Zoo Camp

Zoo day camps are perfect for children who have an interest in animals, science and FUN.

Zoo Knoxville offers a variety of day camps throughout the year for kids from 4 – 13 years old.  Camp activities include animal interactions, games, crafts, fun activities, excursions through the zoo and trips behind-the-scenes to learn how we care for zoo animals. Click below for more information about each camp.

Zoo Knoxville is following CDC guidelines for daycares and following the guidance of Knox County Health Department. These measures include increased hand washing/sanitizing throughout the day and increased cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. Classrooms will be disinfected daily and camps will be kept separate from each other. All camp staff and campers will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 each day before being allowed to attend camp.

Zoo Camp  Summer fun at the zoo! Thank you for another great summer! We’re already planning for next year. Check back after January 1st for next summer’s schedule.

Helpful Hint for new passholders: If you’ve purchased a new individual pass online and have not received your card, your number is in the PDF that is attached to your pass confirmation email. You will need to remove the first three digits of the number under the bar code. If you purchased a family pass or combo pass you will need to contact the Annual Pass office at 865-637-5331 x1011 to finish setting up your account before logging in.

Camp Wild Spring and Fall Break Camps  Camp Wild is our school break version of Zoo Camp. Kids ages 6-10 can spend spring and fall break with animals and friends! Due to the high rate of new COVID cases in Knox County, anyone attending Camp Wild will need to wear a mask while indoors. Masks are not required while outside. Thank you for helping us keep campers and staff safe so we can continue to offer Camp Wild. Thank you for such a great turnout! Camp Wild is full, but we’ll have next year’s schedule posted by January. 

Camp Information

Camp Wild Non-Passholder Registration

Camp Wild Passholders Registration

Transfer and Refund Policy

Transfer a registration to another camp or a different camper: $15.

Cancellations: More than 60 days before the registered week of camp: Full refund minus $50 cancellation fee; Between 60 days and 30 days before registered week of camp: either $50 refund or transfer to another camper for $15 (parent must find replacement camper); Less than 30 days before registered week of camp: no refund, only transfers to another camp. The $4.50 credit card processing fee (transaction fee) is non-refundable. Prices subject to change without notice.

A link to fill out your camper’s medical, pick-up permission and other forms is included in your confirmation email. If you can’t find it, you can fill out your forms here.

For questions, please contact [email protected] or 865-637-5331 x1363