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Send a Kid to Camp!

Make Summer Camp Dreams Come True

“I love animals and I love to learn. This camp allows me to be me.” Those are the words of one Camp Zoofari participant. Each year, hundreds of children apply for this scholarship, which allows them to attend Camp Zoofari at no cost to them.

Your Send a Kid to Camp gift helps kids—who are otherwise unable to attend—enjoy an action-packed week of wild fun and learning at the Zoo! 

With support from donors like you, the Houston Zoo sets aside 200 Camp Zoofari spots every summer just for economically disadvantaged children in our area. Help give them an unforgettable opportunity to learn about animals, their habitats, and how to protect them in the wild.


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In Their Own Words

Past scholarship applicants 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.”


Your Gift Has an Impact

No matter the amount, your gift today provides summer smiles and lasting memories for our campers while helping each child on their journey to becoming a future conservationist.

$275 could send a kid to Camp Zoofari for a whole week

$99 could treat a child to an overnight Camp Zoofari adventure

$55 could deliver a full day of discovery at Camp Zoofari

$30 could provide a half day of Camp Zoofari excitement


The Camp Zoofari Experience

A week at Camp Zoofari is packed with fun and engaging activities. At Unsung Heroes, kids discover unusual animals and their important roles in nature. During Comic Conservation, campers create comic strips with our animals as the main characters. And Animal Training 101 is perfect for any child aspiring to work with animals. There’s nothing quite like summer camp at the Houston Zoo!

Looking for Camp Zoofari information?

Camp Zoofari – Summer 2016

How to apply for a Camp Zoofari Scholarship