Summer Safari Camp: 3rd – 8th Grades

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Virginia Zoo

Experience the amazing world of animals with Safari Camps at the Virginia Zoo! Safari Camps are an exciting opportunity for K-8 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 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 new way to discover the natural world.

Summer Safari Camp is for students who are entering 3rd – 8th grades in fall 2020.


Myths and Monsters (3rd – 5th grades)

Bigfoot, dragons, megalodons, and dinosaurs: need I say more? Travel back in time or deep into your imagination to meet notorious beasts in history and folklore. Discover the science behind fantastic myths and investigate real monsters that went extinct long ago. Over the course of the week, campers will become cryptozoologists, storytellers, and myth-busters as they explore some of the most impressive species that ever lived.

Junior Zookeepers (6th – 8th grades)

Have you ever wanted to know if you have what it takes to be a zookeeper? Come find out in this in-depth look at everything zookeepers do: from feeding animals and cleaning exhibits, to conservation and animal research. Campers will get down and dirty as we scoop poop and take care of our animals here at the Virginia Zoo.

  • Hikes through the Zoo
  • Behind the scenes encounters with exhibit animals
  • Meet and greets with program animal ambassadors
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Learning activities

Camps run from 9 am – 4 pm daily. 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.


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


Full week: $75/members & $100/non-members.

Per day: $25/member & $30/non-member.

For more information or to sign up your camper click HERE.