Summer Camps 2022

Overview

Our full-day, drop-off summer camp program places emphasis on the safety of our animals, campers and staff as we explore the Zoo and the amazing world of wildlife conservation! Each camp program will feature small group sizes and unique nature focused age-appropriate activities in line with your child’s natural science interests. All camp groups will have the opportunity to experience the Zoo’s attractions, including the carousel, seasonal exhibits, exclusive experiences and enjoy up-close encounters with our small animal ambassadors! This year, we’re making curbside pickup as well as curbside drop-off for all families a permanent addition the camp experience. Aftercare is provided during drop-off and pickup at no additional fee.
Regular Price: Zoo Members $350/ Non-members $375
Journey Through the Rainforest Camps: Members $400 / Non-members $425

Zooper Heroes – Click to Register – Limited Spots Remaining!
Capacity: 12
There are many ways an animal can be a “zooper” hero; they could be the fastest runner, the best at finding grubs, the tallest, the strongest, or even the smallest! Join us this week as we explore what it means to be an animal “zooper” hero and how humans can be our own kind of animal “zooper” hero.

  • May 31 – June 3 — Sold out 
  • June 21 – 24 —Limited spots remaining
  • July 5 – 8 — Limited spots remaining
  • July 26 – 29 — Sold out 

Animal Eaters — Sold Out
Capacity: 15
Can you think of any animals who share your favorite food? Join us this week as we explore the different kinds of animal eaters found here at the Zoo and around the world!

  • June 6 – 10 — Sold Out
  • July 11 – 15 — Sold Out

Animal Helpers — Sold Out
Capacity: 15
How can we help keep our animal friends safe and healthy every day? Campers will spend this week exploring the simple things humans can do to protect animals in the remnant wild and in our own backyards through encounters with Zoo staff and animal ambassadors.

  • June 27 – July 1 — Sold Out
  • July 5 – 8 — Sold Out
  • August 1 – 5 — Sold Out

Creepy Crawlies — Sold Out
Capacity: 15
Bugs aren’t the only creepy crawly animals here at the Zoo! In this camp, we’ll spend the week learning all about animals that get a bad rep and what they really bring to the table.

  • June 13 – 17 — Sold Out
  • July 18 – 22 — Sold Out

Insectopedia — Sold Out
Capacity: 15
Love bugs? Join us this week to explore the world of insects and learn all about the coolest invertebrates we can find.

  • June 13 – 17 — Sold Out
  • July 18 – 22 — Sold Out

Jaws & Paws — Sold Out
Capacity: 15
Why do seals have flippers instead of paws? What makes a tiger’s teeth so sharp? These are only two of the questions we’ll try to answer this week as we explore the unique structures that allow our animal friends to function in their environments.

  • June 6 – 10 — Sold Out
  • July 11 – 15 — Sold Out

Keeper Camp — Sold Out
Capacity: 15
Get a glimpse into the daily life of a zoo keeper here at the Louisville Zoo. Campers will learn how the zoo keepers provide the best possible care for our animal ambassadors. They will end the week with a better understanding of the animal husbandry practices used by our keepers to take care of our animal ambassadors.

  • May 31 – June 3 — Sold Out
  • June 27 – July 1 — Sold Out
  • August 1 – 5 — Sold Out

Grossology – Click to Register – Limited Spots Remaining
Capacity: 15
Hold your nose while we explore some of the most stomach-churning animals on the planet in this camp that’s an animal grossology adventure!

  • June 13 – 17 — Sold Out
  • July 18 – 22 — Limited spots remaining

Journey Through The Rainforest – SLOTH ENCOUNTER CAMP – Click to Register
*Premium Camp* Price: Members $400 / Non-members $425
Capacity: 12 
Where in the rainforest can you find sloths? What about cockroaches or tapirs? Learn all about the layers of the rainforest as well as the plants and animals that call them home in this weeklong adventure. Campers joining us this week will get a chance to meet some of the Louisville Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors including our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths and participate in certain aspects of their daily care.

  • May 31 – June 3 — Sold Out
  • June 21 – 24 — Sold Out
  • July 5 – 8 — Limited spots remaining
  • July 26 – 29 — Limited spots remaining

Scavengers – Click to Register – limited spots remaining 
Capacity: 15
Vultures, bears, butterflies, oh my! Join us this week as we explore all the animals that act as nature’s clean-up crew.

  • June 6 – 10 — Limited spots remaining
  • July 11 – 15 — Limited spots remaining

Vet Camp – Click to Register – limited spots remaining
Capacity: 15
What do Zoo veterinarians do each day? How do you study to become a veterinarian? Discover the ins and outs of animal health and learn how our Zoo doctors and keepers take care of our animals every day!

  • June 27 – July 1 — Sold Out
  • July 26 – 29 — Limited spots remaining
  • August 1 – 5 — Sold Out

Zooper Heroes — Sold Out
Age: 4 – 5

Capacity: 12 
Date: May 31 – June 3 
There are many ways an animal can be a “zooper” hero; they could be the fastest runner, the best at finding grubs, the tallest or the strongest, or even the smallest! Join us this week as we explore what it means to be an animal “zooper” hero and how humans can be our own kind of animal “zooper” hero.

Keeper Camp — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15 
Date: May 31 – June 3 
Get a glimpse into the daily life of a Zoo keeper here at the Louisville Zoo. Campers will learn how the Zoo keepers provide the best possible care for our animal ambassadors. They will end the week with a better understanding of the animal husbandry practices used by our keepers to take care of our animal ambassadors.

Journey Through The Rainforest — Sold Out
Age: 10 – 12 
Capacity: 12
Date: May 31 – June 3
*Premium Camp* Price:
Members $400 / Non-members $425
Where in the rainforest can you find sloths? What about cockroaches or tapirs? Learn all about the layers of the rainforest as well as the plants and animals that call them home in this weeklong adventure. Campers joining us this week will get a chance to meet some of the Louisville Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors including our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths and participate in certain aspects of their daily care.

Animal Eaters — Sold Out
Ages: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: June 6 – 10
Can you think of any animals who share your favorite food? Join us this week as we explore the different kinds of animal eaters found here at the Zoo and around the world!

Jaws & Paws — Sold Out
Ages: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: June 6 – 10
Why do seals have flippers instead of paws? What makes a tiger’s teeth so sharp? These are only two of the questions we’ll try to answer this week as we explore the unique structures that allow our animal friends to function in their environments.

Scavengers – Click to Register – Limited Spots Remaining
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: June 6 – 10
Vultures, bears, butterflies, oh my! Join us this week as we explore all the animals that act as nature’s clean-up crew.

Creepy Crawlies— Sold Out
Age: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: June 13 – 17
Bugs aren’t the only creepy crawly animals here at the Zoo! In this camp, we’ll spend the week learning all about animals that get a bad rep and what they really bring to the table.

Insectopedia — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: June 13 – 17
Love bugs? Join us this week to explore the world of insects and learn all about the coolest invertebrates we can find.

Grossology — Sold Out
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: June 13 – 17
Hold your nose while we explore some of the most stomach-churning animals on the planet in this camp that’s an animal grossology adventure!

Zooper Heroes – Click to Register – limited spots remaining
Age: 4 – 5
Capacity: 12 
Session Date: June 21 – 24
There are many ways an animal can be a “zooper” hero; they could be the fastest runner, the best at finding grubs, the tallest or the strongest, or even the smallest! Join us this week as we explore what it means to be an animal “zooper” hero and how humans can be our own kind of animal “zooper” hero.

Journey Through The Rainforest — Sold Out
*Premium Camp* Price: Members $400 / Non-members $425
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 12
Date: June 21 – 24
Where in the rainforest can you find sloths? What about cockroaches or tapirs? Learn all about the layers of the rainforest as well as the plants and animals that call them home in this weeklong adventure. Campers joining us this week will get a chance to meet some of the Louisville Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors including our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths and participate in certain aspects of their daily care.

Animal Helpers — Sold Out
Age: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: June 27 – July 1
How can we help keep our animal friends safe and healthy every day? Campers will spend this week exploring the simple things humans can do to protect animals in the remnant wild and in our own backyards through encounters with Zoo staff and animal ambassadors.

Keeper Camp — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: June 27 – July 1
Get a glimpse into the daily life of a zoo keeper here at the Louisville Zoo. Campers will learn how the zoo keepers provide the best possible care for our animal ambassadors. They will end the week with a better understanding of the animal husbandry practices used by our keepers to take care of our animal ambassadors.

Vet Camp — Sold Out
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: June 27 – July 1
What do Zoo veterinarians do each day? How do you study to become a veterinarian? Discover the ins and outs of animal health and learn how our Zoo doctors and keepers take care of our animals every day!

Zooper Heroes – Click to Register – Limited spots remaining
Age: 4 – 5
Capacity: 12 
Date: July 5 – 8
There are many ways an animal can be a “zooper” hero: they could be the fastest runner, the best at finding grubs, the tallest or the strongest, or even the smallest! Join us this week as we explore what it means to be an animal “zooper” hero and how humans can be our own kind of animal “zooper” hero.

Animal Helpers — Sold Out
Age: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: July 5 – 8
How can we help keep our animal friends safe and healthy every day? Campers will spend this week exploring the simple things humans can do to protect animals in the remnant wild and in our own backyards through encounters with Zoo staff and animal ambassadors.

Journey Through The Rainforest – SLOTH ENCOUNTER CAMP – Limited spots remaining
*Premium Camp* Price: Members $400 / Non-members $425
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 12
Date: July 5 – 8
Where in the rainforest can you find sloths? What about cockroaches or tapirs? Learn all about the layers of the rainforest as well as the plants and animals that call them home in this weeklong adventure. Campers joining us this week will get a chance to meet some of the Louisville Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors including our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths and participate in certain aspects of their daily care.

Animal Eaters — Sold Out
Age: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: July 11 – 15
Can you think of any animals who share your favorite food? Join us this week as we explore the different kinds of animal eaters found here at the Zoo and around the world!

Keeper Camp — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: July 11 – 15
Get a glimpse into the daily life of a Zoo keeper here at the Louisville Zoo. Campers will learn how the Zoo keepers provide the best possible care for our animal ambassadors. They will end the week with a better understanding of the animal husbandry practices used by our keepers to take care of our animal ambassadors.

Jaws & Paws — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: July 11 – 15
Why do seals have flippers instead of paws? What makes a tiger’s teeth so sharp? These are only two of the questions we’ll try to answer this week as we explore the unique structures that allow our animal friends to function in their environments.

Scavengers – Click to Register – Limited Spots Remaining 
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: July 11 – 15
Vultures, bears, butterflies, oh my! Join us this week as we explore all the animals that act as nature’s clean-up crew.

Creepy Crawlies — Sold Out
Age: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: July 18 – 22
Bugs aren’t the only creepy crawly animals here at the Zoo! In this camp, we’ll spend the week learning all about animals that get a bad rep and what they really bring to the table.

Insectopedia — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: July 18 – 22
Love bugs? Join us this week to explore the world of insects and learn all about the coolest invertebrates we can find.

Grossology – Click to Register – limited spots remaining
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: July 18 – 22
Hold your nose while we explore some of the most stomach-churning animals on the planet, in this camp that’s an animal grossology adventure!

Zooper Heroes — Sold Out
Age: 4 – 5
Capacity: 12
Date: July 26 – 29
There are many ways an animal can be a “zooper” hero; they could be the fastest runner, the best at finding grubs, the tallest or the strongest, or even the smallest! Join us this week as we explore what it means to be an animal “zooper” hero and how humans can be our own kind of animal “zooper” hero.

Vet Camp – Click to Register – Limited spots remaining
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: July 26 – 29 
What do Zoo veterinarians do each day? How do you study to become a veterinarian? Discover the ins and outs of animal health and learn how our Zoo doctors and keepers take care of our animals every day!

Journey Through The Rainforest – SLOTH ENCOUNTER CAMP – Click to Register -Limited spots remaining
*Premium Camp* Price: Members $400 / Non-members $425
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 12
Date: July 26 – 29
Where in the rainforest can you find sloths? What about cockroaches or tapirs? Learn all about the layers of the rainforest as well as the plants and animals that call them home in this weeklong adventure. Campers joining us this week will get a chance to meet some of the Louisville Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors including our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths and participate in certain aspects of their daily care.

Animal Helpers — Sold Out
Age: 6 – 7
Capacity: 15
Date: August 1 – 5
How can we help keep our animal friends safe and healthy every day? Campers will spend this week exploring the simple things humans can do to protect animals in the remnant wild and in our own backyards through encounters with Zoo staff and animal ambassadors.

Keeper Camp — Sold Out
Age: 8 – 9
Capacity: 15
Date: August 1 – 5
Get a glimpse into the daily life of a Zoo keeper here at the Louisville Zoo. Campers will learn how the Zoo keepers provide the best possible care for our animal ambassadors. They will end the week with a better understanding of the animal husbandry practices used by our keepers to take care of our animal ambassadors.

Vet Camp — Sold Out
Age: 10 – 12
Capacity: 15
Date: August 1 – 5
What do Zoo veterinarians do each day? How do you study to become a veterinarian? Discover the ins and outs of animal health and learn how our Zoo doctors and keepers take care of our animals every day!

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