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SUMMER CAMP at the Zoo!

All summer camp themes include up-close animal encounters and Zoo tours, as well as themed games, projects and activities in a fun, nature-play based environment. To provide age appropriate experiences, campers will be grouped based on the grade level they will be entering in the fall.

Scroll down for more information about dates, times, themes, and Extended Care!

Click HERE for a printable summer camp brochure!

Entering Kindergarten – 6th Grades
$250 per week
*4-day camp, July 5 – 8 : $205

Animal Engineers
Whether it's a spider web or a prairie dog town, animals have the ability to construct impressive structures! Discover the engineers of the animal world and look at the ways nature has inspired human inventions – biomimicry at its best!

Eat or Be Eaten
You can run but you can't hide! Join us for a journey through the world's tangled food webs as we explore the circle of life, from crickets to carnivores- and everything in between!

Tall Tails!
Do porcupines shoot their quills? Can a giraffe licks its eyeball? Are unicorns and dragons real? Discover the truth about animals and their amazing adaptations as we explore the myths, legends and tall tales of the animal kingdom.

Entering 7th – 9th Grades

$250 per week

Let your creative side go wild as we take our art into the Zoo! Ideal for those inspired by animals, campers will practice techniques, explore colors and texture, and find art in nature!

Jr. Zoo Crew
$360 per week
Calling all future zoo keepers! Explore the many jobs within a zoo and help the Animal Care Specialists clean exhibits and care for animals. You'll get a firsthand look at enrichment, animal behaviors and the many careers paths within a zoo. Each day is a new and exciting experience at the San Antonio Zoo!

Add Extended Care!
$65 per week
Mon. – Fri., 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Even more fun! Extended Care is now available for campers entering grades kindergarten through 9th. Campers enrolled in Extended Care will be provided with an afternoon snack and free choice activities.

2016 Adventure Camp
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Extended Care available 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date Entering Grades Theme Cost/Week
May 30 - June 3 K - 6th #1 Tall Tails! $250
June 6 - 10 K - 6th #2a Tall Tails! $250
June 6 - 10 7th - 9th #2b Jr. Zoo Crew $360
June 13 - 17 K - 6th #3a Animal Engineers $250
June 13 - 17 7th - 9th #3b Real.Wild.Artists. $250
June 20 - 24 K - 6th #4a Animal Engineers $250
June 20 - 24 7th - 9th #4b Jr. Zoo Crew $360
June 27 - July 1 K - 6th #5 Eat or Be Eaten $250
July 5 - 8 (4-day camp) K - 6th #6 Eat or Be Eaten $205
July 11 - 15 K - 6th #7 Tall Tails! $250
July 18 - 22 K - 6th #8a Tall Tails! $250
July 18 - 22 7th - 9th #8b Jr. Zoo Crew $360
July 25 - 29 K - 6th #9a Animal Engineers $250
July 25 - 29 7th - 9th #9b Real.Wild.Artists. $250
Aug 1 - 5 K - 6th #10a Animal Engineers $250
Aug 1 - 5 7th - 9th #10b Jr. Zoo Crew $360
Aug 8 - 12 K - 6th #11 Eat or Be Eaten $250
Aug 15 - 19 K - 6th #12 Eat or Be Eaten $250

For more information, contact the Education Department at or 210-734-7184 ext. 1501

Camp Cancellation and Fee Policy
4 weeks or more notice: refund, minus $50 cancellation fee
2 – 4 week's notice: refund, minus $150 cancellation fee
Less than 2 week's notice: no refund
$25 switching fee per camper per camp session change