Summer Camp 2022

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!

Program Details

What:  Week-Long, Full Day Summer Camp

Who:  Campers ages 6-8, and 9-12

Where:  At the Zoo

When:  July – August 2022

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 the Register Online button.

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

 

2022 Camp Schedule and Topics

 

JULY 11-15: CONSERVATION HEROES

Explore conservation around the world and right here in the Buffalo Zoo. Get your hands dirty solving real-life environmental challenges, from food waste to oil spills. See what the Buffalo Zoo is doing to help lead environmental efforts in Buffalo and beyond. Learn what it means to be a conservation scientist and become a champion for the living world around you.

 

JULY 18-22: ADAPTATION INVESTIGATION

Built in sunglasses, removable body parts and blue tongues! Explore the wonders of animal adaptations. Observe and learn how the diverse set of animals at the zoo are adapted to survive in their specific environments, get up close with our ambassador animals to learn their remarkable ways of surviving, and use art and engineering to design and model unique adaptations.

 

JULY 25-29: HABITAT EXPLORERS

Travel around the world exploring diverse habitats, from the Arctic tundra to Australian savannah and beyond, without ever leaving the Buffalo Zoo! Look up, down and through a microscope to observe the diverse places that animals and people call home, investigate the roles wildlife play within their ecosystems, and discover how cultures from around the world interact with the natural world.

 

 

AUGUST 1-5: CONSERVATION HEROES

Explore conservation around the world and right here in the Buffalo Zoo. Get your hands dirty solving real-life environmental challenges, from food waste to oil spills. See what the Buffalo Zoo is doing to help lead environmental efforts in Buffalo and beyond. Learn what it means to be a conservation scientist and become a champion for the living world around you.

 

AUGUST 8-1: ADAPTATION INVESTIGATION

Built in sunglasses, removable body parts and blue tongues! Explore the wonders of animal adaptations. Observe and learn how the diverse set of animals at the zoo are adapted to survive in their specific environments, get up close with our ambassador animals to learn their remarkable ways of surviving, and use art and engineering to design and model unique adaptations.

 

AUGUST 15-19: HABITAT EXPLORERS

Travel around the world exploring diverse habitats, from the Arctic tundra to Australian savannah and beyond, without ever leaving the Buffalo Zoo! Look up, down and through a microscope to observe the diverse places that animals and people call home, investigate the roles wildlife play within their ecosystems, and discover how cultures from around the world interact with the natural world.

 

 

The Buffalo Zoo reserves the right to alter the camp experience for Covid-19 restrictions, mandates, or other protocols.

 

Registration Info

Zoo Members: Click the “Register Online” button, then log in or create an account using your membership number to access the discounted member rates.

Registration closes two weeks prior to each camp start date.

Register Online

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.