Lincoln Park Zoo camps let PreK kids to eighth graders enjoy hands-on learning in Chicago’s living classroom. Select the camp that is best for you.
Holiday Camps (PreK–fourth graders)
Enjoy a wild adventure at the zoo during your day off from school! School holiday camps feature unique themes and activities that teach kids about the zoo’s animals and wildlife conservation efforts.
Presidents Day Camp
Columbus Day Camp
Veterans Day Camp
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Camp
Spring Break Camp (PreK–fourth graders)
Join us on a one-week spring break trek across the Americas! We’ll explore the ins and outs of habitats from North to South America and get to know more about the critters that call these environs home.
Summer Conservation Camp (PreK–fourth graders)
Conservation Campers celebrate animal diversity by exploring the zoo, meeting program animals and enjoying wild activities in this immersive one-week experience for PreK kids to fourth graders.
Summer Zoo Crew (fifth–eighth graders)
Zoo Crew participants work with fifth–eighth grade peers on making a difference in their communities—and the larger world of wildlife—in this two-week camp program.
Camp Teen Volunteers (entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 or college freshman)
Chicagoland area high school students ages 13–18 have the opportunity to spend three weeks assisting in the day-to-day running of Conservation Camp. Camp Teen Volunteers will be mentored by Camp Instructors on how to care and educate our PreK-4th grade Conservation Camp campers. Applicants entering their Junior year and above may have the opportunity to work with campers entering 5th-8th grade in our Zoo Crew program. This is an unpaid educational service-learning opportunity. For students entering grades 9–12 or college freshman.
Winter Break Camp (PreK–fourth graders)
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for young animal and nature lovers. From aquatic river otters to treetop acrobats like white-cheeked gibbons, come explore the wild world of animal locomotion! Sign up for one, two, three or four days.