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 read over our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Education Department.

Upcoming Safari Camp Programs

Winter Break Safari Camp

The winter winds are whipping but the Zoo Detectives are still on the case! Join our Arctic Agents on a thrilling rescue mission that will have us searching from the South Pole to the North Pole, and all parts in between.

2024 Dates Coming Soon.

Spring Break Safari Camp

The Virginia Zoo is home to many amazing animals…you may even call them magical! Join your fellow witches and wizards in becoming Spectacular Species Protectors as we explore the secret side of these fantastic creatures and learn all about their non-magic counterparts. It’s sure to cast a spell on you!

Summer Safari Camp

Click here for a complete list of summer camp themes and dates.

All camps are now SOLD OUT! Click here to join the camp waitlist!

Various Dates: June 24th – August 23rd, 2024