the wildest summer ever

2024 ZooCamp registration opens February 13 at 9 am. 

There’s no better way to spend the summer than interacting with the sights and sounds of animals during ZooCamp at Great Plains Zoo. We offer a variety of topics so every child can participate in something they enjoy. Parents love the flexible schedules and choosing the one that works best for them. The camp experience is customized based on the program, but all kids can look forward to games, crafts, snacks, zoo tours, animal encounters, and rides on the carousel!

Every camper receives a ZooCamp t-shirt and can enroll in half or full-day sessions. We offer morning camp, covering 9 am - 12 pm, afternoon camp from 1 pm – 4 pm, or full-day options from 9 am – 4 pm.

Before and after camp care is available for families that need it, and there is an opportunity for an overnight for those who want a really exciting experience!

Browse the dates and topics below.

ZooCamp Policies

Click here to download our cancellation policy and other ZooCamp policies.

*Campers must be at least 4 years old on the first date of the session to attend ZooCamp. No exceptions.

ZooCamp Hours

  • Morning ZooCamp: 9 am - noon
  • Afternoon ZooCamp: 1 - 4 pm
  • Full-Day ZooCamp: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Four Day/Overnight ZooCamp: Monday - Wednesday from 1 - 4 pm and 1 pm on Thursday - 9 am on Friday
    • This camp includes four afternoon sessions and a Thursday night overnight. Campers will sign in at 1 pm on Thursday and will be picked up at 9 am on Friday.
  • Before- and After-Camp Care: Available for full-day sessions

ZooCamp Pricing

All prices include sales tax.

Half Days

1 Half Day

$34 Members / $40 Non-Members

3 Half Days

$80.75 Members / $95 Non-Members

5 Half Days

$123.25 Members / $145 Non-Members

Full Days

1 Full Day

$63.75 Members / $75 Non-Members

5 Full Days

$212.50 Members / $250 Non-Members


Four Day/Overnight

$182.75 Members / $215 Non-Members

Behind the Scenes Camp

$293.25 Members / $345 Non-Members

Lunch Bunch

5 for $25

Before & After Camp Care

One Day Camps


Five Day Camps


Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch bundles are available for ages 6-8 on June 3-7, June 17-21, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29 - August 2 and August 5-9. Combine the morning and afternoon camps and add lunch supervision!

Five days of lunch supervision is $25. Lunch Bunch is only available in a package with morning and afternoon camps in the same week.

Please Note: Lunch Bunch includes lunchtime supervision only. Campers will need to provide their own lunches.

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ZooCamp Topics

Our ZooCamp topics are designed to offer an engaging and age-appropriate program for children of specific ages. Some topics are only available for half-day programs, and others are full-day. See our schedule for each age group for more information.
ZooCamp Information
Register Online

For more information about ZooCamp, contact Education@GPZoo.org.

To be added to a waiting list, please call 605.367.8313 x233 or email Education@GPZoo.org.