Camp ZOOfari 2020


COVID-19 UPDATE:  We will take every precaution to protect the health and safety of your camper. We have developed a thoughtful plan to conduct camp this summer, based on Governor Holcomb’s Reopening Indiana Plan, the CDC Interim Guidance for Schools and Day Camps, and the American Camp Association guidelines. Senior Staff will continue to monitor the health of campers and staff, tune into the local community situation, and adjust operations to meet the evolving guidance of the health and government agencies. If interested, you can read our detailed precautions plan by clicking the link on our camp website. 


Camp ZOOfari!

Full day camps are themed weekly for campers ages 5-12 (Children must be enrolled in kindergarten for the following school year to qualify). All camps offer a variety of fun and educational activities, and always include exploration through the zoo, animal encounters, hands-on activities, and playtime with friends. Campers are grouped by age so they can enjoy activities and friends appropriate for their age. Full day camps operate 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Notice: extended care has been canceled.)


2020 Camp ZOOfari Sessions

See our website for full session descriptions.

Session 1         June 1st – 5th:                 ZOOfari Sampler. (CANCELED!)

Session 2         June 8th – 12th:               Animal Play (FULL!)

Session 3         June 15th – 19th:             Adventure Amazonia

Session 4         June 22nd – 26th:            Dr. ZOOlittle

Session 5         June 29th – July 3rd:        ZOOfari Sampler
Session 6         July 6
th – 10th:                The ZOOKeeper’s Apprentice
Session 7         July 13
th – 17th:              Mesker School of Mythical Zoology Year I

Session 8         July 20th – 24th:              Mesker School of Mythical Zoology Year II


DEADLINE for camp registration: Monday at noon, ONE WEEK PRIOR to the session or when filled. Each week of Camp ZOOfari! is limited to 40 campers. Once weeks have reached capacity (noted on the online registration form), you may email to be placed on a wait list. Cancellations are always possible. 


2020 Camp ZOOfari Rates

Full payment is due at time of registration. Daily rates are not available.

Regular Rate:                            $170

Member Rate:                           $150 (12% off)

COE/VC Employee Rate:           $136 (20% off)


DISCOUNTS: Discounts on camp session regular rates are offered for Zoo members, City / County employees. (Multiple session discounts have been discontinued.)  Only ONE Discount can be applied. The regular price rate will display in your cart until discounts are applied UPON CHECKOUT.  Member Discount: Parent or guardian must be a member of Mesker Park Zoo. Membership can be purchased or renewed online PRIOR to registering for camp using the membership webform on our website.  Members must be logged in at time of camp registration and apply ZooGoer2 to the cart at checkout. COE/VC Employee Discount:  Parent or Guardian must be employed by the City of Evansville or Vanderburgh County to receive the discount.  Enter your place of employment on the registration form, and apply code Egov2 to the cart at checkout.

Camp ZOOfari Extended Care & Extras

COVID-19 UPDATE:  To safeguard the health of all campers, extended care will not be available this summer.  We will, however, expand normal drop-off time to 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Pickup is still promptly at 4:00 p.m. We apologize for any hardship this may cause.  

Extra t-shirts are available for purchase using a separate registration form. Use the link on our MPZ Camp website. This allows purchase and payment for these extras closer to camp time. 


Camp ZOOfari Cancellation Policy

COVID-19 UPDATE: To assist families at this uncertain time, we will be allowing cancellation with a full refund for any camp if notice is given by the deadline of noon on the Friday prior. Refunds will not be given for no-shows or for days missed due to illness after that deadline.  The zoo reserves the right to cancel any camp with insufficient registrations or due to unforeseen emergency circumstances. If such events occur, a full refund will be issued.


Camp ZOOfari Confirmation Details

Immediately upon completing your online registration, you should receive a basic email confirming your registration and serving as your receipt. You will receive another email one week prior to the start of camp with all of the pertinent details to prepare your child for camp.  


If you have any questions, feel free to contact an Education Specialist at 812-435-0809 or

We look forward to seeing your child at Camp Zoofari!


The Mesker Park Zoo Education Team


Note: Before you begin registration, please log in if you are a member.

Click on "List View" or "Other Dates" to enroll in more than one week of camp on this registration form.

Note:  you can click on "copy: or "same as above" to autofill entries for multiple sessions / campers. 

If a camp shows as full, please email us at to get put on our wait list. 

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