ONSITE CAMPS WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN 2020

We are firmly committed to delivering high quality conservation education programming paired with the creation of lifelong memories and the highest safety standards through our Zoo camps. After extensive exploration and careful consideration, onsite camp programs are being cancelled for 2020. Those of you with camp bookings will receive direct emails and phone calls from us very soon on your options for your registration fees. We thank you in advance for your patience as we make these calls as quickly as possible!

New Virtual Zoo Camps

Children with an active Calgary Zoo Engage or Inspire membership receive a 10% discount.

The Calgary Zoo is bringing the Zoo to you with a brand new set of virtual Zoo Camp options, taking exceptional and exclusive experiences right into your home! These small group sessions are designed to delight and engage youth ages 4-10. Your enthusiastic zoo guides will transport you from your home to see our animals up close, peek behind the scenes with our Animal Care team, and share stories, songs and crafts. Everyone will have a chance to participate, ask questions and connect with other campers. Each participant will receive a commemorative button.

  • 45 min long experiences are available for Ages 4-5$20 each. June themes: meerkats, penguins, primates, bears. July themes: giraffes, lions, camels and turtles

  • 2 hour long experiences for Ages 6-10 - $40 each. June themes: Canadian Wilds, rainforest. July themes: big cats, Komodo dragons

Virtual Zoo Camps can have up to two siblings sharing a device. No more!

Become a Member   REGISTER NOW


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VIRTUAL ZOO CAMPS (Ages 4-5 years)

Parental supervision required. 
Maximum 10 children per camp.

Virtual Meerkats - $20

  • Tuesday, June 23, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
     

Virtual Bears - $20

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     

Virtual Penguins- $20

  • Thursday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
     

Virtual Primates- $20

  • Thursday, June 25, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
     

Virtual Giraffes - $20

Dates Available:

  • Tuesday, July 7, 1:30 - 2:15 pm

  • Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 - 2:15 pm

  • Tuesday, July 21, 1:30 - 2:15 pm

  • Tuesday, July 28, 1:30 -2:15 pm
     

Virtual Lions - $20

Dates Available:

  • Tuesday, July 7, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

  • Tuesday, July 14, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

  • Tuesday, July 21, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

  • Tuesday, July 28, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
     

Virtual Camels - $20

Dates Available:

  • Thursday, July 9, 10:00 - 10:45 am

  • Thursday, July 16, 10:00 - 10:45 am

  • Thursday, July 23, 10:00 - 10:45 am

  • Thursday, July 30, 10:00 - 10:45 am


Virtual Turtles - $20

Dates Available:

  • Thursday, July 9, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

  • Thursday, July 16, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

  • Thursday, July 23, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

  • Thursday, July 30, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

 

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Virtual Zoo Camps (Ages 6-10 years)

Parental supervision not required.
Maximum 15 children per camp.

Virtual Canadian Wilds- $40

  • Tuesday, June 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
     

Virtual Rainforest- $40

  • Thursday, June 25, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
     

Virtual Komodo Dragons - $40

Dates available:

  • Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, July 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, July 28, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Virtual Big Cats - $40

Dates available:

  • Thursday, July 9, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

  • Thursday, July 16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

  • Thursday, July 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

  • Thursday, July 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm


Hear what Virtual Camp Pilot Participants Had To Say

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Virtual Camp Lion Onscreen
“The Calgary Zoo’s Virtual Camp was an amazing interactive experience. The facilitators were energetic and knowledgeable. My children were engaged and had unique opportunities to see animals in ways they would not normally have access to."
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Virtual Camp River Otter Onscreen
“It was an experience my daughter spoke about the whole week afterwards.”

Membership Discount:
Children with an active Calgary Zoo Engage or Inspire membership receive a 10% discount.  

To receive a membership discount the child membership must be purchased prior to registering and valid during the camp. To access the discount Members must log into their membership account. If you are unsure of your membership/account login DO NOT create your own login, please email [email protected] for assistance.

**Retroactive membership discounts will not be provided**


Additional Information

Virtual Zoo Camps will be offered through Zoom streaming sessions. Once registered, you'll receive an email confirming your booking, and another email 24 hours prior to the virtual camp with:

  • directions on how to setup your Zoom session and login securely

  • vocabulary and terminology to know in advance

  • schedule for the virtual camp

  • common houseshold items you'll want handy for crafts and activities

Campers may login up to 10 min prior to the start so they don't miss out on any of the experience!


Cancellation Policy

You are able to cancel the registration of a virtual camp within 1 business day of its purchase with no fees applied. Otherwise, the following will apply: 

  • A cancellation of program can be made 3 days or more prior to the camp start date will be refunded less the following:

    • $10 administration fee for 4-5 year old camp.

    • $20 administration fee for the 6-10 year old camp. 

A cancellation made less than 3 days prior to the camp start will not be refunded. 


Minimum numbers

We do require a minimum number of participants for the program to run. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment we will contact registrants 3 days prior to program to offer refund options.