Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades PreK-fourth grade. Each Winter Break Camp group will explore the zoo and do activities to discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Winter Break Camp 2017 dates and theme information will be posted in late summer or early fall. Please check back for registration details then.
Active Lincoln Park Zoo members at any level receive a 15-percent discount on registration. Become a member today!
Full-Day Programs (First-Fourth Graders)
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$68/day ($58/day for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Half-Day Programs (PreK–K)
(PreK campers must be at least 4 years old at the time of Winter Break Camp.)
Morning Session: 9–11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30–3 p.m.
$34/day ($29/day for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Conservation Camp T-shirt
Healthy snack (possible snacks include veggies, fruits or crackers)
After care is available from 3–5 p.m. Campers stay after camp to play games, watch movies and visit zoo animals. Cost is $20 per camper.
Lincoln Park Zoo offers a limited number of scholarships, ranging from partial scholarships to full scholarships which cover the cost of one week of participation. Please complete and submit an application to be considered for a scholarship.
Please note: scholarships are limited. Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee a spot in a program.
Application deadline: TBD
Download the Scholarship Application.
About the Camp Staff
Each camp group is led by a camp instructor. These professionals have extensive experience working with children and a demonstrated commitment to connecting children to the natural world. Camp instructors facilitate all educational components of the camp day, but groups also have the chance to meet zoo staff throughout the week, from veterinarians to zookeepers to scientists. Zoo volunteers will also support each camp group as they travel around the zoo and participate in activities.
For more information please email Camp@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.