ZooMontana Summer Camps

Join ZooMontana's exciting and knowledgeable educators for an adventure like no other! ZooMontana Summer Camps promise fun animals, exciting hikes, and yes, even learning! 


Due to COVID, there are several changes to our camp schedule in 2021. The Zoo will only offer 6 weeks of camp, 10 campers per week, and only 4 days a week. We apologize for the inconvenience of this reduced schedule, but we will continue to adhere to our protocols to make sure everyone stays safe. 


Upon camper check-in, all parents must acknowledge if their child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID. ZooMontana retains the right to prevent campers from attending camp and can cancel the remainder of the camps. Parents must also note that if the pandemic phases change, the camp may be cancelled or altered for health and safety purposes. Children's temperatures will be checked every morning prior to entering the camp, and masks will be required. Should a camp be cancelled, full or prorated refunds will be administered.


  • $99/child/week, includes water bottle and shirt. Art camps do require an additional kit purchase.


  • Camps will be repeated twice through the summer, so please only sign your camper up for one week to ensure the opportunity for other campers to experience the camp.


June 15-18, 9am-12pm - 4-5 year old - Home Sweet Habitat - FULLY BOOKED

Venture into lush rainforests, scorching deserts, high mountain peaks, and open prairies as we explore the amazing habitats that animals call home! Discover how animals survive extreme heat in the desert, how tigers can disappear into the grass, why some animals only come out at night, and more in this fun camp at the Zoo!

June 22-25, 8am-12pm – 6-8 year old - Survivor! - FULLY BOOKED

Do you think you can survive the wild? Join us as we investigate some truly amazing animal adaptations and the skills they use to survive every day! Learn how to build a nest like a bird, stalk like a tiger, forage for food like a bear, and escape a hungry heron as a frog during a week at the Zoo!

June 22-25, 8am - 12pm - 9-12 year old - ZooArt - Pouring & Brushing Puddles of Color - FULLY BOOKED

Whether you like to brush or pour paint, this camp is coloriffic! Geared toward older artists, 9 years old and older, artists will explore the colorful world inside ZooMontana, using watercolor brush pens and a paint pour. This camp challenges artists to create field studies and observation using their watercolor brush pens while teaching them watercolor techniques used with this new media, finishing up with a paint pour on canvas. Students will take home a Lindi's Art Adventure tote with a paint pour, watercolor brush pen set, watercolor paper, pen, pencil, kneadable eraser and instruction booklet. ** Art kit cost is $20.00.

July 6-9, 8am-12pm – 9-12 year old - Wildlife CSI - FULLY BOOKED

Animals are all around us, as long as you know where to look. Learn about the lives of animals from around the world, and the signs they leave behind. Study tracks and scat, examine bones, construct your own shelter, and discover if you can solve the case of a wildlife crime! We will also take a trip to the Audubon Center, to search for local wildlife high and low using the skills learned throughout the week!

July 13-16, 9am-12pm – 4-5 year old - Home Sweet Habitat - FULLY BOOKED

Venture into lush rainforests, scorching deserts, high mountain peaks, and open prairies as we explore the amazing habitats that animals call home! Discover how animals survive extreme heat in the desert, how tigers can disappear into the grass, why some animals only come out at night, and more in this fun camp at the Zoo!

July 13-16, 8am-12pm - 6-8 year old - It's Alive!! Drawings & Sculptures that move! - FULLY BOOKED

Artists watch as their art work takes shape and move like the animals we will study at ZooMontana. This camp will explore the art of cartoon flip books and puppetry through locomotion observation. Each student creates a character and moves it through the pages of a flip book. From our drawings, we will sculpt our clay creature and add the strings of an marionette puppet. We then make the Art really move. To prevent cross contamination, each student will take home a Lindi's Art Adventure tote with the art instruction booklet, pencil, kneadable eraser, flip book, puppet and any tools used in class. ** Art kit cost is $10.00

July 27-30, 8am-12pm – 6-8 year old - Survivor! - FULLY BOOKED

Do you think you can survive the wild? Join us as we investigate some truly amazing animal adaptations and the skills they use to survive every day! Learn how to build a nest like a bird, stalk like a tiger, forage for food like a bear, and escape a hungry heron as a frog during a week at the Zoo!

July 27-30, 9am-12pm - 4-5 year old - ZooArt - Shapes, Critters & Clay!! - FULLY BOOKED

Let ZooMontana's living models be the stars of your Art! This art adventure focuses on learning the shapes needed to draw and sculpt our animal friends here at ZooMontana. On our daily "Walk About", we will learn fun facts about our amazing animal friends, inspiring us to draw and sculpt.  To prevent cross contamination each student will take home a Lindi's Art Adventure tote with the art instruction booklet, pencil, kneadable eraser, multiple hand painted clay creations, and any tools used in class.  ** Art kit cost is $10.00

August 10-13, 8am-12pm – 9-12 year old - Wildlife CSI - FULLY BOOKED

Animals are all around us, as long as you know where to look. Learn about the lives of animals from around the world, and the signs they leave behind. Study tracks and scat, examine bones, construct your own shelter, and discover if you can solve the case of a wildlife crime! We will also take a trip to the Audubon Center, to search for local wildlife high and low using the skills learned throughout the week!

 


Please note, due to the rapidly-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be taking extra steps to ensure safety (smaller group sizes, daily sanitization of shared areas, etc.). We will follow local and national regulations throughout the summer. If the pandemic phases change, the camp may have to be cancelled or altered for health and safety purposes.