Summer Camp

Registration for Summer 2022 is Now Open!

WCS Education has your summer covered with fun, educational camp experiences! We provide unforgettable experiences for your camper including age-appropriate, hands-on activities, up-close animal experiences, time to explore the park and tons of educational fun that builds on campers' innate love for our wild planet.

Select a camp experience below for more information!

Wildlife Camp Online

Wildlife Camp Online allows your camper to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the animals and exhibits at all five of our NYC parks! During this virtual experience, your campers will enjoy up-close animal encounters and deep dives, meet wild animal keepers and scientists, connect with the natural world! We've built upon the collaborative nature of our virtual camp to provide even more opportunities to participate in cool science, take conservation action, and of course, have FUN in an active learning environment. Scroll down for camp descriptions!

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Pre-K & K Grades

Who's Who in the Zoo?

Calling all animal helpers! During this half day virtual experience, campers will try on different animal careers through games, live animal encounters, and exclusive access to our Zoos and Aquarium. From ambassador to zookeeper, and many jobs in between, we'll have a blast learning and discovering new things!

9:00am — 11:30am

1st — 5th Grades

Week of Wildlife: Wild By Design

How do you build a shark exhibit at an aquarium? Or make it safe for animals to cross the road in India? Campers will explore how scientists and engineers build and rebuild habitats to protect wildlife in our zoos and around the world through games, hands-on activities, and exclusive access to our 5 NYC parks!

9:00am — 2:30am ET

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1st — 5th Grades

Week of Wildlife: ZooMazing Race

Across the globe, animals and humans share some extreme homes! We’ll race around the world to visit these unique habitats and investigate wild interactions, from penguins in Patagonia to jaguars in the jungle. As we trek up mountains and swim in deep trenches, we’ll discover how humans can help animals and learn from them, too, through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exclusive visits to our parks!

9:00am — 2:30am ET

1st — 5th Grades

Little Zoo Vets

Ever wonder how to perform a dental checkup on a tiger or examine the eyes of a snake? Head Veterinarian, Dr. John Sykes, will share how he cares for the animals in the zoo! Each virtual session includes live interactions where campers will examine animals’ eyes, blood, teeth and more!

Offered from 3:00p - 4:00p Monday-Friday during the weeks of 7/19 and 7/26 as an add-on to ZooMazing Race.

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6th — 8th Grades

Global Conservation

Your camper will travel the world to learn about crucial conservation programs led by Wildlife Conservation Society scientists. Your camper will meet experts in the field and explore how they use technology, work with local communities, and campaign to protect wildlife and wild places!

9:00am — 2:30pm ET


June 21 — June 25 Who's Who in the Zoo
ZooMazing Race
June 28 — July 2 Wild by Design
Global Conservation
July 6 — July 9*
4 day camp
Who's Who in the Zoo
ZooMazing Race
July 12 — July 16 Wild by Design
Global Conservation
July 19 — July 23 Who's Who in the Zoo
ZooMazing Race & Little Zoo Vets
July 26 — July 30 Wild by Design & Little Zoo Vets
Global Conservation
August 2 — August 6 ZooMazing Race
August 9 — August 13 Wild by Design
Global Conservation
August 16 — August 20 ZooMazing Race
August 23 — August 27 Wild by Design
Global Conservation
August 30 — September 3 ZooMazing Race


Who's Who in the Zoo

$135 members / $150 regular
$108 members / $120 regular*

Little Zoo Vets

$135 members / $150 regular
Available as an add-on select weeks only

Wild by Design
ZooMazing Race
Global Conservation

$247.50 members / $275 regular
$198 members / $220 regular*

*Prorated price the week of July 6 - July 9 only

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call 800-433-4149 or email

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