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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. 

Thank you for your interest in Winter Safari Camp.  2023 details and registration information will be available in early October.  Please check back often for updates!

Already registered? Click here to access the Parent Portal:


$65 per camper/day

Service and Accommodation Fees

  • Cancellation Fee: Registrations canceled or rescheduled for reasons unrelated to changing state or municipality health guidelines for COVID-19, at least 7 business days before the date of camp, incur fees of $15 each. **Within 7 business days,, all sales are final.
  • Transfer Fee: Parents/Guardians must register their own children, using their own account, to participate in Safari Camp.  Registering other children, resulting in bookings needing to be transferred between parents/account, will result in a $50 transfer fee.
  • Accommodation FeesWith 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.
* All requests must be made via e-mail to

Dates & Times

Single-day camp experiences offered:

  • December 19, 2022
  • December 20, 2022
  • December 21, 2022

Each camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Due to operating restrictions at this time, we are not able to offer Early or Late Care. 

Important Information

Important Information PDF

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 aMedication Administration Permission Form two 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 are available through Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund. Please apply for financial assistance when registering online.

Contact Us

Questions or concerns? Email the Camp Team at

Program Information

Full-Day camps are offered for children currently in Kindergarten – Grade 5.


December 19, 2022

Rowdy Reptiles

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a reptile is worth a chameleon!  Our scaled residents let their bodies do the talking!  Explore the remarkable adaptations that allow reptiles to communicate and survive.  Trust us, iguana join us for this camp!


December 20, 2022

Critter Kids

Pups, calves, and babies - they grow up so fast!  Learn how Denver Zoo cares for our little (and large!) bundles of joy and get the scoop on our most fabulous animal families.  


December 21, 2022

Jaws, Paws & Claws

You're gonna need a bigger camp!  Powerful predators use their jaws, paws, and claws to reign supreme.  You'll discover what it takes to top the food chain when you take a bite out of this jawsome camp!

Things to Know...

Campers must be 5 years old as of October 15th, 2022.
  • 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 are not allowed to attend more than one camp with the same title. This prevents children from attending camp where they repeat the same curriculum and activities.
  • 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



Looking for a different camp?

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