Zoo Troop

About 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.

Zoo Troop Camp sessions run for four days (Monday-Thursday). Morning sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Afternoon sessions are from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Most weeks allow you to add an afternoon camp to your morning camp to make it an all-day session; children are supervised from 12:00-1:00 for an additional $10/week. All-day sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All-day campers should bring a bag lunch.

Zoo Troop camps are designed for children who have completed grades K-2.

Cost:

  • Half Day for 4 days:
    $105 Members | $125 Non-Members
  • All Day for 4 days:
    $220 Members | $260 Non-Members
  • Camp t-shirts are optional and cost an additional $10 during check out. Each week of camp has the same t-shirt design. T-shirts are non-refundable. If you cancel, you will be able to pick your shirt up in the gift shop.
  • If a camp is full, you can join the waiting list through the online registration process. If no waiting list appears, it’s because the waiting list is also full.

Dates & Times:


Zookeeper for a Week

June 10-13, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!

Animals in Art

June 10-13, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

From painting to play dough, learn about the zoo’s animals through the eyes of an artist. Discover how animals make art and create your own artwork to take home!


Carnivore Keeper

June 17-20, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (All Day)
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August 5-8, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (All Day)

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Travel to the top of the food chain as we explore the lives of the world’s best hunters and how we care for them at the zoo.


Pet Pals

July 8-11, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Learn about pet care while helping take care of the zoo’s animals. Create toys for your pets and learn training tricks that will help you and your pet bond for life!

Animal Adventures

July 8-11, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

From the tropics to the deserts, we’ll adventure through the animal kingdom to learn about animals that live all over the world!


Zookeeper for a Week

July 22-25, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(No all-day option available this week)

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!


Zookeeper for a Week

July 29-August 1, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at animal care and enrichment as you experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a week!

Wild Things

July 29-August 1, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet many of the zoo’s wild things while also exploring the creek and trails for wild things you can find in your own backyard!

Registration


For questions or more information contact:

Sarah Wilcox
swilcox@lszoo.org
(218) 730-4500 ext. 214

If a camp is full, you can join the waiting list through the online registration process.

Scholarships


All of our scholarships for this summer have been awarded.