Zoo Camp

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Join us this summer for Zoo Camp 2022: Greatest Hits Edition! We have taken our most popular camps from over the years and made them all available for you this summer! This camp will be 100% outdoors and each session is $125.

Camp Times:

AM Class: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm · PM Class: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm · Zoology 101: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm   


5-7 Years6-8 years8-11 years10-13 years14-17 years
Date




June 20-24

Animal Detectives (AM ONLY)

June 27-July 1Artsy Animals (AM)Artsy Animals (PM)


July 5 & 6



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July 7 & 8



Zoology 101
July 11-15Dino Week (AM ONLY)



July 18-22


Jr. Zookeeper 
(AM ONLY)

July25-29Shark Week (AM)
Shark Week (PM)

August 1-5


Jr. Zookeeper 
(AM ONLY)

August 8-12Animal Ninja Warrior (AM ONLY)Animal Ninja Warrior (AM ONLY)


August 15 & 16



Zoology 101
August 17 & 18 



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Camp Descriptions

Animal Detectives: 

June 20th – June 24th ∙ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 8-11

There is a mystery at the Cape May Zoo and we need your help to solve it! During this week you will work with other zoo campers to find clues, study evidence, lift paw prints, and interview suspects to solve the case!


Shark Week: 

July 25th – July 29th 

AM: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 5-7 

PM: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ∙ Ages 8-11

DUN…DUN….It’s BACK… Shark Week 2022!  Join us as we learn about these amazing predators, their ocean habitat, and other creatures of the deep! This week is all about water, so let’s dive right in and see what we can learn!


 

Artsy Animals:

June 27th – July 1st 

AM: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 5-7

PM: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ∙ Ages 6-8

This art-based camp will let young artists go wild! Let your animal instincts run wild through crafts and art projects all week. Campers will use zoo animals and the natural world around them as inspiration for their artistic creations.


Jr. Zookeeper (REPEAT)*: 

August 1st – August 5th ∙ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 10-13

If you are interested in becoming a Zookeeper one day, this is the perfect camp for you!  Join us as we take you into the zoo and have you help with the daily care of some of our animals.  During this camp you will get to meet the zookeepers and learn about specific animals and their unique adaptations.

*This camp will be a repeat of the first Jr. Zookeeper*

Zoology 101: 

July 7th & July 8th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm ∙ Ages 14-17 *

This camp will give you a glimpse of the most popular major of study for zoo professionals: Zoology.  Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom through special keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, and animal behavior studies.  This two-day camp is ideal for teenagers wanting to learn more about wildlife careers.

* Each two-day camp will be a repeat of the first*

Animal Ninja Warrior: 

August 8th – August 12th ∙ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 5-8

Learn how animals compete against each other in the wild by using their amazing “ninja” abilities. During this week we will explore which mammals, reptiles, and birds have the skills to survive and become the next… Animal Ninja Warrior.


Dino Week: 

July 11th – July 15th ∙ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 5-7 

Come on a million-year journey with us to discover how prehistoric animals transformed into the animals we have today! We will be learning how special adaptations have helped them through the years - all the way to 2022!

Zoology 101 (REPEAT): 

August 15th & August 16th ∙ 9:00 am to 2:00 pm ∙ Ages 14-17*


This camp will give you a glimpse of the most popular major of study for zoo professionals: Zoology.  Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom through special keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, and animal behavior studies.  

* Each two-day camp will be a repeat of the first*

Jr. Zookeeper: 

July 18th – July 22nd ∙ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ∙ Ages 10-13

If you are interested in becoming a Zookeeper one day, this is the perfect camp for you!  Join us as we take you into the zoo and have you help with the daily care of some of our animals.  During this camp you will get to meet the zookeepers and learn about specific animals and their unique adaptations.



Zoo Camp Survival Guide 2022

Our Zoo Camp Survival Guide 2022 has everything you need to know about Zoo Camp from dress code to FAQ's.

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What parents say about Zoo Camp

"It’s hard to say. I’ve never seen him so excited on a daily basis. He came home everyday excited about what he’d learned and spouting off facts left and right. He loved being able to actually work up close with so many animals. He’s still talking about camp 2 weeks later!"

"First time and my daughter loved it!! She is definitely doing it again next summer."

 "I want to sincerely thank Cape May Zoo and all of the counselors for giving the kids such a wonderful experience. The camp was run so efficiently and was so organized right from day 1. My son, niece and nephew are hoping that when they get older they can be counselors. They can’t wait until next year!"
 "We love this camp, we've been coming back for years and definitely will be back next year!"





Any questions, comments, concerns please contact our Education Department at
609-465-6832 or education@cmczoo.com