Zoo Camps (Ages 5-12)

Campers interested in animals, conservation and nature will have an action-packed week discovering the natural world through activities, games, crafts, stories, interpretive programs and animal visits.

Campers are divided into ages ranges as follows:
Camps for the same age group will have different camp leaders, cohorts and themes. If you are looking to register campers in the same camp as a family member / friend, please ensure you choose the matching week and camp for each participant. Campers must be the specified age for each session by the first day of camp. No exceptions. 

  • Mountain Bongo - Campers aged 5-6 (must have completed kindergarten)
  • Sitatunga - Campers aged 5-6 (must have completed kindergarten)
  • Burrowing Owl - Campers aged 6-7
  • Greater Sage-Grouse - Campers aged 7
  • Whooping Crane - Campers aged 7
  • Black-footed Ferret - Campers aged 8
  • Black-tailed Prairie Dog - Campers aged 8
  • Vancouver Island Marmot - Campers aged 9-10
  • Hippo - Campers aged 9-10
  • Swift Fox - Campers aged 11-12


Week 1 – July 5 - 9
Week 2 – July 12 - 16
Week 3 – July 19 - 23
Week 4 – July 26 – 30  
Week 5 – August 3 – 6** 
Week 6 – August 9 - 13
Week 7 – August 16 - 20 

** Denotes shorter week as a result of a stat holiday.


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


$290 for regular 5 day weeks 
**$232 for shortened week of August 3 - 6  

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Covid-19 Information:

June 15, 2021 - We have updated our Program information and Summer FAQ's with updated Covid-19 guidelines. 

Face Mask Guidelines (July 6, 2021):

  • Starting July 12 staff will be required to wear masks during all animal experiences, otherwise it is optional. 
  • Starting July 6 campers will be required to wear masks during all animal experiences, otherwise it is optional.

Please read all communication from the Calgary Zoo to ensure you have the most up-to-date information

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

To receive a membership discount the child membership must be purchased prior to registering and valid on the first day of 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

Zoo Camps run weekly through the summer holidays. There is 1 shortened week due to a long weekend making the week of August 3-6 a short week. The 4 day week of August 3-6 will be at a lower, prorated cost. 

  • A special Calgary Zoo Summer Camp hat is included with every registration.
  • All camps include the opportunity to meet and/or touch smaller animals.
  • Boxed lunches are available if purchased at the time of registration. 
    • Lunches include: 1 sandwich/wrap, yogurt tube, fruit or veggie side, 2 individual snacks and a juice box.
    • $73.75 per child per week
    • Prorated cost of $59 per child for the week of August 3-6
  • A Before and After Care service is available and can be booked at the time of registration:
    • Before Care from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at $50 per week per child.
    • After Care from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at $50 per week per child.
    • Prorated cost of $40 per week per child per program for the week of August 3-6.

What to bring? What to wear? Where to go? Click below!

2021 program Information

2021 summer Camp FAQs