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Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camp 2020

An Adventure Like No Other

Get ready for an adventure like no other at the Safari Park’s Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers connecting with creatures the way the Safari Park's will. This is hands-on, join-in, be-a-part-of-it fun! If your children love animals, the Safari Park is the place for them this summer.

See Zoo Summer Camps here 

Please select the grade your child will be entering in the fall. For questions or to reserve a spot, please call 619-718-3000, or book online with the Buy link.

Choose an age/grade level:

  • Ages 2-5: 5-Day Half-Day Camp

    Family Camp: One Herd

    This specialty camp—for children ages two to five, along with their favorite grownup—is geared toward families with multiple campers (maximum two children per adult). Through family bonding, storytelling, hands-on activities, and animal encounters, campers will learn that our young animals are a lot like them.

    Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.

    August 3-7

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  • Ages 2-3: 5-Day Half-Day Camp

    Growin' Up

    Calling all toddlers! Learn what it is like to be a young, growing animal at the Safari Park. Through play and interactive learning, mini Park tours, up-close animal encounters, storybooks, and lots of hands-on activities, tots will experience a fun introduction to Summer Camp at the Safari Park.

    Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.

    June 15-19
    July 20–24

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  • Pre-K – K: 5-Day Half-Day Camp

    Story Safari

    Take a journey inspired by some of our favorite animal stories. Counselors will read each day's stories to the group, then campers will encounter different stars of the tales, including animals and habitats. Every half-day of camp includes visits from animal ambassadors, Park walks, stories, crafts, songs, and games.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

    June 22-26
    July 13-17
    July 27-31

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  • K–Grade 1: 5-Day Half-Day Camp

    Animal Olympics

    Campers will explore our talented animals, and find out who is going to win the big race. See who runs the fastest, who can lift the most weight, and who works best on a team. Each half-day of camp includes visits from animal ambassadors, Park walks, stories, crafts, songs, and games.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

    July 6-10

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  • Grades 1-2: 5-Day Full-Day Camp

    Wild About Adaptations

    Some animals are built to fly, some to climb, and some to run. Campers will get a chance to discover what makes animals unique while touring the Safari Park, visiting animal ambassadors, singing camp songs, playing games, and creating crafts.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    June 22-26
    June 29-July 3
    July 20-24
    July 27-31

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  • Grades 3-4: 5-Day Full-Day Camp

    Fact or Fiction?

    Elephants never forget. Bats are blind. Touching a toad will give you warts...right? Campers will sleuth out some truths and bust some myths about the Animal Kingdom. Animal ambassador visits, Safari Park strolls, and tours of behind-the-scenes venues will give campers the opportunity to view different animals up close while finding out what is animal fact—or fiction.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    June 22-26
    July 13-17
    July 27-31
    August 3-7

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  • Grades 5-6: 5-Day Full-Day Camp

    Phenomenal Phenomena

    From 1,000-mile migrations to carnivorous plants and caterpillars that dissolve and reform into butterflies, nature is full of mysterious phenomena. Investigation-themed games and activities, behind-the-scenes visits, campers-only presentations with animal ambassadors, hands-on activities, and more await campers this summer.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    June 29-July 3
    July 6-10
    August 3-7

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  • Grades 7-8: 5-Day Full-Day Camp

    Animal Care in Action

    Get the inside scoop on animal care and conservation around the world, straight from the experts. Campers will visit with Safari Park staff and go behind the scenes to see what it takes to work with exotic animals. Get up close to animal ambassadors, trek across the treetops on our Jungle Ropes Safari, visit our state-of-the-art hospital to see veterinary medicine in action, and find out what it's like to work as a field biologist.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    July 6-10
    July 13-17

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  • Grades 9-12: 5-Day Full-Day Camp

    Ending Extinction

    Explore what it takes to lead the fight against extinction. Through breakout sessions, behind-the-scenes visits, scheduled demonstrations, hands-on activities, a private Caravan Safari, and encounters with animal ambassadors, campers gain an inside look at how San Diego Zoo Global uses its expertise in animal and plant care, both at the Safari Park and abroad.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    June 29–July 3
    July 2024

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