Camp Dates, Rates, & Themes
Camp is $125 per week, 100% outdoors. Camps runs 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Each week has a different theme and age group.
June 21-25- Animal Detectives. Ages 7-10 *SOLD OUT*
There is a mystery at the Zoo and we need your help to solve it! Work with other zoo campers to find clues, study evidence, lift paw prints, and interview suspects to find the answers all week long. Learn about the mysteries that wildlife conceals along the way.
June 28- July 2- Ninja Warrior. Ages 5-7 *SOLD OUT*
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.
July 5- July 9- Jr. Zoo Adaptations. Ages 10-14 *SOLD OUT*
If you are interested in becoming a Zoo Keeper 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.
July 12- July 16- Conservation Hero's. Ages 8-12 *SOLD OUT*
Join us this week as we travel around the world learning about our favorite Conservation Hero’s like Steve Irwin and Jane Goodall! We will learn all about their impact on the endangered species they loved and meet some of the animals they helped protect as we explore the zoo.
July 19- July 23- Artsy Animals. Ages 5-7 *SOLD OUT*
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.
July 26- July 30- Wildlife Engineers. Ages 6-9 *SOLD OUT*
This week is all about STEAM! If you love Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math then this week is for you! Join us as we explore wildlife and nature using STEAM techniques and activities.
August 2- August 6- Jr. Zoo Habitats. Ages 10-14 *SOLD OUT*
If you are interested in becoming a Zoo Keeper 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 the different animals and their habitats around the world.
August 9- August 13- Shark Week. Ages 5-8 *SOLD OUT*
DUN…DUN….It’s BACK… Shark Week 2021! 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!
August 16 & 17 and August 18 & 19 - Zoology. Ages 13-16
*This camp is from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and is the same for both sessions*
This two-day advanced 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.
For more information on Summer Zoo Camp, please check out the zoo camp guide below, which outlines current zoo camp protocols, procedures and more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org