Critter Camp

Ages 4 to 6


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.


Critter Camp (Ages 4-6)

Sessions run in the morning from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. OR in the afternoon from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. 

1 hour early drop off option is available upon request.

Members $80 + a Red River Zoo Summer Camp T-shirt

Non-Members $100 + a Red River Zoo Summer Camp T-shirt


Farmyard Fun!

June 7th-11th  (Morning and Afternoon Camps are FULL) 

Come and join us and learn all about our farm animals, as well as learn about some of the fun things involved in farming.

Mysteries of the Zoo

July 5th-9th (Morning and Afternoon Camps are FULL)

Oh No! Some of our animals are becoming very mysterious! We need your best detective skills to help us solve these animal mysteries. Join us for this week’s thrilling summer camp

Animal Kingdom Symphony (Morning Camp and Afternoon Camps are FULL)

August 2nd-6th  

The animal kingdom is filled with all sorts of amazing sounds creating some of the beautiful songs of nature. Come to the zoo for a fun camp experience where we learn about some of the best animal sounds in the animal kingdom.