Zoo Camps

TURN SCHOOL VACATION INTO AN ADVENTURE!

When school is out, Zoo Camp is in! Kids spend the day at the Alligator Farm creating crafts, playing games, participating in animal encounter and shows, trekking through the zoo, meeting Zookeepers and learning about their favorite animals, and of course making new lasting relationships with fellow campers! Our education team is excited to welcome your future zoologists to our park as we participate in fun-filled adventure at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

ZOO CAMP RULES:

1. Campers must wear closed-toe shoes with a back (no clogs/Croc-like shoes).
2. Campers must follow the instructions given by zoo staff.
3. Campers must take part in all scheduled activities.
4. Campers must stay with the group at all times.
5. Campers must be respectful of others, including staff, other campers, and animals.
6. Campers must keep their hands, feet, and objects to themselves.
7. No running or horseplay is permitted.
8. Before and aftercare are not provided.

Attention Alligator Farm Members:When purchasing Zoo Camps, please use the Log In button at the top right corner of the webpage. Use your credentials to sign in, or if this is your first time create a new account. When logged in, your membership discount will be reflected in your cart!

SINGLE DAY CAMPS

ABOUT:

Our Zoo Camps combine outdoor education with entertainment where your kids will enjoy learning about wildlife, all while getting an introduction to zoological conservation, and making new friends Zoo Camp is open for students in the 1st grade through the 6th grade (ages 6 to 12). Lunch and snacks are provided, however campers may bring their own.

DATES:

January: 3rd, 4th, 5th, February: 7th, 21st, April: 15th, 18th
Ruckus in the Rookery Spring Break Camp – March: 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th

TIMES:

Drop off begins is from 8:50am and ends at 9:10am. Pick up is from 3:50pm and ends at 4:10pm. Please contact the education department if you are going to be late or early! A surcharge of $50 will be applied to any child picked-up after 4:45pm. We understand complications arise, please contact us as soon as possible if you foresee being late for pick up.

DAILY COST:

$45 for Members and $50 for Non-Members

What your camper needs: Please have your camper bring a small bag with anything may need for the day. Suggested pack list – water bottle, closed-toe shoes, weather and outdoor camp appropriate clothing, jacket (if needed), lunch and snacks (if needed), daily medications.

SUMMER WEEK LONG CAMPS

ABOUT:

Our Zoo Camps combine outdoor education with entertainment where your kids will enjoy learning about wildlife, all while getting an introduction to zoological conservation, and making new friends Zoo Camp is open for students in the 1st grade through the 6th grade (ages 6 to 12). Lunch and snacks are provided daily, however campers may bring their own. One camp shirt is provided for the week, additional shirts may be purchased at Check In and Check Out.

GRADES:

SUMMER CAMP: Open to students entering 1st grade through 6th (Capacity – 40)
WINTER CAMP: Open to students K through 5th (Capacity – 32)
SPRING CAMP: Open to students entering 1st grade through 6th (Capacity – 32)

TIMES:

Drop off begins is from 8:50am and ends at 9:10am. Pick up is from 3:50pm and ends at 4:10pm. Please contact the education department if you are going to late or early! A surcharge of $50 will be applied to any child picked-up after 4:45pm. We understand complications arise, please contact us as soon as possible if you foresee being late for pick up.

WEEKLY COST:

$270 for members, $300 for non-members.

What your camper needs: Please have your camper bring a small bag with anything may need for the day. Suggested pack list – water bottle, closed-toe shoes, weather and outdoor camp appropriate clothing, jacket (if needed), lunch and snacks (if needed), daily medications.

SUMMER CAMP THEMES:

It’s a Pirate’s Life

Sold Out
June 6th – 10th
Avast ye maties! Join us for a week of swashbuckling fun as we explore the ins and outs of a pirate’s life. Are you ready to set sail as we learn about famous pirates and their buried treasures? Let’s hope we don’t run into any crocodiles… tick tock…. time to decide if it is a pirate’s life for you.

JR Scientist

Sold Out
June 13th – 17th
Calling all junior scientists! Help us explore the natural world and talk about the natural processes seen in biology by completing experiments based around botany, zoology, paleontology and more!

Zoo Myth Busters

Sold Out
June 20th – June 24th
Come explore how animals have shaped folklore and mythology throughout the ages! Why coyotes are considered tricksters? Do dragons really control the weather? Travel across the globe as we explore animal myths from around the world, all while meeting their real-life counterparts.

Zoorassic Park

Sold Out
June 27th – July 1st
Ever wonder what a zoo full of dinosaurs would look like? Get ready to let that roar out, as campers will join us checking out some of our “living dinosaurs” and learn about their ancient history!

Surviving the Outback

Sold Out
July 4th – 8th
Could your camper survive life in Australia? Get ready for some survivor style challenges, all while winning points to be crowned the Champion of the Outback. Test your capability to build shelters and traversing obstacle courses to see if you have what it takes to survive…

Jr Zookeeper

Sold Out
July 11th – 15th
Time to jump into the world of zookeeping! In this camp, we will study the habitats and behaviors of our zoo’s residents. Campers will observe our ambassador animals, learning about training, and discover what animals need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives here at our park.

Where the Wild Things Live

Sold Out
July 18th – 22nd
Calling all backyard explorers! Are you interested in helping your backyard ecosystem thrive? Join us as we navigate the ins and outs of planting native pollinator gardens, making bug hotels, and building bird feeders and toad abodes in order to better understand our native Florida wildlife.

Feasts for the Beasts

Sold Out
July 25th – 29th
The hungry caterpillar called, and they’re ready for a snack! Join us as we discuss the different types of animal diets and the adaptations needed to eat all the weird, and sometimes gross looking food.

Camp Xtreme

Sold Out
August 1st – 5th
Ever wonder which animals can fly the fastest? Run the farthest? What about who is the cleanest or who can survive in the harshest conditions? Join us for the most extreme camp to answer some of these questions about the most extreme animals in the world!

VENTURE CAMP: ESCAPE THE ORDINARY

ABOUT:

Looking for new ways for your teen to spend the summer? Look no further, Venture Camp is here! As your camper ages out of Zoo Camp, it is time to break from the mold, escape the ordinary and venture out! This five day camp will take your camper on adventures around Anastasia Island. Activities will include ziplining at the Alligator Farm, kayaking on the intercostal, hiking through local hammocks, paddling on the coast, and plenty of time at the Zoo looking at the science behind animal care. Our education department is excited to bring this new program to our community, be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited!

SESSIONS/DATES:

Session I: June 6th – 10th, Session II: June 13th – 17th, Session III: June 20th – 24th, Session IV: June 27th – July 1st,
Session V: 5th – 8th, Session VI: July 11th – 15th, Session VII: July 18th – 22nd, Session VIII: July 25th – 29th,
Session IX: August 1st – 5th

TIMES:

Drop off begins at 8:15am and ends at 8:30am. Pick up is from 2:30pm and ends at 3:00pm. Please contact the education department if you are going to late or early! A surcharge of $50 will be applied to any child picked-up after 4:45pm. We understand complications arise, please contact us as soon as possible if you foresee being late for pick up.

WEEKLY COST:

$405 for Members and $450 for Non-Members
What your camper needs: Please have your camper bring a small bag with anything may need for the day. Suggested pack list – water bottle, closed-toe shoes, weather and outdoor camp appropriate clothing, jacket (if needed), lunch and snacks (if needed), daily medications. An email will be sent out with a list of additional supplies and Need-to-Knows before the first week of camp.

Grab your binoculars, pack and sunscreen as we get ready for the adventure of the summer!

The St Augustine Alligator Farm is now hosting camps for middle and high school students where the Island will be our classroom. Each day will take campers on a unique adventure across Anastasia Island seeking out native Florida wildlife and unforgettable experiences. Hiking, kayaking, and ziplining will just be a few of the many activities we will enjoy over the course of this five day camp. Let’s not forget about all of the wildlife and ambassador animal experiences your camper will partake in too. Join us for what will surely be a highlight to your summer.