CLASSES & CAMPS

Safari Mini-Camps

When school is out, Safari Camps are in!

Safari Mini-Camps provide the perfect adventure for campers that have the drive and desire to discover an affection for animals. Camps feature animal experiences, zoo expeditions, engineering authentic solutions to real-world challenges, and hands-on, camper-driven exploration. All 2017-18 camps will allow campers to work with and resolve actual challenges faced by Denver Zoo keepers and animals! Sessions are available for children in Pre-K through 3rd Grade. Pre-K must be at least 4 years old. Morning and afternoon snacks are included. Campers: bring a lunch and join us for our Fall, Winter, and Spring Safari Mini-Camps!


Program Information

Download the 2017-18 Mini-Camp Important Information PDF to ensure you are ready for camp. Click on a date below for theme.

All 2017-18 camps allow campers to work with and resolve actual challenges faced by Denver Zoo keepers and animals!

Call of the Wild (Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) - on-sale mid-February

Communication is just as important for Denver Zoo’s smallest residents as it is for our largest! Campers explore exactly what animals can tell each other (and us!). How do sights, scents, and sounds call attention to predators or their prey? And how can animals use this to avoid becoming lunch? Join us for a single day or all five as we ‘talk’ with the animals! New: Kinder-1st and 2nd-3rd grades each have a full day committed to Nature Play this week! See below for dates.

March 26 - Day 1

Pre-K: Invertebrates (Insects); K-1: Monkeys; 2-3: Primates (Gorillas)

Daily Schedules of Activities for March 26th:
Pre-KKindergarten - 1st Grade2nd - 3rd Grade                                     
 
March 27 - Day 2

Pre-K: Kea Parrots and birds; K-1: Crocodiles and Okapis; 2-3: Eagles and Polar Bears

Daily Schedules of Activities for March 27th:
 
March 28 - Day 3

Pre-K: Amphibians; K-1: Nature Play; 2-3: Macaws and Monkeys

Daily Schedules of Activities for March 28th:
 
March 29 - Day 4

Pre-K: Reptiles; K-1: Komodo Dragons and Polar Bears; 2-3: Nature Play

Daily Schedules of Activities for March 29th:
 
March 30 - Day 5

Pre-K: Elephants and Primates; K-1: Cheetahs and Clouded Leopards; 2-3: Scorpions and Raptors

Daily Schedules of Activities for March 30th: