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There are several zoo camps across Ontario where kids can spend summer time to get hands on experience with animals and learn firsthand what life is like inside the zoo. Of course, they get to meet many of the animals face-to-face. For kids who love wildlife and animals, zoo camp offers the experience of a lifetime.

A zoo camp is usually organized as a residential summer camp program that gives campers a chance to work with animals in a zoological park. Younger children may have activities like games, songs, activities, animal visits, stories, crafts and walk-abouts. Older children may undergo advanced training in zoo maintenance and even animal behavior. Teens can explore animal behavior, wildlife conservation and career options at these zoo camps.

Some activities at these kind of camps include:

  • Daily care of the animals: Cleaning, feeding and watering at the zoo.
  • Animal sharing: Free time with the animals.
  • Wildlife safari: Campers learn about wildlife and the environment. Night safaris teach about nocturnal animals.
  • Hiking: Learning to identify native plants and animals.
  • Orienteering: Using a compass to navigate the woods.
  • Animal tracking: Identifying the footprints of deer, raccoons, chipmunks, bears, and more.

Campers can also choose from a variety of activities taught by SCBI scientists and keepers. Outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, tree climbing, sports and campfires may also be included. Talent shows, presentations, biking and outdoor sports are also organized by zoo camps. In fact, these camps may cover every aspect of the zoo and aquarium that affects the well being of the animals like nutrition, enclosures, security, exercise and enrichment, veterinary care, contact with visitors and so on. Campers at zoo camps are taught about endangered species, extinct animals, wildlife art, tribal art and many related subjects too.

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List of animal and zoo camps and programs

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Safari Zoo Camp   
The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work hands on alongside professional animal care staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.
Clarington
Science: Zooology/Animals

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $850/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed8506-170Clarington
Niagara Christian Collegiate   
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!
Fort Erie
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $3,550/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed355011-171Fort Erie
Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp   
A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where families ( ages six and up) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto.
Rouge, Toronto
Science: Zooology/Animals

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $95/night
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed956-1002Rouge, Toronto
Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   
Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.
Rouge, Toronto
Science: Zooology/Animals

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $280/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2804-163Rouge, Toronto
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp   
An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 14.
Vaughan
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $216/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed2164-144Vaughan
Township of King   
With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.
King
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-185King
Earthbound Kids   
An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!
Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $355/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-146Whitchurch - Stouffville, Newmarket
Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.
Vaughan; Woodbridge
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-107Vaughan, Woodbridge
Harbourfront Centre Camps   
Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.
Harbourfront, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed2504-168Harbourfront, Toronto
Claremont Nature Centre   
Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!
Pickering
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $180/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed1805-189Pickering
Camps offering animal and zoo as an activity
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps   
Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 13.
Downtown West, Toronto
Science: Marine Biology

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $260/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2605-130Downtown West, Toronto
Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.
Temagami
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys120010-171Temagami
Kidz Kare Camp   
Exciting themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown facility, including weekly field trips, guest speakers and delicious home cooked meals and snacks! Before and after care is also available.
Downtown West, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
Day, Program Coed2004-122Downtown West, Toronto
Niagara Christian Collegiate   
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!
Fort Erie
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $3,550/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed355011-173Fort Erie
Appleby College Summer Programs   
A huge variety of programming options for campers and students ages 4-17. We offer 50+ Camp programs, academic day and boarding programs and travel credit courses!
Oakville; International
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $328/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed3284-174Oakville, International
Brock Youth University   
A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.
St. Catharines
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $178/session
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed1788-175St. Catharines
YMCA Cedar Glen   
Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.
King
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $205/session
sessions & dates
Day Coed2054-166King
Laurus Summer Camp   
Montreal & Laval's #1 lifestyle summer day camp that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 to 15! Registration is Open for 2019!
Montreal; Laval
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1503-157Montreal, Laval
The Dalton School Camps and Programs   
A one-of-a- kind March Break and summer camp experience with 11 weekly themes including science, history, arts and crafts, sports and more, all in Mandarin! Bring your swimsuit in the summer and join us in the sprinkler!
Deer Park, Toronto
Education: Language Studies

  • Ages 4 to 11
  • Coed
  • Day
from $280/week
Day Coed2804-118Deer Park, Toronto
JOA Camps   
An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.
Ottawa
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 11
  • Coed
  • Day
from $55/day
sessions & dates
Day Coed554-119Ottawa
York University; Science Engagement   
Science Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grade 3-12. Elementary programs include Science Saturdays, March Camp, and SciX. Secondary programs include Helix and Spark Lab.
Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto
Education: STEM

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $195/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls1958-1810Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Sentinel Park, Toronto
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp   
An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 14.
Vaughan
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $216/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed2164-1411Vaughan
The Wylde Swan   
Grow into a citizen of the world with this unique summer camp offering international travel, sailing aboard a tall-ship, education in geography, environmental sciences, leadership, communication skills, and so much more!
International
Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills

  • Ages 14 to 25
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,599/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed159914-2512International
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.
Canning
Art (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $290/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2905-1813Canning
HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS   
A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.
Rexdale, Toronto
Science: Environment

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $245/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2455-1314Rexdale, Toronto
Camp Portneuf   
An educational and wholesome experience for campers aged 4 to 16 years old. 50 minutes from Quebec city, our camp develops a sense of community, adventure and an appreciation of their natural surroundings
Saint-Raymond
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $595/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys5954-1615Saint-Raymond
Zodiac Day Camp   
Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 7 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!
Forest Hill, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $190/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1902.5-1516Forest Hill, Toronto
Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity.
Mississauga
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $159/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1594-1817Mississauga
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!
High Park, Toronto
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $390/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed3904-1218High Park, Toronto
Science North Camps   
Science North offers fun and educational Summer Science Camps in English and French for children aged 4 to 11 in Sudbury and Thunder Bay!
City of Thunder Bay; Sudbury
Science (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $162/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1624-1419City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury
Earthbound Kids   
An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!
Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $355/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-1420Whitchurch - Stouffville, Newmarket
Idea Lab Kids Calgary   
Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!
Calgary
Education: STEM

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $30/week
Day, Program Coed303-1421Calgary
Township of King   
With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.
King
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-1822King
Earth Studies   
Award winning school in sustainability and environmental practices. Owned and operated by the Cushing family. A traditional all-season campus with the highest quality animal husbandry, nature connection, and much more...
Ladysmith
Adventure: Wilderness Skills

  • Ages 9 to 22
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $750/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed7509-2223Ladysmith
Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.
Vaughan; Woodbridge
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-1024Vaughan, Woodbridge
Kidnetix   
Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!
Brampton; Downsview, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/week
Day Coed1504-1525Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
Sidney Ledson Institute   
Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.
Don Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/week
Day, Program Coed2752.5-1426Don Mills, Toronto
Camp Hurontario   
A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.
Mactier
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $900/week
Overnight Boys9006-1627Mactier
Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   
Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.
Rouge, Toronto
Science: Zooology/Animals

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $280/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2804-1628Rouge, Toronto
Centennial Colts Summer Camps   
Designed for boys and girls between the age of 7 - 16 to provide additional physical literacy to those who would like to further develop their athletic skills.
Centennial-Port Union, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $195/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1957-1629Centennial-Port Union, Toronto
Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595
Bridle Path, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $545/week
Day Coed5454-1530Bridle Path, Toronto
Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.   
A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014.
Ste. Clotilde
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,020/week
Overnight Coed10208-1731Ste. Clotilde
Saddlewood Riding Camp   
A horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction.
Peterborough Area
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $2,200/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls22007-1632Peterborough Area
City of Mississauga   
We offer a variety of camps for ages 4–14. Choose the camp that’s right for your child, whether it’s creative, sports, learning, adventure, swimming, skating, dance or drama we have it all! mississauga.ca/camps
Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $115/week
Day, Program, family Coed1154-1433Mississauga
Camp Robin Hood   
Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development.
Markham
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $1,100/2 weeks
Day Coed11004-1534Markham
Life Gears Academy   
A specialized organization offering camps, clubs, and workshops throughout Ontario focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as well as various Life Skills such as communication and mindfulness.
Guelph; Newmarket; Windsor
Education: STEM

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Program
from $50/session
Day, Program Coed, Girls506-1635Guelph, Newmarket, Windsor
Ajax Riding Academy   
The Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed.
Ajax
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 4 to 100
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $200/week
Day, Program, family Coed2004-10036Ajax
Camp Kendellhurst   
A traditional summer camp with sports, arts, music, technology, swimming and more.
Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $250/week
Day Coed2506-1437Mississauga
University of King's College   
University of King's College has: 1) summer day camp for ages 6-12, 2) Humanities for Young People, a summer live-in program for teens, 3) soccer and basketball camps in March Break, in-service days and early August.
Halifax
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $150/week
Day, Overnight Coed1506-1738Halifax

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