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Summer ZooCamp

June 12

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Summer ZooCamp

Registration now open
We are thrilled to introduce an enhanced registration process for our ZooCamp families! We’ve partnered with UltraCamp to streamline the registration for our learning programs, making it easier and more convenient for families to sign up.
By creating an account, families can effortlessly fill out forms, make payments, and register multiple family members-all in one seamless process.
Click here to begin your ZooCamp adventure.

June ZooCamp Sessions:

  • June 12 - 14, 2024
  • June 18 - 20, 2024
  • June 25 - 27, 2024

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

  Members     $225/ 3-day session  
  General   $250/3-day session
  EBT   $25/3-day session

Note: Each three-day camp is registered by the week

June ZooCamp Themes:
K-1: Destination Imagination
Embark on an extraordinary quest to uncover the truth behind legendary creatures! Journey with us into the heart of the desert, where the wonders of nature reveal the secrets behind mythical creatures such as unicorns, fairies,
and dragons. Prepare for an unforgettable week filled with exclusive encounters and experiences that will ignite your imagination!

2-3: Junior Vets
Dive into the exciting world of animal care at Junior Vets camp! Campers will step into the role of animal doctors through immersive activities and hands-on experiences. From dramatic play to learning about real-life animal health,
campers will explore the ins and outs of veterinary care. Get ready for a tail-wagging adventure filled with discovery, exploration, and plenty of furry friends!

4-6: Eco-Engineers
Dive into the fascinating world of wildlife conservation through LEGO-inspired engineering projects. From crafting wildlife bridges to secure fencing and habitat construction, campers engineer solutions to real-life wildlife challenges. Join us as we empower the next generation of champions for wildlife!

Zookeeper Academy is back!
This career-based camp will offer a thorough exploration of zookeeping roles. Through engaging activities, campers will delve into animal nutrition, behavior, habitat design, and conservation management, gaining valuable insight into the field.

Date: July 1-3
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Exclusively for 7th-9th graders

July ZooCamp Sessions:

  • July 9 - 11, 2024
  • July 16 - 18, 2024
  • July 23 - 25, 2024
  • July 30 - August 1, 2024

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

  Members     $225/ 3-day session  
  General   $250/3-day session
  EBT   $25/3-day session

Note: Each three-day camp is registered by the week

July ZooCamp Themes:
The Art of the Desert: Develop your artistic expression and learn the basics of a variety of mediums and techniques with the natural beauty of the desert as our inspiration! Perfect for campers interested in both art and wildlife. Artistic mediums we might explore: Coloring, painting, sculpting, collage/mixed media, and storytelling.

K-1: Critter Crafters
2-3: Animal Tales
4-6: Eco-Expression



Check-In & Check-Out
Camp check-in will take place at the Education Gate, located at the far north end of the parking lot. Signage and Education staff will be present to help you find your way. 

Check-in will begin 15 minutes prior to when camp instruction is scheduled to start. Pre-activities will take place before instruction begins. We kindly ask all parents and guardians to exit the Education Gate by camp start time.

NEW: Pick-up Policy
After our 15-minute grace period, a fee of $15 per individual will be charged for every 15 minutes that a camper remains at the zoo beyond the designated pick- up time. The total pick-up time allocated by staff is 30 minutes, consisting of 15 minutes before camp ends and 15 minutes.

Tips for Success! 

All participants need to come equipped for outdoor exploration and play! Please bring sunscreen, a hat, close-toed shoes, a refillable water bottle, and a snack with your camper's name clearly labeled on it. 

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens follows health recommendations from the California Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the health and safety of our animals, staff, volunteers, and guests. All staff and campers are required to follow the recommended guidelines set forth by the county and state. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made 14+ days prior: $115 non-refundable deposit, remainder will be refunded.
  • Cancellations made less than 14 days prior are not eligible for a refund.
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