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When school is out, Safari Camp is in!

This summer, campers will puzzle out some of our planet’s most exciting challenges! How can we ensure each animal gets what it needs? How do you even begin tracking the nearly invisible and even unheard from? What role will YOU play once you’ve uncovered the secret connections that hold our world together? Campers connect with animals through Zoo exploration, up-close animal experiences, engineering challenges, nature play, and special camp-only Zoo opportunities.

Costs

Members

  • Full day - $260
  • Half day - $155
  • 4th of July 4-day Week (Full day) - $210
  • 4th of July 4-day Week (Half day) - $126
  • 8th Grade 'Animal Care 101' Camp (Full day) - $350

Non-Members

  • Full day - $285
  • Half day - $165
  • 4th of July 4-day Week (Full day) - $235
  • 4th of July 4-day Week (Half day) - $136
  • 8th Grade 'Animal Care 101' Camp (Full day) - $375

Service and Accommodation Fees

  • Early Care: $50 per child per week
  • Late Care: $50 per child per week
  • Cancellation Fee: $50 per child per camp
  • Transfer Fee: $50 per child per camp
  • Late Arrival/Early Pick Up : $5 per child per camp
* All cancellations and transfers must be made via e-mail to Denver Zoo’s Guest Care Center at guestcare@denverzoo.org at least 15 business days before the date of the camp. Within 14 business days, all sales are final.
*Members must log in with the email address that is linked to their membership to see discounted pricing. If your membership has expired, you will need to renew it prior to camp registration. Insider tip: log in to your account before January 29th to make sure you see your name, membership category, and expiration date in the upper right corner. If you need assistance please contact the Guest Care Center at Denver Zoo at 720-337-1400, Option 0, and they can assist you.

Dates & Times

Running Weekly: TBD

Full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Half day camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.

Early Care and/or Late Care can be added to extend a camper’s day. Early Care runs 7:30 - 8:45 a.m., Late Care runs 4 - 5:00 p.m.

ACCESS TO AWE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarships are available through Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund. Please apply for financial assistance when registering online.

Scholarships will only be awarded for one week of camp per child.

CONTACT US

Questions or concerns? Contact our Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400 or e-mail guestcare@denverzoo.org.

We have made the decision to cancel Summer Safari Camp for the 2020 season. This was a difficult decision knowing the disappointment this will cause our campers, staff and volunteers looking forward to their camp experience. This decision was made with the goal of protecting the safety, health and wellness of campers, staff, and families. As state and local guidelines surrounding COVID-19 evolved, so did our realization that the joy and discovery of the Summer Safari experience could not be achieved this year. Ultimately, the close connections with animals and friends, creative play, and free choice learning that should be a part of Summer Safari will have to wait until we emerge from this together. We understand this is a challenging time for your families and our hearts are with you.

All families are welcome to receive a full refund, or donate all or part of their camp fees to the Zoo’s emergency fund. Our Guest Care staff will be reaching out to the person listed as the main camper contact to process refunds or donations. This process will begin Monday, May 11th and will continue through next week, or until all contacts have been made. Guest Service staff are not available until this date and will be reaching out from 9:00am-6:00pm (M-F). We appreciate your patience as we prepare our staff to return to the Zoo and assist you with your transaction.

 

Program Information

Weekly Programs For 4 Year Olds Through 8th Grade

Stay tuned for Summer 2021 Information.

Registration FAQ

Member Registration and Log In
Members must log-in as members to receive the discount. If you are a member and have never logged in before, use member look up to set your password and contact information. After you have an account, you may Log In or Register An Account by clicking in the tan box located at the top right hand side of the page and then find the “Returning Customers” box. This is where you will enter the User Name and Password you created when setting up your account. If you have any trouble, please contact our Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400.

Non-Member Registration and Log In
If you are not a member, you must set up an account. After you have an account, you may Log In or Register An Account by clicking in the tan box located at the top right hand side of the page and then find the “Returning Customers” box. This is where you will enter the User Name and Password you created when setting up your account.

How many camps can I sign my child up for?
No camper is allowed to be enrolled for more than one week of a camp with the same title. Example: A first grader may only attend one week of “Zoo Engineers.” However, they may attend one week of “Zoo Engineers”, one week of “Power Pack”, and one week of “Nature Play the Zoo Way.” If you enroll your child in a duplicate class, you will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Scholarships may only be used for one week of camp per child.

My child’s friend is coming to camp – will they be together?
As long as the children are registered for the exact same camp (Week, Grade Level, and Camp Title), they will be together. Campers are divided into smaller groups when exploring the zoo.

Can I sign up my camper for a different grade level than he/she will be entering in fall 2020?
No. Your child must be enrolled in a camp that matches the grade they will be entering this coming September. All Pre-K campers must be at least 4 years old. All camp curricula are designed based on Colorado Academic Standards with specific activities appropriate for each developmental stage.

May I register my child for 2 half-day programs so they can stay all day?
No. We do not offer a supervised lunch time for half-day children. No half-day camper may attend both AM and PM sessions during the same week, as the AM and PM curricula are the same. All AM half-day campers must be signed out at noon. PM half-day campers may not check-in before 1:00PM.

What people are saying

“My child will be attending your summer camp as long as she can. Her brother will be attending when he is 4.5, just like his sister. This camp is one of the best experiences ever!”