All Summer 2020 Zoo Camp sessions have been cancelled.  For more information, please review the Summer 2020 Zoo Camp Cancellation FAQs.

Summer Programs

Wild About Horses

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Half-day camps for children entering grades 1-2 in the fall of 2020.
Single-day camps for children entering grades 3-4 in fall of 2020.
Two-day camps for children entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2020.

Note: Long pants (ideally jeans) and closed-toe boots or athletic shoes are required. Low-heeled shoes or boots are recommended. Helmets will be provided. Students without proper attire will not be allowed to participate and no refunds or transfers will be offered. Due to the smaller size of our horses, campers must be under 200 pounds.

Introductory Horse Camp
Meet the Zoo’s horses! Build horsemanship skills while learning the basics of horse safety and care. Instruction includes leading, mounting, dismounting, and proper horse care such as feeding, grooming, and saddling. Camp experience includes a staff-led horse ride. Full-day camps include additional barn activities and interaction with horses.

Intermediate Horse Camp
Have you already taken a horse camp at the Zoo? Are you interested in continuing to build your skills? This camp is designed for you! Includes more time on horses as well as some independent riding.

Be sure to check out our week-long camps for grades 1-12!

Camp Schedule

Introductory Camps
Grades 1 and 2
Half-day camps: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fee: $55 ($45 for Zoo members)

June 8 (both)
June 9 (both)
June 17 (both)
June 26 (both)
July 8 (both)
July 17 (both)
July 20 (both)
July 27 (both)
July 28 (both)
July 29 (both)
Aug 5 (both)
Aug 12 (both)
Aug 21 (both)
Aug 24 (both)
Aug 25 (both)
Aug 27 (both)
Aug 28 (both)
Sept 2 (both)


Introductory Camps
Grades 3 and 4
Single-day camps: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $105 ($90 for Zoo members)

June 10
June 15
June 16
June 24
June 25
July 1
July 2
July 15
July 16
July 21
July 22
Aug 10
Aug 11
Aug 19
Aug 20
Aug 26
Aug 31
Sept 1


Introductory Camps
Grades 5 and 6
Two-day camps:
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $210 ($180 for Zoo members)

June 11–12
June 18–19
June 22–23
June 29–30
July 13–14
July 23–24
Aug 13–14
Sept 3–4


Introductory Camps
Grades 7 to 9
Two-day camps:
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $210 ($180 for Zoo members)

July 6–7
July 30–31


Introductory Camp
Grades 10 to 12
Two-day camp:
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $210 ($180 for Zoo members)

Aug 17–18


Intermediate Camps
Grades 5 and 6
Two-day camps:
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $210 ($180 for Zoo members)

July 9–10
Aug 3–4


Intermediate Camp
Grades 7 to 9
Two-day camp:
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $210 ($180 for Zoo members)

Aug 6–7