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.
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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 summer 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 summer 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, summer 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. Summer campers may get messy as we make our way through some sticky situations, hair-raising animal encounters, and icky investigations.
Attention, Summer 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, summer campers will get up close to animals, meet zookeepers and see what it takes to care for the animals at the Central Park Zoo.
Kinderzoo Week of Wildlife Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp
August 1 — August 5 5 day camp
Kinderzoo Zoo Explorer Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp
August 8 — August 12 5 day camp
Week of Wildlife Keeper for a Week
August 15 — August 19 5 day camp
August 22 — August 26 5 day camp
Week of Wildlife Zoo Explorer
August 29 — September 2 5 day camp
Kinderzoo Week of Wildlife
$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
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.