Summer Camps

Lincoln Park Zoo Summer Camps

The Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo offers several camps to encourage your child to learn about the wonders of the animal kingdom.  Through hands-on learning activities and fun adventures, your child can explore the outdoors, make new friends, and get up close and personal with animals!

Go behind the scenes to see how zoo keepers feed and take care of the animals.


Design your own enrichment tools and games to keep the animals from getting bored!


Kids can even Build a Zoo of their own!

And so much more -  read on for all the details! 


Lincoln Park Zoo FAQ's

How do I Register?

Individuals interested in participating may register at the Zoo Recreation Department office at 3330 Custer Street, calling (920) 686-3060 with MasterCard or Visa, or by using Online Registration.

When is Camp?

Sessions start mid-June, with the last sessions offered in August.  

What are the Ages of Campers?

Camps are designed for as young as 4 all the way up to 14 years old. Each camp is intended for a specific age group.  

What are the Session Lengths?

All zoo camps are held from 1:00-3:00pm on the designated dates. 

What is the Cost? 

Costs vary depending on chosen camp. See below for prices. All supplies for projectsare included in each camp. 


Lincoln Park Zoo Camps

Please see the full registration information for ALL camps offered and all details.

Animal Diets Camp 

June 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Age Group: 4 - 7 years old

Cost: $12

Tour the zoo and see how the keepers feed and take care of the animals. This camp is open to youth between the ages of 7 and 10 years old.

Farm Life Camp 

July 19, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Age Group: 4 - 6 years old

Cost: $12

See how zookeepers take care of the petting barn animals, and learn about the role of farmers in our society. 

Zoo Enrichment Summer Camp 

June 12 & 13, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Age Group: 11 - 14 years old

Cost: $18 for both days

Learn about what enrichment is and how the keepers prevent the animals from getting bored. Help create enrichment tools on the first day, and on day two, see your items put into practice. .

River Life Summer Camp 

June 28, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Age Group: 7 - 10 years old

Cost: $12

Learn about the fish in the rearing pond, and then search to see what you can find in the Little Manitowoc River and zoo pond. This camp is open to youth ages 7-10.

I Can Build A Zoo Summer Camp 

August 7 - 11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Age Group: 11 - 14 years old

Cost: $25

Students will learn the difference in animals, what animals need to survive in the wild and in captivity. Students will learn about ecosystems and create a zoo of their own! This camp is 5 days Mon-Fri. 

Tortoise Garden & Nutrition to Grown On

Class 1: June 19 - July 19th  
Class 2: July 24th - August 23rd
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00p-7:00p
Registration Fee: $10.00 each class.

The Lincoln Park Zoo is home to a tortoise with the predictable name of Tort.  Tort, like all of us, has a need for fresh fruits and vegetables to be healthy.  Would you like to help tend a garden so Tort can enjoy his daily salad?  If so, this class is for you.   This class will cultivate the students talents and skills while enriching their capacities for observation and thinking. Class will meet for 2 hours on Monday & Wednesday from 5p-7p at the Zoo Education Center.  Limited space available.