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Summer Camp

Summer is just around the bend, and it’s time to get your plans in order. Zoo Camp is just what your wildlife-lover wants. These weeklong camps are filled with games, hikes, crafts, and lots of cool animal encounters.

Who can participate?

  • Full Day Camps for children 6-12 years old
  • Half Day Camps for children 4-12 years old.

When are Zoo Camps available?

  • Week long camps, Monday – Friday
  • Full Day Camps: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Half Day Camps: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Early Bird Care: 8:00am-9:00am

How much are Zoo Camps?

  • Full Day Camps: Members $165 | Non-Members $175
  • Half Day Camps: Members $85 | Non-Members $90
  • Early Bird Care: $7/day
  • Optional Lunch: $7/day

Where do Zoo Camps take place?

  • All Zoo Camps take place in the Gertrude C. Ford Education Building.

How do I register my child?

  • Visit our online store (for best webstore experience, use Google Chrome or FireFox)
  • Call (601) 352-2580 ext 240
  • Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Full Day Camps

Age

Topic & Description

Dates

6-8 year olds

The Great Outdoors

The world is full of many exotic places each more unique than the next. Explore the wildlife and geographic wonders found in the world’s backyard to discover how great the outdoors really is.

June 2 – 6

OR

June 16 – 20

6-8 year olds

Animal Mythbusters

Is bigfoot real? Will goats really eat a tin can? Campers will use their investigation skills to answer these questions and more.

June 9 – 13

OR

June 23 – 27

9-12 year olds

Zoo Tycoon

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a zoo? From providing care to animals to keeping guests happy, you will learn how to do it all and have a ton of fun along the way.

June 2 – 6

OR

June 16 – 20

9-12 year olds

The Great Outdoors

The world is full of many exotic places each more unique than the next. Explore the wildlife and geographic wonders found in the world’s backyard to discover how great the outdoors really is.

June 9 – 13

OR

June 23 – 27

Half Day Camps

Age

Topic & Description

Dates

4-5 year olds

Earth Expeditions

Is it really possible to travel the world in one week? In this half day camp at The Jackson Zoo, your child will travel to all 7 continents within the zoo and see exotic animals along the way.

June 30 – July 4

6-12 year olds

Jungle Journey

Dive deep into the heart of the rainforest in this weeklong camp at the Jackson Zoo. Unlock the mysteries hidden in each of its layers while getting up close to the wildlife that lives there.

June 30 – July 4

Girl Scout Camps

Age

Topic & Description

Dates

Brownies

Wildlife Defenders

It's a tough world out there and animals need our help. Become a wildlife defender and learn what it takes to protect animal.

Badge Earned: Pets

July 7 – 11

Juniors

Conservation Connections

It's great to be green. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of animals all over the world.

Badge Earned: Animal Habitats

July 7 – 11

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