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January 13, 2017


When school is out, Summer Safari camp is in!

Parents, mark your calendars. Registration for Denver Zoo’s Summer Safari camp begins January 31. The wildest summer camp in town is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers going into Pre-K through eighth grade. Campers will explore some of our planet’s most exciting challenges, discovering their roles in ensuring animal needs are met. They will connect with animals through Zoo exploration, up-close animal experiences, engineering challenges, nature play and special camp-only Zoo opportunities.

Summer Safari camp runs for 10 individual weeks; Monday through Friday, with a new group of campers starting every Monday, beginning June 5. Camps are offered in full or half-days, with extended early and late care available.

The fun-filled, educational curriculum is developed based on Colorado Academic Standards and specific camp topics vary by grade level. Children should be registered for the grade level they will be entering in fall of 2017.

This is the fifth year Denver Zoo will offer the eighth grade Advanced Camp: “My Future, My Zoo.” This special camp runs the week of July 10 - 14 and will cover the many career options at zoos. Campers will participate in hands-on, authentic experiential activities and will interact with zookeepers, veterinarians, conservation biologists, horticulturists and educators who together are helping to secure a better world for animals through human understanding.

Registration is online only, beginning Tuesday, January 31, at 8 a.m., at Dates for summer camps are as follows:

June 5 – 9

June 12 – 16

June 19 – 23

June 26 – 30

July 3 – 7 (4-day week)

July 10 – 14 (Eighth grade Advanced Camp)

July 17 – 21

July 24 – 28

July 31 – Aug 4

August 7 – 11

Scholarships are available online at If families are interested in applying for a scholarship, they should apply online now. Please do not register for the camp. All information and requests will be submitted via online form. After the forms have been approved, Zoo staff will sign up campers and inform parents and guardians as to the funding and camp for which they were approved. Based on the volume of requests, it is recommended that anyone interested apply as early as possible.

Questions? Contact Denver Zoo's Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400 or