Explore the World of Animals

The Maryland Zoo offers a fun-filled and educational Zoo Camp for children entering grades 2-5 in the fall of 2023. Campers experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the world of animals here at the Zoo!

Looking for a unique summer experience for older campers? Check out our Jr. Keeper-in-Training camp, Keeper-in-Training camp, or Adult Summer Camp!

Week-Long Day Camps are SOLD OUT FOR 2023.

If you are interested in potentially attending, please email camp@marylandzoo.org to be placed on our waitlist.

camp DATES:
  • Grades 2-3: Monday, July 10th – Friday, July 14th [SOLD OUT]
  • Grades 4-5: Monday, June 26th – Friday, June 30th [SOLD OUT]
  • Grades 4-5: Monday, July 24th – Friday, July 28th [SOLD OUT]
camp Hours:
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
camp Themes:
  • Grades 2-3: Paws, Claws, and Jaws
  • Grades 4-5: Trailblazers
General camp activities include:
  • Immersive tours of the Zoo
  • Interacting with the animal experts
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences and Keeper Chats
  • Special up-close visits with Animal Ambassadors
  • Brushing goats
  • Creating wildlife-themed crafts
  • Learning ways we can all help protect wildlife and wild places!

CAMP Fees:
  • Member: $365*
  • Non-member: $430

Did you know that Zoo members save on summer camp? Learn more about becoming a member of the Maryland Zoo!

*Zoo membership must be current at both the time of registration and during summer camp.

What does my child need to bring with them to camp?
  • Refillable water bottle (labeled with camper name)
  • Lunch (labeled with camper name)
  • Snack
  • Sunscreen (recommended)
  • Hat (recommended)
  • Medications (where applicable)
  • Rain gear—dress for the weather!

Cancellation/Change Policy: A $50 non-refundable processing fee applies for any requested changes made to, 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 fewer 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.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Camp Team at camp@marylandzoo.org.