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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): $335
  • Full Week (Non-Members): $360

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.

Summer Conservation Heroes

2023 Themes:

  • ODD WEEKS: Investigating Ecosystems

Get tangled up in the complex web of ecosystem interactions!  In this session campers will explore the delicate balance of these living systems and the challenges they face. We’ll encounter resilient species, study changing populations, and discover that it’s all connected.

  • EVEN WEEKS: Inspired By Nature

What do planes, solar panels, and medicine have in common?  They were inspired by living things in nature! This camp will discover the ways in which nature has sparked innovation and shaped inventions.  Taking inspiration from extraordinary animals at the Zoo, we’ll explore problem solving through biomimicry design.

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

Dates **Very limited availability**:

  • Week 1:    June 19-23 sold out
  • Week 2:    June 26-30 sold out
  • Week 3:    July 3-7 sold out
  • Week 4:    July 10-14 sold out
  • Week 5:    July 17-21 sold out
  • Week 6:    July 24-28 sold out
  • Week 7:    July 31-August 4 sold out
  • Week 8:    August 7-11 Register Here>
  • Week 9:    August 14-18 sold out
  • Week 10:  August 21-25 Register Here>

Questions? Please contact or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358 or refer to camp handbook.

Important ZooCamp Information

Please Read Before Registering

  • Registration for Summer ZooCamps begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 1st. 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, 2022, for Winter ZooCamps, April 1, 2022, for Spring ZooCamps, and June 1, 2022, for Summer ZooCamps. Absolutely no refunds will be given after these dates.
  • $25 sibling discount applies to all ZooCamps. First registration at full price, $25 applied to each sibling thereafter. Siblings must be registered within the same account.  Our registration system cannot automatically apply this discount to your order. Please forward your receipt to to receive your discount as a refund.
  • Pre-paid lunch options for Winter and Spring for full-day campers are available. For $8.00/day, choose from cheese pizza, mac, and cheese, a hot dog, or a turkey & cheese sandwich.  All come with a 100% juice fruit punch and a piece of fruit packaged in recyclable and compostable containers. Prices and options subject to change for Summer Camp 2022.

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 $25/day or $90/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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