Summer Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp fosters an appreciation and understanding of wildlife and nature through animal interactions and observations, games, arts and crafts, and other exciting activities.

Zoo Camp Scholarships

*Update: Due to the overwhelming response, we are unable to accept additional applications at this time.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is pleased to offer a limited number of Zoo Camp Scholarships for 2021 to support the financial needs of families that may need help towards camp tuition.

Availability of funds comes from donations to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Camp Scholarship Fund and the Molly Steinsapir Scholarship Fund. If you'd like to donate to one of our scholarship funds, click the link below to learn more. Our scholarships provide underserved children the opportunity to attend Zoo Camp to further their education of the natural world and the animals which inhabit it.

Summer Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp has two options this year to offer everyone our favorite camp activities while staying committed to the safety of our guests and camp families. You’ll be able to choose from half-day in-person camp or go completely virtual! Camp at Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires appreciation and wonder of the natural world through discovery, nature play, crafts, and animal interactions.

In-Person Summer Camp!

Enjoy a week of fun at the Zoo with plenty of outdoor activities, arts and crafts, artifacts, games and a range of amazing nature topics led by our educators. Campers will visit favorite spots and animals at the Zoo and enjoy time with friends in a new half-day format. All camps include Zoo adventures, art projects, and visits from ambassador animals.

Weekly sessions starting June 14 through August 9

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM each day
For incoming grades 1-4 for 2021/22 school year. Campers are grouped by age. We have limited the camper ages and grades due to health and safety measures. As conditions change, we look forward to welcoming back our younger and old campers in the future.
$160 members/$170 non-members

  • Camp will take place exclusively outdoors.
  • Campers will be required to bring their own snacks, refillable water bottle, and beach towel for outdoor seating.
  • Daily health screenings and temperature checks for all campers.
  • Masks are required for all campers.
  • Note that there is no camp on July 5. Camp will run July 6-9 that week.

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Virtual Spring Back to Camp!

Can’t make it to the Zoo? Sign up for Virtual Summer Camp instead! Enjoy virtual meetings with an educator, an up-close look at some amazing animals, and fun activities your campers can do at home.


Virtual Camp registration will be live soon! Please check back for the weekly schedule and registration information.


Educational Camps

Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers Zoo Adventures for children ages 3-17 during school breaks.

Extended Care

Extended care is not currently offered.