School Break Camps

School Break Camp activity with kids

What do your kids want to do on their school breaks?

Join the Zoo’s day camp programs offered during many single holidays and vacation times. Register for any one day or all of them! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required.

*School Break Winter Camp registration is open!

For Summer Camp information CLICK HERE.
 

SCHOOL GROUPS:

Don’t see the dates you’re looking for? If our camp dates don’t align with your school/district’s break schedule please call 719-424-7927 or email [email protected] to schedule a custom camp experience for your student.


 

Winter Break Day Camps – December 23, 26, 27, 30 & Jan. 2, 3

Register for one day or all six days! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required.
AGES: Kindergarten to 6th Grade
Single day camps offer one theme per day, for all ages K-6th grades.

COST & TIMES:

Kindergarten (Half day camps 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Non-members: $35.75 per child, per day
Members: $30.75 per child, per day

1st – 6th Grade (Full day camps 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Non-members: $65.75 per child, per day
Members: $55.75 per child, per day

Zoo Member discount rates automatically apply to registration costs when booking online at the Zoo’s website, after logging in with your Zoo membership username and password.

Extended Care – If you happen to need early drop-off or late pick-up during any of these camp days, contact [email protected] to arrange them.

Campers should sign-up for the camp that reflects the grade that they are currently enrolled in.
 

  REGISTER FOR WINTER BREAK DAY CAMPS BY GRADE BELOW:

 
Monday, December 23 – Winter Solstice
Description: The first day of winter; or the Winter Solstice, comes in late December presenting the shortest day of the year with the least amount of sunlight. Cultures around the world celebrate this changing of times by decorating their lawns with ornamental feeders for migrating species! Though technically on the 21st this year, we will look into the science, history and traditions of this special day at camp!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Kindergarten 1/2 day    1st & 2nd Grades    3rd & 4th Grades    5th & 6th Grades
 


Thursday, December 26 – Hoppy Holidays!
Description: The Zoo truly comes alive during the holidays and is hopping with a variety of festive activities! At camp we will look at regions where some of our hoppy friends live and see how they celebrate this special time of year!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Kindergarten 1/2 day    1st & 2nd Grades    3rd & 4th Grades    5th & 6th Grades
 


Friday, December 27 – Who’s Hibernating?!
Description: Many animals take this time during the year to cozy up somewhere and wait for the warm weather to come back! We are going to learn more about what hibernation is and why some animals choose to do this when the temperatures drop!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Kindergarten 1/2 day    1st & 2nd Grades    3rd & 4th Grades    5th & 6th Grades
 


Monday, December 30 – Snow Science
Description: Ever wondered where the snow comes from? How it forms? Why some places get more than others? This day is all about the Science of Snow! Zoology, geography, chemistry, physics and more; we will look at the infamous frozen water molecule from every angle!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Kindergarten 1/2 day    1st & 2nd Grades    3rd & 4th Grades    5th & 6th Grades
 


Thursday, January 2, 2020 – New year, new you, new Zoo!
Description: A lot of exciting changes are happening this year at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, but many people don’t realize the zoo is always evolving and changing. We are going to take a look at what it takes to design exhibits for our animals and then take what we’ve learned to build our own exhibit models!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Kindergarten 1/2 day    1st & 2nd Grades    3rd & 4th Grades    5th & 6th Grades
 


Friday, January 3, 2020 – Snow Days!
Description: Are you ready to head back to school, or secretly hoping for some extra snow days!? Some animals love the snow, while others are looking forward to warmer temperatures! At camp we will discover who is ready for Spring and who might be hoping for a few more snow days!
REGISTER NOW FOR: Kindergarten 1/2 day    1st & 2nd Grades    3rd & 4th Grades    5th & 6th Grades
 



WHAT TO BRING TO ZOO CAMP:

Clothing and Accessories:
Campers should dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Layers are suggested and good. Closed toe walking shoes are essential. A daypack, sunscreen, and water bottle are highly recommended! If you have a younger camper- a spare set of clothes might be useful as well.

Snacks & Lunches:
The Zoo will provide each participant with a daily morning and afternoon snack. . You are welcome to pack snacks for your camper as well. Please notify the camp staff of any food allergies your child may have. The zoo DOES NOT provide lunch! Please send your child to camp with a lunch!


PROGRAM REFUND POLICY:

A written refund request must be received TWO WEEKS prior to the start date of the program. We will then process a refund less a $25 deposit per registration. The $25 deposit is a non-refundable administration fee. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the program start date. If camp is cancelled by zoo staff for unforeseen circumstances (e.g. severe weather), a full refund will be issued to the registrant(s). Please visit our Education Registration Policy for more information.


PAYMENTS:

Camps must be paid in full at time of registration. Payment includes a $25 non-refundable fee, please see above for refund policy.


HEALTH AND SAFETY:

This is the foremost consideration for all day camp participants. Camper health information will be with your child’s counselor at all times.


QUESTIONS:

Email [email protected] or call 719-424-7827.