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Summer Camp 2020

Additional summer camps added for the weeks of August 17th and 24th! Find enrollment information below.

ENROLLMENT STARTS HERE...

Important information regarding enrollment - this year we are using a new registration system! To help you build your cart and enroll faster please follow the below steps:

  • Find the first camp you'd like to enroll in. If this is the only camp you'd like to enroll in, click on the date and finish enrollment. 

  • If you want to add additional camps to your cart, you can click on multiple dates which will open new tabs. Your newest tab should show all selected dates.

  • Once all your camps are added, go to the newest opened tab and continue with registration and payment.

  • To receive your member discount, login when on the check out page using the "my membership" button on the top right of your screen. Once you log in, your membership discount will be applied automatically.

HELPFUL HINT: If using a mobile device, to receive your membership discount, click on the menu button on the top left of your screen. Then click on the "my membership" option to log in.

Looking for August day camps? Click HERE!

Summer Camp General Information:

  • Each camper must bring a morning and afternoon snack, as well as lunch UNLESS you are half day, then you only need one snack and lunch. 

  • Class sizes are limited to 10 per class. If you are wanting your child to be in the same group as a friend, please email education@@okczoo.org with the week you are attending and the childrens names. 

  • Drop off and pick up are curbside - no need to park and walk up. Just pull in front of the education building. 

  • If you have any other questions, please refer to our COVID-19 information or our Parent Resource Guide

If you have any issues with enrolling, please give us a call at 405-425-0218 or email at education@okczoo.org. 

Summer Camps By Age

NEW: Mixed aged summer camps added for the weeks of August 17th and 24th. These will be a full week like summer camps, but will be mixed aged groups ranging from 4-11. Please call us at 405-425-0218 if you have any questions! Click the below links to enroll:

Looking for camps for August 10th-14th? Click here!


WEEK TWELVE: CHILL OUT (AGES 4-11)

                In the dog days of summer, it’s nice to think about the cool chill of frozen lands. From penguins to polar bears, life can be harsh in frigid temperatures. Learn how cold it gets in the tundra and taiga, explore how animals adapt to cold weather, and make frozen treats for zoo animals. A chilling good time will be had by all!


WEEK THIRTEEN: LIGHTS OUT, NIGHTS OUT (AGES 4-11)

                Learn how animals use their amazing senses to survive at night. Put your night senses to work with activities that test your sense of smell, touch and hearing. Campers will replicate the nighttime experience as we share stories around a “campfire” and look at the “night sky”.

4-5 Years Half Day

WEEK EIGHT: BEAR'S BEST FRIEND (SOLD OUT)

                Do you want to be Bear’s friend? Join us as we meet the lovable animal characters from the Bear Snores On book series by Karma Wilson. Prepare tasty bear treats, make a cozy bear den, and put on a show as you re-create these bear-y special stories.


WEEK TEN: ANIMALS OF PRIDE ROCK

                Bring out your inner lion and join our pride as we learn about the circle of life, what it takes to be king of the savannah, and see real African animals! Learn Swahili, make your own inspirational pride rock, and see how well you can sneak up on fellow campers without being detected.

4-5 Years Full Day

WEEK EIGHT: BEAR'S BEST FRIEND (SOLD OUT)

                Do you want to be Bear’s friend? Join us as we meet the lovable animal characters from the Bear Snores On book series by Karma Wilson. Prepare tasty bear treats, make a cozy bear den, and put on a show as you re-create these bear-y special stories.


WEEK NINE: ANIMAL MINIONS (SOLD OUT)

                Follow the leader to the Zoo! These real animal minions have important jobs to do! Perform experiments to watch ants in action and see what foods they prefer, look for ant lion traps, communicate with fellow “bees” through dance, and learn about different jobs that are essential for colonies to survive.


WEEK TEN: ANIMALS OF PRIDE ROCK

                Bring out your inner lion and join our pride as we learn about the circle of life, what it takes to be king of the savannah, and see real African animals! Learn Swahili, make your own inspirational pride rock, and see how well you can sneak up on fellow campers without being detected.

6-7 Years Full Day

WEEK EIGHT: ZOO'S CLUES

                I spy with my little eye… animals that are hard to find! Put your detective skills to the test as we look for clues, follow tracks, and spy on animals. Your budding detective will investigate mock animal crime scenes, analyze fingerprints under a magnifying glass, and measure animal tracks.


WEEK NINE: BEAR'S BEST FRIEND

                Do you want to be Bear’s friend? Join us as we meet the lovable animal characters from the Bear Snores On book series by Karma Wilson. Prepare tasty bear treats, make a cozy bear den, and put on a show as you re-create these bear-y special stories.


WEEK TEN: ANIMAL MINIONS (SOLD OUT)

                Follow the leader to the Zoo! These real animal minions have important jobs to do! Perform experiments to watch ants in action and see what foods they prefer, look for ant lion traps, communicate with fellow “bees” through dance, and learn about different jobs that are essential for colonies to survive.

8-11 Years Full Day

WEEK EIGHT: ANIMAL TWITTER

                With a “woof-woof” here or a “tweet-tweet” there, animals have plenty to say. Decode their tail raising, trunk holding, and leg stomping to find out what they are really saying. Your budding Dr. Zoolittle will have a fun-filled week of smell relays, name that sound challenges, and vocal tag.


WEEK NINE: JUNIOR ZOOLOGIST 

                Calling all junior zoologists! Explore the world of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates and learn what makes them unique. Meet zoo experts, study animal behavior, survey for birds, and decorate your own toad abode to take home!


WEEK TEN: HASTY HEDGEHOGS AND SUPER SIDEKICKS (SOLD OUT)

                On your mark, get set, GO! Complete a series of challenges to power up and move on to the next level. Build and test your own race track, speed through an obstacle course like a fox, find buried treasure like a hedgehog, and learn about the amazing abilities of these pokey speedsters and their furry sidekicks.

12-15 Years Half Day

WEEK EIGHT: MARINE BIOLOGY BOOT CAMP 

                Dive into an adventure of a lifetime as we explore the fascinating diversity of life beneath the sea and how we can protect it. Watch sea lions from an underwater perspective, participate in a hands on lab with preserved specimens, and meet the Zoo’s marine mammal team to learn a few tricks of the trade.


WEEK NINE: ZOO DESIGN (SOLD OUT)

                Animals, signs, and buildings OH MY! Designing a zoo is a big job and requires input from a variety of professionals. Meet our graphics installation team, get a sneak peek of their work space, and take a look at their creations that make the Zoo a more appealing place. Get the inside scoop from keepers on what the animals need in their habitats and meet some of these animals up-close. See if you have what it takes to run a zoo in a simulated game where you make decisions about animals, buildings, and visitor amenities while designing your own zoo!

Summer Camps by Date

Week Seven: July 13th-17th

4-5 Full Day: Below the Surface

                Whether they’re digging through tunnels or flying into caves, some animals find safety below the surface. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty as we play with mud, make a worm farm, and explore tunnels.


6-7 Full Day: Herpetology Helpers 

                Sometimes reptiles and amphibians get a bad rap. Scoot, slither, and slink on over as we meet these cold-blooded critters up close, meet the Zoo’s herptile experts, and learn more about what you can do to help reptiles and amphibians in the wild.


8-11 Full Day: Animal B-F-F’s

Whether it’s a bird picking ticks off a rhino or a fish cleaning a shark’s teeth, nature has strange combinations of B-F-Fs. Come learn about these odd couples and make some new friends of your own—both human and animal.

Week Eight: July 20th-24th

4-5 Half Day: Bears Best Friend (SOLD OUT)

                Do you want to be Bear’s friend? Join us as we meet the lovable animal characters from the Bear Snores On book series by Karma Wilson. Prepare tasty bear treats, make a cozy bear den, and put on a show as you re-create these bear-y special stories.


4-5 Full Day: Bears Best Friend (SOLD OUT)

                Do you want to be Bear’s friend? Join us as we meet the lovable animal characters from the Bear Snores On book series by Karma Wilson. Prepare tasty bear treats, make a cozy bear den, and put on a show as you re-create these bear-y special stories.       


6-7 Full Day: Zoo’s Clues (3 SPOTS)

                I spy with my little eye… animals that are hard to find! Put your detective skills to the test as we look for clues, follow tracks, and spy on animals. Your budding detective will investigate mock animal crime scenes, analyze fingerprints under a magnifying glass, and measure animal tracks.


8-11 Full Day: Animal Twitter (3 SPOTS)

                With a “woof-woof” here or a “tweet-tweet” there, animals have plenty to say. Decode their tail raising, trunk holding, and leg stomping to find out what they are really saying. Your budding Dr. Zoolittle will have a fun-filled week of smell relays, name that sound challenges, and vocal tag.


12-15 Half Day: Marine Biology Boot Camp (1 SPOT)

Dive into an adventure of a lifetime as we explore the fascinating diversity of life beneath the sea and how we can protect it. Watch sea lions from an underwater perspective, participate in a hands on lab with preserved specimens, and meet the Zoo’s marine mammal team to learn a few tricks of the trade.

Week Nine: July 27th-31st

4-5 Full Day: Animal Minions (SOLD OUT)

A Follow the leader to the Zoo! These real animal minions have important jobs to do! Perform experiments to watch ants in action and see what foods they prefer, look for ant lion traps, communicate with fellow “bees” through dance, and learn about different jobs that are essential for colonies to survive.


6-7 Full Day: Bears Best Friend

 Do you want to be Bear’s friend? Join us as we meet the lovable animal characters from the Bear Snores On book series by Karma Wilson. Prepare tasty bear treats, make a cozy bear den, and put on a show as you re-create these bear-y special stories.


8-11 Full Day: Junior Zoologist 

                Calling all junior zoologists! Explore the world of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates and learn what makes them unique. Meet zoo experts, study animal behavior, survey for birds, and decorate your own toad abode to take home!


12-15 Half Day: Zoo Design (SOLD OUT)

                Animals, signs, and buildings OH MY! Designing a zoo is a big job and requires input from a variety of professionals. Meet our graphics installation team, get a sneak peek of their work space, and take a look at their creations that make the Zoo a more appealing place. Get the inside scoop from keepers on what the animals need in their habitats and meet some of these animals up-close. See if you have what it takes to run a zoo in a simulated game where you make decisions about animals, buildings, and visitor amenities while designing your own zoo!

Week Ten: August 3rd-7th

4-5 Half Day: Animals of Pride Rock

                Bring out your inner lion and join our pride as we learn about the circle of life, what it takes to be king of the savannah, and see real African animals! Learn Swahili, make your own inspirational pride rock, and see how well you can sneak up on fellow campers without being detected.


4-5 Full Day: Animals of Pride Rock

                Bring out your inner lion and join our pride as we learn about the circle of life, what it takes to be king of the savannah, and see real African animals! Learn Swahili, make your own inspirational pride rock, and see how well you can sneak up on fellow campers without being detected.


6-7 Full Day: Animal Minions (SOLD OUT)

A Follow the leader to the Zoo! These real animal minions have important jobs to do! Perform experiments to watch ants in action and see what foods they prefer, look for ant lion traps, communicate with fellow “bees” through dance, and learn about different jobs that are essential for colonies to survive.


8-11 Full Day: Hasty Hedgehogs and Super Sidekicks (SOLD OUT)

On your mark, get set, GO! Complete a series of challenges to power up and move on to the next level. Build and test your own race track, speed through an obstacle course like a fox, find buried treasure like a hedgehog, and learn about the amazing abilities of these pokey speedsters and their furry sidekicks

Camp Parent Resources

Click here to fill out camper paperwork! All paperwork is online and must be submitted before your child attends camp. Please note that this paperwork does not mean you are enrolled in a camp! You must use the individual links for each camp to enroll. 

If you need help enrolling, or have general questions please call 405-425-0218. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

1. To cancel your childs enrollment or request a refund, please call 405-425-0218 or email speck@okczoo.org. 
2. No refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to program start date.
3. Classes are transferable to children in the same age group; however a 20% service charge will apply for any changes in the original registration.
4. The Zoo reserves the right to cancel classes if registration is below required minimum.
5. Programs are held "rain or shine" unless the zoo is closed due to severe weather conditions.

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