Safari Camp

Experience the amazing world of animals with Safari Camps at the Virginia Zoo! Safari camps are an exciting opportunity for students to dive into nature in a safe, hands-on, and age-appropriate setting. Campers of all abilities and learning styles can enjoy a fun, action-packed time where they will encounter animals up close, express their creativity, and explore the entire Zoo. With behind-the-scenes adventures and games galore, Safari Camp is a new way to discover the natural world.

Register online at the links below. For additional information on Safari Camp or for registration assistance, email the Education Department, download our camp booklet with FAQs or call 757.441.2374 (229).

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Safari Camp is an exciting opportunity for students in 1st-5th grades. Ever wonder how wild animals get along? Join BioBuddies on their adventures through the Virginia Zoo to discover the many ways animals interact with each other. Through up-close animal encounters and hands-on learning activities, campers will become experts on wacky and wonderful animal relationships.

Prices and Registration: 

Full Week: $300/members & $350/non-members

Per day: $75/member & $90/non-member


April 2-6, 2018

Camps run from 9 am to 4 pm. Drop off starts at 8:45 am. Pick up ends at 4:15 pm.

For daily themes and to register, click here.

Registration for Spring Break Camp will close Friday, March 30 at 4:00 pm. Registration is required for participation and walk-ups cannot be accommodated.

Summer Camp

Summer Safari Camp is for students who are entering kindergarten through eighth grade in fall 2018. Choose from nine weeks of full-day (9 am to 4 pm) sessions.

Prices and Registration: 

Kindergarten: Half day camp, $180/members & $210/non-members

Grades 1-8: Full day camp, $300/members & $350/non-members

Camp Session Dates and times

Session 1: June 25-29 (1st-2nd grade; 6th-8th grade)
Session 2: July 9-13  (1
st-2nd grade; 3rd-5th grade)
Session 3: July 16-20 *  (1
st-2nd grade; 6th-8th grade)
Session 4: July 23-27 (Kindergarten; 3
rd-5th grade)
Session 5: July 30- August 3 (1
st-2nd grade; 6th-8th grade)
Session 6: August 6-10 * (Kindergarten; 3
rd-5th grade)
Session 7: August 13-17  (3
rd-5th grade; 6th-8th grade)
Session 8: August 20-24  (1
st-2nd grade; 6th-8th grade)

Drop off starts at 8:45 am. Pick up ends at 4:15 pm. After Camp care is available until 5 pm. Campers not picked up by 4:15 pm will automatically be shifted into the After Camp program.

For daily themes and to register, click here.

*Military Appreciation Weeks: 20 percent off for active military or first responder families these weeks only. This is available to all First Responders (career or volunteer) and Active Duty, Retired, or Dependent military. First Responder examples include police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians. Valid government-issued I.D. required on the first day of camp to validate discount. Promo Code: Military