Zoo Camps

Zoo Camps Logo.png

Important Information Regarding Zoo Camps and COVID-19

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation along with federal, state, and local guidance to safely and effectively operate our education programs.

At the time of this update, we are planning to operate a limited summer camp program.  This will include strict protocols in place regarding camper health screenings, precautionary cleaning and sanitization routines, and social distancing practices, including a reduced camp group size.  All campers are required to bring face masks and will be instructed to wear it when social distancing is not feasible. If you are registered for summer camp, you will receive additional information about these measures via email.  

Please understand that we will continue to adapt these plans as necessary to adhere to guidance from the CDC, ISDH, TCHD and in accordance with Governor Holcomb’s orders.  We will continue to provide updates to registered families via email.  If you are not registered for camp, but interested in attending, please contact the Zoo Education Department for registration info. 

Contact the Zoo Education Department with questions at zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov.

hedgie and Hagen.JPG

Discover your WILD side at Zoo Camps! Each Zoo Camp is a stand-alone session, based on a popular nature-based theme. Camps are educational, encouraging active learning through games, crafts, age-appropriate science explorations, and hands-on encounters with a variety of live Animal Ambassadors. Rich in STEM-based activities, these camps engage the natural curiosity in a child and allow ample opportunity to practice critical emerging science skills. Learning has never been so much fun!

Your camp fee includes all materials and supplies, a daily snack, workbook, and a photo keepsake. An optional Extended Care service is available for select camps for a small additional fee.

A typical day at Zoo Camp includes several encounters with our education Animal Ambassadors. Children are encouraged, but never required, to touch animals whenever it is safe and appropriate.

EB with campers.jpg