Kids of all ages can spend summer and winter breaks at the Phoenix Zoo with Camp Zoo! Camp Zoo offers children in kindergarten through eighth-grade an opportunity to explore nature and the Zoo in a fun, hands-on and exciting way. All of our lessons and activities are age-appropriate and designed for multiple learning styles. Young children will be introduced to nature with smaller animals, basic care giving, art projects and simple action projects. Each class progresses with the children’s level of understanding all the way up to seventh and eighth-grade, during which participants will explore animal training, visitor education and zoo careers.

Camp Zoo is inclusive of all abilities and learning styles. While we encourage campers to participate in all activities as designed, we are able to provide modified lessons and some accommodations for campers with special needs. We also have special day camps designed for children with orthopedic or visual impairments. Visit our Special Needs Programs & Camps for more information.

Winter Camp 2014

Children will have fascinating adventures with the natural world at Winter Camp Zoo at the Phoenix Zoo! Taking advantage of cooler temperatures, participants join in outdoor activities, such as up-close animal encounters, hands-on experiences, games, in-depth investigations and hikes around the Zoo. Participants also spend time in the classroom making crafts, using scientific tools and meeting with Zoo animal ambassadors!

Winter Camp Zoo is for students in kindergarten through 8th- grade. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Extended day camp runs until 6 p.m.

 Winter Camp Zoo 2014 Theme
Zoo Tails and Trails!

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Experience the Zoo as never before with Winter Camp Zoo! Did you know the  Zoo is broken into unique trails? This year, Winter Camp Zoo campers focus on a different trail each day. Through games, activities, hikes and amazing animal encounters, campers learn about the amazing animals and habitats of the Arizona, Tropics, Africa and Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trails! Choose which day you attend based on your favorite trail, or sign up for all of Winter Camp Zoo to experience everything!

Monday, December 29 – Arizona Trail

  • Campers learn about the animals that call the Arizona Trail home and participate in games, learning activities and behind-the-scenes experiences that relate to incredible Arizona-native animals. The day also includes an up-close visit from some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors!

Tuesday, December 30 – Tropics Trail Part 1

  • Campers learn about the animals that call the Tropics Trail home and participate in games, learning activities and behind-the-scenes experiences that relate to awesome rainforest and jungle animals from around the world. The day also includes an up-close visit from some of the Zoo’s tropical animal ambassadors!

Wednesday, December 31 – Tropics Trail Part 2

  • During Tropics Trail Part 2, campers learn even more about the animals that call the Tropics Trail home and participate in games, learning activities and behind-the-scenes experiences that relate to incredible rainforest and jungle animals from around the world. The day also includes an up-close visit from some of the Zoo’s tropical animal ambassadors!

Thursday, January 1 – Pulliam Children’s Trail

  • Campers learn about the animals that call the Pulliam Children’s Trail home and participate in games, learning activities and behind-the-scenes experiences that relate to fascinating animals from around the world. The day also includes an up-close visit from some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors!

Friday, January 2 – Africa Trail

  • Campers learn about the animals that call the Africa Trail home and participate in games, learning activities and behind-the-scenes experiences that relate to amazing African animals. The day also includes an up-close visit from some of the Zoo’s African animal ambassadors! 

Winter Camp Zoo 2014 Daily Schedule

Full Day campers attend 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Winter Camp Zoo 2014 Fees

Full Week
$250 Member
$275 General

Per Day (4 days or less)
$55 Member
$60 General

Extended Day Camp
$50 for the entire week when paid in advance
$15 per day

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