Spring Break Zoo Camp 2015

"Backyard & Beyond"

The Chattanooga Zoo is proud to present its 2015 Spring Break Camp!  For grades K-5th, this exciting week-long camp is designed to engage and excite the animal enthusiast in your family. Discover what is in your backyard and beyond the hills of Tennessee with Spring Break Camp at the Chattanooga Zoo.  

March 30th - April 3rd

9:00 am - 3:00pm 

Registration begins January 30th at 9am!

Age Groups:

K-2 Nature Seekers(Stays at the Zoo)
The Nature Seekers will discover exactly what wildlife they can track in their own backyard and around the world.  They will study animal behavior through ethograms, observations, and one of a kind animal encounters.

3-5  Eco-Explorers Hybrid Camp(Hybrid Camp with Nature Center)
Eco-Explorers will travel to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center to discover what wildlife and habitats live in the backyard of Tennessee.  Eco-Explorers will venture into the beyond with wildlife found from near and far at the Chattanooga Zoo.  

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Parent Packets

With our efforts to help conserve our planet, we ask that you try not to print the full packet unless necessary. 

2015 parent packets will be available by January 30th.

Camp F.A.Q.

When does Registration Open?

Spring Break Camp registration will begin on January 30th at 9:00am. 

         Upon Completion of registration, you will receive an email with attachments with more camp details. We are also creating "Parent Packets" that will be available here for download that will cover all aspects of our Zoo Camps. 


Our Winter Break and Spring Break Camp is set to what "Grade" campers are in. 

Our Summer Camp is set to what "Age" campers are in. The age cut off date is 9/1/2015. 

E.g... If a camper turns 9 before this date, even if they wanted to go to the June 2nd camp, they would sign up for the 9-12 year old age group. 

Are lunches or snacks provided?

No Lunch is provided, We will provide a snack around 1:30 each day.

Snacks will consist of Animal Crackers

What will campers be doing?

Activities will include: Animal encounters, age-appropriate crafts, learning about various species, age-appropriate games, all while visiting some of camper’s favorite animals around the Zoo.

A General Activity Schedule will be available at Check In each day. These schedules are subject to change.

A day of camp consists of morning icebreakers and activities such as Zoo Tours, Animal Encounters and Keeper Visits. Lunch will fall around 11:30 each day. Afternoons will consist of educational animal programs, snack and afternoon crafts/activities.

Summer Zoo Camp ONLY- We will visit the Warner Park Pool & Spray n' Play during summer camp between 10-11. 

3-4 year old Requirement: 

 Campers must be potty trained.

Pool Time:

Ages 3-4: This age group will go earlier than the rest of the group and will only be allowed in the Spray n' Play area.

Ages 5-6: This group will only be able to play in the Spray n' Play area and the Kiddie Pools

Ages 7-14: Campers may swim in the Adult Pool ONLY if they pass a swim test that will be given each pool day.

Lifeguards  are trained and provided by the Warner Park Pool. All camp staff are on duty as well. The pool is not open to the public or parents. 

Do campers get a t-shirt?

Winter Break Camp- No shirts are provided

Spring Break Camp- No shirts are provided

Summer Zoo Camp- 1 shirt is included in the camp fee

What is the dress code?

Campers must wear closed toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Most of the camp will be indoors, but we will be going outside for Zoo Tours, trips between buildings and registration will be outside.

Can Parents stay?

We have to ask that parents do not stay with their campers. Our staff and volunteers are well trained. To provide the best experience for your camper we cannot allow parents with the groups.

How early can I drop off my camper?

Registration will begin at 8:45. This is when the gates will be opened. No camper will be permitted inside before 8:45. There is no before care offered for our camps. 

We will depart at 9:15 to begin our activities. Any late campers must report to the gift shop and a camp staff member will come check the camper in from there.


Winter Camp registrations are non-refundable

"Eco Explorers" -Hybrid Camp: 
The Chattanooga Zoo and the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center will be collaborating to provide a unique experience for campers. We will spend M,W,F at the Zoo and T, Th at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center. 


For more information, contact the Zoo Camp Director today. 

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