Explore nature.
Discover wildlife.
Meet exotic creatures.
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Campers 6-13 years old are invited to spend their breaks with us.
Camp runs weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during school breaks.

Activities include:

  • Animal Circle - meet a new highlighted animal each day
  • Diet Prep Demonstrations - see what goes into preparing diets for over 225 animals at The Zoo
  • Enrichment Activities - create toys and foraging games for the goats, sheep, birds and other animals!
  • Hike Forest Park
  • Participate in STEAM Activities 
  • Create and Write
  • Arts & Crafts
  • And much more

Sessions:


Week 1: June 20 to June 24 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 2: June 27 to July 1 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 3: July 4 to July 8 - 1 spot 
Week 4: July 11 to July 15 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 5: July 18 to July 22 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 6: July 25 to July 29 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 7: August 1 to August 5 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 8: August 8 to August 12 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)
Week 9: August 15 to August 19 - FULL (currently accepting waitlist registrations ONLY)

*Registration numbers are regularly updated on the website, but we cannot guarantee that a spot will be available when you send in your materials. Zoo Camp accepts and processes registrations on a rolling basis. 

PRICING:

  • Nonmembers 1 week session: $275
  • Members 1 week session: $250
  • Daily rates (based on availability): $65 nonmember/$60 member
  • Before-care (drop-off at 8 a.m.): $10/per day

Please note: The Zoo in Forest Park has implemented various Covid-19 safety protocols for Zoo Camp, including requiring face masks for all participants and staff and increased sanitizing and disinfecting of high contact surfaces.


TESTIMONIAL: 

"As a resident of Springfield, my family has become regular visitors of The Forest Park Zoo. My 11 year old son started at Zoo Camp four summers ago, and it was definitely a great decision for my family. My son has discovered a love for all types of animals, he has learned a lot, and has not complained of a boring day yet. I also have to say the staff is great. They are very helpful to my husband and I, and show patience and attention to our son. I have to tell you that if my child had a choice, he would spend everyday visiting The Zoo. Thank you all for spending days with the Twining family." - Frances Twining | Springfield, MA

Registration Packets

Summer Zoo Camp Registration

Registration packets are due by 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to the start of your requested session. 

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