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Summer Day Camps at Busch Gardens Tampa


During the summer there is nothing quite like going to camp for a kid. Learning new things, exploring new ideas and seeing extraordinary things create memories that not only can last a lifetime but that can also inspire what a child wants to be when they grow up. The day camps offered at Busch Gardens give kids a rare glimpse into the animal world.

The admission for the camps begin at $270 per person, per week and are held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted. (Prices accurate as of July 2014)

Campers can register at the Day Camp website or call 1-(877) 248-2267

Below are some of the camps offered at Busch Gardens by grade level. The dates available vary and they book quickly so if you are interested in any of them be sure to act fast.

1. Kindergarten through First Grade

Animal Investigators - Explore the world of animals through up-close encounters. Learn more

Wildlife Warriors - Discover what makes animals unique and what you can do to help animals in your backyard. Learn more

2. First and Second Grade

Colorful Communicators - Learn how animals use camouflage to find friends or stay hidden from predators. Learn more

Habitat Helpers - Explore animals and the creature comforts they need to call an environment home. Learn more

3. Third and Fourth Grade

BioBuddies - Meet animals from the land and the sea, with a day trip to SeaWorld. Learn more

Super Sleuths - Get to the bottom of how the park operates with a week of thrills, splashes, and shows. Learn more

Zoo Chefs - Make lunch for a lemur and feed a giraffe as you learn what it takes to feed all the animals. Learn more

4. Fifth and Sixth Grade

Adventure Apprentices - Discover the behind the scenes secrets it takes to keep Busch Gardens running smoothly. Learn more

Adventure Trekkers - Travel to different attractions throughout the Tampa and Orlando area for unique adventures. Learn more

Creature Researchers - Learn the skills it takes to be a wildlife researcher by observing a variety of animals. Learn more

Splash Seekers - Enjoy Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and SeaWorld as you discover the thread that ties them all together. Learn more

5. Seventh and Eighth Grade

Adventure Champions - Compete in a whirlwind adventure through Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and Aquatica. Learn more

Junior Zookeepers - Discover what it’s like to work with exotic animals. Learn more

SEA Trekkers - Explore Busch Gardens, splash through Aquatica and spend the night at SeaWorld. Learn more

Thrill Seekers - Learn team-building skills as you experience the thrills. Learn more

6. Grades Nine through 12

Counselor in Training - If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, that will provide you with valuable career experience, then the Busch Gardens Counselor in Training program (CIT) is the summer camp program for you. This week-long program offers you a real opportunity to learn from the best. Our expert educators will share their experience and knowledge with you on topics from child development to zoo careers and environmental awareness. You’ll complete a specialized orientation and participate side by side with our camp counselors during our summer day camp programs. Application required. Download application


7. Additional Tips for ALL Campers

Camps include the following amenities:

  • Daily lunches, snacks & drinks
  • A Camp T-shirt and a water bottle
  • A complimentary photo with a Busch Gardens animal ambassador
  • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

Camp activities will go on as scheduled regardless of the weather and there are no refunds due to inclement weather. Rain or shine camp continues.

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