Summer Camp

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.


If you have questions about our camps, visit our FAQs page. We've likely got you covered.

All camps run Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*The week of July 3 - 7 is a 4 day camp. No camp in session Wednesday, July 4

Extended Day Camp

Extended Day Camp is available from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. the weeks of June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29.

Please click on the session of your choice to view availability and to register.

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Kinder Zoo: Animal Adventures (entering Pre-K-4 - K)

Adventure and mystery take your camper on a journey through the rainforest, temperate forests, wetlands, and desert regions. Kinder Zoo campers spend the week discovering the wonderful world of the animal kingdom, exploring animal families, going on scavenger hunts, and delivering food to our animals. Campers will build their animal knowledge as they play games, create crafts, make friends, and meet live animals up-close in programs that can only happen at the zoo!

DATES:

  • June 11 - June 15, 2018
  • June 18 - June 22, 2018
  • June 25 - June 29, 2018
  • July 16 - July 20, 2018
  • August 6 - August 10, 2018
  • August 20 - August 24, 2018

COST: $450 members / $475 non-members

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Week of Wildlife: Storytelling with the Animals (entering 1st - 3rd grades)

Jump into an epic zoo story this summer! During this camp, participants will look at the zoo the way a great story-teller would. We will get to know the characters (our animals), the setting (their habitats), and the fast paced plot (their interesting behavior and interactions)! At the end of each day, campers will retell their own zoo story through puppetry, theater, or a storybook of their own.

DATES:

  • June 11 - June 15, 2018
  • June 18 - June 22, 2018
  • June 25 - June 29, 2018
  • July 16 - July 20, 2018
  • July 23 - July 27, 2018
  • August 6 - August 10, 2018
  • August 27 - August 31, 2018

COST: $450 members / $475 non-members

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Zoo Explorer: Zoomazing Race (entering 4th - 6th grades)

Join in on the excitement at the zoo this summer! In Zoo Explorers, campers will go on zoo-safari to spot Dingoes in the outback, travel to Africa to observe baboons, search out poisonous frogs in the rainforest, and engage in endless discovery about animal abilities along the way. This camp is packed full of first hand experiences with our animals, exhilarating games, team challenges, creative activities, and unique experiences that only happen at the zoo.

DATES:

  • July 9 - July 13, 2018
  • July 23 - July 27, 2018
  • August 13 - August 17, 2018
  • August 20 - August 24, 2018
  • August 27 - August 31, 2018

COST: $450 members / $475 non-members

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Jr. Scientist: Science in Zoos (entering 7th - 9th grades)

Want to be a scientist when you grow up? Jr. Scientists will spend a week exploring the exciting life of a zookeeper and the sciences needed to keep our animals healthy. We'll investigate biology, ecology, animal behavior, and more. Campers will glimpse behind the scenes, get a taste of what it's like to be a zookeeper by helping with some of their tasks, create enrichment for our animals, learn about the conservation work WCS scientists do each day, and meet animals up close. There are a lot of ways to be a scientist at a zoo - join us to discover them all!

DATES:

  • July 9 - July 13, 2018
  • August 13 - August 17, 2018

COST: $450 members / $475 non-members

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Nature Play Camp: Wild about Nature (entering 1st - 4th grades)

Get outside and jump into nature this summer! In Nature Play Camp, we will explore the outdoors and the animals that inhabit the world around us. Come build animal homes, investigate animal tracks, and visit animals int he zoo to uncover how they rely on nature in different ways. Through animal-themed games, exciting nature challenges, and up-close animal encounters, campers will explore the connection between animals, nature, and ourselves.

DATES: Daily July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6

COST: $100 daily members / $115 non-members

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Stroller Safari (ages 0 - 4 years old)

Scales, skin, fur and feathers, come enjoy the summer weather at the zoo! Make new friends at the zoo or bring old ones for those summer playdates as you learn all about animals and their coverings. Children and caregivers will discover why birds have feathers and mammals have fur while engaging in activities that encourage your little one's curiosity. Each day participants will meet animals up close, explore zoo exhibits, and feed animals around the zoo.

DATES: July 2 - July 6, 2018
*There is no camp on Wednesday, July 4

TIME: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

COST: $140 members / $180 non-members

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BCAP Summer Camp (7-12)

BCAP Summer Camp is a 2-week day camp for ages 7-12 based on a partnership of six cultural institutions: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Alliance, and Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Children participate in fun, hands-on learning activities that weave connections between the arts, nature, history, culture, science, technology, and literature. Registration opens February 1st. Financial aid available. For more information or to registrar please visit: www.bklynlibrary.org/bcap


BCAPteen Summer Internship (14-17)

BCAPteen is a 2-week photojournalism mini-internship for ages 14-17, set up on the BCAP Campus: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Alliance, and Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Teens may apply February 1 – March 15 at: www.bklynlibrary.org/bcap/teen

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