A Wild Summer Experience.

(Kindergarten – 9th Grade)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more!
(If you are interested in School Break Day Camps, visit HERE.)
NOTE: At this time we will be operating the 2020 Summer Camp program as planned. We will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments or cancellations as needed to align with any safety regulations put in place.
Summer Camp registration is OPEN!


Summer Camp programs are offered June – August

– Campers should register for the grade they will enter in the fall.
– Minimum camper age is 5 years old.
– If a camp is full, call 719-424-7827 to add your camper to the wait list.
June 29 is International Mud Day – All camp groups in session will participate! International Mud Day is intended to have kids (and adults) all over the world play together in the mud all over the world. It allows kids to connect with nature, connect with each other, experience free/loose/unrestricted play, and get REALLY dirty!
Use this overview to learn more – Summer Camp 2020 Schedule PDF

Different ways to Camp

  • Full week camps – offered June, July and August for K – 9th graders
  • Single day camps – offered on various dates throughout the summer for K – 6th graders
  • Kindergarten camps – offered as either half-day or full day options, as scheduled


Camps Offered By Grade

Extended Camps

In order to best follow the current guidelines set by Colorado Dept. of Health for camps, we are unable to offer extended camps for the summer of 2020.

To Sign-Up
Care options are available on an as needed basis. If you are interested in setting care up, please reach out to EdVenture Programs at:
[email protected]

Summer Camp Scholarships

– Due to limited funding, only partial scholarships will be awarded.
– Scholarships apply to the Zoo’s Summer Camp Program only.
– Criteria for selecting children for the program is based upon need.
– Application deadline for Summer Camp Scholarship Form submission is in the spring, with decisions be made no later than May 1.

Download the Summer Camp Scholarship Form

Zoo Camp Registration Policies

The following policies have been developed to enable us to clarify program fees and manage registrations more effectively.

Cancellation Policy Effective from May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020 – We recognize that COVID-19 has affected people in many ways, therefore, we have temporarily adjusted our cancellation and refund policies. A written request for cancellation received prior to the scheduled program date will receive a refund in full or have the opportunity to reschedule the program for another date.

Advance registration is required for all programs. Programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis, and all registrations will be prioritized by date of receipt. Campers should register for the grade they will enter in the fall. Please call 719-424-7827 for questions/issues in regards to registering.

Program Cancellation
The Zoo reserves the right to cancel a program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen circumstances in which the Zoo is closed. If the Zoo is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, we will issue you a full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) or you may reschedule the event to the next available date and apply all payments already made toward your reservation to the new reservation.

Refund Policy
A refund request must be received no less than TWO WEEKS prior to the start of the program. If approved, the Zoo will refund the amount of the fee minus a $25 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the start of the program.