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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).

For information regarding your child’s Safari Camp registration and the COVID-19 pandemic, click the link below: 

VIRTUAL CAMP

Safari Camps at the Virginia Zoo are going virtual! Through our NEW Online Safari Camps, your camper(s) can explore the natural world and engage in science learning without leaving home. Access an entire week’s worth of exclusive content: from Behind the Scenes chats with our Zoo Keepers, to hands-on learning activities, and more! All Safari Camp programs support Virginia Standards of Learning and Next Generation Science Standards, and are designed for learners of all abilities and learning styles.

Virtual Safari Camp is recommended for students who are currently enrolled in 1st-5th grade in spring 2020.

Registration is Open!

Classroom Open April 20 – June 10

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration for Virginia Zoo Summer Safari Camp is currently on hold. The safety and well-being of our Safari Camp participants, staff, and their families is our highest priority. We are evaluating our plans for Summer Camp following the guidance of the CDC and local government. If you would like to be notified about camp details and registration, please submit your contact info below.

If you are already registered for camp, we recommend holding your spot by not requesting a refund. Once plans have been confirmed for camp, you will be notified and can request to cancel your registration at that time. Please reference the Safari Camp COVID-19 Info & Plan for updated refund, cancellation, and camper health policies. For additional questions, please contact the Camp Coordinator, Kylie Wash, at kyle.wash@norfolk.gov.

Spring Break Camp

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 2020.

Prices and Registration:

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

schedule:
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Summer Camp

Summer Safari Camp is for students who are entering kindergarten through eighth grade in fall 2020. Choose from nine weeks of full-day (9 am to 4 pm) sessions.

Check out the 2020 Summer Camp Booklet.

Prices and Registration:

Early Explorers Kindergarten Camp: $180/members & $210/non-members.

Summer Safari Camp (Grades 1-8): $300/members & $350/non-members.

Safari Edventure Camp: Per day: $75/members & $90/non-members; Full week: $235/members & $250/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.

June 22 – 26: 3rd – 8th grades

June 29 – July 3: Early Explorers Kindergarten & 3rd – 8th grades

July 6 – 10: 1st – 5th grades

July 13 – 17*: Early Explorers Kindergarten & 1st, 2nd, 6th-8th grades

July 20 – 24: 1st – 2nd grades, Safari Edventure 1st – 6th grades

July 27 – 31: 1st – 5th grades

August 3 – 7*: 1st – 5th grades

August 10 – 14: 1st, 2nd, 6th – 8th grades

August 17 – 21: 3rd – 8th grades

*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. 

REGISTRATION ON HOLD

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.

registration is closed

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 – 3:30 pm daily. Check in starts at 9:15 am.

July 10: Monkey Business

July 11: Zoovivors

August 14: Zoovivors

August 15: Monkey Business

REGISTRATION now open!