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Camp Wildlife Koas

Connecting Keiki to Conservation

Children ages 9-11 years

In camp our Wildlife Koas will discover through research and scientific inquiry some of the natural and human-made causes of animal endangerment and learn what they can do to help. We'll meet threatened and endangered species from around the world, while starting our own wildlife conservation project. There will be opportunities for animal enrichment/encounter activities, crafts, animal-themed lawn games, and multi-media presentations to round out this truly unique experience! To get discounted prices on our Education programs, sign up to become a member today!

Check availability and book online:
Honolulu Zoo Camp Wildlife Koas
Or call Zerve at 808-461-3022 (Local)
888-912-9064 (Toll-Free)

If you would like to purchase more than one week of Camp Wildlife Koas, please contact zerve at 808-461-3022 (Local) or 888-912-9064 (Toll-Free)

Download Camp Confirmation Packet

Safety comes first! Please note that the following is required for all children attending Zoo Camp. In the unlikely event of an illness or emergency, Instructors need to be able to easily communicate with both the child and the parents or guardians.

  • All children attending camp MUST be able to speak and understand English, translators are not available.
  • A United States cellphone contact number must be available on the first day of Camp or the child may not attend. For international visitors, please rent or purchase a prepaid cellphone. Hotel phone numbers are not accepted.

Class Fee
Members: $250 (PER WEEK)
Non-members: $300 (PER WEEK)

Aftercare Fee
Members: $50 (PER WEEK)
Non-members: $60 (PER WEEK)
Since our Aftercare is limited, it is on a first come, first serve basis.

Class: 8am-2:30pm
Aftercare: 2:30-5:30pm

Summer 2015
June 8 – 12
June 15 – 19
June 22 – 26
June 29 – July 2 (please note, camp will not be held on Friday, July 3rd)
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
August 3 – 7
August 10 – 14

Honolulu Zoo Society Weekly Day Camp Theme Schedule for 2015

Each camp, Menehune, 'lmi Loa & Wildlife Koa's will follow the weekly themes and engage the
keiki using games, crafts, discussions, walk-abouts and technology, appropriate to each age
group. This is a tentative schedule, themes subject to change without notice.

June 8-12 - Arctic and Antarctic Animals: Learn about the similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctic and the animals that live there.

June 15-19 - Animal Anatomy: Learn about the interior and exterior of animals and how they adapt to their environment.

June 22-26 - Creepy Crawlers of the World: Learn about insects, retiles and other creepy crawlers and their role in the environment.

June 29-July 3 - Flying Wild: Learn all about the species that fly from bats, birds to reptiles.

July 6-10 - Kids for Conservation: We’ll be working to inspire your keiki to become Wildlife Koa (wildlife warriors, Hawaiian style) and conservation leaders. By thinking globally and acting locally, we can work together to Malama I Ka ‘Aina, take care of the Earth.

July 13-17 - Fragile Islands: Learn about the threats to island species and the unique challenges an island ecosystem.

July 20-24 - Biomes of the World: Animals and plants adapt to the environment where they are found. This week, we’ll take a journey through the exhibits at the zoo and how we try to recreate a little piece of the native habitats of our special creatures.

July 27-31 - Under the Sea: Underneath the ocean lies a whole other world. Learn about all the different species and their roles in this underwater journey.

August 3-7 - Archeology and Paleontology: Learn the difference between Archeology and Paleontology and all about Dinosaurs. Which Dinosaurs were herbivores and which ones were carnivores? Why did all the dinosaurs disappear?

August 10-14 - Jr. Field Researcher: Learn some of the skills and methods of research needed to observe animals and their behaviors in the zoo and in the wild. Learn about the Scientific Method as well as how Scientists classify animals.

Policies for ALL Programs

Booking in advance is required, as spots fill up quickly. Please note that we do not refund for missed or partially missed days and some elements of our programs may change due to animal and staff availability.

Classes for children are held, rain or shine, in Hale ʻImi ʻIke (unless otherwise noted). All programs require participants to book in advance and wear closed-toe, covered shoes during their time at the Zoo.