Safari Camps

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: TBD

Per day: TBD

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.

registration for 2019 coming soon!

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, TBD

Grades 1-8: Full day camp, TBD

Camp Session Dates and times: Coming soon!

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. 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. 

registration for 2019 coming soon!

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.

Prices and Registration:

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

Arctic Adventures Three-Day Winter Camp: $175/member & $190/non-member

Camp Session Dates and times

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

Scaredy Cats One-Day Camp: October 8, 2018

Campaign Trails One-Day Camp: November 6, 2018

Arctic Adventures One-Day or Three-Day Camp: December 21, 27 and 28, 2018

  • Beary Cool: December 21, 2018
  • Snug as a Bug: December 27, 2018
  • Frost Bite: December 28, 2018
for more info & to register, click here.