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Make Summer Camp Dreams Come True

For many Houston-area families, the high cost of a quality camp means their kids can’t participate in an enriching experience during the summer break. That’s why every year, the Houston Zoo sets aside 200 scholarship spots at Camp Zoofari. By giving to the Send a Kid to Camp campaign, you’ll provide deserving kids with an unforgettable opportunity to learn about the natural world, wildlife conservation, and the animals that call the Houston Zoo home.

New for 2018, your gift goes even further because every scholarship recipient is offered before-and-after camp programming at no additional cost, making it easier for kids from busy working families to attend Camp Zoofari.

Your Impact

$385 could send a kid to Camp Zoofari for a whole week
$120 could cover the cost of before-and-after camp for working families
$95 could treat a kid to an overnight Camp Zoofari adventure
$77 could provide a full day of discovery at Camp Zoofari

 Gifts of all sizes support our goal and every dollar goes directly to the scholarship fund.

Progress to goal: 59 / 200 scholarships funded

See what we were able to accomplish last summer thanks to Send a Kid to Camp donors:


The Camp Zoofari Experience

Camp Zoofari is packed with fun and engaging camps offering different themes. Here are just a few of the many experiences available to scholarship recipients:

  • Bringing Up Baby – campers discover the many different ways animals raise their offspring in the wild
  • Zoo Science Investigator – campers use detective skills to solve the mysteries of the animal kingdom
  • Keeper Connection – campers learn what it takes for a zookeeper to build a bond with the animals in their care

In Their Own Words

Past scholarship recipients describe what Camp Zoofari (and your gift) means to them:

“Camp Zoofari is so much fun! I can make new friends, do fun projects, and best of all visit with the animals.”

“I want to learn about the different ways to take care of animals and why they live in the habitats that they live in.”

“I want to learn about animals and how they live. I want to meet kids that have the same interests as me and make new friends. I hope someday I can make a difference for endangered animals and want to learn ways that I can save them.”


Looking for Camp Zoofari information?

Camp Zoofari – Summer 2018

How to apply for a Camp Zoofari Scholarship