Safari Camp: Summer Session

Join us for an exploration of all things WILD! 

Registration for 2023 Summer Safari Camp will open January 27, 2023

From pandas to parrots to pine snakes, young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun! Zoo Atlanta’s Safari Camp: Summer Session is the perfect summer break experience for children ages 5 to 14. Select an individual week that fits in your summer plans, or spend the entire summer with us.

Sign up for other seasonal Safari Camps throughout the year here 

 

May 30, 2023 - July 28, 2023

 

Safari Camp hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  (Drop-off starts 8:30 a.m.) 

Extended care available for $75 per week from 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

THEMES: 

Each week campers embark on a different Zoo expedition, exploring wildlife and wild places. From Conservation Champions to Survival of the Fittest, participants will be engaged in ways they can save wildlife and wild places.

 

Jr. Rangers (Ages 5-7): $375/week        
Rangers (Ages 8-11): $375/week   
Quest (Ages 12-14): $400/week   

 

Jr. Rangers (Ages 5-7): $300/week        
Rangers (Ages 8-11): $300/week        
Quest (Ages 12-14): $320/week        

Camp affected by holidays (May 30 and July 4) will be prorated. 


Safari Camp is a great opportunity to engage young explorers about the wild world around them and begin their journey of conservation stewardship. Through Zoo explorations, up-close animal encounters, STEAM-based projects, hands-on science activities, environmental games and more, campers learn about attainable strategies and goals to combat environmental issues and are charged with finding simple ways that they can make a difference.

While Zoo Atlanta is a great place to discover nature and wildlife, it is also important that campers have a chance to experience wildlife in a more naturalistic setting. Campers may travel out to Grant Park (which surrounds the Zoo) to participate in a variety of activities such as nature walks, environmental research, and group team-building games. You will be notified during the welcome email prior to the beginning of the Camp week to inform you of whether this experience will a part of your camper’s schedule.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

  • Advance registration is required.
  • Payment in full is required at the time of registration.
  • Participants will be required to complete a digital waiverprior to the start of the program.
  • Walk-up registrations are not accepted.
  • Registration closes the Wednesday before at midnight.

CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY:

  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.
  • Refunds will not be issued for individual missed days of Camp.
  • Cancellations received 2 or more weeks prior to the program start date will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellation received 2 weeks or less prior to the program start date will result in a loss of 50% of total cost of the cancelled reservation.
  • Camp programs are rain-or-shine.

CHECK-IN & PICK-UP:

  • Check-in and pick-up will occur via the Education Conservation Gate of the Zoo. The Education Conservation Gate is located in the south (right-hand) corner of the Cherokee Avenue parking lot.
  • For your child’s safety, an adult 18 years old or older must check-in and pick-up your child with Zoo Atlanta staff.
  • To ensure the safety of all students, parents will be given a number when they check-in their students. Please make sure that whoever picks up your child knows this number. For their own safety, no camper will be released to someone who does not know their number.
  • Participants arriving late must use the call box outside the Education Conservation Gate to call Security.
  • All campers who have not purchased Extended Care and are not picked up by 4:30 p.m. will incur fees.
  • If camper is picked up late between 4:31 p.m.- 5 p.m., an additional $10 fee will be owed.
  • If camper is picked up late after 5:01 p.m., you will be charged an additional $1 for every additional minute.

PARTICIPANT SAFETY POLICIES 

  • We ask all participants to stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if they have been in contact with a COVID-positive individual in the past 2 weeks. 
  • Guardians will be required to sign an online digital waiver prior to the program. 
  • Programs will take place exclusively in outdoor or semi-outdoor locations. 
  • Participants will be asked to maintain a six-foot distance between themselves, other participants, and Zoo team members for the entirety of the program. 
  • Face masks are highly recommended but are not required for this program. 
  • The Zoo will provide sanitation materials for participant useincluding hand sanitizer, sanitation wipes, and disinfectant spray. 
  • All Zoo team members will maintain a six-foot distance between themselves, other team members, and participants. 

Any other questions? Don’t hesitate to ask! Call 404.624.5822 or email education@zooatlanta.org.

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