Days & Themes
Monday, December 26 – Frosty Forest
Description: The animals in our own backyard get ready for the cold weather by making a nice cozy bed for a long winter’s nap. Grab your blanket and pillow as we join alongside our local hibernating animals on a mission to sleep through winter.
Tuesday, December 27 – Snowy Safari
Description: Fruits, vegetables, nuts; what would be your winter snack of choice? Start stocking up as we learn about which animals store food for their long winter months and how they keep their snacks safe.
Wednesday, December 28 – Icy Underground
Description: Winter weather brings snow to the surface of the ground, but what happens underground? Ever wonder how bugs, insects, and worms stay warm? Join us as we learn all about our underground friends and what changes they make to survive the winter!
Thursday, December 29 – Winter Waters
Description: As temperatures drop lakes and rivers turn into magical sheets of ice, but how do our aquatic animals keep warm? Dive into the world of winter water adaptations as we learn how aquatic animals thrive under the ice.
Friday, December 30 – Warm Walkabout
Description: No snow in December for the Outback! Join us as we investigate the differences between various warm weather regions and what those differences mean for the animals that live there.
What to Bring to 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:
Please pack a morning snack, sack lunch, and afternoon snack for your camper. The Zoo DOES NOT provide lunch or snacks! Please send your child to camp with a sack lunch!
Camps must be paid in full at time of registration. Payment includes a $25 non-refundable administration fee, please see above for refund policy.
Opportunity Fund Scholarship Information
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has scholarships available for schools, groups, and families that may need financial assistance.
Please download the appropriate application and follow included instructions.
Opportunity Fund Scholarship – Individual Application
Opportunity Fund Scholarship – School/Group Application
Health & Safety
This is the foremost consideration for all day camp participants. Camper health information will be with your child’s counselor at all times.
EdVenture Refunds, Cancellations or Changes
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 25% of the program fee. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the start of the program.
*If you are participating in an extended EdVenture Program (Zoo Crew, Junior Zookeeper, etc.) please send an email to the program specific supervisor to discuss refund options and policies.
We do not issue refunds for parties that do not show for their reservation. If you need to cancel or reschedule your event, please refer to the confirmation email received upon registration. For further inquiry, please email [email protected].
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.
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.