Summer Camps

2021 Summer Camps

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Lake Superior Zoo summer day camps provide a fun and safe setting where youth can make both human and animal friends.

Each camp features animal encounters, hands-on activities, crafts and games that focus on inspiring children to care about wildlife, conservation, and the natural world. From Zoo Troop to Eco-Explorers, each level of camp exposes children to different opportunities as their learning levels progress. When they reach their teen years, youth can participate in Zoo Crew to gain a real-world understanding of what it’s like to work with animals and visitors at a zoo.

Our Zoo School offers part-time and full-time options for summer and school year for ages 33 months – 5 years. We are not able to offer Cub Club or Zoo Tots programs this year.

How does the zoo keep campers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We have a full pandemic preparedness plan in place, as well as a parent guide and home screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms. Please click the links below to view those documents.

Parent Guide to Pandemic Plan for Zoo Camp (updated 7/1/21)
COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Summer Youth Programs (updated 7/1/21)
Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms

Zoo Troop
ages 6-8

Whether you embark on “Animal Adventures” or become a “Zookeeper for a Week,” all of these 4-day camps include exciting games and activities, art projects, and close-up animal encounters.

Zookeeper Camp for youth with autism
ages 8-12

Learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper by preparing animal meals, making enrichments, observing animal training, and more! This camp will be co-taught by zoo educators and Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) Education Specialists.

ages 9-12

Explore careers working with animals, practice your zoology skills and more by choosing from these exciting 4-day camps focused on wildlife and conservation.

Zoo Crew
ages 13-17

Zoo Crew provides teens with hands-on experience with animal care, conservation education, and zoo operations. Participants learn how to handle and care for animals, work alongside zookeepers, and teach zoo visitors about wildlife and conservation issues.


Select an age group to see camp dates and themes.

For questions or more information contact:

Sarah Wilcox
(218) 730-4500 ext. 214