(269) 979-1351 - info@binderparkzoo.org

Summer Day Camps

Experience a WILDLY fun summer at Binder Park Zoo!

Summer 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! 



Campers will have the chance to: 

Get up-close and personal with live animals

Chat with the experts during keeper talks and behind-the-scenes experiences

Participate in a variety of animal-themed games and activities

Create crafts and enrichment projects

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 or call (269)979-1351 with questions!

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

 Register Each Camper Individually online
Pay by Credit Card  Only

2020 Summer Day Camp Topics 


Conservation Kids

Conservation Kids

You can make a difference for nature and animal in this camp dedicated to learning about conservation efforts around the world! We'll focus on threatened and endangered animals, learn what is causing species to decline and discover ways that we can help! It's sure to be a great time filled with games, team projects, animal encounters, special tours and more!  

July 27 - 31             Grades 4 - 7   

August 3 - 7            Grades 1 - 3    

Jr. Zoo Keepers

Jr. Zoo Keepers

Being a zoo keeper is a rewarding job that helps many animals around the world, though it's not always fun and games. It takes a lot of teamwork to handle the feeding, cleaning, monitoring, and training of over 400 different animals at Binder Park Zoo. Discover a week in the life of a zoo keeper in this camp dedicated to working together and overcoming obstacles in order to get the job done! 

July 20 - 24             Grades 1 - 3

August 3 - 7            Grades 4 - 7           

Mystery Week

Mystery Week

Get ready for a surprise during this week at Binder Park Zoo! There will be lots of special activities geared towards learning about the animal kingdom and the mysteries it holds. No matter which area of the zoo they are exploring, campers are sure to discover something new and unusual! 

July 13 - 17          Grades 4 - 7 

July 27 - 31          Grades 1 - 3


Passport to Nature

Passport to Nature

Grab your passports and prepare to circle the globe in search of amazing animals! We’ll travel from the hot deserts in Central America to the dense tropical rainforests of Asia, and all the way back home to Michigan while exploring the most diverse ecosystems around the world. You won’t want to miss this week full of fun and games, live animal encounters, habitat hunting and more!          

July 6 - 10             Grades 4 – 7   

July 13 - 17           Grades 1 - 3

August 10 - 14     Grades 4 - 7   

Wildlife Warriors

Wildlife Warriors

Grab your supplies; we’re going out into the wilderness! Campers will learn how to pack appropriately, identify animals, and practice safety exercises; but most importantly they will learn the value of protecting our natural spaces and the animals that live in them. Becoming a Wildlife Warrior requires a lot of dedication and skill. Join us for a roaring good time as we spend the week tracking down an adventure!

July 6 - 10             Grades 1 - 3

July 20 - 24           Grades 4 - 7 

August 10 - 14     Grades 1 - 3  

Summer Day Camps are available July 6 - August 14, 2020. 

Camp activities take place Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.  

Pre-registration is required. 

Program Pricing

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

Discounts for Binder Park Zoo Members! 

Binder Park Zoo Members


Non - Members


1 week

$200 / week $200 1 week $220 / week


2 weeks

$195 / week $390 2 weeks $215 / week


3 weeks

$190 / week $570 3 weeks $210 / week


4 weeks

$185 / week $740 4 weeks $205 / week


5 weeks

$180 / week $900 5 weeks $200 / week


6 weeks

$175 / week $1,050 6 weeks $195 / week




Early-birds get an additional 10% off when you sign up by April 30, 2020! 

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



Before and After Care is 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 and dropping off after 9:00am will result in a late fee of $5.00 per every 15 minutes late

Summer Day Camp Registration – Non Members


Summer Day Camp Registration – Members