Safari Camp

Join the adventure and explore the Virginia Zoo!

Safari Camps will inspire and educate all learners.  Activities include: crafts & games, learning labs, animal encounters, zoo hikes, behind the scenes adventures, keeper chats and much more!

For more information on Zoo Camp or to reserve a spot for your Happy Camper  email the Education Department or call 757.441.2374 (229).

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Spring Break

This spring-time adventure gives campers  the opportunity to go behind the scenes, have unique animal encounters, and experience the Zoo in a whole new way.  Spend a day or a week exploring all of the animals at the Virginia Zoo.  Each day is a different theme including:  Gentle Giants/Wild Cats & Dogs/Beautiful Birds/ The Bear Necessities/ Creep Crawly Critters.

Camp begins March 28 and runs all day from 9 am – 4 pm.  Campers ages 6 – 11 will enjoy up close animal encounters, behind the scenes, games, crafts and much more.

Full week: $300/members; $350/non members Per Day: $75/members; $90/non members

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Summer Vacation

Discover nature this summer. The wonderful world of the Virginia Zoo will unfold for campers in the five-day investigation of the animal kingdom. Campers can expect an action-filled week with activities like learning labs, animal encounters, Zoo hikes, behind the scenes tours and much more. Each week long session of camp explores a new theme.

Summer Safari camps offer children grades first through eighth up-close animal encounters, behind-the scenes adventures, crafts, games, zoo hikes and much more fun. Weekly sessions begin June 2016.

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Adventure Duo

Spend quality time with your preschooler and explore the wild and wonderful natural world at the Virginia Zoo. This unique camp experience takes one parent and one child on an adventure through the Virginia Zoo.  Activities are geared towards 3-6 years, but kids of all ages will enjoy.  Choose from  full week or day camp options.

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Early Explorers

This unique half day camp will inspire kindergarteners to explore nature in a hands on way.  Explorers will experience amazing animal encounters, crafts, games, learning activities, Zoo hikes, and more. This camp will inspire young ones to love animals and the environment around them.

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