Dakota Zoo Conservation Camp


The Dakota Zoo Conservation Camps are for children ages 8-12.  These week-long, half-day camps are designed to teach youngsters about animals and help to develop a caring attitude towards nature. It provides a fun, hands-on experience, while giving a more in-depth look at the many different animal species living at Dakota Zoo. 

The various activities include unique behind the scenes animal presentations from zookeepers, preparing enrichment for our animals, and much, much more!  Participants will have the opportunity to leave camp with well-rounded knowledge regarding wildlife conservation, the role of zoos in conservation, and what they can do to help the animals they love! This, along with plenty of fun games and activities, makes this the perfect camp for anyone with an interest in animals.



Summer Zoo Camp cost $175 for members and $200 per child for non-members for the five day camp. Pre-registration is required at least 7 days before the date of the event, as these popular camps fill up quickly. On-line registration is available 30 days before the scheduled camp start date. Contact our Education/Volunteer Coordinator at (701) 223-7543 ext. 3 or e-mail educate@dakotazoo.org  to register or for more information. 


Summer Dates:

Camp 1: June 10-14, 2024 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Camp 2: June 24-28, 2024 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Camp 3: July 8-12, 2024  1:00 - 4:30 PM

Camp 4: July 22-26, 2024  1:00 - 4:30 PM 

Camp 5: August 5-9, 2024  1:00 - 4:30 PM 


Conservation Camp 1 Registration Form