Summer Camp


Take a walk on the ‘wild’ side and join us at the Calgary Zoo this summer! Explore the wonders of the natural world and become a conservation crusader with our exciting weeklong Zoo Camps. Campers will experience unique opportunities while examining wildlife from around the globe.

Each year different themes, activities and experiences are chosen making each camp unique – there’s so much to learn and discover! Studying anything from adaptations, senses and footprints to zoo careers, veterinary science and conservation, the zoo’s matchless offerings provides an experience like no other.

Each weeklong adventure includes exclusive opportunities to learn all about our amazing collection of animals through: 
     - crafts
     - songs
     - games
     - activities
     - behind-the-scenes experiences
     - tours


We work hard to create high quality experiences and programming based on grade level. Please ensure that your child is registered in the grade level that corresponds with their current or recently completed grade. For example, if your child is in grade one or has completed grade one as of June 2018, they should be registered in Zoo Rangers for grade one. If you are unsure of where to place your child, please contact us at the email provided below.

The Calgary Zoo offers summer camps for children ages 4 and 5 right up to teens in grade 9. See below for more details.

All child members receive 10% off of camps. 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.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected]


Summer Zoo Tots (Ages Four and Five)

Your youngster can enjoy a morning or afternoon at the zoo that is packed with fun – games, activities, animal visits and more.

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Summer Zoo Camps (Kindergarten to Grade Four)

Choose from four different action-packed experiences for elementary-aged kids that are in kindergarten to grade four. Please choose the grade range that matches the grade your child is currently in (winter/spring of 2018).

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Summer Zoo Squad (Grades Five and Six)

Take your love for animals to the next level as you explore animal behavior, wildlife conservation and career options.

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Summer Zoo Academy (Grades Seven to Nine)

If you are a teen who is interested in conservation and natural history, take this exciting opportunity to explore conservation practices, research and interpretation, then see where a career path in one of these fields could lead. You'll be working along side our professional zoo staff members to explore all that the natural world has to offer.

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Summer Art Camp (Grades One to Six)

Let your child’s creativity soar as they explore their love for animals and art at the same time.

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All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event or future program date. Unauthorized duplication or sale is prohibited. The Calgary Zoo is not responsible for unauthorized duplication or lost tickets.