Racine Zoo Summer Camp registration opens

RACINE — In the dead of winter, it’s nice to think warm thoughts. How about joining a summer camp at the Racine Zoo? Now is the time to sign up.

The Racine Zoo Summer Camps — available to children ages three to kids entering seventh grade in the fall of 2018 — offers hands-on educational opportunities to learn about animals and conservation while playing games and having fun.

According to a news release from the Racine Zoo, each camp will include a T-shirt, daily snack, up-close animal encounters, games, crafts, special tours and more.

The news release says, activities will encompass old favorites like Zoovengers and Animal Outlaws, Super Sleuths, Fossils, & Mysteries, and Animal Olympics — to new themes like Animal Patrol, Gonna Go Wild, and Magical Menagerie. Children are sure to have an amazing week and go home with new animal facts and crafts, every night, according to the release.

“Summer camp is a fantastic opportunity for kids to take a deep dive into conservation education,” says Aszya Summers, Conservation Education Manager at the Racine Zoo. “By having a full week to explore a topic, we are able to build a bond with our campers and build a deep love and understanding for the natural world.”


Camp sessions begin the week of June 18th and end the week of August 20th. Each week-long session is $165 for current Zoo members and $190 per week for non-Zoo members. Camps run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The  sessions are limited to 20 campers, so space is limited.

Registrations are being accepted online HERE, or by mail or email to education@racinezoo.org.