The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers a fun-filled and educational Zoo Camp for children entering grades 2–8 in the fall of 2016. Children experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the world of animals, right here at the Zoo!
Camp activities include:
Not a member? Save $99.50 on camp when you purchase a membership & sign up early.
Each morning, campers will be greeted by a message from one of our Zoo team members with a Zoo Mystery to solve. Campers will then explore the Zoo, play games, and engage their senses to solve the mystery. Along the way they will have opportunities to meet Maryland Zoo Animal Ambassadors and learn about ways they can help protect wild animals. Campers will spend a lot of time walking around the Zoo, experiencing interactive exhibits such as spinning turtle shells, wobbly lily pads, slides, and camel rides. Campers should be prepared to spend a significant amount of time outside in various weather conditions. This Camp week is for students who will be in grade 2 as of Fall 2016. Due to the young age of the campers, children in the Zoo Detectives Camp will NOT go behind-the-scenes with any animals.
Dates: August 8–12, 2016
What part can you play in helping to protect animals? Participants experience a unique day camp that allows them to explore the role the Zoo and other conservation organizations play in protecting animals species throughout the world, and how each of us can help. Camp is available for students in grades 3–5 as of Fall 2016.
Dates: June 27–July 1, 2016
July 11–15, 2016
July 25–29, 2016
Wondering what part you can play in helping to protect Earth’s amazing species? Participants experience a unique day camp that allows them to explore both the role the Zoo and other conservation organizations play in protecting animals species throughout the world, and how each of us can help! This Camp week is for students who will be in grades 6–8 as of Fall 2016.
Dates: July 18–22, 2016
August 1–5, 2016
Week 1: June 27–July 1, 2016 Action for Animals (for Grades 3–5)
Week 2: July 11–15, 2016 Action for Animals (for Grades 3–5)
Week 3: July 18–22, 2016 Working for Wildlife (for Grades 6–8)
Week 4: July 25–29, 2015 Action for Animals (for Grades 3–5)
Week 5: August 1–5, 2016 Working for Wildlife (for Grades 6–8)
Week 6: August 8–12, 2016 Zoo Detectives (for Grade 2)
Early Bird (January 4 through February 29, 2016) – $310.50
Regular (Starting March 1, 2016) – $345
Sign up with a friend and save! (Starting March 1, 2016) - $310.50
Zoo Members may not register non-custodial children, except for Grandparents with memberships which include their grandchildren. Maryland Zoo membership must be valid at time of registration and for the duration of Camp.
Regular (Starting March 1, 2016) – $410
Sign up with a friend and save! – $369 (per Non-member camper)
Camp hours are 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Camp activities take place on Zoo grounds and in the Summer Camp Classroom. Building facilities are air-conditioned and near restrooms. Campers should dress for the outdoors.
Parents/Guardians must sign in their campers with the Camp staff near the drop-off point at the Penguin Gate between 8:55 and 9:00 am. They must sign their campers out between 3:50 and 4:00 pm at the same location.
Advance registration is required. Programs fill quickly, so register early!
Campers should be registered for a Camp week based on the grades they will be entering in the fall of 2016. Camp fees must be paid in full at time of registration. Proof of age is also required with the registration form—options include a copy of a current grade report (preferred), birth certificate, or passport.
Registration materials may be returned in the following ways:
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Attn: Summer Camp
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217
After your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email within 5 business days.
Closer to the start of Summer Camp, you will receive via email detailed Camp information and forms to complete.
A $50 non-refundable processing fee applies for any changes made or cancellation of any confirmed registration. Cancellations received at least two weeks (10 business days) prior to the start of a Camp date will receive a full refund, minus the $50 processing fee.
Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the Camp start date or for any missed days of Camp. In the event the Zoo cancels a program, a full refund will be issued.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Zoo in any of the following ways: