The camp's director, Jacque Tahuka Nunez, is a descendent of the Californian Acjachemen Tribe and grew up right here on the zoo's historic grounds. As a keeper of the Earth and teacher of Native American studies she makes it her duty to inspire kids to love and respect nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






At CAMP ZOOMARS, children ages 4 to 10 will experience a week of fun, fascination and friendship. Campers will learn about the animals here at ZOOMARS and those who share our planet.

Through creative play, crafts, games, songs and storytelling your child will be enriched each day learning about animals and what they teach us. Campers will work side by side with zookeepers to care for the animals and help with daily chores like feeding goats, brushing bunnies, shearing sheep, collecting eggs and shining the shell of our giant tortoise.

The camp's director, Jacque Tahuka Nunez, is a descendent of the Californian Acjachemen Tribe and grew up right here on the zoo's historical grounds. As a keeper of the Earth and teacher of Native American studies she makes it her duty to inspire kids to love and respect nature.

Summer Camp Prices and Times
Designed for children 4 to 10.
Special breakout for toddlers.

Camp 1: June 30th - July 4th (sold out)
Camp 2: July 7th - July 11th
Camp 3: August 4th - August 8th
Camp 4:
August 11th - August 15th

Camp Time:
9am to 1pm

$185 per camper
Friends and Siblings: $165.
(Discount applies when signing up more than one child)

 

 

 

A Living History Experience
In Pioneer Town, children will journey back to the days of California's Old West where they'll learn about the Native American Indians who first settled here. This time travel is shared through hands-on activities, stories, dance and song.

Starting with the Gold Rush Era, kids will pan for gold, then use their treasures to buy trinkets at the trading post. Through crafts like basket weaving and soapstone carving, kids will be transported back to the days when there were no TVs, computers or cell phones.

Other Pioneer Town activities include, roping steer (no, not our real one!), making butter, grinding wheat, making musical instruments and washing clothes on a wash board…the old fashioned way!

Pioneer Town combines the beauty of Native American culture with those of the early settlers in a fun and engaging way. The experience inspires children to embrace their own culture, accept diversity and appreciate the luxuries they have in our modern world.

Offered Monday through Friday

$10/child with a minimum group price of $300.00.

Add on admission to the petting zoo at $7.00/child.
Adults are $7.00.

Should you choose to have lunch afterwards, you may use our picnic area.