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It’s a wild world, and one that needs leaders passionate about animals, the environment, and conservation.

Campers will: be empowered to become leaders in conservation through teambuilding and leadership activities; engage in inquiry activities, games and projects; visit animals exhibits, meet animal ambassadors, and explore the outdoors.

Each Conservation Heroes camper will receive a ZooCamp t-shirt, and a chance to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyards.

Please note: This is not a travel camp. Campers may be registered for a maximum of one week of each theme. RWP Zoo reserves the right to cancel registrations that exceed this maximum.

Conservation Heroes Prices

  • Full Week (RWPZ Members): $360
  • Full Week (Non-Members): $385

ZooCamp Hours

  • Camp sessions run from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

See below for complete details on upcoming summer Conservation programs and for important registration information.

Please view the 2024 ZooCamp Handbook and FAQ documents for more details.

Conservation Heroes Summer Camp Sessions:

2024 Themes:

ODD WEEKS: Wild by Design

A 21st-century Zoo is a place for education, conservation, research and dragons! We’ll discover careers at the Zoo, from zookeepers to exhibit designers to educators, and learn how working together can make a difference for animals & the environment. Campers will ask themselves “what would I do if I ran a Zoo?” and design their own!

EVEN WEEKS: ZSI: Zoo Science Investigation

Science rules! And the future of our planet depends on it. In this curiosity-filled week, campers will explore the science behind protecting the planet’s wild animals and wild places through inquiry, experimentation, and innovation. As the week progresses, campers will use the scientific process to design their own experiments and directly contribute to scientific research.

*Please note: Due to USDA and AZA regulations, this program will not include behind-the-scene components

2024 Dates:

Week 1: June 17-21 – SOLD OUT

Week 2: June 24-28 – SOLD OUT

Week 3: July 1-5 – SOLD OUT

Week 4: July 8-12 – SOLD OUT

Week 5: July 15-19 – SOLD OUT

Week 6: July 22-26 – SOLD OUT

Week 7: July 29-August 2 – SOLD OUT

Week 8: August 5-9 – Register Here >

Week 9: August 12-16 – SOLD OUT

Week 10: August 19-23 – SOLD OUT


Important ZooCamp Information

Please Read Before Registering

  • Registration for Winter and Spring ZooCamps is now open. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines.
  • Registration for Summer ZooCamps registration will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 7th at 9am. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to your desired week of camp, but camps may sell out prior to deadlines.
  • Campers must be the minimum age of each camp at the time of attending camp. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. RWP Zoo reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $30.00 registration fee per camper, will be given through February 1, 2024, for Winter ZooCamps, April 1, 2024, for Spring ZooCamps, and June 1, 2024, for Summer ZooCamps. Absolutely no refunds will be given after these dates.
  • $35 sibling discount applies to all ZooCamps. First registration at full price, $35 applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account.
  • Pre-paid lunch options for full-day campers are available. For $11.00/day, choose from cheese pizza, mac and cheese, or a hot dog. All come with a 100% juice fruit punch and a piece of fruit packaged in recyclable and compostable containers.

Note: Aftercare only available for pre-registration 

  • For those parents that need a bit more time, we offer after camp care Monday – Friday from 3:30-5:30 for $30/day or $100/week per camper. Aftercare must be pre-registered and can be added up to two weeks prior to your camp start date.

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