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Each day that your child comes home from a Zoo daycamp, you’ll be amazed by what he learned or what she saw. Maybe he’ll tell you about the otters playing in the water, enjoying a popsicle filled with fish. Or maybe she’ll share how the zebras were excitedly running around their yard. Perhaps he saw a wolf out for a walk. Or a serval cat. Or an iguana. Or even an elephant! She’ll definitely want to tell you all about the treats she gave to the alpaca, or how the monkeys loved the toy she made! Maybe he made himself a pirate hat and went searching for a piece of a treasure map. Maybe she made a sock puppet and can’t wait for you to see her puppet show on Friday.  Do you know what a snake feels like? Or what a tortoise loves to eat? How about a rat’s favourite smell?  

Now you have an expert who would love to tell you everything! Maybe he had a chance to go geocaching in Laurier Park. Or maybe she got to ask the Zoo veterinarian questions about animal care. Or maybe today was the day the camp showed off their artistic creations they had been working on all week! 

Early drop-off and late pickup are available. Please see Programs, Course & Camps camp headings for times.

To make sure your child is prepared for the camp, please see the following lists of what to bring and what not to bring.

Please Bring:

  • Backpack/bag
  • Water bottle
  • Allergy-aware lunch and 2 snacks (Preschool camps only need 1 snack and no lunch)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Water shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Medication and EpiPen, if needed

Do Not Bring:

  • Toys, video games or other items that have large monetary or sentimental value
  • Food that needs to be refrigerated or microwaved
  • Food containing nuts, fish or whole egg products (egg salad or hard-boiled eggs)

Inclusion Information

We strive to be inclusive of any physical, medical, and social needs that campers may have. You can help us ensure your camper has a safe, fun, and successful camp by letting us know ahead of time at recreationinclusion@edmonton.ca or 780-944-7575 if there are any inclusion needs we should be aware of. 

All campers are asked to follow a code of conduct at camp that ensures respect and safety for everyone. If a camper is consistently behaving in ways that are not safe or respectful toward themselves, the leaders, or other campers, they may be asked to leave the camp for a day. In that case, an authorized guardian will be asked to pick up the camper.

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
Email attractions@edmonton.ca

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