10-12 year olds

Join us for our most popular camp experience, Zoologist Camp, participate in a theater production or discover fascinating facts and stories about the animals as a Zoo Sleuth! New opportunities for an unparalleled summer experience. 

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Theater in the Wild III
Week-long, Full-day
$250 for members, $270 for non-members

Participants will use improvisation and skits to learn the building blocks of theater and explore their relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants. Each family will receive 2 tickets to attend the culminating stage performance at the Zoo.

Zoo Sleuths
Week-long, Full-day
$250 for members, $270 for non-members


Discover fascinating facts and stories about the animals! Campers will search for and de-code clues as they journey through 125 acres of habitats. This immersion into animal behavior, conservation and animal welfare will give youth the opportunity to build on their knowledge of nature and wildlife.
Zoologist Camp
Week-long, Full-day
$250 for members, $270 for non-members


Each day will include a keeper interaction so youth can learn from and interview the dedicated staff that care for the animals. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and commissary will provide an inside look how we tend to the needs of the Zoo’s animals.

Detroit Zoological Society, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.541.5717
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