Summer ZooCamp

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Camps

Pre-K–K:

 

Grade 1:

Grades 1–5:

Grades 2–3:

Grades 4–5:

Grades 6–8:

 

Grades 9–12:

Busy Beasts Full Day

Busy Beasts Half Day

Furry Friends

Nature Play Camp

Animal Adventures

Eco-Explorers

Wild Survivor

ZooArt

Teen Assistants »

Grade in Fall 2018

Full Day Camps:

Half Day Camp:

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Busy Beasts only

Camp Hours

If you need child care before or after camp, sign up for extended care when you register.

Before and After Camp Care

Hours:

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

Scholarships

ZooCamp scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds and each family’s financial need. Scholarship awards cover up to 80% of the standard registration fee.

Please note, we are running low on scholarship funds. Your application will be placed on a waiting list and processed in order as more donations come in. We cannot guarantee that we will have enough funding for all applicants. If you have questions about how to apply, please call the ZooCamp Hotline: (510) 632-9525 ext. 280.

If you are interested in donating to the Vickie Kay Memorial ZooCamp Scholarship Fund, please contact the Zoo’s Development Department at (510) 632-9525 ext. 158.

 

Hours and Fees

Full-Day One-Week Camps

Hours:

Fee:

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

$319.00 for members

$349.00 for nonmembers

10% off subsequent sessions

Wild Survivor & ZooArt Camp

$339.00 for members

$369.00 for nonmembers

10% off subsequent sessions

Session 3 only

Hours:

Fee:

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

$255.00 for members

$279.00 for nonmembers

10% off subsequent sessions

Wild Survivor & ZooArt Camp

$271.00 for members

$295.00 for nonmembers

10% off subsequent sessions

Busy Beasts only

Hours:

Fee:

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

$201.00 for members

$231.00 for nonmembers

10% off subsequent sessions

Before Camp Care

Hours:

Weekly Fee:

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

$55.00

After Camp Care

Hours:

Weekly Fee:

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

$80.00

Before and After Camp Care

Hours:

 

Weekly Fee:

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

$115.00

 

FAQ

 

Sessions

Days:

Week 1–A:

Week 2–B:

Days:

Week 3–A:

 

Days:

Week 4–B:

Week 5–A:

Week 6–B:

Week 7–A:

Week 8–B:

Week 9-A:

Monday–Friday

June 18–June 22

June 25–June 29

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri

July 2–July 6 (no camp July 4)

Full-Day Four-Day Camp only

Monday–Friday

July 9–July 13

July 16–July 20

July 23–July 27

July 30-August 3

August 6-August 10

August 13-August 17

Busy Beasts, Furry Friends, Animal Adventures, and Eco-Explorers feature A and B sessions so campers can continue their adventure without repeating activities.

Your participation supports conservation efforts; $2.00 of your registration fee will be donated to our ZooCamp 2018 conservation partner, California Wolf Center.

Registration Now Open for Summer 2018!

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Explore Our Summer ZooCamps

Busy Beasts

Class A - Movement: Animals move in weird and wonderful ways! Slither, slide, creep, crawl, waddle, and walk around to discover who in the zoo runs, rambles, climbs, swims, and romps! (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Class B - Storybooks: Have you ever met a bat who thinks she’s a bird? How about a caterpillar who likes to eat pie? Story books are filled with kooky characters based on amazing animals - explore the zoo with us and get to know some of them for real. (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)
NOTE: To attend, children must be at least 4 years old on or before January 1, 2018, and be potty trained.

June, July, August 2018

Pre-K–Kindergarten

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Furry Friends

Class A - Animal Types: What makes a bird, a bird? Or an ant, an ant? The animal kingdom is made up of millions of different families - wild and wonderful and sometimes just weird. Get to know some of your favorites, up-close and personal! (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Class B - Animal Families: Who keeps you safe? Who gives you good food? Who tucks you in at night? Many animals help and care for their families in all kinds of ways. (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)

June, July, August 2018

Grade 1

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Nature Play Camp

What can you find under a rock in the creek? What signs of wildlife are all around us? The day will fly by as kids tour the zoo, explore Knowland Park, build forts, look for native wildlife, and come nose-to-nose with nature. Nature Play camp groups will visit the zoo, but the main focus of this program is creating firsthand experiences in nature. Campers in grades 1-5 will play together in this class.

June, July, August 2018

Grades 1–5

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Animal Adventures

Class A - African Habitats: Did you know that Africa is a large continent (54 countries!) with lush rainforests, dry deserts, expansive savanna and more? Do you know which zoo animals are from Africa and which aren't? Learn about these amazing animals and how they use these diverse landscapes. (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Class B - Communication: Ever wonder how giraffes talk to each other? How do elephants know when to meet their friends at the water hole? Animals communicate with each other using sound, visual signals, scent and so much more. (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)

June, July, August 2018

Grades 2–3

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Eco-Explorers

Class A - Mythbusters: Do all bats use echolocation? Do hyenas really laugh? Do snakes really unhinge their jaws? Are all tarantula bites deadly? There are so many amazing things to learn about animals, come uncover the facts vs. the fiction. (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Class B - Animal Athletes: Do you think you can run faster than a tiger? How about leap further than a lemur? Who do you think would be able to go across the monkey bars faster – you or an actual monkey? Learn all about these and other awesome animal athletes, and find out why they would take the gold every time! (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)

June, July, August 2018

Grades 4–5

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Wild Survivor

Imagine you are on a hike, and suddenly you find yourself lost in the woods- what should you do? Each day, campers will learn about and practice important survival skills like building a fire, finding food, collecting water, and making a shelter. At the end of the week, You’ll be prepared to survive all sorts of outdoor adventures, and you’ll receive your very own survival kit to help you do it!

June, July, August 2018

Grades 6–8

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ZooArt

Art and nature go hand-in-hand during ZooArt! Campers may find themselves sculpting a siamang, painting a parrot, drawing a dromedary camel, or creating a creature out of recycled materials. One never knows where imagination and the wildly inspiring Zoo will lead during this week dedicated to the creative arts. Campers will spend time out in the zoo as well as in the classroom during this camp.

June, July, August 2018

Grades 6–8

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Teen Assistants (T.A.)

Love animals and kids? We need your help! Come to camp as a Teen Assistant and spend three weeks helping to create a fun and exciting experience for campers. Help lead games, crafts and more—all while earning community service hours! Please note: This volunteer position does not offer hands-on experience with any animals.

June–August 2018

Grades 9–12

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605

ZooCamp scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds and each family’s financial need. Scholarship awards cover up to 80% of the standard registration fee.

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