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Summer Zoo Camp

John Ball Zoo Summer Day Camp

John Ball Zoo Summer Camp is a unique, hands-on learning experience that is both fun and educational for children ages 3 years to those entering 9th grade! Classes are designed for the age students will be at the start of the class or the grade level students will be entering in fall 2015.

Each class follows a particular theme, spends time in the zoo and park setting. Qualified instructors and education aides use a variety of methods to stimulate the learning process (role-playing, behind the scenes tours, games, stories, songs and more). Your camper may be prowling past the Tigers, fixing up animal treats or even cleaning out Bongo stalls! Class sizes are strictly limited to provide a high quality experience. Classes include full day, half day and overnight opportunities.

Registration Information

The Education department at John Ball Zoo has worked hard to create Summer Zoo Camp; a unique, fun, hands-on learning experience for children 3 years old to those entering 9th grade!

For members only, registration will begin March 26th at 8 AM!

Please click here to register for Summer Zoo Camp.

Want to register for camp early and get a discount? Become a member here or call 616-336-4312!

Registration for non-members will begin March 30th at 8 AM!

More Information

Classes are designed for the age your child will be at the start of the class or for the grade they will be entering in fall 2015.

**Proof of Age is required for all 3, 4 and 5-K classes.**
Three and four year olds must be that age by the first day of class. Proof of age for ALL 3 and 4 year olds and 5-K classes MUST be provided within five days of online registration or included with printed registration, if your child is new to the program. Online registrants may mail, fax or deliver proof of age documentation to the Zoo Administration Office. Please do not send original documents - copies only! Accepted documents include birth certificates, passports, baptismal certificates, signed Doctor's immunization record, etc.
Fax: - 616-336-3907
email - education@jbzoo.org
John Ball Zoo Education - 1300 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Important Links:
Zoo Camp Frequently Asked Questions
2015 Camp Brochure

*Please note: we are no longer doing a fabric painting project. This year all campers will receive a John Ball Zoo Camp t-shirt!