Bear Cub

Partial day camp for children ages 4 - 6.


Summer Camp 2021

Bear Cub helps guide children as they discover animals throughout the zoo. Each curriculum has a theme; the lens through which campers will build skills such as mindfulness, peer collaboration, empathy and scientific inquiry. A daily routine including morning circle, bathroom breaks, snacks and lunch will help set campers up for school year success. While the daily routine is the structure of the curriculum there is day to day flexibility which allows instructors to focus on campers’ immediate needs and interests; each day is a new adventure.


Limited Space Available

We have limited space still available. Secure your camper's spot today.

Bear Cub: Ages 4 - 6

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Pick up: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $450 per week of camp

Camps start the week of Monday, June 20, 2022 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks.

  • Registration Opens Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Bear Cub

Bear Necessities

Every bear cub camper—and real-life wolf pup, penguin chick, or porcupette—needs the same basic things to survive and thrive. We all need a safe home, healthy food, and clean water, but do those things look exactly the same for everyone? Campers will spend the week discovering how their own needs and the needs of animals are the same, yet different! 

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Look! Listen! Touch!

Take a deep breath, and smell all the scents around you. Now imagine you were a bear! What you could smell then would be worlds apart from what a person can! Every single species—including people—have their own collection of senses that set them apart from all others. We’ll explore all of them in one sensory-packed week! 


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FAQ & Safety Policies

Find answers to frequently asked questions and details on the zoo's safety policies, including what measures we are implementing during camp to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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Scholarships for Classes & Camps

Sliding scale scholarships are offered for Woodland Park Zoo classes and camps while funds are available.

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The process for requesting financial assistance has changed and is now part of our online registration system.

During uring the registration process, you will select that you are applying for a scholarship, then provide some basic information. This reserves your program selection without requiring immediate payment of any fees while staff review your scholarship application.

Note that your account balance and shopping cart will show the full cost of the program until a staff member is able to review your request. All applications will be reviewed, and an updated statement of charges with adjusted program fees will be sent following review.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions. We are happy to walk you through this new process. 

Cancellation Policy


Cancellation and Modification of Classes and Camp Registration

All programs require a $50 non-refundable fee which will not be returned regardless of cancellation or modification date. Below are additional important cutoffs for cancellations or modifications.

  • Registration for day camps closes 1 week prior to the session start date.
  • Modifications and cancellations can be made until 2 weeks prior to the session start date.
  • If a session is beginning in less than 2 weeks, the full program fee will not be returned in the event of modification or cancellation.




If you have additional questions or need assistance contact camp staff at or by phone at 206.548.2424 ext 3. If you are unable to reach a staff member by phone, please leave a detailed message. Please note that most registration staff are working remotely and email is preferred.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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