Micke Grove Zoo

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Please review our Camp Behavior Policy before registering.

Cancellation 14 days or more before the event = 75% refund of the total balance.

Cancellation 8-13 days before the event = 50% refund of the total balance.

Cancellation less than 8 days before the event = 0% refund of the total balance.

There are no refunds for missed days, tardiness, early self-dismissals, or if the camper is dismissed from camp by staff for the reasons described in the behavior policy listed on the Micke Grove Zoo Camp webpage. In the event that weather is severe enough to require cancellation of one or both days of camp as determined by zoo staff, an offer of credit towards another program will be provided.

As long as you contact us 8 or more days before your camp session begins and space is available in the desired class, there is no fee or penalty for transferring from one session to another. However, we can only transfer a registration once. We are unable to make transfers within 8 days of a camp session. Please call (209) 331-2138 to request a transfer.


2014 Winter Zoo Camp

Fire up your little animal’s curiosity this winter with zoo fun,
games, crafts, and activities! Each day is a separate program,
so sign up for one or all of them!

Now offering full day or half day camp options!

Zoo Camp Details

Program Dates: December 22, December 23, December 29, and December 30. You may register for one, two, three, or all program dates. There is no discount for registering for more than one program.
Time: Full Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM or Half Day 9:00AM-12:00PM (NEW)
Full Day: $35 per day per child for zoo members; $42 for non-members. Lunch included.
         Half Day: $25 per day per child for zoo members; $32 for non-members.
         Park entrance fees (parking) are included for drop-off and pick-up only.
Registration: Available online. Pay at booking with a credit card online or mail in full payment within 7 days of registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: Members must register for one session at a time to receive the discount. Sorry, it's a registration software glitch!

Session Descriptions

Monday, December 22 - Beauty of the Beasts
Come explore the magnificent and unique characteristics that make each animal its own beauty and beast.  

Tuesday, December 23 - Mammal Mysteries
Solve a mystery at Micke Grove Zoo as you learn to find clues and solve puzzles. Who knows what mysterious things you will uncover this winter!

Monday, December 29 - Monkeying Around
Bounce, dangle and climb as we learn all about primates at Micke Grove Zoo!

Tuesday, December 30 - Wildlife Wonders
Ever wonder if owls can turn their heads all of the way around or if turtles really can come out of their shells? Come discover the truth about these and other animal myths and legends!

To ensure that your child has the best experience possible during zoo camp, staff and management are asking for the following:

  • Please leave all cameras/cell phones at home (cameras and cell phones can become a distraction to the teacher and students). If your child wants to take pictures, cameras will only be allowed on Fridays, at the Zoo Camp Teacher’s discretion.
  • Please have your child wear comfortable tennis shoes. No open toed shoes or sandals are allowed. Children will be required to sit out activities if they arrive in open toed shoes.
  • Please do not allow your child to bring snacks or lunch. A lunch and snacks will be provided to your child according to their registration type. Please specify any food allergies your child has during registration. Please make sure that your child eats a good breakfast before camp.
  • Please do not allow your child to bring money to camp. No purchases will be made before, during, or after camp. We encourage you to come back with your child to visit the Zoo and make purchases.
  • For the safety and well-being of your children, camp staff and zoo campers will adhere to all safety and animal protocol procedures. If you have any questions, please read our behavior policy on the Zoo Camp Web Page above the cancellation policy.
  • Campers will be grouped by age group. In the event that a camp session is being cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be contacted with the option of a refund or a transfer into a different age group.
  • Your parking pass will be e-mailed to you the Friday before camp begins. It is your responsibility to print out this pass and display it when entering Micke Grove Regional Park. Vehicles that do not have the pass will be required to pay the County $5.00 parking fee.