Asheboro, NC ­­— Looking for a fun, educational experience for your child? The North Carolina Zoo will again offer an array of exciting summer camps that promise to engage the brain, entertain the senses, and enhance environmental awareness.

Whether you’re learning about where you can find the three types of North American bears, how much food one elephant can eat, or what it takes to be a zookeeper, each day is filled with games, crafts, zoo exploration, and special encounters.

From mid-June through late July, a total of 14 themed camps will be offered. There are two week-long day camps (Monday through Friday): one each for rising first- through third-graders and rising fourth- through sixth-graders. Also offered are eight daily camps, four each for respective age groups. Four KidZu daily camps also will be offered that are specially designed for children with high-functioning autism in the fourth- through eighth-grades.

All camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Day camps are $50 each per child and the week-long day camps are $250 per child. A 10 percent discount is available on select camps when purchasing three or more.

For more specific information, dates and registration details, call 336-879-7700, email or visit


About the North Carolina Zoo

At the North Carolina Zoo, we celebrate nature. As the world’s largest natural habitat Zoo, we inspire a lifelong curiosity about animals for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit our Zoo each year. Our dedicated team of experts provides exceptional, compassionate care for the more than 1,600 animals and 52,000 plants that call our Park home. We also lead efforts locally and globally to protect wildlife and wild places because we believe nature’s diversity is critical for our collective future. The North Carolina Zoo invites all of our guests to witness the majesty of the wild in the heart of North Carolina and welcomes everyone to join in our mission to protect nature’s diversity. Visit to begin your life-changing journey.


About the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.


NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call 919- 807-7300 or visit