Kids zoo camps and zoology programs

Learn about animals!

Zoo camps and zoology camps give kids and teens an opportunity to deepen their love for animals and nature. There are camps found across the country  that are put on by actual zoos. You'll also find camps below that offer a concentrated zoology curriculum. Many of these camps give kids experiences with animals they will remember the rest of their lives.  Some camps listed further below will offer a variety of activities associated with traditional kids’ day camps. This may include outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, tree climbing, sports and campfires. Read more


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Camps below offer specialized education and programming for kids who specifically want to learn more about animals. Look for “zoo camp” in the name to find camps that are put on by actual zoos. (Note that some camps offer only zoology-related sessions.) View camp listings to get more details.

Safari Zoo Camp  

Clarington

  • Science: Zooology/Animals
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed8506-170Clarington, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

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!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,550/session
Day, Overnight Coed355011-171Fort Erie, Ontario

Earthbound Kids  

Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

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!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $355/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-142Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario

Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp  

Rouge, Toronto

  • Science: Zooology/Animals
  • Overnight, family

A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where families ( ages six and up) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto.

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $95/night
Overnight, family Coed956-1003Rouge, Toronto, Ontario

Township of King  

Ontario (7)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-184King, Nobleton

Claremont Nature Centre  

Pickering

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed1805-185Pickering, Ontario
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 14.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $216/week
Day, Program, family Coed2164-146Vaughan, Ontario

Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp  

Rouge, Toronto

  • Science: Zooology/Animals
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $280/week
Day Coed2804-167Rouge, Toronto, Ontario

Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge  

Vaughan; Woodbridge

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

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.

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-108Vaughan, Ontario, Woodbridge, Ontario

Harbourfront Centre Camps  

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

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.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed2504-169Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
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Camps below offer some curriculum related to animals that may include, for example, a zoo visit. View their listings in full to learn what they offer.

Kidnetix  

Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1504-150Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto,

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps  

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Science: Marine Biology
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $260/week
Day Coed2605-131Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys120010-172Temagami, Ontario
  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight

A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options

  • Ages 14 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight Coed75014-173Ottawa, Ontario

Rotherglen Summer Camp  

Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility.

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $325/week
Day Coed3256-144Oakville, Ontario

Fire Fly Stables  

Hamilton

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

Learn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $350/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls3506-185Hamilton, Ontario

Kidz Kare Camp  

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

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.

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Program Coed2004-126Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario

The Michelangelo Code  

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Day, Program, family Coed1505-187Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario

HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS  

Rexdale, Toronto

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $245/week
Day Coed2454-138Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario

York University; Science Engagement  

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Overnight, Program

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.

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $195/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls1958-189Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario

Appleby College Summer Programs  

Oakville; International

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

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!

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $328/week
Day, Overnight Coed3284-1710Oakville, Ontario, International,

Crestwood Valley Day Camp  

Bridle Path, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $545/week
Day Coed5454-1511Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario

The Wylde Swan  

International

  • Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Overnight

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!

  • Ages 14 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1,599/session
Overnight Coed159914-2512International, Other, International,

Idea Lab Kids Calgary  

Calgary

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

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!

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day, Program Coed303-1413Calgary, Alberta

Oxford Learning High Park  

High Park, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day Coed4004-1214High Park, Toronto, Ontario

YMCA Cedar Glen  

King

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $205/session
Day Coed2054-1615King, Ontario

Camp Hurontario  

Mactier

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $900/week
Overnight Boys9006-1616Mactier, Ontario

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $154/week
Day, Program Coed1544-1417Oakville, Ontario

Science North Camps  

City of Thunder Bay; Sudbury

  • Science (multi)
  • Day

Science North has offered innovative and stimulating summer camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds in communities across Ontario.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $153/week
Day Coed1534-1418City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2905-1819Canning, Nova Scotia
  • Science: LEGO
  • Day, Program, family

Our classes & camps use LEGO® bricks & K'Nex® to offer STEAM programs in Engineering, Science, Robotics, Animation, Drones, Video Game Design and more,..plus fun themes like Pokemon, Ninjas, Star Wars and Minecraft®.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $167/week
Day, Program, family Coed1674-1420Milton, Ontario

Centennial Colts Summer Camps  

Centennial-Port Union, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $195/week
Day Coed1957-1621Centennial-Port Union, Toronto, Ontario

Sidney Ledson Institute  

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

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.

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $136/week
Day, Program Coed1362.5-1422Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario

Shadow Lake Centre  

Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music.

  • Ages 7 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,575/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed15757-6523Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

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.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day, Program Coed1594-1824Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON

Zodiac Day Camp  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day Coed1902.5-1525Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario

Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.  

Ste. Clotilde

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,020/week
Overnight Coed10208-1726Ste. Clotilde, Quebec

Laurus Summer Camp  

Westmount; Laval; Beaconsfield

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1503-1527Westmount, Québec, Laval, , Beaconsfield,
  • Adventure (multi)
  • Overnight

A nature-focused camp in a conservation park. Cozy dorms, delicious food, caring staff and lots of time outside being a kid. We help your child build confidence and independence through adventure, leadership & teamwork.

  • Ages 9 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $720/week
Overnight Coed7209-1328Caledon, Ontario

JOA Camps  

Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $55/day
Day Coed554-1229Ottawa, Ontario

Saddlewood Riding Camp  

Peterborough Area

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $2,200/2 weeks
Overnight Girls22007-1630Peterborough Area, Ontario
  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Program, family Coed2006-10031Ajax, Ontario

Zoology camps may in fact be as diverse as the animal kingdom which they study. Among camps in this category, themes can vary widely, even in sessions put on by the same camp. Here’s a brief look at the spectrum of learning from which to choose:

  • Actual zoo camps — look for the phrase right in the name of the camp — where kids can learn, up close, about zoo animals from all over the world
  • Programs put on by nature centres, where kids may be able to learn up close about local wildlife from deer to wild birds (hawks, eagles, osprey, etc.) to pond life like turtles, etc.  Learn more about nature summer camps
  • Camps where kids visit a petting zoo, featuring fairly common animals such as deer, farm animals like horses and sheep, etc., and peacocks.

Activities at these camps will focus on integrating knowledge of animals into children’s lives. They may go hiking and learn to identify native animals’ activities and tracks, orienteering may be an activity, night time education at an overnight zoology camp may focus on identifying nocturnal creatures. Campers may also learn about endangered species and other more global issues related to animals.

 

Kids zoo camps and zoology programs



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