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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.

Safari Camp instructors are thoroughly prepared to provide your campers with an awesome day of camp! They are excited to share animals and nature with kids of all ages, and are trained in conservation education, classroom management, special needs, and First Aid/CPR.

Our camp programs are inclusive and encourage campers of all abilities and learning styles to learn at their own pace. A few activities may be overstimulating for campers who are sensory-sensitive. If you have concerns about whether Safari Camp is a good fit for your camper, please contact the Education Department.

SCHOOL’S OUT WINTER 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 1-6 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, express their creativity, and explore the entire Zoo.  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.

A typical day includes:

  • Hikes through the Zoo
  • Encounters with animals
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Learning activities
  • Fun!

When: Monday, December 28, 2020 – 1st-3rd graders

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 – 4th-6th graders

Time: 9 am to 4pm

Cost: SPECIAL RE-INTRODUCTORY PRICE! $60/members and $75/non-members per day. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Safari Camp programs!

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