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Safari Camps

Experience the amazing world of animals with Safari Camps at the Virginia Zoo! Safari camps are an exciting opportunity to dive into nature in a safe, hands-on, and age-appropriate setting. Campers of all ages, 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 or call 757.441.2374 (229).

Spring Break Camp

Do you have a future in time travel? Join the Time Voyagers on their adventures through the Virginia Zoo to discover animals throughout time. Journeying from the beginning of life on Earth to the distant future, time travelers will explore animal adaptations, Earth patterns and change, and the depths of their imaginations. Through up-close animal encounters and hands-on learning activities, campers will become experts on animals throughout the ages. It’s going to be epoch!

Spring Break Safari Camp is an exciting opportunity for students in grades 1-5 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 week 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 great way to discover the natural world.

Spring Break Safari is for students who are currently enrolled in 1st-5th grade in spring 2019.

Prices and Registration:

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

Per day: $75/members and $90/non-members

schedule:

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

Registration is required for participation and walk-ups cannot be accommodated.

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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 and $210/non-members

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

Camp Session Dates and times:

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.

*Military Appreciation Weeks: 20 percent off for active military or first responder families these weeks only. Not all camp themes are offered, but all age groups are covered. 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. 

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adults only safari Camp

Who says the kids get to have all the fun? Join us for our first ever adults-only Safari Camp program at the Virginia Zoo! Meet animal ambassadors, venture behind the scenes, and learn from our experts about conservation efforts at the Zoo and around the world. Join us for one or both sessions. See camp listings for details on daily activities. We’ll see you at camp!

Adult Safari is for participants aged 18+.

Prices and Registration:

One day: $80/members & $100/non-members.

Both Sessions: $125/members & $180/non-members.

Camp Session Dates and times:

Camps run from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm daily. Check in starts at 9:15 am.

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School’s out safari Camp

Experience the amazing world of animals with School’s Out Safari Camps at the Virginia Zoo! Safari Camps are an exciting opportunity for students in grades 1-5 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 day off from school 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 the best way to discover the natural world.

All Safari Camp programs support Virginia Standards of Learning and Next Generation Science Standards. A summary of learning topics for each program is available upon request.

Prices and Registration:

Per Day: $75/member & $90/non-member.

Arctic Adventures Winter Camp: $235/member & $250/non-member for all four days

Camp Session Dates and times:

Each camp runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Drop off starts at 8:45am. Pick up ends at 4:15pm. After Camp care is available until 5:00 pm. Campers not picked up by 4:15pm will automatically be shifted into the After Camp program.

Safari After Camp

The Virginia Zoo offers After Camp until 5:00pm every day. This after camp extension is a time to keep learning about the Zoo and hang out with your favorite instructors!

After Camp Prices and Registration:

$25/member & $30/non-member. Any campers not picked up by 5:00 pm will be charged an additional $25 per 15 minutes.

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