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Make plans to sign your child up for the summer camp they will remember forever! Summer Safari is a week-long day-camp program that will have them trekking from Colorado to Africa, South America, Antarctica and Asia all in one week, without ever leaving Denver! Campers will connect with animals and cultures from around the world through exploration of Denver Zoo.

Summer Safari

Make plans to sign your child up for the summer camp they will remember forever! Summer Safari is a week-long day-camp program that will have them trekking from Colorado to Africa, South America, Antarctica and Asia all in one week, without ever leaving Denver! Campers will connect with animals and cultures from around the world through exploration of Denver Zoo.

Summer Safari is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers from Pre-K (minimum of 4 years old) through eighth grade.  Campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects and more.

Please note:  ALL CAMPS ARE SOLD-OUT - EXCEPT Happy, Healthy World (Pre-K) Afternoon Session (1-4 PM) week of Aug 4th.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Summer Safari 2014 – Animals Around the World
 

COST  

ZOO MEMBERS* 
Full-Day (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) $250
Half-Day (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) $145

4th of July Week Camp (No Camp on Friday, July 4)
Full-Day $200
Half-Day $116

Advanced Camp:  My Future, My Zoo – for 8th Grade Only – available only the week of July 7-11.
$340 *SOLD OUT*

* Members receive a discount on registration. In order to receive the members discount you must have purchased your Membership atleast 48 hours in advance and login as a member. If you do not login as a member you will not be able to receive the discount.

If you are a member that has never logged in before please use the 'member look up' to set your password and contact information.

MEMBERS REGISTER NOW

 

NON-MEMBERS
Full-Day (9 a.m. - 4 pm.) $275
Half-Day (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) $155

4th of July Week Camp (No Camp on Friday, July 4):  
Full-Day $225
Half-Day $126

Advanced Camp:  My Future, My Zoo – for 8th Grade Only – available only the week of July 7-11.
$365

NON-MEMBERS REGISTER NOW


CAMP NAMES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Pre-K (must be at least 4 years old)
 

Way to Grow!
Animals grow in so many ways! From the time little ones hatch or are born they learn to live and develop- sometimes with family members and sometimes all on their own.  Watch, wonder, and play as we explore the fascinating life cycles of animals around the world, and compare them to our own. 

Happy, Healthy World
Just like kids, animals have things they need to be healthy and happy.  Are animals’ needs different around the world?  What about kids’?  Discover how Denver Zoo animals stay healthy and happy, and how both animals and people around the world are alike in what they need and enjoy.

Kindergarten through 1st Grade
 

My Animal Planet 
Is a monkey more like an elephant or an eagle?  Is a python more like an alligator or a frog? What would YOU need to be more like a turtle?  Put yourself in the shoes of a scientist as we explore how animals all over the world are sorted into groups.  Compare mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects to find out how our animal planet is not so big after all!

My Wild Home 
Travel from plains to mountains, rainforest to ocean, and pole to pole to encounter the diverse places that animals and people call home.  Discover where kids from other cultures live, learn and play, and how you are connected to the animals who share these far away homes.  

2nd and 3rd Grade
 

Explorer’s Adventure 
Join us on a world safari to visit different cultures and explore their connection with animals.  In some places animals are important symbols, in others they help people get work done, and all across the globe people view different animals as companions.  Discover how helping protect animals is a global concern that people around the world share.

Animal Olympics
Just as the Olympic Games bring people from many countries together to compete, our Animal Olympics will compare the amazing adaptations animals use to survive in ecosystems around the globe.  In our good-natured competition, we’ll examine the environments where these animals live, and why some animals thrive, other animals survive, and some animals just can’t compete.

4th and 5th Grade
 

World Wildlife Investigators
Ever wonder why animals from all over the world look so different?  Put on your detective hat, conduct your own experiments and explore the zoo as we aim to uncover The Great Biodiversity Mystery.  As you unravel the case, you’ll meet creatures across the globe while exploring their connection to each other, and to you! 

6th through 8th Grade
 

Wild About Conservation
Did you know Denver Zoo helps animals all over the world?  Our polar bears, elephants and lions are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild that need our help.  Spend a week immersed in the world of wildlife science as you practice the same innovative methods our conservation biologists use to investigate and study the animals we are dedicated to saving.    

8th Grade

Advanced Camp: My Future, My Zoo 
JULY 7-11 only

Cost: Member: $340/Non-member: $365 
Do you dream of one day working in a zoo? There are a plethora of opportunities, but where do you begin? Not only will this camp help you learn about career options at the zoo, but you will get to meet the people who do those jobs everyday!  Shadow our teen volunteers and learn the important first steps in working in this field. Participate in hands on, authentic and fun activities that allow you to see what it is really like to work at the zoo. Interact with zoo keepers, veterinarians, conservation biologists, horticulturists and educators who together are helping to secure a better world for animals through human understanding.

CAMP DATES

 Please note: ALL CAMPS ARE SOLD-OUT - EXCEPT Happy, Healthy World (Pre-K) Afternoon Session (1-4 PM) week of Aug 4th.

DATES:  Summer Safari camp runs for 10 individual weeks; Monday through Friday, with a new group of campers starting every Monday beginning June 2nd.   Grades Pre-K through 3rd, have two camp options.  Children entering those grades may register for either or both of the camps within their grade level.  No camper should be registered for more than one week of the same camp.


Summer Safari Camp Information Packet (PDF)

Summer Safari Camp Medical Authorization Form (PDF)

Summer Safari Camp Grid (PDF)

Cancellations, Refunds, Transfers or Changing Camp Dates
Denver Zoo adheres to a NO REFUND or Transfer policy if the request is made less than four (4) weeks prior to the camp session.  Cancellation requests received at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the session will receive a 50% refund.  We have a high volume of children being registered for Summer Safari which makes switching classes extremely difficult.  Transfer requests, either to a different camp week or to a different camper, received at least four weeks prior to the start of the session will be charged a $20 administrative fee per child, provided it is possible to fulfill the request. We will do our best to try to accommodate transfers requested within the correct timeframe.  If you need to request a cancellation or transfer, please contact our Logistics Specialist at 720.337.1408 or by email: safari@denverzoo.org.

Scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, do not register online. Download the Red Apple Scholarship Fund application from our website, or contact us at registration@denverzoo.org or 720.337.1408 to have an application sent to you.

 

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