Teacher Professional Development: Camp Conservation

This exclusive three-day summer camp designed for educators combines nostalgia and real-world conservation learning. Treat yourself to the WILDEST, most authentic educator experience in Denver, and walk away with new ideas and resources to take back to your classroom! Bring your teacher bestie, or make a new one—animal or otherwise. Only two sessions available.


June 7–9, 2023 (W–F)
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 

July 11–13, 2023 (Tu–Th)
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 


$175 per person 


Two days at Denver Zoo
+ one day at Daniels Park
(attendee provides transportation) 


1.0 graduate level credit through Colorado School of Mines included with registration!

CONTACT US for school-or district-level custom dates:

PROGRAMMING: This three-day program includes animal experiences, access to experts, a day in the field with Denver Zoo conservation scientists, resources and connections to content for your classroom, daily breakfast and lunch and opportunities to brainstorm and network with fellow educators. 

Included in this Teacher Professional Development Program:

  • Immersive hands-on learning at the Zoo and at a local Denver Zoo field conservation site.
  • Connection with Denver Zoo conservationists, animal care staff and other experts, not to mention some really cool animals!
  • Networking and brainstorming with fellow teachers.
  • Lots of time outside in the beautiful Colorado sunshine – pack that sunscreen!
  • Graduate level credit through Colorado School of Mines.
  • Meals, Zoo treats and a special Denver Zoo souvenir.
  • Inquire about mileage reimbursement opportunities for teachers outside the Denver metro area: dzeducation@denverzoo.org.

To cancel or transfer a program, please contact guestcare@denverzoo.org at least two weeks prior to your scheduled program date.

  • Transfer Fees: Transfer fee of $25 applies to any date or program change. We cannot guarantee availability in future workshops.
  • Cancellation Fees: All sales are final, unless the Zoo must cancel the program. Exceptions can be requested in the case of family medical emergencies, severe illness or for required quarantine due to COVID-19.