Summer Camp 2023

Program Description

Week-long, full-day, summer camp is BACK at the Buffalo Zoo! Join us for a wild camp experience like no other. Campers will learn and discover through visits to animal habitats, up close animal encounters, crafts, art, nature play, hands-on activities, and more! Get in touch with us today to learn more about our zoo camp in Buffalo, NY and the various animal experiences included!

Program Details

What:  Week-Long, Full Day Summer Camp

Who:  Campers ages 6–8 and 9–12

Where:  The Buffalo Zoo

When:  July–August 2024

Time:  Weekly sessions, Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Cost:  $297 Member price per one week session per person. $330 Non-Member price. Includes camp logo drawstring backpack and water bottle.

How: Click here for registration

Current school vaccination records required at least one week prior to camp start. Instructions for submission are included in the registration process.

Important Information For Campers! Please Read.

Zoo Camp Scholarship Application – TBD

A Letter to Parents

BUFFALO ZOO SUMMER CAMP POLICIES 2024

 

2024 Camp Schedule and Topics

 

JULY 8–12: COLORFUL CRITTERS

White bears, a brown cow, and a red and green lizard? Nature is full of colors and patterns, not just on the animals but also on the flora and fauna that the animals eat. Campers will learn about natures color palette and the colorful diet found throughout the animal kingdom.

JULY 15–19: FACT OR FICTION

Campers will learn and dismiss the common myths about Zoo animals and animals found in their backyard. Do snakes unhinge their jaw? Do camels store water in their humps? The answers might surprise you and the truth is even more shocking!

JULY 22–26: ANIMAL ODDITIES

Ever wonder how long an anteater’s tongue is or how long an otter can hold its breath? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate animal adaptations and determine whether these animal capabilities are oddities or advantages. 

JULY 29–AUGUST 2: COLORFUL CRITTERS

White bears, a brown cow, and a red and green lizard? Nature is full of colors and patterns, not just on the animals but also on the flora and fauna that the animals eat. Campers will learn about natures color palette and the colorful diet found throughout the animal kingdom. 

AUGUST 5–9: FACT OR FICTION

Campers will learn and dismiss the common myths about Zoo animals and animals found in their backyard. Do snakes unhinge their jaw? Do camels store water in their humps? The answers might surprise you and the truth is even more shocking!

AUGUST 12–16: ANIMAL ODDITIES

Ever wonder how long an anteater’s tongue is or how long an otter can hold its breath? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate animal adaptations and determine whether these animal capabilities are oddities or advantages.

 

CONTACT CAMP DIRECTOR, RACHAEL BAJDAS, AT RBAJDAS@BUFFALOZOO.ORG OR (716) 995-6123 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

Registration Info

CALL (716) 995-6123 OR EMAIL RBAJDAS@BUFFALOZOO.ORG WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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Due to the nature of camp, we are unable to offer refunds once registration has closed. Should a camper be unable to attend, your registration fee will be considered a donation.