Our Summer Camps
Lake Superior Zoo summer day camps provide a fun and safe setting where youth can make both human and animal friends.
Registration is now open!
Each camp features animal encounters, hands-on activities, crafts and games that focus on inspiring children to care about wildlife, conservation, and the natural world. From Cub Club to Zoo Troop to Eco-Explorers, each level of camp exposes children to different opportunities as their learning levels progress. When they reach their teen years, youth can participate in Zoo Crew to gain a real-world understanding of what it’s like to work with animals and visitors at a zoo.
Cub Club is a 2-hour camp designed for preschool-age children who are able to be successful in group programs without parent involvement. Children will participate in games, interactive activities, role play, and crafts. We’ll explore the zoo, read stories and meet many animal friends!
Whether you embark on “Animal Adventures” or become a “Zookeeper for a Week,” all of these 4-day camps include exciting games and activities, art projects, and close-up animal encounters.
Zookeeper Camp for youth with autism
Learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper by preparing animal meals, making enrichments, cleaning exhibits, observing animal training, and more! This camp will be co-taught by zoo educators and an Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) Education Specialist.
Explore careers working with animals, practice your zoology skills and more by choosing from these exciting 4-day camps focused on wildlife and conservation. Come for a half- or full-day adventure and experience lots of hands-on activities and animal interactions.
Zoo Crew is a summer educational program that provides teens with hands-on experience with animal care, conservation education, and zoo operations. Participants learn how to handle and care for animals, work alongside zookeepers, and teach zoo visitors about wildlife and conservation issues.
For questions or more information contact:
(218) 730-4500 ext. 214
Registration for any of our programs and camps can be done online via a registration system called CampDoc.
Need-based scholarships are available for summer campers ages 6-12 on a first come, first served basis starting March 2, 2020. Please download, print, and complete a Scholarship Request Form — do not register online. Spaces are held in each camp for scholarship recipients until funding runs out.