Winter Break ZooCamp

December 26-29, 2023 | January 2-5, 2024

Grades K–5

9:00am - 3:30pm *Extended care is a separate add-on for the week. We cannot prorate days for before or after care at this time.

Members: $360

Nonmembers: $400

Before Care: $80

After Care: $160

Oakland Zoo is excited to provide campers with 2, 4-day sessions Tuesday-Friday, December 26-29, 2023 (Session 1) or Tuesday-Friday, January 2-5, 2024 (Session 2) of Winter Break ZooCamp! Within these shortened weeks, campers will play games, sing songs, meet animals up close, learn from our staff on Zoo tours, visit animal Behind-the-Scenes and more!

Winter Break ZooCamp Times

*Before Care: 8:00-9:00am

Drop-off window: 9:00-9:30am

Pick-up window: 3:00-3:30pm

*After Care: 3:30-5:30pm

*Extended care is a separate add-on for the week. We cannot prorate days for before or after care at this time.


Registration for Winter Break ZooCamp is now open for all campers. Automatic confirmation emails are sent upon registration. A welcome email will be sent one week prior to camp with more details.

Winter Break ZooCamp available to campers currently enrolled in Kindergarten-5th Grade.

Session 1: All camp groups still available.

Session 2: 1 spot left for 4th /5th grade! All other groups are waitlisting, including aftercare.

Click here for the registration portal!

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Applications for Winter ZooCamp are now closed. If you applied, you will receive an email letting you know if your application has been selected to receive funds.

ZooCamp Shirts

Break camp (Fall/Winter/Spring) registration does not include a ZooCamp shirt, and campers are not required to wear them daily. We will have shirts for sale at the Merch Table at pick-up daily for those who are interested in purchasing.

Weather Reminders

Extreme weather events can cause the Zoo to close, which will in turn require us to cancel camp for the day. Sometimes ZooCamp can be open while the Zoo is closed, but if Operations determines that the Zoo is unsafe for guests and staff, we will cancel ZooCamp and issue prorated refunds. We will communicate this information as far ahead of time as possible.

Check out our FAQ page for more general camp info!‍

For questions and more information please contact