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.

Summer Zoo Camp Is Now Closed

We had a great summer with all of our campers! We can't wait to see you for Fall and Winter camp!

Check back in October for more information.

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.

Mask Policy

All campers are required to bring a mask with them to camp and our team will check for masks at check-in. Masks will be required indoors. Masks will not be required while campers are outdoors and social distancing is possible. When social distancing is not possible, staff will require campers to wear their masks. We ask that our families explain these policies to their campers before their camp session. Thank you for your understanding as we align our policies across all our camps. We are following Fresno Unified School District mask policies as we will be hosting a Fresno Unified camp at the Zoo.

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.
  • Note that there is no camp on July 5. Camp will run July 6-9 that week.

Virtual Summer 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.


Educational Camps

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

Extended Care

Extended care is not currently offered.