Skip to Content
Camp Zoofari

Sea Turtle Saving Summer

Join Camp Zoofari this summer as we take action to save sea turtles!

up-close shot of wild sea turtle swimming in ocean

Beach Clean Up

Please join us for our inaugural Camp Zoofari Beach Clean Up! This summer, campers and their family and friends are invited to join the Houston Zoo, as well as friends from SPLASh, as we help clean up the beach to protect sea turtles and other marine animals. The event will begin with the release of a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle!

Saturday, August 5
9:00-11:00 am
Stewart Beach in Galveston

Camper Waiver

Adult Waiver

Beach Location

What to Bring

Please plan to bring the following:

  • Your camp shirt
  • Any beach gear desired
  • Sun screen/sun protection
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Optional – $15 for Stewart beach parking

The Houston Zoo/SPLASh will bring:

  • Tools and supplies for the clean up
  • Various staff, including members of our sea turtle hospital team
  • Fun and enthusiasm

Campers helping wildlife

So far this summer, campers have helped save wildlife by:

  • keeping 4,573 single use water bottles out of the waste stream
  • composting 146.8 pounds of lunch scraps
  • recycling 4 cell phones
  • recycling 39.1 pounds of snack wrappers


SPLASh is a conservation and education project in partnership with the American Bird Conservancy, Black Cat GIS, and GCBO. With the SPLASh project, they hope to decrease the amount of trash in and entering Gulf Coast waters on the upper Texas coast.

SPLASh will be helping out, providing supplies, coordination with the city of Galveston, and their expertise!