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Youth Programs

Summer Camp

At A Glance

  • Grades K–8
  • $430
  • Weekdays
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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    Member Wild Perks℠ and 50% Off Special Experience Coupon not applicable to summer camps.

  • Please check availability!

    We are unable to wait list camps.


    In our summer adventures, campers get outside to explore habitats, discover wildlife, connect with friends, and create new memories. Led by experienced educators, campers learn about wildlife conservation, how to be an ally for wildlife, and have an amazing amount of fun!


    Explore the wonderful world of wildlife through our Classic Camp adventures, with a variety of programs available for youngsters who will be entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 in the fall. We also offer Art Camps, with the Little Artists program for campers entering Grades 1 through 2 in the fall, Animal Art Explorers for campers entering Grades 3 through 4, and Adventures in Art for campers entering Grades 5 through 8.


    Safety for our campers, staff, plants, and animals continues to be our top priority. We have implemented safety protocols aligned with San Diego County, the State of California Social Services Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. All staff and campers are required to follow the recommended guidelines set forth by the county and state.


    If your desired camp is not available, please check back periodically for availability. Unfortunately, we are not able to take a camp wait list.


    We're looking forward to welcoming our campers back!



    Classic Camp


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    Classic Camp

    First Grade

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    Classic Camp

    Second Grade

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    Classic Camp

    Third Grade

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    Classic Camp

    Fourth to Fifth Grade

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    Classic Camp

    Sixth to Eighth Grade

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    Little Artists Camp

    First to Second Grade

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    Animal Art Explorers

    Third to Fourth Grade

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    Adventures in Art Camp

    Fifth to Eighth Grade

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    Extended Fun for Summer Camp

    Add more fun to your camper's experience at the Zoo with a weeklong Extended Fun program—available mornings before Summer Camp begins, and afternoons after Summer Camp ends.

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    Creature Comforts


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    Wild Weddings

    Picture Your Special Day at the Park!

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    Save the Chubby Unicorns

    Shadow Gorilla ShopZoo collection
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