When school is out, the Zoo is in!

Zoo Camp is perfect for children who love nature, animals, art and adventure. Children  enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure featuring animals, nature, art and non-stop fun! We offer in-service camps, spring break camp, and weekly summer camps in July and August.

All camps are designed for children in Grades 1 to 6.


ZOO CAMP REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Due to program popularity and limited space available, we ask that you cancel at least ten (10) business days prior to the start of the program for a 90% refund of the program fee.
  • Cancellations with less than ten (10) business days’ notice receive a refund of 75% of the program fee.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations with less than two (2) business days’ notice.
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IN-SERVICE CAMPS

We offer in-service camps on the following dates. Drop-off and pick-up are conveniently located at the Qualico Family Centre. While you are busy, your child will be busy too - exploring the Park and Zoo, learning about animals and nature, and making new friends. We will spend time indoors and outdoors, ensuring your child has a fun, productive and playful day!

The following information applies to all of our upcoming in-service camps.

FEE: $40 + GST (non-members) | $36.00 + GST (members)
DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 - CRAZY CATTITUDE - SOLD OUT

This is a purr-fect day to learn about the wonderful world of cats. The Zoo is home to some fabulous, furry felines including Amur tigers and snow leopards, to name a few. We we learn all about these amazing animals and how they compare to their domestic cousins.

Spring Camp (March 27 - 31)

Snow, slush, showers, or sun, come to Assiniboine Park for some Spring Break fun! Our Spring Break Zoo Camp offers exciting educational and experiential activities for children.  Each day, we'll introduce a new theme with interactive adventures that will have your child exploring many parts of Assiniboine Park and Zoo.

SPRING BREAK CAMP IS SOLD OUT

WEEKLY FEE: $200.00 (non-members) | $180.00 + GST (members)
SINGLE DAY FEE: $45.00 + GST (non-members) | $40.50 + GST (members)
DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)

PLEASE NOTE: DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP FOR SPRING CAMP IS AT THE ZOO. PLEASE GO TO THE DEDICATED CAMP ENTRANCE (GATE 4) LOCATED WEST OF THE MAIN ZOO ENTRANCE AT 2595 ROBLIN BOULEVARD.

Monday, March 27: Outdoor Explorers: Discover the great outdoors as we travel around the world. Campers will journey through the prairies of North America, the rain forests of South America, and discover some of the secrets of the Assiniboine Park forest.

Tuesday, March 28, Horsing Around: Have you herd about our horses? It's a "Whose Hooves" here at the Zoo as we go looking for tracks and trails. Saddle up for our mane event as we stirrup adventure and rein in the puns.

Wednesday, March 29: Into the Jungle: 
Explore the Park's tropical jungles at the Conservatory. Beat the winter blues and enjoy a tropical staycation right here in Winnipeg.

Thursday, March 30: Northern Explorers: The snow won't stop us as we journey north to Russia to meet polar bears and tigers and discover hot these mighty animals have adapted to survive in the snow and cold.

Friday, March 31: Wild Art: It's time to brighten up our Zoo! We will beautify the Zoo with our own artwork and other crafty projects. This will be our last chance to visit our favourite spots in the Zoo.
  

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Summer Camp (Weekly in July and August) - Register NOW! 

Let them go wild at Zoo Camp! Our campers spend fun-filled summer days exploring the Park and Zoo, learning about animals and nature, and making new friends. Summer Camp is designed for children ages 5 to 12. Campers are divided into three age groups with activities tailored to be age-appropriate and encourage positive social interactions. Sign your child up for Cubs (nursery - kindergarten), Polar Bears (Gr. 1 - 3), or Junior Researchers (Gr. 4 - 6).

Weekly camps alternate between two themes:

ZOOper Heroes: Survival of the Fittest (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9)
Are you faster than a speeding pronghorn, more powerful than a charging muskox, able to leap fences like a bounding kangaroo? Join our league of ZOOper Heroes as we learn about our amazing Zoo animals and the superpowers that help them survive in the wild. We will search the world for the biggest and coolest animals, learn from the past as we dig up dinosaur facts, and discover what we can do to protect our Earth and save wildlife and wild places.

Zoo Rangers: Keepers in Training (Weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8)
Zookeepers have the best job in the world! They get to take care of amazing animals like polar bears, tigers and red pandas. It's tough but rewarding work and zookeepers love what they do. Our Zoo Rangers will get to meet our zookeepers and see what it takes to care for our animals and run a zoo! Learn what happens behind the scenes, discover amazing animal facts, and work on projects that will help animals in our zoo and the wild.

Daily activities include:
  • Hands-on animal experience
  • Visit to the Polar Playground (Zoo) or Nature Playground (Park)
  • Zookeeper talk
Weekly activities include:
  • Behind-the-scenes Zoo experience
  • Creation of enrichment items for Zoo animals
  • Visit to other Park attractions, including the Conservatory
  • Water games!

WEEKLY FEE: $230.00 (non-members) | $207.00 + GST (members)
4-DAY WEEKLY FEE: $185.00 + GST (non-members) | $166.50 + GST (members)
DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)
PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)

TWO-WEEK DISCOUNT: Register your child for two weeks and save 20% off the second week of camp. To qualify for the second week discount, you must register the same child for two weeks in the same transaction. Discount may not be combined with other offers or promotions. (Members, please note that your 10% discount can be applied to the first week but cannot be combined with the 20% discount on the second week.)

PLEASE NOTE: DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP FOR SUMMER CAMP IS AT THE ZOO. PLEASE GO TO THE DEDICATED CAMP ENTRANCE (GATE 4) LOCATED WEST OF THE MAIN ZOO ENTRANCE AT 2595 ROBLIN BOULEVARD.

DO I PACK A LUNCH? CAN MY CHILD BE WITH HER FRIEND? WHAT SHOULD MY SON WEAR?
CLICK HERE FOR ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.