Summer Camp

Have an unforgettable Summer Camp experience at the Bronx Zoo!

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


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Toddler Camp

Age: 2-3 years (with caregiver)
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 10:15–11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Fee: $175 non-members; $150 members

Orange you looking to be tickled pink this summer? Join us for a colorful week of "caregiver and me" Toddler Camp at the Bronx Zoo! With the help of animal visitors, campers will explore all the beautiful colors in nature through art, dramatic play, sensory bins and more.

Dates:
JUNE 19 - 23
JUNE 26 - 30


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Kinderzoo

Age: Entering PreK or K, age 4 and up.
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee: $475 non-members; $450 members

'A' Session: This summer in KinderZoo Camp, pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will spend the week exploring the "Animal Tales of Eric Carle". Through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, crafts, exhibit visits, and up close animal encounters, these classic stories will come alive and help campers discover that every creature has an important job in nature

'B' Session: Deserts and Rainforests, Ponds and Polar regions; life can be found in even the harshest of climates. In "Welcome to My Biome!", our pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will discover the places where animals live through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up close animal encounters.

DATES FOR 'A' SESSIONS:
JUNE 26 -30 +
AUGUST 14 - 18 +
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1
DATES FOR 'B' SESSIONS:
JULY 5 - 7 *(*3 DAY CAMP WEEK $285 Non-Members; $270 Members)

JULY 17 - 21 +
AUGUST 21 - 25 +

+ EXTENDED CARE OPTION: Stay at the Zoo a little longer! Extended care is a great option for caregivers who can't pick up their camper at 3pm and allows grown-ups to pick up anytime between 3 and 5:30pm


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Week of Wildlife

Age: Entering 1st or 2nd grade in the Fall
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee: $475 non-members; $450 members

During Week of Wildlife, campers will be joining forces with the Bronx ZOOper Hero to help keep the 5 elements safe: earth, water, air, fire and heart. Each day, campers will face an eco-emergency that threatens one of the elements. Through exhibit visits, animal guest presentations and hands on science experiences campers will gain the knowledge to put a stop to each villain and save the day!

Dates:
JUNE 26 - 30 +
JULY 10 - 14
JULY 17 - 21 +
JULY 24 - 28
JULY 31 - AUGUST 4
AUGUST 7 - 11 +

+ Extended care option: Stay at the Zoo a little longer! Extended care is a great option for caregivers who can't pick up their camper at 3pm and allows grown-ups to pick up anytime between 3 and 5:30pm


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Zoo Explorer

Age: Entering 3rd to 5th grade in the Fall
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee: $475 non-members; $450 members

'A' Session: From the Jungle Book to WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, storytelling plays an exciting and important role in our relationship with wildlife. In this session, campers will explore a day in the life of many types of wildlife storytellers including conservation photographers, field journalists, myth makers, and more!

'B' Session: What do bird wings and jet engines have in common? Inspired by nature, Scientists have been creating marvelous feats such as sleeker engines for years. Let your young scientist's imagination run wild this summer as they use exhibit visits, animal encounters and special activities for their own bio-inspiration.

DATES FOR 'A' SESSIONS:
JULY 5 - 7 * (*3 DAY CAMP WEEK $285 Non-Members; $270 Members)
JULY 17 - 21 +
AUGUST 7 - 11 +
AUGUST 21 - 25 +
DATES FOR 'B' SESSIONS:
JULY 10 - 14
JULY 31 - AUGUST 4
AUGUST 14 - 18 +
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1

+ EXTENDED CARE OPTION: Stay at the Zoo a little longer! Extended care is a great option for caregivers who can't pick up their camper at 3pm and allows grown-ups to pick up anytime between 3 and 5:30pm



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Wild Adventurer

Age: Entering 3rd to 8th grade in the Fall
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee: $475 non-members; $450 members

Does your 3rd to 8th grader love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then our new Bronx Zoo Wild Adventurer Camp is perfect for your young naturalist! Bronx Zoo Wild Adventurer Campers will spend the day learning about local wildlife through free exploration, art, games, and animal encounters. Campers should plan on coming dressed and ready for a full day of outdoor exploration and adventure that will leave them with a new appreciation for the natural world that surrounds the zoo!

DATES:
JUNE 26 -30 + (GRADES 3-5)
JULY 5 - 7 * (GRADES 3-5) (*3 DAY CAMP WEEK $285 Non-Members; $270 Members)
JULY 10 - 14 (GRADES 6-8)
JULY 31 - AUGUST 4 (GRADE 6-8)
AUGUST 21 - 25 + (GRADES 3-5)
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1 (GRADES 6-8)

+ EXTENDED CARE OPTION: Stay at the Zoo a little longer! Extended care is a great option for caregivers who can't pick up their camper at 3pm and allows grown-ups to pick up anytime between 3 and 5:30pm


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Junior Scientist

Age: Entering 6th to 8th grade in the Fall
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee: $475 non-members; $450 members

When it comes to saving wildlife, generating solutions isn't always easy! This summer, campers will take on conservation challenges through the perspective of key players in conservation, including scientists, local people, governments, and more. Through live animal demonstrations, exhibit visits, and science, find out what it takes to make environmental solutions come to life!

DATES:
JULY 5 - 7 * (*3 DAY CAMP WEEK $285 Non-Members; $270 Members)
AUGUST 21 - 25
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1


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Fantastic Beasts & The Race for Survival

Age: Entering 9th - 12th grade in the Fall
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (1st Monday of session, 9am -3pm)
Fee: $1400 non-members; $1200 members

Join us on a journey to discover rare and extraordinary beasts and the wild places they call home! Explore local nature areas and zoo exhibits, learn valuable field skills and survival techniques, and experience up-close animal encounters as we uncover WCS's top priority regions and flagship species in their race against extinction.

DATES:
JULY 10 - 21
AUGUST 7 - 18

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Conservation Perspectives

Age: Entering 9th - 12th grade in the Fall
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. (1st Monday of session, 9am -3pm)
Fee: $1400 non-members; $1200 members

What kind of impact can communities have on global-scale conservation issues? This summer, teens will learn about many of the prominent threats to our world and its biodiversity. Through animal demonstrations, in-depth case studies, and outdoor exploration, teens will discover the multitude of perspectives invested in preserving our planet and feel empowered to act.

DATES:
JULY 24 - AUGUST 4

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