Zoo Summer Camp

2024 Zoo Summer Camps

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Open Registration March 18, 2024

*Zoo members will receive early registration access on March 4, 2024, at 9:00 AM.

Abilene Zoo Summer Camp operates under a Single Skill Exemption from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

Questions?
Contact zoo.education@abilenetx.gov or call 325-676-6487

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy

If you must reschedule your Camp session, please be aware there is a $25 rescheduling fee per camper per change if made within two weeks of your camp date, and space is limited, so there may not be another space available for the following session. If you must cancel your camp session, please call (325) 676-6487. A refund, minus $75, will be given to cancellations made two weeks before camp, 80% for those made four weeks prior, and 100% for those made eight weeks in advance. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the camp session begins or requests for refunds for missed programs will not be refunded. Substitutions will not be allowed for any camp session.

Summer Camp Stroller Club

Stroller Club (2yrs - 4yrs)

  • Camper must be this age by June 1st.
  • Price per week: $25 for members; $30 for non-members
  • Time: 9:30 AM- 9:50 AM
  • After the lesson enjoy the zoo at your leisure!
  • This is NOT a drop-off camp. Therefore, adults will be required to attend alongside the camper.
  • June 11th – 13th: Amazing Adaptations
  • June 18th – 20th: Wildlife Heroes
  • June 25th – 27th: Passport to the World
  • July 2nd – 4th: Junior Zoo Crew 
  • July 9th – 11th: Amazing Adaptations
  • July 16th – 18th: Wildlife Heroes
  • July 23rd – 25th: Passport to the World
  • July 30th – August 1st: Junior Zoo Crew
  • August 6th – 8th: Party Animal

Preschool (4yrs - 5yrs)

  • Camper must be this age by June 1st.
  • Price per week: $100 for members; $125 for non-members
  • Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • This is a drop-off camp. Therefore, adults will not be able to attend alongside the camper.
  • June 10th – 14th: Amazing Adaptations
  • June 17th – 21st: Wildlife Heroes
  • June 24th – 28th: Passport to the World
  • July 1st – 5th: Junior Zoo Crew 
  • July 8th – 12th: Amazing Adaptations
  • July 15th – 19th: Wildlife Heroes
  • July 22nd – 26th: Passport to the World
  • July 29th – August 2nd: Junior Zoo Crew
  • August 5th – 9th: Party Animal
Preschool
Kinder

Kinder

  • Camper should be entering this grade in the Fall of 2024.
  • Price per week: $200 for members; $225 for non-members
  • Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • This is a drop-off camp. Therefore, adults will not be able to attend alongside the camper.
  • June 10th – 14th: Amazing Adaptations
  • June 17th – 21st: Wildlife Heroes
  • June 24th – 28th: Passport to the World
  • July 1st – 5th: Junior Zoo Crew
  • July 8th – 12th: Amazing Adaptations
  • July 15th – 19th: Wildlife Heroes
  • July 22nd – 26th: Passport to the World
  • July 29th – August 2nd: Junior Zoo Crew
  • August 5th – 9th: Party Animal

1st Grade

  • Camper should be entering this grade in the Fall of 2024.
  • Price per week: $200 for members; $225 for non-members

  • Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

  • This is a drop-off camp. Therefore, adults will not be able to attend alongside the camper.

    • June 10th – 14th: Amazing Adaptations
    • June 17th – 21st: Wildlife Heroes
    • June 24th -28th: Passport to the World
    • July 1st – 5th: Junior Zoo Crew
    • July 8th – 12th: Amazing Adaptations
    • July 15th – 19th: Wildlife Heroes
    • July 22nd – 26th: Passport to the World
    • July 29th – August 2nd: Junior Zoo Crew
    • August 5th – 9th: Party Animal
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5

2nd-3rd Grade

  • Camper should be entering this grade in the Fall of 2024.

  • Price per week: $200 for members; $225 for non-members

  • Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

  • This is a drop-off camp. Therefore, adults will not be able to attend alongside the camper.

    • June 10th – 14th: Amazing Adaptations
    • June 17th – 21st: Wildlife Heroes
    • June 24th – 28th: Passport to the World
    • July 1st – 5th: Junior Zoo Crew
    • July 8th – 12th: Amazing Adaptations
    • July 15th – 19th: Wildlife Heroes
    • July 22nd – 26th: Passport to the World
    • July 29th – August 2nd: Junior Zoo Crew
    • August 5th – 9th: Party Animal

4th - 5th Grade

  • Camper should be entering this grade in the Fall of 2024.

  • Price per week: $200 for members; $225 for non-members

  • Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

  • This is a drop-off camp. Therefore, adults will not be able to attend alongside the camper.

    • June 10th – 14th: Amazing Adaptations
    • June 24th – 28th: Passport to the World
    • July 15th – 19th: Wildlife Heroes
    • July 29th – August 2nd: Junior Zoo Crew
    • August 5th – 9th: Party Animal
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7

6th - 7th-Grade

  • Camper should be entering this grade in the Fall of 2024.

  • Price per week: $200 for members; $225 for non-members

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    • June 17th – 21st: Wildlife Heroes
    • July 1st – 5th: Junior Zoo Crew
    • July 8th – 12th: Amazing Adaptations
    • July 22nd – 26th: Passport to the World
    • August 5th – 9th: Party Animal
Stroller Club:

Have a 2 – 4 year old that loves the Zoo? Dropping off an older sibling for Zoo Camp? Enjoy a mom-and-tot 20 minute hands-on learning experience then explore the Zoo at your leisure.

Amazing Adaptations:

Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom! Delve into the incredible adaptations of different species – from camouflage to unique survival skills – in this hands-on educational experience.

Wildlife Heroes:

Discover the inspiring stories of wildlife heroes who dedicate their lives to the conservation and well-being of animals while learning how you can make a positive impact on the world around you.

Passport to the World:

Embark on a global adventure without leaving the zoo! Through interactive activities, campers will discover the diverse habitats, cultures, and fascinating animals from around the world.

Junior Zoo Crew:

Calling all future zookeepers! Dive into the exciting world of zookeeping, where junior animal enthusiasts will have the chance to feed, care for, and learn about Abilene Zoo’s animal residents alongside experienced zookeepers.

Party Animal:

This is how we ZOO it! This lively camp focuses on the fun side of the zoo, with games, crafts, and activities all centered around the wild world of party animals.

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