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Are you a kid or teen who is wild about animals? Do you have a passion to explore the outdoors? Sign up for Topeka Zoo Camp! 8 Week-long Camps are geared for children ages 6-12. There is also a new Teen Camp that will be held in August that is geared toward 13-17 year olds. During these camps, your child will be busy exploring the animal kingdom through stories, games, interactive play and lots of live animal encounters. Scroll down to read about each camp and sign up today.

Dates, themes, and descriptions for our Summer camps are as follows:

Summer Camps


Week 9, August 3-7, Exploration Week for Teens

Description: Do you know a teen who loves nature? This week is just for them! Join us as we meet live animals, talk conservation, and take trips to various ecosystems around Northeast Kansas. This camp will also provide teens with the opportunity to talk to experts in many animal-related fields!

Time: 8:00-4:00

Cost: $125/teen for FOTZ members; $150/teen for non-members


Campers are to bring their own lunch; occasional themed snacks may be provided, but may not be offered every day. 

Spring Break Camp has a “stay late” fee of $10.00 per child per day. There is no “stay late” option for Summer Camps.

Swimming: Each of the first 8 weeks of summer camp will include a 2-hour trip to the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center during one afternoon during the week. You will receive notice of which day this will occur by the first day of that week of camp and are welcome to send life jackets, floaties, etc with your kid on that day. If you have any concerns about the pool visit, please call 785-368-9137.

Cancellations:  If you cancel your camp registration 8 or more days before the start date, the Zoo will refund the registration fee, except for $20.  The Zoo will not refund any registration fees if cancellation occurs within 7 days of the start date.

Registration for all camps opens on Monday, January 12th, 2015. Spring break camp and the first 8 weeks of summer camp are for ages 6-12. Exploration Week for Teens is geared toward students ages 13-17.  Please call 785-368-9137 for more information. You can sign up for one or multiple weeks of camp at a time; payment required to secure registration.

Ready to sign up? Because our FOTZ members receive a discount ($25 per camp) there are two separate forms. Please ensure you click the right one or we will contact you to pay the difference. If you are unable to pay the difference or if you are unreachable, your registration will become invalid and your payment will be returned. If you are unsure of your membership status, please call Friends of the Topeka Zoo at 272-2595. Thank you!

Thinking about a membership? If you are signing up for at least camps, a family FOTZ membership pays for itself! Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member or sign up today.

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Updated April 6, 2015

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