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When School is out, Safari Camp is in!

Provide the perfect adventure for your young animal fanatic!  Camps feature animal experiences, zoo expedition and hands-on, camper-driven exploration.  Escape the ordinary go WILD with Safari Camp at Denver Zoo. 

Costs

$75 per camper/day

Service and Accommodation Fees

  • Cancellation Policy: All sales are final, unless the Zoo must cancel the program.
  • Accommodation Fees: With advance notice, children may be dropped off or picked up during lunchtime (12:00–1:00 p.m.) at no charge, as campers are always in a pre-defined area during the lunch hour. At other times of the day, campers may be anywhere within the 80-acre Zoo property (or on a field trip), making late arrivals and early departures complicated, resulting in an $5 accommodation fee.

Dates & Times

Running Daily: March 25 - 29, 2024

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early or Late Care are not offered during Fall Safari Camp.

Important Information

Policies and Procedures

Illness Policy

 

Medication Administration Permission Form

If your child requires emergency, prescription, or over-the-counter medication during camp, a parent/guardian and the child’s physician must complete and submit a Medication Administration Permission Form three weeks prior to your child’s first day of camp. Any medication for a chronic illness such as asthma, allergies, or diabetes must be accompanied by a Care Plan written and signed by the child’s physician. Upon review of your camper’s forms, it may be necessary to meet with the parent/guardian to develop a Health Plan.

Accommodations for Special Needs

Campers of all abilities are welcome to register for camp. In order to meet our goal of setting all campers up for success, we ask that you please contact us if your child has any special needs of which we should be aware.  We happily work with parents/guardians to make Safari Camp accessible to children with varying needs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities act; however, we are unable to provide one-on-one or supplementary services. If your child needs to attend camp with his/her full-time care provider, special arrangements can be made, but must be scheduled several weeks in advance for security purposes.  After undergoing a background check, the adult caregiver may attend at no charge.

Access to Awe scholarship Fund

Scholarships will be available through Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund. Click below for more information and to apply.

Contact Us

Questions or concerns? Contact our Safari Camp Team at SafariCamps@denverzoo.org.

Program Information

THINGS TO KNOW...

Full-Day camps are offered for children currently in Kindergarten - Grade 5 (campers must have turned 5 by October 1).
  • Parents/Guardians must register their own children, using their own account, to participate in Safari Camp.  Booking for other children, requiring bookings to be transferred between families/accounts, will result in a $50 transfer fee.
  • Campers must be registered for the grade level they are currently in. All camp curricula are designed based on Colorado Academic Standards and NGSS with specific activities appropriate for each developmental stage.
  • Campers will need to bring:
    • Sack lunch + 2 snacks
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle
    • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Step 1 of Registration: Purchase a spot for your camper ion the day of your choosing. No camper details will be filled out at this time. 
  • Members must log-in with their email on record that is associated with their membership to receive the discount. Click HERE to login, request password, or complete a membership look up. **Insider tip: log in to your account prior to registration opening to make sure you see your name, membership category, and expiration date in the upper right corner.
  • Have a major credit card on hand and ready to go. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX.
  • Complete your purchase.  This step reserves your camper's spot.

Step 2 of Registration: After purchasing a camp, click HERE to fill out general questions about your camper(s) in the Parent Portal, including a brief medical history, sign waivers, etc. Campers cannot attend camp until this step is complete!

Have the following information available for this step in the registration process:

  • Contact details including home and work addresses, and phone numbers for the parent/guardian that is filling out this information (and any additional parent/guardian)
  • Name, and date of birth of camper
  • Medical history for camper
  • Name, address, and phone number of camper’s physician, dentist, and preferred hospital
  • Name, address, and phone number of two emergency contacts
  • Name, address, and phone number of any additional people (must be over 18) who are authorized to pick up camper

Program Descriptions

Grades K -2

Twisted Tales

Sink your teeth (and my, what big teeth they are, too!) into this whimsical Spring Safari Camp! We’ve heard the stories and now we can explore critters from classic tales! Each day we will follow a new group of characters through their storybook adventures. Let’s get to know the featured Zoo animals and uncover the connections behind the beloved legends and lore!  

  • Monday: Three Little Pigs 
  • Tuesday: Goldilocks & the 3 Bears 
  • Wednesday: Little Red Riding Hood 
  • Thursday: Tortoise and the Hare 
  • Friday: Lion and the Mouse 

 

Grades 3-5

Fantastical Beasts

Unicorns, yetis and dragons, oh my! What makes our favorite mythical beasts so awe-inspiring? Discover animal myths and legends and make connections to real-life zoo animals in this fantastical camp! See a real “dragon” for yourself! Compare mythical firebirds and griffins to Denver Zoo’s lions and raptors. Each camp day we will uncover a new creature and explore where real and imaginary meet!

  • Monday: Cyclops & Centaur
  • Tuesday: Dragons 
  • Wednesday: Bigfoot & Yeti 
  • Thursday: Phoenix & Griffins 
  • Friday: Unicorn & Pegasus 

Looking for a different camp?

Learn about the other seasonal camps and mini-camps we offer.