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Zoo Camps

Adventures at the Zoo all year long!

Zoo Camps

 

 


Onsite Summer Camp for students going into 4th and 5th grade

Weird, Wild, and Wonderful – June 14-18  **SOLD OUT**

Investigate animals’ weird and wild features at the Zoo and discover why these attributes help them have a wonderful life! 

  • Time: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Cost: $270 for Zoo Members; $300 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity 8 participants

Virtual Day Camp for Students Entering 2nd-5th Grade

Bring the fun of summer camp home. These short 2-hour online classes offer kids the chance to participate in some summer camp aspect here at Utah’s Hogle Zoo with live lessons, animal visits, crafts, and ways you can protect animals in the wild! Each day is a stand-alone camp. Attend one or attend them all! 

Animal Mash-Up Week: June 21st – June 24th 

Love Animals? So do we! Join us to learn about some of our favorite animals at the Zoo and what makes them so unique. 

Monkey Business – June 21 

From gorillas to titi monkeys, this camp will explore the lives of our primates. You’ll know the difference between monkeys and apes and be “swinging” with us to conserve these magnificent mammals.

  • Date: June 21 
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Crazy About Cats – June 22

Spots, stripes, teeth, and claws, we’ll take a look at the Zoo’s many cat species and their adaptations for survival. Join us for this roaring good time!

  • Date: June 22  
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Marine Mammal Mania – June 23 

Seals, Sea lions, and Polar Bears, Oh My! In this adventure, we’ll explore the adaptions and behaviors of these water wonders.

  • Date: June 23 
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


 Radical Reptiles – June 24 

Lizards, tortoises, snakes, and frogs, we’ll explore the slithery to the slimy as we uncover how cool and essential these often unappreciated creatures are!

  • Date: June 24 
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Onsite Summer Camp for Children Going Into 2nd and 3rd Grade

Let’s Do Lunch – June 21-25 *** SOLD OUT***

Investigate the animal world’s dining habits as you discover who eats what and whom and the techniques they use to survive.

  • Time: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Cost: $270 for Zoo Members; $300 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 participants

Onsite Summer Camp for Children Going Into 1st Grade

On the Move – June 28 – July***SOLD OUT***

Join our Zoo animal friends as they swing, run, slide, and swim. Discover the why behind the way they move as we explore the Zoo.   

  • Time: 9 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $135 for Zoo Members; $150 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 students

 


Animal Superheroes – June 28 – July***SOLD OUT***

Our animals may not wear capes, but they do have superpowers. From bionic vision to super-strength, you’ll uncover how our animals win at the survival game!

  • Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Cost: $135 for Zoo Members; $150 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 students

Onsite Day Camp for students entering 6th-8th grades

Dr. ZooJuly 12-16 **SOLD OUT**

Discover how Zoos keep animals healthy both at the Zoo and in the wild. Nutrition, enrichment, training, conservation, and veterinary care are all part of this insider experience.

  • Time: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Cost: $270 for Zoo
  • Members: $300 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 participants

Virtual STEM Day Camp for students entering 2nd-5th grade

Bring the fun of summer camp home. These short 2-hour online classes offer kids the chance to participate in some summer camp aspect here at Utah’s Hogle Zoo with live lessons, animal visits, crafts, and ways you can protect animals in the wild! Each day is a stand-alone camp. Attend one or attend them all!

We Built a Zoo – Exhibit Design – July 12

Discover what goes into building a new habitat at the Zoo. Then try your hand at building your own Zoo exhibit.

  • Date: July 12 
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Enrichment and Training – July 13 

Zoo Keepers are responsible for the physical and mental welfare of the animals in their care. Discover the role of enrichment and training in keeping animals healthy, and then make your enrichment for an animal.

  • Date: July 13 
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Animal Care and Conservation – July 14

Discover what it takes to be a veterinarian and conservation biologist at a Zoo. Learn some tricks to keeping your animals healthy and how you can help animals in the wild.

  • Date: July 14
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Onsite Summer Camp for students entering 2nd and 3rdh grades

Super Senses – July 19-23

Explore the Zoo using our animal’s senses. Discover how those senses help them survive and how your senses stack up to theirs. It’ll be a sensationally fun week!

  • Time: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Cost: $270 for Zoo Members; $300 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 participants

or click here to receive your membership discount


Onsite Summer Camp for students entering 4th and 5th grades

Masters of the Elements – July 26-30 *** SOLD OUT ***

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Powerful forces have shaped Earth’s ecosystems, and animals know how to deal with all of them. From the beginning of history, humans have been learning from animals that are elemental experts. Join us to discover with the animal’s help how we can bend and master all the elements.

  • Time: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Cost: $270 for Zoo Members; $300 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 participants

 Onsite Day Camp for students entering 6th-8th grades

Dr. Zoo – August 2-6 **SOLD OUT**

Discover how Zoos keep animals healthy both at the Zoo and in the wild. Nutrition, enrichment, training, conservation, and veterinary care are all part of this insider experience.

  • Time: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Cost: $270 for Zoo Members; $300 for Non-Zoo Members
  • Capacity: 8 participants

Virtual Day Camp for students entering 2nd-5th grade

Bring the fun of summer camp home. These short 2-hour online classes offer kids the chance to participate in some summer camp aspect here at Utah’s Hogle Zoo with live lessons, animal visits, crafts, and ways you can protect animals in the wild. Each day is a stand-alone camp. Attend one or attend them all! 

African Adventures

Elephants, Rhinos, and Beetles, Oh My! – August 2nd

Discover how elephants, rhinos, and beetles survive on the African savanna and what they all have in common.

  • Date: August 2  
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Giraffes, Ostrich and Lions, Oh Boy!

From predators to prey, each animal on the savanna has a unique role. Explore the lives of a few of our favorites.

  • Date:  August 3  
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Flyers, Creepers, and Hissers, Oh Dear!

From bats to cockroaches, discover some of the unhuggable but essential animals that make their home on the savanna.

  • Date: August 4  
  • Time: 10:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $10 Zoo Member Link, $15 Non-Zoo Member Link
  • Capacity: 15 links

or click here to receive your membership discount


Fall Camp

FALL DAY CAMPS

 $65 per camp, $55 for members

DATES COMING SOON! 


Fall Camp

WINTER DAY CAMPS

2021 Winter Camp Dates Coming Soon!

When the days get short and the temperature drops, animals must find a way to survive the winter season. Some may migrate, others hibernate! Come discover how animals have adapted to endure the cold winter season! Campers will spend the day doing hands-on activities, crafts, playing games, and will get up-close animal experiences!


Online Registrations: A confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail once you have registered online for your desired program. If you don’t receive an e-mail confirmation, please check your spam folder. For further questions call (801)584-4562. To register online choose classes from the menu.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES: After registration is confirmed, Utah’s Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, no-substitution policy. If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation

NOTICE: Due to various reasons including allergies, known or otherwise, we will NOT be providing snacks during classes and camps this year. Please be sure to send the appropriate number of snacks, a lunch for all day classes and camps as well as a water bottle or drinks for your child. A water fountain is always available and we encourage the use of water bottles.

If your child is enrolled in a day class please be sure to send them with a snack and a drink.

If they are enrolled in two day classes for the same day they will need 2 snacks, a lunch and 3 drinks.

If your child is enrolled in one of our all day camps they will need to bring 2 snacks, a lunch and 3 drinks for each day.

There is a water fountain that is always available and we encourage you to send water bottles with your children.

Zoo Camp Registration Additional Info

  • For Summer Camps: camper must be registered for the camp grade level that they are entering in the fall.
  • For Break Camps: camper must be registered for the camp grade level that they are currently enrolled in.
  • For 1st grade camps: campers may attend both the AM and PM sessions for a full day of camp.
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo members get a discount on Zoo Camps. Provide your membership details in the shopping cart to receive your discount.
  • A confirmation email will be sent once you have registered. For further questions call (801)-584-4562 or email eferguson@hoglezoo.org
  • Registration for all camps closes a few days prior to the start of the first day of camp.

An email will be sent out a week prior to the start of camp with details and further instructions.

Cancellation Policy

  • After registration is confirmed, Utah’s Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, and no-substitution policy.
  • If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.

Lunch and Snacks

  • Lunches will be supervised from 12pm to 1pm.
  • Campers must bring their own lunch and a reusable water bottle.
  • Please bring 2 snacks, one for the morning and one for the afternoon.
  • During the lunch break, campers will watch animal documentaries and play games with camp instructors. Campers have the option to quietly play with toys and color if they do not want to watch the movie.

Thanks to our Zoo Camp Sponsors:

 

    • MEET OUR ANIMALS

    • ZOO MEMBERSHIPS

    • GROUP PARTIES

    • EDUCATION