Summer Zoo Camp 2022

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Join us for a fun filled summer at the Greenville Zoo! Zoo Camp brings conservation to all ages through fun & games, experiments, behind-the-scenes adventures, animals encounters, keeper chats, and more! Campers ages 2-14 are invited to investigate the wonders of the wild right here in Greenville.

Registration will open for members March 1, 2022. 

Registration for the public will open on March 7th. 

Please download our camp brochure.


Kinder Camp (2 & 3 year olds with an Adult) 

All Kinder camp sessions are full. Please contact the education office at 864-467-4850 to be placed on a waiting list. 


SNOUT SCOUTS

The Kinder camp Detective Agency is on the case of animal noses! Campers will sniff out clues, make their very own animal noses, and have an encounter with an animal who has a super snout!  

 

Session 1                                                              June 10                                                                 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Session 2                                                              July 22                                                                   3:00PM – 4:30PM


 

TATTLE TAILS

The Kinder camp Detective Agency is on the case of animal tails! Campers will investigate the different kinds of animal tails, make their very own animal tails, and meet an in-class animal visitor. 

 

Session 1                                                             June 24                                                                 3:00PM – 4:30PM 

Session 2                                                             August 12                                                            10:00AM – 11:30AM

 

 

ZOO’S CLUES

One of our animal friends wants to meet you! Let’s follow the clues, play some games, and skidoo through the zoo to figure out who it is!

Session 1                                                              July 8                                                                     10:00AM – 11:30AM

Session 2                                                              August 5                                                               3:00 PM– 4:30PM

 

Camp Fee:

$30.00 Members

$40.00 Non-members 

 

 

4-5 Year Olds

ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

What’s a baby alligator called? Who raises a penguin chick? Who teaches lion cubs how to hunt? Join us as we explore the world of animal babies, animal baby names, and animal parents.

Session 1                                                              June 6-10                                                             9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              June 27- July 1                                                   9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 3                                                              July 25-29                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

FARMYARD FRENZY

The farmyard is in a frenzy and we are going to explore why! Find out what has the pigs in a pickle and the ducks in a dither.

Session 1                                                              June 13-17                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                               July 11-15                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 3                                                               August 1-5                                                          9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

CRITTER COMMUNICATIONS

Our investiGATORS will seek out the many senses that help animals survive. Sniff for clues, peer at puzzles, and hone your hearing to crack the case of how critters communicate.

Session 1                                                              June 20-24                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              July 18-22                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

4-5 Year Olds Camp Fee: 

$150/members

$200/ non-members

 

6-8 Year Olds

ANIMAL SLEUTHS

Animals have super senses to find their friends, family, food, and foes. Campers will fine tune their ears, eyes, nose, and more to learn about the many wacky ways animals sniff out survival.

Session 1                                                              June 13-17                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              July 11-15                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session3                                                              August 1-5                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM


Sessions 1 & 2 of Animal Sleuths are full. Please contact the education office at 864-467-4850 to be placed on a waiting list. 


WHO DUNG IT?

Don your detective gear and investigate ‘Who Dung it’ in this unusual camp! Campers will go on scat-venger hunts, decode doo-doo, and solve the case learning there is more to poo than you ever thought possible!

Session 1                                                              June 6-10                                                             9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              June 27-July 1                                                    9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 3                                                              July 25-29                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

ECO-WARRIORS

Calling all Eco-warriors! Help us explore and develop approaches to help understand environmental issues like Habitat loss, invasive species, and pollution. We will investigate these concerns and learn how to make a change in our lives and our community.

Session 1                                                              June 20-24                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              July 18-22                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM


6-8 Year Olds Camp Fee: 

$150/members

$200/ non-members

 

9-11 Year Olds

HABITAT UNDER ATTACK!

Use your skills to tackle terrains, dominate each domain, and protect the planet one habitat at a time. Join us as we examine animal adaptations to survive in any landscape in this biome-based adventure camp.

Session 1                                                              June 13-17                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              July 11-15                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 3                                                              August 1-5                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM


ENGINEERING FOR ANIMALS

Food, shelter, water, air, and space are just some of things that animals need to survive and thrive. Test your engineering mind as we explore how animals are ecosystem engineers and how zookeepers create artificial habitats for animals through a series of engineering challenges and experiments.

Session 1                                                              June 6-10                                                             9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              June 27-July 1                                                    9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 3                                                              July 25-29                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM 


CSI: CRITTER SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS

Animals and plants worldwide are disappearing. Who’s doing it? How can we stop them? Strap on your safety googles and lab coats, we’ve got some science to do!

Session 1                                                              June 20-24                                                           9:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2                                                              July 18-22                                                            9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

9-11 Year Olds Camp Fee: 

$150/members

$200/ non-members

 

 

Teens (12-14)

JR. ZOO KEEPER 1

Join the Greenville Zoo crew as you get an exclusive peek at what a day in the life of a zookeeper is all about! Due to camp activities space is limited!

Session 1                                                              July 5-6                                                                 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Session 2                                                              August 8-9                                                           9:00AM – 4:00PM     

*OPTIONAL JZK Party on August 12


JR. ZOO KEEPER 2

A keeper’s work is never done! Delve deeper into the world of zoo keeping.

Pre-requisite: Junior Zookeeper 1 – last summer or this summer. 

Due to camp activities, space is extremely limited. 

 

Session 1                                                              July 7-8                                                                 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Session 2                                                              August 10-11                                                     9:00AM – 4:00PM 

*OPTIONAL JZK Party on August 12

 

Teens 12-14 Year Olds Camp Fee: 

$300/members

$350/ non-members


If your camper(s) would like to attend both Junior Zookeeper I and Junior Zookeeper II, please contact the education office at (864) 467-4850 or zooed@greenvillesc.gov for a special discount code to save $100 off the bundled price.