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!  

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. Space is limited. T-shirt and snacks are included in weekly fee.  Campers will need to bring their own lunch.

Day Camp Dates


Week Long Summer Camp Dates

June 4 - 8     June 11 - 15     June 18 - 22     June 25 - 29


Register for Zoo Camp

Click here to download a PDF of our 2018 Zoo Camp Flyer
For more information please call 941-355-1112, ext 307 or email


Camp hours and prices:


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

Weekly Summer Camp Prices:

  • $199 per week

Day Camp Prices:

  • Available during school year holidays
  • $75 for the first child
  • $65 for each additional sibling
  • Extended care available for $8 a day

    No checks. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash or Money Orders accepted.