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Applications are open now for children from Title One Schools in metro Atlanta  

ATLANTA – March 15, 2024  Zoo Atlanta will again extend community access to its popular signature camp experience with the return of the Safari Camp Scholarship Program for summer 2024. The program will provide a week of Summer Safari Camp for 41 children ages 5 to 11 from Title One Schools in metro Atlanta. In addition to the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, applicable counties of residence include Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale.  

Zoo Atlanta is deeply grateful to Cox Enterprises, sponsor of 35 scholarships, and to Southwire Company, LLC, sponsor of six scholarships.  

“We know that early connections with animals and the natural world can change the course of a child’s life. A vital aspect of Zoo Atlanta’s mission is ensuring that the many opportunities that make up the Zoo experience are accessible to everyone,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “The Safari Camp Scholarship Program, now offered in its eighth year, can help us extend these rich resources, sparking a passion for animals and conservation that can create a lifelong footprint for children who might not otherwise have a chance to attend Camp.”  

Scholarships will include Camp tuition, daily lunch and snacks, a Safari Camp T-shirt, and an extended care option. To qualify, children must be current residents of the City of Atlanta or one of the qualifying counties and must attend a Title One School. Guardians may apply for scholarships for the weeks of June 3 through June 7; June 10 through June 14; June 17 through June 21; June 24 through June 28; July 8 through 12; July 15 through July 19; or July 22 through July 26.  

Parents or guardians interested in applying should submit a completed application at by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024. Applications will be reviewed and awarded based on pre-selected criteria and completion of the application.  

Applications must be accompanied by proof of residence in metro Atlanta; proof the camper attends a Title One School; a letter of need from the guardian describing how the child will benefit from Safari Camp; and a letter of interest from the camper. Applications and required materials may be submitted via email to with subject line 2024 Summer Camp Scholarship Submission, or via regular mail to Zoo Atlanta Education Department; 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.; Atlanta, Georgia 30315. If an applicant is selected, a $25 non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the scholarship.  

Safari Camp: Summer Session will run on weekdays from May 28 through August 2, 2024, for campers ages 5 to 14. Programs offer an immersive experience that builds lasting connections between campers and the natural world with Zoo tours, science-based explorations, animal encounters, educational games, and more. 

Zoo Atlanta is a statewide resource for both formal and informal education in Georgia, serving thousands of youths annually with inquiry-based programs and resources that support STEM curriculum at all grade levels. Learn more about education programs and resources at 


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats, and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

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