Registration for 2022 begins January 13th at 9:00 am!
WCS Education has your summer covered with fun, educational camp experiences! We provide unforgettable experiences for your camper including age-appropriate, hands-on activities, up-close animal experiences, time to explore the park and tons of educational fun that builds on campers' innate love for our wild planet.
Select a camp experience below for more information!
In-person summer camp is back at the Central Park Zoo and it's going to be WILD! Campers will explore the zoo and learn about our animals like never before! This small-group experience brings all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority. Scroll down for our camp schedule and descriptions! All camps run from 9:00a - 3:00p Monday - Friday each week unless otherwise noted.
Ages 2 to 4 with a Caregiver
Zoo Fledglings: Our Summer Zoo-cation
Join us on an around-the-world adventure right here at the Zoo! Discover a variety of habitats and their animal representatives in this hands-on, interactive 1 hour camp for toddlers and their caregivers. Up-close animal encounters, art experiences, hands-on investigations, and zoo exploration are part of this week-long experience.
Are you ready to test your own Animal Sense? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate adaptations like these through hands-on exploration, scientific investigations, and up-close animal encounters every day!
Splat, Boom, Hiss! This week, campers embark on an amazing adventure through the weird, wacky and WILD animal world. Campers may get messy as we make our way through some sticky situations, hair-raising animal encounters, and icky investigations.
Attention, Campers! We're looking for master animal trackers and zoo-per sleuths for a special assignment this week! Together, campers are immersed into a world of Zoo mystery and intrigue, with hands-on investigations, up-close animal encounters and solving peculiar puzzles. *cue suspenseful music!*
Do you think you've got what it takes to care for Zoo animals? Roll up your sleeves, get messy, and find out this week! During Zoo Keeping 101, we'll get up close to animals, meet zookeepers and see what it takes to care for the animals at the Central Park Zoo.
$540 members / $600 regular (5 day camp)
$432 members / $480 regular(4 day camp)*
$157.50 members / $175 regular (Zoo Fledglings)** *Prorated price the week of July 5 - July 8 only
Extended Care is a great add-on option for caregivers who can't pick their camper up at 3:00pm, allowing caregivers to pick up anytime before 5:00pm. Extended Care includes free play, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration (weather permitting). Minimum number required to run the program. Add on items like Extended Care and additional camp t-shirts when adding your selected camp purchase to your cart.
Participants in this program will spend most of the day outdoors during a range of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and precipitation, as well as travel over uneven, natural surfaces. Accommodations may be available. Please contact us for more information.
Due to current NYC mandates, campers age 5 and over will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. We will follow up with further safety information based on state and local requirements later in the spring.