Summer Camp

Have an unforgettable Summer Camp experience at the Central Park Zoo! During our camp sessions, we offer age-appropriate experiences that build on our campers' innate love of our wild planet.


All camps run Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*The week of July 2 - 6 is a 4 day camp. No camp in session Wednesday, July 4

If you have questions about our camps, visit our FAQs page. We've likely got you covered.

Please click on the session of your choice to view availability and to register.


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KinderZoo (entering PreK - K, must be 4 years old on the first day of camp)

Campers spend the week exploring the many ways humans and animals interact! Campers investigate jobs from farmers to conservationists through hands-on activities, Zoo adventures, art projects and animal guests every day.

Dates:
June 18 - 22, 2018
July 2 - 6, 2018 (skips Wednesday, July 4)
July 9 - 13, 2018
July 30 - August 3, 2018
August 27 - 31, 2018

Cost:
$500 members / $525 non-members
$400 members / $425 non-members (4 day camp)


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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Week of Wildlife (entering 1st and 2nd grades)

Campers spend the week exploring the zoo and investigating animals around the world! Adventures and mystery will lead your camper through habitats and biomes, meeting animals along the way. Hands-on activities, Zoo expeditions, and animal guests help guide our discoveries every day.

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
July 2 - 6, 2018 (skips Wednesday, July 4)
July 23 - 27, 2018
August 6 - 10, 2018
August 27 - 31, 2018

Cost:
$500 members / $525 non-members
$400 members / $425 non-members (4 day camp)


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Zoo Explorers (entering 3rd - 5th grades)

Campers investigate the unique strategies animals utilize to survive and thrive around the world. Through animal themed challenges, animal encounters, and hands-on activities, campers gain an appreciation for just how tough animals can be.

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
July 30 - August 3, 2018
August 13 - 17, 2018
August 20 - 24, 2018

Cost:
$500 members / $525 non-members


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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Junior Keepers (entering 6th - 8th grades)

Enrich your summer by getting to know the ins and outs of zoo keeping! Through hands-on activities, group work, and animal encounters, campers discover what it takes to be a keeper at the Zoo.

Dates:
July 9 - 13, 2018
July 23 - 27, 2018
August 20 - 24, 2018

Cost:
$500 members / $525 non-members


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Careers in Conservation (entering 9th - 12th grades)

During Careers in Conservation, teens will spend two weeks learning about a wide range of careers in conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society. From discovering what it takes to care for exhibit animals, to understanding the complex system of flora around the zoo grounds, teens will come away from this experience with a well-rounded introduction to many aspects of working in the field of conservation. Activities include animal behavior studies, urban ecology research projects, and exhibit design. Guest speakers from around WCS will also be a part of this program.

Dates:
August 6 - 17, 2018

Cost:
$1400 members / $1500 non-members

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