Each camp group is led by a teaching team of 2-5 instructors. Groups may also be assisted by youth volunteers (Zoo Crew) or Junior Camp Educators (counselors-in-training). Zoo Crew volunteers are teens trained in a variety of Zoo programs. Junior Camp Educators are long time teen volunteers who have showed an interest in working with children and an exemplary record of volunteering at the Zoo. These volunteers serve as an extra pair of eyes and hands and are always under the supervision of Zoo staff.
PreK – 5:1
Kindergarten – 6:1
Grades 1-6 – 10:1
Grade 7 – 5:1*
*Grade 7 camp has higher ratios due to frequent behind the scenes access during Jr. Zookeeper weeks and off-site field trips during Play Partner weeks.