Out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the El Paso Zoo will be closed to the public starting March 19, 2020 until further notice.


New Camps This Year

Summer Camp: Junior Zoo Keeper / Conservation Warriors

Summer break is getting a new look! This summer, the El Paso Zoo’s Education team is introducing our NEW full day Summer Camp for 11-14 year olds: Junior Zoo Keeper and Conservation Warriors!

Junior Zoo Keeper: Send your camper to spend the week with us learning about how to care for some of the biggest, scaliest, furriest or tiniest animals in the world. Help our keepers clean an exhibit, prepare diets for our animals, and create enrichment. Your camper will go behind the scenes, get up-close with wildlife during animal encounters, and participate in fun games and activities to experience what it means to be a Zoo Keeper.

Conservation Warriors: Join us for a week of fun and learning at the El Paso Zoo, hosted by the Education team! We will be focusing on why animals and habitats become endangered, along with ways we can make a difference to save them.  Live animal encounters, behind the scenes tours, games and activities will all be included in this NEW full day camp.

Age Requirement: 11-14 years old
Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Junior Zoo Keeper Dates: June 1-5, June 15-19, June 29- July 3, July 13-17, and July 27-31
Conservation Warriors Dates: June 8-12, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, and August 3-7 
Price: $198 for non-members (10% discount given to Zoo Society members, Active-duty military, and active City of El Paso employees)

Summer Camp registration will open on April 6th, 2020 and closes 5 business days before the start of each camp week (ex. Registration will close on May 25th for camp June 1-5). Confirmation and required forms will be sent via email after payment is received.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to one week prior to start of camp and receive a full refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee. See refund schedule below.

For camp beginning:

  • June 1, no refund after May 25
  • June 8, no refund after June 1
  • June 15, no refund after June 8
  • June 22, no refund after June 15
  • June 29, no refund after June 22
  • July 6, no refund after June 29
  • July 13, no refund after July 6
  • July 20, no refund after July 13
  • July 27, no refund after July 20
  • August 3, no refund after July 27

Summer Camp After-Hour Care

After-hour care will be available ONLY from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at $20 per camper per day.

Zoo Society Summer Camp: American Carnivores

Join the El Paso Zoo Society this summer for a ROARing experience! Summer Camp offers children between the ages of 6-10 a variety of specialized opportunities that educate and fulfill their summer adventures. Children will be allowed to go behind the scenes alongside our zookeepers, tour our commissary where animal diets are prepared, and learn interesting facts about our animal residents.

Age requirement: 6-10 years old
Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dates: Weekly camps starting June 1st
Price: $110 for non-members, $95 for Zoological Society members, $100 for Active-duty military

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