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Safari Day Camps

Experience a WILDLY fun summer at Binder Park Zoo!

Safari Day Camps provide your child with fun-filled adventures like no where else. Campers entering 1st through 7th grades will explore the zoo unlike any other visitors as they hike, learn, create, and play their way through the summer! 

Each week of camp includes opportunities to participate in a variety of animal-themed games and activities, create crafts and enrichment projects, get up-close and personal with live animals, chat with the experts during keeper talks and behind-the-scenes experiences, and explore and play in the natural wilderness that surrounds the zoo.   

*Specific activities may vary depending on the topic of the week and age group

Please e-mail Amy Wesner at awesner@binderparkzoo.org with questions!

Animal Artists

Animal Artists

Art can be found everywhere in nature and animals themselves can be amazing artists, from leaving foot print trails to designing and building complex habitats. This week campers will meet some talented zoo animals, travel all over the zoo in search of natural art, and have a chance to try out their own skills in our version of a summer camp art class!    

August 12 - 16                9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

August 5 - 9                    9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Batteries Not Included

Batteries Not Included

This week we’ll help you learn new skills that may come in handy while spending time outdoors. Let’s unplug from our devices and use nature as our guide. Campers will experience animal encounters, zoo tours, and a fun filled week of exploring our hiking trails to practice reading maps, using compasses, building a sun dial, and more. Because sometimes batteries just aren’t included! 

June 24 – 28                          9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July 29 – August 2                9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Carnivore Chronicles

Carnivore Chronicles

Come discover a week in the life of a meat eater at Binder Park Zoo. Campers will be on the hunt for carnivorous amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. They’ll have a chance to meet some of these animals up close and hear from zoo staff about the basic care, feeding, and enrichment routines for some of our resident carnivores. **No feeding or contact with dangerous predators will be observed in this camp.

August 5 – 9             9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July 8 – 12                9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Eco Explorers

Eco Explorers

Get ready for adventure as we circle the globe in search of amazing animals in their environments. This week campers will learn about ecosystems and why they are important as they explore the zoo to meet animals, play games, get dirty, and have fun. Become an Eco Explorer and you’ll learn how to make eco-friendly choices that benefit conservation around the world!

July 8 – 12                 9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

July 22 – 26               9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200) 


Forest Guides

Forest Guides

Grab your supplies; we’re going on a hike! Discover what it takes to be a trained trail guide this week when we explore some of the biggest forests in the world. We’ll teach campers how to pack appropriately, identify animals, and practice safety exercises. But most importantly they will learn the value of protecting our forests and the animals that live in them. Let’s hit the trails for an adventure you won’t want to miss.

June 17 – 21             9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200)

July  15 – 19             9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200)

Take Action Trivia

Take Action Trivia

If you love learning interesting animal facts then this is the camp for you! Campers can put their knowledge to the test as they play and create trivia games about helping endangered animals. Along the way we’ll meet a few zoo residents, have a lot of fun, and most importantly, learn how we can take action to benefit wildlife conservation.

July 29 – August 2                9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

August 12 - 16                      9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

Wilderness Fitness

 Wilderness Fitness

Grab your hiking shoes and join us for a week in the great wide open. Campers will spend lots of time outdoors in a natural setting as we explore Binder Park Zoo’s hiking trails. There will be animal encounters and zoo tours, team activities, fun games, and daily exercises to promote animal conservation and health and fitness.   

July 15 – 19                9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

June 24 – 28               9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

Zoo Challenge

Zoo Challenge

Animals have the ability to survive in many challenging habitats around the world. This week campers will participate in team based activities to test their abilities in shelter construction, resource gathering, and other survival skills. Get ready to encounter an animal or two, make some new friends, and see if you’ve got what it takes to complete the zoo challenge.

July 22 – 26                  9:00-4:00                    Grades 1 – 3               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

June 17 – 21                9:00-4:00                    Grades 4 – 7               $220 (Zoo members $200) 

Program Pricing

It's easier than ever to save when you enroll for Safari Day Camps! 

Discounts for Binder Park Zoo Members! 

Save more when you register for multiple weeks of camp at once! The more you sign up for, the less you pay per week. 

Early Bird Enrollment: Complete your registration form by April 1st and receive an additional 10% off! Submit the coupon code "Chirp-Chirp" in the registration form to take advantage of this special offer. 


Binder Park Zoo Members

Total Non - Members Total

1 week

$200 per week $200 1 week $220 per week


2 weeks

$195 per week $390 2 weeks $215 per week


3 weeks

$190 per week $570 3 weeks $210 per week


4 weeks

$185 per week $740 4 weeks $205 per week


5 weeks

$180 per week $900 5 weeks $200 per week $1,000
6 weeks $175 per week $1,050 6 weeks $195 per week


7 weeks

$170 per week

$1,190 7 weeks $190 per week


8 weeks $165 per week $1,320 8 weeks $185 per week



Before and After Care is now available at no additional cost!

Drop off between 7:30 – 9:00am at the Zoo Office | Pick up between 4:00 – 5:30pm at the Zoo Office
*Picking up after 5:30pm will result in a late fee of $5.00 per every 15 minutes late

 Register Each Camper Individually online
Pay by Credit Card  Only

Register Each Camper Individually by mail or drop-off
Pay by Check or Credit Card 

Safari Day Camp Registration – Non Members


Safari Day Camp Registration – Members