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WILD ADVENTURES SUMMER CAMPS

Preschool thru 12th Grade Camps

June 16 – August 15, 2014

Join the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park for WILD ADVENTURES this summer!  Each camp is jam-packed with exciting and educational tours, games, arts and crafts, and up close animal encounters. Choose from a variety of weeklong or single-day camps.  Remember that we offer a 5% discount* on the total camp cost if you enroll siblings or if your child signs up for more than one Zoo camp. (Discounts do not apply to camps at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.)

Camps run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 


Beforecamp (8 – 9 a.m.) and Aftercamp (3 – 6 p.m.) are available.
Enrollment is based on the grade level camper entering in Fall 2014**.

 

Weeklong Camps (PreK – 12th Grade)animal_african_elephant_lg

  • Topics and cost varies by camp
  • Beforecamp:  $25/week
  • Aftercamp:  $50/week (Aftercamp is available for full day campers only)

 

Single Day Camps (PreK – 3rd Grade)

  • Topics vary by day
  • $45/day for non-members ($40/day for members)
  • Beforecamp:  $5/day
  • Aftercamp:  $10/day

 


 

Preschool Camps (3 yrs – 5 yrs)

 

Critter Creations at the Dallas Zoo (5 days) 

Introduce your little Picasso to the natural world through art, songs, movement, zoo tours, and up-close animal encounters.  Half day or full day options available. 

  • June 16-20
  • July 7-11
  • July 28-August 1
  • August 11-15

Cost:  Half day camp $150/week for non-members ($135/week for members); Full day camp $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members).  Aftercamp is available for full day campers only.

 

Paw-tect the Planet at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Raise a paw for the planet!  Campers are introduced to their role in protecting the environment while enjoying tours, animal encounters, games, songs, and role play activities.  Half day or full day options available.

  • June 23-27
  • July 21-25
  • August 4-8

Cost:  Half day camp $150/week for non-members ($135/week for members); Full day camp $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members). Aftercamp is available for full day campers only.

 

Camp H2O at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park (5 days)

Can a shark smell? What does a stingray eat? What’s it like to touch a horseshoe crab? Spend a week exploring the underwater worlds of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Campers will also spend time visiting Texas Discovery Gardens for a special experience in this week-long camp.  Half day or full day options available.

  • August 4-8

Cost:  Half day (9 am- Noon) $140/week (no member discount); Full day (9 am – 3 pm) $210/week (no member discount).  Aftercamp is available for full day campers only.

 

Single Day Camps at the Dallas Zoo (1 day each)

Head, flippers, wings, and paws.  Investigate how animals use specialized structures, senses, and behaviors to survive in their environments.  Campers will have a blast comparing their own adaptations to the animals that call the Dallas Zoo home.  Register for as many single days as you want!  All Single Day camps run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost:  $45/day for non-members ($40/day for members).  Beforecamp: $5/day.  Aftercamp: $10/day.

 

Single Day PreK:  Neat Feet (1 day)

  • June 30 (Mon)
  • July 14 (Mon)

Single Day PreK: The Nose Knows  (1 day)

  • July 1 (Tue)
  • July 15 (Tue)

Single Day PreK: Nature Tails  (1 day)

  • July 2 (Wed)
  • July 16 (Wed)

Single Day PreK: To See or Not to See  (1 day)

  • July 3 (Thu)
  • July 18 (Fri)

  

Kinder – 1st Grade Camps

 

Animal Art Adventures at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Stimulate your child’s creativity and imagination in this artistic adventure camp jam-packed with cool tours, clever games, and lots of amazing animals.

  • June 16-20 – Sold Out
  • July 7-11
  • July 28-August 1
  • August 11-15 – Sold Out

Cost:  $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members).

  

Conservation Celebration at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Party at the Zoo!  Meet some of our animal ambassadors and learn all about the important ways scientists work to preserve the world’s biodiversity.  Interactive Zoo excursions, crafts, games, and more make this a sensational celebration!

  • June 23-27
  • July 21-25
  • August 4-8

 Cost:  $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members).

 

Camp H2O at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park (5 days)

Can a shark smell? What does a stingray eat? What’s it like to touch a horseshoe crab? Spend a week exploring the underwater worlds of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Campers will also spend time visiting Texas Discovery Gardens for a special experience in this week-long camp.

  • June 23-27 – Sold Out
  • July 21-25 – Sold Out

Cost:  $210/week (no member discount for this camp). 

 

Single Day Camps at the Dallas Zoo (1 day each)

Head, flippers, wings, and paws.  Investigate how animals use specialized structures, senses, and behaviors to survive in their environments.  Campers will have a blast comparing their own adaptations to the animals that call the Dallas Zoo home.  Register for as many single days as you want! All Single Day camps run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost:  $45/day for non-members ($40/day for members).  Beforecamp: $5/day.  Aftercamp: $10/day.

 

Single Day K-1st:  Neat Feet (1 day)

  • June 30 (Mon)
  • July 14 (Mon)

Single Day K-1st: The Nose Knows  (1 day)

  • July 1 (Tue)
  • July 15 (Tue)

Single Day K-1st: Nature Tails  (1 day)

  • July 2 (Wed)
  • July 16 (Wed)

Single Day K-1st: To See or Not to See  (1 day)

  • July 3 (Thu)
  • July 18 (Fri)

 

2nd – 3rd  Grade Camps

 

Art Gone Wild at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Unleash your child’s wild creativity while exploring the importance of animals’ spots, stripes, and speckles.  Exciting zoo excursions and up-close animal encounters will give campers an unforgettable experience.

  • June 16-20 – Sold Out
  • July 7-11 – Sold Out
  • July 28-August 1 – Sold Out
  • August 11-15 – Sold Out

 Cost:  $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members).

 

Habitat Helpers at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Home Sweet Home!  Explore a variety of animal habitats and learn how to preserve and safeguard them for future generations.  Campers will enjoy fun-filled Zoo tours, up-close animal experiences, games, and take-home crafts.

  • June 23-27 – Sold Out
  • July 21-25 – Sold Out
  • August 4-8 – Sold Out

 Cost:  $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members).

 

Camp H2O at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park (5 days)

Can a shark smell? What does a stingray eat? What’s it like to touch a horseshoe crab? Spend a week exploring the underwater worlds of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Campers will also spend time visiting Texas Discovery Gardens for a special experience in this week-long camp.

  • July 7-11 – Sold Out
  • July 28-August 1

Cost:  $210/week (no member discount for this camp). 

 

Single Day Camps at the Dallas Zoo (1 day each)

Head, flippers, wings, and paws.  Investigate how animals use specialized structures, senses, and behaviors to survive in their environments.  Campers will have a blast comparing their own adaptations to the animals that call the Dallas Zoo home.  Register for as many single days as you want! All Single Day camps run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost:  $45/day for non-members ($40/day for members).  Beforecamp: $5/day.  Aftercamp: $10/day.

 

Single Day 2nd-3rd:  Neat Feet (1 day)

  • June 30 (Mon) – Sold Out
  • July 14 (Mon)

Single Day 2nd-3rd: The Nose Knows  (1 day)

  • July 1 (Tue)
  • July 15 (Tue)

Single Day 2nd-3rd: Nature Tails  (1 day)

  • July 2 (Wed) – Sold Out
  • July 16 (Wed)

Single Day 2nd-3rd: To See or Not to See  (1 day)

  • July 3 (Thu)
  • July 18 (Fri)

 

4th-5th Grade Camps

 

Creative Conservationists at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Inspire your camper’s artistic vision while investigating the beauty of the natural environment.  Art, conservation, and animals intersect at the Dallas Zoo in this mind-blowing experience!

  • June 16-20 – Sold Out
  • July 7-11
  • July 28-August 1
  • August 11-15

 Cost:  $220/week for non-members ($200/week for members).

 

Keeper Camp at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

What’s it like to be an animal keeper at the Dallas Zoo?  Go behind-the-scenes and meet zookeepers as they teach the dynamics of animal husbandry.  This unique camp will give animal enthusiasts valuable hands-on keeper knowledge!  This camp includes a staff supervised sleepover on Thursday night.

  • June 23-27 – Sold Out
  • July 21-25 – Sold Out
  • August 4-8 – Sold Out

 Cost:  $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members).

 

From Land to Sea at the Children’s Aquarium and Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park (5 days)

Take a journey from land to sea without leaving Dallas! Spend three days at Texas Discovery Gardens exploring the exciting things that live above, in, and underneath gardens, and then spend two days at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park learning all about the underwater world.  This camp includes a staff supervised sleepover on Thursday night at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.

  • July 14-18

Cost $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members of the Dallas Zoo or Texas Discovery Gardens). 


 

6th – 8th Grade Camps

 

Zoo By Design at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

This is your chance to help us design a real zoo exhibit! You and your Project Design Team will work with keepers, zoo educators, facility operations, and others to develop ideas for a Zoo exhibit scheduled to open at the Dallas Zoo in the near future. This camp includes a staff supervised sleepover on Thursday night.

  • June 16-20
  • June 23-27
  • July 7-11

Cost:  $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members).

  

Top Photographer at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

The perfect camp for aspiring photographers and nature lovers!  Learn how to use the digital camera and the basics of photography from our experienced staff.  Campers will hone these skills as they take it to the next level learning the techniques of wildlife photography.  The winning journal will be featured on the Dallas Zoo website.  This camp also includes a staff supervised sleepover on Thursday night.  Campers must bring their own digital camera and USB cable. 

  • August 4-8
  • August 11-15

Cost:  $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members).

 

Grasslands Explorations at the Dallas Zoo & Trinity River Audubon Center (5 days)

In a one-of-a-kind partnership between Dallas Zoo and Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC), campers will explore grasslands from around the world!  At the Zoo, travel to the Giants of the Savanna and investigate what makes this grassland habitat so unique.Then, join Trinity River Audubon Center on an overnight grassland safari to search for bugs, compare our native Blackland Prairie to a savanna, and celebrate the role water plays in grasslands. You’ll get to paddle in kayaks and canoes, muck through our ponds, and discover the nighttime mysteries of this amazing grassland. This camp also includes a staff supervised sleepover on Thursday night at TRAC. 

  • July 14-18

Cost:  $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members of the Dallas Zoo or TRAC).


 

 9th – 12th Grade Camps

 

Careers Camp at the Dallas Zoo (5 days)

Find out what it takes to be an animal keeper, a veterinarian, a trainer, or countless other positions at the Dallas Zoo.  Go behind-the-scenes and meet the zoo professionals as they teach campers the dynamics of their careers.  This unique camp will give animal enthusiasts valuable hands-on knowledge!

  • July 21-25
  • July 28-August 1
  • August 4-8No Longer Available

Cost:  $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members).

 


 

General Scheduling Information

*Registrations must be completed during single registration session.

**We strictly enforce grade level requirements.  Campers enrolled in the wrong grade level will be removed from the camp without a refund.  They will be given the opportunity to enroll in the appropriate grade level camp and placed on the waitlist if the appropriate camp is sold out. 

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All camp sales are final.  No refunds will be given for cancelled camp reservations or camp withdrawals. A program credit may be issued based on circumstance. The credit may be used for any education program or camp at the Dallas Zoo.  Credit will not be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours of your scheduled enrollment or for no-show participants.  All programs will take place rain or shine.  The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deem appropriate. In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.

  

Toilet Training

All camp participants must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom).  Our definition of toilet trained means that the child is not wearing pull-ups and is able to manage his/her own clothing by him/herself. 

 

Waitlist

 

You may request to be placed on a waitlist if your camp selection is sold out.  Each camp waitlist is limited to the first 8 complete requests received.  Please read instructions carefully – incomplete requests will not be considered.  Requests must be submitted by email.  Phone or in-person requests cannot be accepted.  Complete requests will receive an email response from Dallas Zoo Education within 48 hours acknowledging receipt.  If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted directly.  Please be aware that space may open as little as 24 hours prior to the first day of camp.  If you would like to be removed from a waitlist, please let us know as soon as possible in order to give the opportunity to another camper.  Buddy requests cannot be accommodated for waitlisted campers./span>

To be placed on a waitlist, please submit your e-mail request EXACTLY as follows to Education@DallasZoo.com.

Subject Line:  SUMMER CAMP 2014 WAITLIST REQUEST

Message:

Adult Contact Information:

  • First and last name
  • Relationship to camper
  • Phone #
  • E-mail address

For EACH camper:

  • First and last name
  • Grade level entering in Fall 2014
  • Camp name
  • Camp date

 

The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 


The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours.  Contact us at Education@DallasZoo.com or 469.554.7300.