Summer Camp

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!


CAMP AT THE CENTRAL PARK ZOO

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.

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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.

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Entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Kinderzoo: Animal Sense

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!

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Entering Grades 1st to 6th

Wild Safari

Warning: this camp contains nature! In this all new experience at the Central Park Zoo, campers will get messy as they learn, play, and explore a new, messier side of the Zoo.

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Entering 2nd and 3rd Grade

Week of Wildlife: Weird, But Zoo

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.

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Entering 4th to 6th Grade

Zoo Explorer: CSI: Critter Scene Investigation

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!*

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Entering 7th to 9th Grade

Keeper for a Week: Zoo Keeping 101

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.

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Schedule

June 6 — June 10
5 day camp
Zoo Fledglings**
June 13 — June 17
5 day camp
Wild Safari
Kinderzoo
June 20 — June 24
5 day camp
Kinderzoo
Week of Wildlife
June 27 — July 1
5 day camp
Kinderzoo
Zoo Explorer
July 5 — July 8
4 day camp*
Wild Safari*
Kinderzoo*
July 11 — July 15
5 day camp
Zoo Explorer
Keeper for a Week
July 18 — July 22
5 day camp
Kinderzoo
Week of Wildlife
August 1 — August 5
5 day camp
Kinderzoo
Zoo Explorer
August 8 — August 12
5 day camp
Week of Wildlife
Keeper for a Week
August 15 — August 19
5 day camp
Kinderzoo
August 22 — August 26
5 day camp
Week of Wildlife
Zoo Explorer
August 29 — September 2
5 day camp
Kinderzoo
Week of Wildlife

Price

$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

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.


Accessibility

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.


Please visit the Central Park Zoo Know Before You Go page to review park policies related to COVID-19.



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