Registration opens February 9, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

2022 Summer Camps Menu

  • Half Day Camps - Ages 4-5 yrs

    Northern Leopard Frogs

    This lively, education program is designed for preschool aged children who are ages 4 and 5 and who have not yet completed kindergarten. During these half day camps, children will enjoy games, songs, activities, close up animal encounters, stories and zoo walkabouts, while getting an exciting look at our animals.

    For children aged 4 and 5 years 

    Dates:

    • July 4 - 8
    • July 11 - 15
    • July 18 - 22
    • July 25 - 29
    • August 2 – 5**
    • August 8 - 12
    • August 15 - 19
    • August 22 – 26

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

    Time: 

    • Northern Leopard Frog Mornings - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Northern Leopard Frog Afternoons - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     

    Cost:

    $165 for regular 5 day weeks of Northern Leopard Frog Camp 
    **$132 for shortened week of August 2 - 5.  

    Membership Discount:
    Children with an active Calgary Zoo Engage or Inspire membership on the first day of camp will 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:

    • Please note: registration closes at 12:00 p.m. Thursday the week prior to start of camp.
    • All camps include the opportunity to meet and/or touch smaller animals.
    • Before and After Care service is available and can be booked at the time of registration:
      • Before Care from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at $50 per week per child - only available for Northern Leopard Frog AM
      • After Care from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at $50 per week per child - only available for Northern Leopard Frog PM

         

  • Full Day Camps - Ages 5-14 yrs

    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 6-7
    • Whooping Crane - Campers aged 7-8
    • Black-footed Ferret - Campers aged 8-9
    • Vancouver Island Marmot - Campers aged 9-10
    • Hippo - Campers aged 10-11 (Available week of July 4, July 11, August 2, August 8)
    • Swift Fox - Campers aged 11-12
    • Fisher - Campers aged 13-14 (Available week of July 18, July 25, August 15, August 22)

     

    Dates:

    • July 4 - 8
    • July 11 - 15
    • July 18 - 22
    • July 25 - 29
    • August 2 – 5**
    • August 8 - 12
    • August 15 – 19
    • August 22 - 26 

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

    Time: 

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

    Cost:

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

    Membership Discount:
    Children with an active Calgary Zoo Engage or Inspire membership on the first day of camp will 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:

    • Please note: registration closes at 12:00 p.m. Thursday the week prior to start of camp.
    • All camps include the opportunity to meet and/or touch smaller animals.
    • Before and After Care service is available and can be booked at the time of registration:
      • Before Care from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 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
  • Lemur Art Camp - Ages 7-12

    Your young artist will love summer Lemur Art Camp at the zoo, which includes all the same fun-filled activities as other zoo camps, as well as some exciting, zoo-related art projects. Art activities are taught by an experienced camp leader and art enthusiast. Campers must be the specified age for each session by the first day of camp. No exceptions. 

    Campers aged 7-9 program dates:

    • July 4 - 8
    • July 11 - 15
    • August 2 - 5**
    • August 8 - 12

     

    Campers aged 10-12 program dates:

    • July 18 - 22 
    • July 25 - 29
    • July 15 - 19
    • August 22 – 26

     

    Time: 

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Cost:

    $300 for regular 5 day weeks of Lemur Art Camp
    **$240 for shortened week of August 2 - 5. 

    Membership Discount:
    Children with an active Calgary Zoo Engage or Inspire membership on the first day of camp will 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:

    • Please note: registration closes at 12:00 p.m. Thursday the week prior to start of camp.
    • All camps include the opportunity to meet and/or touch smaller animals.
    • Before and After Care service is available and can be booked at the time of registration:
      • Before Care from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 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

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 Program Information & FAQs


Important Health & Safety Update

Effective November 15, 2021, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will require all visitors 12 years of age and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:

  • Alberta government-issued QR code (either paper or digital) proving COVID-19 double vaccination (with the second dose received two (2) weeks or more prior to date of attendance);
    • Valid identification that matches the vaccine record is required for adults 18 years and over.
    • First Nation, out-of-province and Canadian Armed Forces vaccine records are accepted proofs of vaccination, as is the ArriveCan app and valid international travel identity document.
  • Proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service; or
  • Valid proof of medical exemption.

Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry. This applies to all visitors aged 12 years and older.

A friendly reminder that mask wear is required for ages 2+ inside all animal buildings, washrooms, retail and food spaces.