Summer Camp 2015

Five-day adventures

It's not too early to start planning for summer. Explore the wonderful world of animals through five-day adventures that include animal encounters, behind-the-scenes visits, bus rides, games, and edible food crafts! Choose one or two weeks of fun by grade level:

Summer Camp

  • Summer Camp: Kindergarten 2015

    An Introduction to the World of Critters

    Meet the Beasts
    Meet all kinds of beasts: mammals, birds, and reptiles, too. Get up close to camels and feed treats to the giant tortoises.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14
    August 24–28

    The ABC's of Animals
    The alphabet of animals, from armadillos to zebras, includes crafts, games, animal presentations, and visits to off-exhibit areas.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7
    August 17–21

  • Summer Camp: 1st Grade

    A Close Look at Mammals

    Furry Friends
    This camp is all about making friends on the furry side. Tigers, bus rides, and adventures with hippos will leave lasting impressions!

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14
    August 24–28

    Mad About Mammals
    Exploring spotted cats from the jungle and special encounters with prairie dogs who "dig" life underground are just a few highlights. 

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7
    August 17–21

  • Summer Camp: 2nd Grade

    Comparing Flying and Land Animals

    Things with Wings
    Compare and contrast things with wings and creatures that prefer the ground, from flying monkeys to majestic birds that soar in the sky.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14
    August 24–28

    Friends that Fly
    Campers will get a chance to compare friends that fly with friends who are ground-bound including Matilda the laughing kookaburra and her tree-mate the koala.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7
    August 17–21

  • Summer Camp: 3rd Grade

    Cool Animals with Bad Reputations

    Wildlife Weirdos
    Being on the strange side of wildlife makes you extra cool! Treks into the Reptile House, bug catching, and watching snakes being served their special dinners will leave lasting impressions.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14
    August 24–28

    Animal Outlaws
    After lizard feedings and giant snake encounters with keepers, campers are sure to find a soft spot in their hearts for these misunderstood creatures.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7
    August 17–21

  • Summer Camp: 4th Grade

    Adaptations Help Animals Survive

    Animal Body Builders
    Tongues that grasp, noses with amazing suction power, insects with horns, and much more will be explored in this fun camp dedicated to a closer look at adaptations.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14

    Parts for Stayin' Alive
    Learn about adaptations so incredible that you'll have to tell your friends about them.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7

  • Summer Camp: 5th Grade

    Animal Body Builders
    Tongues that grasp, noses with amazing suction power, insects with horns, and much more will be explored in this fun camp dedicated to a closer look at adaptations.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14

    Parts for Stayin' Alive
    Learn about adaptations so incredible that you'll have to tell your friends about them.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7

    It's a Zoo in Here!
    It's an amazing city at the San Diego Zoo, and you'll get an inside look. From keepers to trainers, we'll cover most of the Zoo and discover which career has the most thrills.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14

    Backstage at the Zoo
    Campers will be exploring the Zoo from the backside of things! We'll look at everything from the most dangerous Zoo jobs to the most glamorous.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7

  • Summer Camp: 6th Grade

    It's a Zoo in Here!
    It's an amazing city at the San Diego Zoo, and you'll get an inside look. From keepers to trainers, we'll cover most of the Zoo and discover which career has the most thrills.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14

    Backstage at the Zoo
    Campers will be exploring the Zoo from the backside of things! We'll look at everything from the most dangerous Zoo jobs to the most glamorous.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7

    The Weird Ways of Wildlife
    Some animal behaviors look weird, but they're connected to survival. Get to know our gorilla troop with special roof-top viewing, and ride the Skyfari for a closer look at polar bear behavior.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14

    Home Sweet Habitat
    Campers get ready to explore animal habitats! After feeding some animals, we'll talk to keepers and look behind-the-scenes at our habitats. We'll ride the Skyfari across the Zoo to explore life on the tundra.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7

  • Summer Camp: 7th Grade

    How Animals Make a Home and a Living

    The Weird Ways of Wildlife
    Some animal behaviors look weird, but they're connected to survival. Get to know our gorilla troop with special roof-top viewing, and ride the Skyfari for a closer look at polar bear behavior.

    June 29–July 3
    July 13–17
    July 27–31
    August 10–14

    Home Sweet Habitat
    Campers get ready to explore animal habitats! After feeding some animals, we'll talk to keepers and look behind-the-scenes at our habitats. We'll ride the Skyfari across the Zoo to explore life on the tundra.

    July 6–10
    July 20–24
    August 3–7

  • Epic Teen Camp: 8th–12th Grade

    Wildlife Challenges Working with animals is rewarding and challenging! How do you remove a 13-pound tooth from a 2-ton animal? How do you introduce fierce carnivores to each other for breeding? How do you ship animals across the world to another zoo? These are some of the team challenges you’ll face in this fast-paced adventure. Over-sized mammals, unfriendly animal coverings, and dangerous reptiles are a few of the program highlights.

    July 13 through 17

    Race for Wildlife Animals face unbelievable challenges—some are on the brink of extinction! See how well YOU do as you explore the daily challenges faced by animals in the wild. This adventure will give you the sense of the life-and-death challenges that come with survival in the wild! Predators that can also find themselves prey, prey that use tricks to stay alive, and adaptations that seem too impossible to be true are some program highlights.

    July 20 through 24

Tickets

At a Glance

Times: 
Through Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended-day option: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 
6 hours
Age Interest: 
Kids
Teens
Tweens

Reservations

619-718-3000
Call for information or to reserve by phone.