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CPZ Summer Camp
A zoo adventure awaits! Register your child for a week of summer camp at the Central Park Zoo where they'll get to see animals up close, explore zoo exhibits, have fun, and make new friends. It'll be their wildest camp experience ever! 

Camp starts daily at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm, unless otherwise noted. Each participant must wear the camp t-shirt every day of camp. One camp t-shirt is included in your registration for camp. Additional camp t-shirts can be purchased along with camp registration as an add-on item.

Kinderzoo (entering K or 1st gr)
 $387.00
Animal Sense
Are you ready to test your own Animal Sense? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate adaptations like these through hands-on exploration, scientific investigations, and up-close animal encounters every day!

Full Week Session Dates:
June 17 - 21, 2024
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 15 - 19, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

3 Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Session: $725 regular, $652.50 members
3-Day Session: $430 regular, $387 members

This camp is for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2024. One week per camper, but a rising 1st grader may also register for Wild Safari camp.

Week of Wildlife (2nd & 3rd grade)
 $387.00
Weird, But Zoo
Splat, Boom, Hiss! This week, campers embark on an amazing adventure through the weird, wacky and WILD animal world. Campers may get messy as we make our way through some sticky situations, hair-raising animal encounters, and icky investigations.

Full Week Session Dates:
June 17 - 21, 2024
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 8 - 12, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

3 Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Session: $725 regular, $652.50 members
3-Day Session: $430 regular, $387 members

This camp is for children entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2024. One week per camper, but you may also register for Wild Safari camp.

Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (entering 1st-6th grade)
 $261.00
Nature Explorers
Warning: this camp contains nature! In this half day all-outdoors camp, campers will get messy as they learn, play, and explore the zoo. Throughout the week, campers meet animals up-close, complete nature-based challenges, and discover how New Yorkers and scientists around the world help wildlife every day!

Full Week Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024 (for rising 4th-6th graders)
July 15 - 19, 2024 (for rising 1st-3rd graders)
July 22 - 26, 2024 (for rising 1st-3rd graders)

3 Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024 (for rising 4th-6th graders)

Pricing:
Full Week Session: $490 regular, $441 members
3-Day Session: $290 regular, $261 members

One week per camper, but you can select a second week of another grade appropriate camp. Sessions are available for specific grade levels, entering 1st - 3rd grade and entering 4th to 6th grade in the fall of 2024.

Zoo Explorer (entering 4th-6th grade)
 $652.50
Survivor!
Throughout the animal kingdom and around the world, animals must outwit, outplay and outlast in order to survive every single day. This week, we'll put our own skills to the test as we explore the Zoo, meet animals up-close and complete team challenges, all while looking for the ultimate animal survivor!

Full Week Session Dates:
July 8 - July 12, 2024
July 15 - July 19, 2024
July 22 - July 26, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Session: $725 regular, $652.50 members

This camp is for children entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2024. One week per camper, but you may also register for Wild Safari camp.

Conservation in Action (entering 7th-9th grade)
 $652.50
Build-a-Zoo
Interested in a career in zookeeping or wildlife conservation? Expand your knowledge and develop new skills in this hands-on, interactive week exploring the role of zoos in the city and around the world. See what it takes to work in the field of conservation as we spend time getting up close to animals, meeting zookeepers, and designing our very own zoo.

Full Week Session Dates:
July 22 - 26, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Session: $725 regular, $652.50 members

This camp is for children entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall of 2024.One week per camper.