nature
Zoo-manji
August 29 — September 2
5 day camp
Animal Tales
Adventures in Nature
Zoo-manji

Prospect Park Zoo will offer ANIMAL TALES & ZOO-MANJI most weeks from June 20 - September 2. The week of July 5 - July 8 is a 4-day camp week and it will be prorated accordingly.

Price

$540 members / $600 regular (5 day camp)

$432 members / $480 regular(4 day camp)*

*Prorated price the week of July 5 - July 8


Extended Care

Extended Care is a great add-on option for caregivers who can't pick their summer camper up at 3:00pm, allowing caregivers to pick up anytime before 5:00pm. Extended Care includes free play, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration (weather permitting). Minimum number required to run the program. Add on items like Extended Care and additional summer camp t-shirts when adding your selected camp purchase to your cart.


Accessibility

Participants in this program will spend most of the day outdoors during a range of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and precipitation, as well as travel over uneven, natural surfaces. Accommodations may be available.Please contact us for more information.



Please visit the Prospect Park Zoo Know Before You Go page to review park policies related to COVID-19.


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