Explorer Camp

Completed grades 1-2


Red River Zoo


The 2021 Summer Day Camps at the Red River Zoo are week-long experiences where children will participate in various activities throughout the zoo.  Participants may take part in outdoor adventures, creating crafts, playing animal themed games, experiencing animal encounters, and more.   Coordinated and led by the Education Department, children are sure to have an active, safe and fun experience.  Each respective camp session has a different theme that the children will explore throughout the week.  Join us to discover animals and their habitats while having a wild time at the Red River Zoo! 

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Youth will be instructed not to attend if they are feeling sick or if they have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Camps will follow all group size guidelines issued by the CDC
  • Participants will be encouraged to wear masks when possible
  • Staff will wear masks at all times
  • Students will maintain a minimum of six-foot distance from other campers (unless they are in the same family)
  • Classes will take place outdoors whenever possible
  • If an activity takes place indoors, students will be seated 6 feet apart. All tables and chairs will be disinfected before and after use
  • All materials used for activities will be disinfected before and after use.
  •  Classes will include encounters with some animals but students will not be able to touch or feed the animal.
  • We will follow any guidelines that the state puts out and continue to be proactive with our precautions.

Explorer Camp (Completed grades 1-2)

Sessions run in the morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and in the afternoon from 1 p.m. -4 p.m.

Members $105 + a Red River Zoo Summer Camp T-shirt

Non-Members $125 + a Red River Zoo Summer Camp T-shirt


Prehistoric Prowlers (Both Camps are FULL)

June 14th-18th

This week at camp we are going to investigate some real fossils and learn all about the prehistoric animals that evolved into some of our favorite modern-day critters.


Superheroes of the Safari

July 12th- 16th

 Superheroes throughout history have been inspired by animals, and this week at camp we are going to explore some of those inspiring critters, as well as create our own animal-inspired superheroes


Creepy Critters (Morning Camp is FULL) 

August 9th- 13th

Animals that do not look like humans are often feared and considered creepy. This week are going to explore what makes some of our creepy critters the most fascinating animals around.