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Are you looking for adventure, fun and excitement this summer?  Look no further than Binder Park Zoo! We have summer camp programs for children ages 2 to 17 years.  Binder Park Zoo is a unique and lively backdrop for kids of all ages to get out and explore their surroundings and the natural world. Zoo camp participants will enjoy guided walks, crafts, games and activities, live animal presentations, scavenger hunts and so much more! Children who attend camp at Binder Park Zoo will shape and expand their knowledge of animals and conservation and have a summer they won’t soon forget. To register or for more information, please follow the links below or email

F.A.W.N. - First Adventures With Nature
Ages: 2 - 5 years (with one adult)
Thursdays 10:00am to 11:30am
$10 for a member child and adult/$30 for a non-member child and adult
Extra member adult $5; Extra non-member adult $15
Extra member child $5; Extra non-member child $10

This one and a half hour camp allows parents and children ages 2 -5 years to experience nature and wildlife hands-on through animal presentations, discovery tours, songs and stories, and many other activities. F.A.W.N. is an excellent way to increase your young child’s awareness of the natural world and all the wonders in it. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Safari Camps
Ages: 5 - 12 years (must have completed Kindergarten)
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm with whole day and half day weeks available
$80 for half-day camps (members receive 10% off)
$160 for full-day camps (members receive 10% off)
Extended care is available (please call or email for pricing)

Children ages 5-12 will have a blast playing games, participating in group activities, creating crafts and meeting some unique animal ambassadors. They will get outside and explore their surroundings while taking adventurous hikes, completing scavenger hunts and so much more! Children can attend one week or all summer long. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch each day for children staying all day.

Safari Camp Ages 5-8     Safari Camp Ages 9-12

Jr. Zookeeper Camp
July 6-10, 2015
Ages: 13-17
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
$185 (members receive 10% off)
T-shirt and snacks will be provided. Please send participant with a sack lunch each day.

Do you love animals? Do you want to work in a zoo? Here’s your chance to uncover what it takes to be successful in one of the wildest and most rewarding careers out there. You will learn first hand why teamwork, observation, communication and problem solving skills are required for the zoo environment. Discover what system is used to train and enrich our animal’s lives. You may even have the opportunity to put your animal training skills to the test. Join us at Binder Park Zoo and determine if you have what it takes to work in a zoo!

Camp Enrollment Policy:

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Registrations will be accepted by mail, fax or online. No phone registrations accepted.
  • Registrations must be received no later than the Thursday before the 1st day of camp.
  • No “day before” registrations accepted; "day of" registrations available by chance.
  • Programs run rain or shine.
  • We reserve the right to refuse enrollment to anyone or dismiss without refund any student for behavioral issues.

Camp Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by mail, fax or email only; voicemail will not be accepted.

  • Up to 5 Business Days Prior: 50% will be refunded or you may move to another camp and pay a $10 transfer fee.
  • 0-4 Days Prior: No refund; must re-register for another camp and pay full amount
  • Full refunds are only issued when BPZ cancels a camp due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances
  • There is a $10 processing fee to transfer participants from one camp to another
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