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Camp Zoofari Scholarships – Only accepting applications for ages 6-9

The Houston Zoo is offering an exciting summer camp experience for a select number of Houston’s children. Throughout the summer, the Houston Zoo will make available 200 spaces for children to participate in Camp Zoofari free of charge. This camp includes two complimentary t-shirts for the week. Scholarship recipients will need to provide their own lunch and transportation to and from the Houston Zoo.

Camp Zoofari is an action-packed, hands-on, week-long day camp for students ages 4-12. Students learn about the natural world, wildlife conservation and the animals that call the Houston Zoo home. Students will split their time between classroom and in-Zoo activities, and will be able to touch a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles that are safe for handling. Some older students may experience a behind-the-scenes activity.


Applicants should:

  • Have exemplary classroom behavior, a keen interest in learning and science (specifically animals), and passing grades
  • Currently be attending a Title-1 school or receiving free or reduced lunches

How to apply:

Parents – Only accepting applications for children ages 6-9. 

Parent (English)
Parent (Español)

Complete the online application in English or in Spanish. An application must be completed for each child interested in attending camp. All applicants are considered individually without regard to the submission of applications by friends or relatives.
The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Their acceptance in writing by the Houston Zoo via mail or email by Friday April 4, 2014. When notified, scholarship recipients will be asked to provide a $20 refundable deposit to assure their space in camp. The deposit will be refunded on the last day of the campers’ camp session, provided they attended camp. If the camper does attend camp, then the $20 deposit will be forfeited. Spaces are non-transferable. All students not accepted will be placed on an alternate list and will be called should a selected participant be unable to attend.


Target Title I

Through the generosity of Target®, the Houston Zoo offers scholarships for free programming to qualifying Title I schools in the Houston area. The scholarship includes an education program in the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center, as well as admission into the zoo. Schools can choose from our popular Assembly Program or our Adventure Classes.

The applications to receive Target Title I scholarships during the 2014-2015 school year are now available.  Please fill out the application form, send it via email to education@houstonzoo.org, and you will be sent a Field Trip Registration form.

Target Title I Scholarship Application

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