ZooCamp at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. ZooCamp at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.


This is how you Zoo it!

Designed for children ages 4-12, ZooCamp fosters an appreciation for the natural world through activities, arts & crafts, tours and chats. Learn about desert environments, go behind the scenes, meet with animal care keepers and so much more. Each themed class offers campers an entertaining and educational topic geared towards specific age groups.



Fall, Winter & Spring ZooCamp 2-day sessions are open to kids ages 4-12. These excitement-packed ‘mini-camps’ allow families to schedule around their busy holiday commitments. Every session is unique – so you can try them all! ZooCampers will learn about habitats, propagation, adaptations, food chains and endangered species while enjoying behind-the-scenes tours and special animal encounters!

Fall, Winter and Spring sessions run from 8:30am to 12:00 noon. ZooCampers need to come equipped for outdoor activities with a snack and water bottle each day.

Fall ZooCamp
Nov 19-20

Winter ZooCamp
Dec 21-22, 27-28 & Jan 2-3, 4-5, 7-8

Spring ZooCamp
Apr 15-16, 17-18, 23-24, 25-26

Members: $85 / Non-members: $105

Member Non-Member

Registration begins September 1. Register early, as ZooCamp sessions frequently sell out! For more information, contact us at (760) 346-5694 or



Summer ZooCamp weekly sessions are offered for ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12. These sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon. Summer ZooCampers need to come equipped for outdoor activity with a snack, lunch and water bottle each day.

Week 1: June 17 – June 21
Week 2: June 24 – June 28
Week 3: July 1 – July 5
Week 4: July 8 – July 12
Week 5: July 15 – July 19
Week 6: July 22 – July 26

Members $186 / Non-members $216

Member Non-Member

Members are eligible for Summer ZooCamp Early-Bird registration April 15 to April 30. Non-member registration begins May 1. ZooCamp sessions frequently sell out so Register early. ZooCampers registered before May 10 receive a FREE ZooCamp youth-sized t-shirt!