Discovery Camp

Completed grades 3-4


Red River Zoo


The 2020 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.


Discovery Camp (Completed Grades 3-4)

Sessions run in the morning from 9 am-12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm-4 pm.

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

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


Where the Wild things Are (The Morning Camp is FULL) 

June 21st-25th

This week we are learning about animal adaptations and exhibit creation as we design our very own Zoos.


Valiant Veterinarians

July 19th-23rd   (The Camp is FULL)

This week we are going to explore some of the amazing work Veterinarians do, as well as learn what it would take to become a veterinarian ourselves.


Colossal Contributions to Conservation

August 16th-20th

There are many people who help protect our planet and the animals on it. This week at camp we are going to look at a few of the amazing people who helped change the world of conservation as well as how we can be conservationists ourselves.