Experience Camp at The Texas Zoo!

Explore your wild side with Camps at The Texas Zoo! Camps are created for children ages 5 to 13 and offered each season. No matter the season, each day of camp is an exploration into the various roles of animal care-giving, allowing campers to gain hands on experience with live animals. Full day camps are designed for kiddos at least 8 years of age. Half day camps are well suited for ages 5-7. Continue to read the details below to learn more about our current session of camp. 

Current Session:

This Summer we will be holding a week of day camps featuring 4 camps that will also be week long camps through the summer, plus 1 unique day camp that is exclusive to this summer! Our week long camps will be Keeper Camp, Trainer Camp, Vet Camp and Wildlife Warriors. There will be 3 Keeper & Trainer Camps and 2 Vet & Wildlife Warrior Camps. Each camp week will be unique so if your kid is interested in becoming a vet or zookeeper someday, sign them up for each session (A, B, C) for a comprehensive look into that profession in a fun, hands on way! If you are interested in signing up for multiple sessions, please contact education@texaszoo.org for a discount code! 

Day Camps

Give each camp a test drive the first week and find a camp that fits your kiddo! The first week of camp will feature a "day" version of each camp. Camps can be purchased individually or at a discounted rate for all 5 days. 

Keeper Camp

During Keeper Camp campers will get an in-depth look on what it is like to be a Zoo Keeper. Campers will learn what a full day consists of for a zookeeper as they shadow our own wildlife specialists and assist in cleaning exhibits, feeding animals, and even some training.

Trainer Camp

Training Camp offers the chance for campers to get an in-depth look on how and why zoos train their animals. Campers will learn why these behaviors are important and what we use those behaviors for as they participate in real training sessions!

Vet Camp

Vet Camp offers the chance for campers to experience life as a real Veterinarian. From learning how to take vitals to discussing why vet medicine is important. Through hands on activities such as mock surgeries and simulated necropsies, campers will get to put their knowledge to the test in a fun environment!

Wildlife Warrior Camp

Most think to change the world they need to make extreme changes in their lives, but campers will learn small ways they can adjust their daily life to help save wild animals and wild spaces around the globe. Campers will get the opportunity to interact with endangered species and explore conservation through fun activities and crafts.

Half Day Camps

9AM-12PM

While there is no upper age limit for half day camps, they are the perfect camp for ages 5-7. Our half day camps cover the highlights of full day camps at a level younger kiddos can grasp and truly learn from.

Day Camps

Keeper Camp 5/28
Trainer Camp 6/1
Vet Camp 6/2
Wildlife Warrior 6/3
Texas Tall Tales 6/4
Full 1st Week

Full Weeks

Keeper (A) 6/7-6/11
Trainer (A) 6/14-6/18
Vet (A) 6/21-6/25
Wildlife Warriors (A) 6/28-7/2
Keeper (B) 7/5-7/9
Trainer (B) 7/12-7/16
Vet (B) 7/19-7/23
Wildlife Warriors (B) 7/26-7/30
Keeper (C) 8/2-8/6
Trainer (C) 8/9-8/13

 

Full Day Camps

9AM-4PM 

Full day camps are designed for ages 8-13! In full day camps, kiddos will have week long projects that encourage big-picture thinking along with hands on encounters and real life experiences at the Zoo!

Day Camps

Keeper Camp 5/28
Trainer Camp 6/1
Vet Camp 6/2
Wildlife Warrior 6/3
ZSI 6/4
Full 1st Week

Full Weeks

Keeper (A) 6/7-6/11
Trainer (A) 6/14-6/18
Vet (A) 6/21-6/25
Wildlife Warriors (A) 6/28-7/2
Keeper (B) 7/5-7/9
Trainer (B) 7/12-7/16
Vet (B) 7/19-7/23
Wildlife Warriors (B) 7/26-7/30
Keeper (C) 8/2-8/6
Trainer (C) 8/9-8/13