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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 (see several listed below) 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.

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.
  • 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

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.


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List of animal and zoology camps and programs

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Zoo camps and camps teaching zoology
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   
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, Ontario
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, Ontario
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 Coed2804-162Rouge, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed1805-183Pickering, Ontario
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 Coed956-1004Rouge, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed2164-145Vaughan, Ontario
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 Coed2504-166Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
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, Ontario, Woodbridge, Ontario
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.
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $4/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed42-188King, Nobleton
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, Girls3554-149Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario
Camps with some zoology instruction
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.
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, Boys120010-170Temagami, Ontario
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 Coed2605-131Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
Rotherglen Summer Camp   
Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility.
Oakville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $325/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed3256-142Oakville, Ontario
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 Coed2004-123Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
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 $400/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed4004-124High Park, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed1902.5-155Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed2804-116Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario
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 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $245/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2454-137Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario
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
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed303-148Calgary, Alberta
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; Beaconsfield
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1503-159Montreal, Quebec, Laval, , Laval, Quebec, Montreal, Québec, Beaconsfield,
Science North Camps   
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.
City of Thunder Bay; Sudbury
Science (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $153/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1534-1410City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario
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 Boys9006-1611Mactier, Ontario
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 Coed2905-1812Canning, Nova Scotia
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 Coed159914-2513International, Other, International,
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 Coed2054-1614King, Ontario
Albion Hills Field Centre   
A nature-focused camp in a conservation park. Cozy dorms, delicious food, caring staff and lots of time outside mountain biking, camping out, swimming in the pool, catching crayfish in the creek and just being a kid.
Caledon
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 9 to 13
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $720/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed7209-1315Caledon, Ontario
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, Girls1958-1816Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed5454-1517Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed1957-1618Centennial-Port Union, Toronto, Ontario
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 Coed1594-1819Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON
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 Coed1504-1520Brampton, Ontario, 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 Coed2752.5-1421Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario
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 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $55/day
sessions & dates
Day Coed554-1222Ottawa, Ontario
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 Girls22007-1623Peterborough Area, Ontario
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 Coed2004-10024Ajax, Ontario
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 Coed3284-1725Oakville, Ontario, International,
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
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed10208-1726Ste. Clotilde, Quebec
Shadow Lake Centre   
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.
Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 65
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $1,575/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed15757-6527Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
Snapology of Halton-Mississauga   
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®.
Milton
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $15/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed154-1428Milton, Ontario

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