Sarasota's Favorite Family Attraction!

Established in 1939

Looking for Adventure? Find it at Zoo Camp.

Great Friends, Good Times, Adventures Around Every Corner!

Sarasota Jungle Gardens Zoo Camp, unlike any other camp in the area, explores nature through hands-on games, crafts, demonstrations and other fun activities! Come explore behind the scenes as you learn about caring for our animals. There's lots of animal interactions and trekking through the jungle. You'll see firsthand what it takes to be a zookeeper as well as learn about other animal related professions. Camp is geared for children who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade and includes something new every day!  For children 14 or 15 years old, our Junior Counselor program might be perfect. This program provides supervision to older kids while teaching leadership and responsibility. Junior Counselors pay a reduced rate for camp, shadow adult counselors and mentor younger campers.

The fun is offered during fall, winter and spring school breaks as well as many other professional days and holidays. Our schedule follows both Sarasota and Manatee county public school calendars. Spring and summer camp is offered on a weekly basis only. Professional days and holiday camps are offered by the day. We also have Parent's Night Out programs offered monthly on Friday evenings. There are no prerequisites for any of our camps. We update our program regularly, so whether you’ve been here before or are joining us for the first time, Zoo Camp at Sarasota Jungle Gardens will be a memorable, fun and educational experience for all.

Camp is for making good memories that last a lifetime. We make sure all campers feel welcome, are included and are given many opportunities to make connections with other participants. And, we take camper safety very seriously. All of our counselors are adults that have passed background screening, including fingerprinting, and drug testing. We offer low camper to counselor ratios and children are always supervised. We also require parents/guardians show identification before children are released. 

Camp is from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Before and after care is available (8:00 - 9:00 am and/or 4:00 - 5:00 pm) Space is limited. T-shirt, lunch and snacks are included in weekly fee.

Day Camp Dates

Sarasota County & Manatee County Day Breaks                                                     

January 16, 17, 2017

February 20, 2017

April 3, 2017

April 14, 2017

May 29, 2017

Week Long Camp Dates

Sarasota County & Manatee County Spring Breaks

March 13-17, 2017

March 20-24, 2017

Summer Camp

June 5 - 9, 2017 - The Mighty Jungle

June 12 - 16, 2017 - Home Sweet Home (Animal Habitats)

June 19 - 23, 2017 - Wildlife Explorers

June 26 - 30, 2017 - Sense-sational (Animal Senses)

July 3 - 7, 2017 - Get a Move On (How Animals Move)    

July 10 - 14, 2017 - Wild Things     

July 17 - 21, 2017 - Conservation Station 

July 24 - 28, 2017 - Ocean Commotion     

July 31 - August 4, 2017 - Wing It  

Register for Zoo Camp

For more information please call 941-355-1112, ext 307 or email


Camp hours and prices:


Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2017 Weekly Summer Camp Prices:

  • $199 per child per week

  • Extended care available for
    8am - 9am & 4pm - 5pm

Day Camp Prices:

  • $75 for the first child
  • $65 for each additional sibling
  • Extended care available for $8 a day

    Accepted Payments: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash or Money Orders.
    Checks cannot be accepted.

    To view & download Summer 2017 Lunch Menu Click Here