Summer Camp

Register Your Wild Ones.

(Grades Pre-K - 6)

A Wild Summer Experience.

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!

Thanks for a great Summer!

Summer Camp Starts: June 1, 2015 - Registration open in March 2015.
Check back this winter for more information about 2015 camp programs.

Two different ways to camp:

Full week camps - 9:00 a,m, to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Overnight week camps - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Then, campers arrive at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday for a cookout and night tour; families can join in on the cookout and tour for $10 a person. Campers then stay overnight and finish at noon on Friday. Those who do not want to stay overnight may still attend the cookout and night tour, and/or the half-day program on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Overnight camps occur during week 3 and 8.


Campers should register for the grade they will enter in the fall.



Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a scholarship fund for its educational programs. Scholarships can be either full or partial and will apply to the Zoo’s spring, summer, and winter camps. Criteria for selecting children for the program is based upon need. A $25 deposit is required for all scholarship registrations.

Application deadline for Summer Scholarship Form submission is May 1, 2015. Download the Summer Camp Scholarship Form.


Zoo Camp Program Registration Policies

As a result of the tremendous growth in the programs being offered and the overall popularity of your Zoo, the following policies have been developed to enable us to clarify program fees and manage registrations more effectively.


Advance registration is required for all programs. Registrations may be received by phone, in-person or online. Programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis, and all registrations will be prioritized by date of receipt. Online registration may close seven (7) days prior to the scheduled program date; please register by phone or in-person after that time to ensure participation in the program.

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 cancels the program, a full refund or rescheduling of the program is available.

Refund Policy

A written 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 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the start of the program.

Deposits and Payments

Any camp reserved with a deposit must be paid in full TWO WEEKS prior to the start date of camp. Unless you notify us otherwise, we will finalize your payment using the credit card on file two weeks prior to the start date of camp. The $25 deposit is a non-refundable administration fee.