A male host wearing brown clothes and two boys wearing yellow t-shirts feed a large Aldabra tortoise plants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay animal theme park, located in Florida

EDUCATIONAL SUMMER DAY CAMPS

TAMPA'S MOST INSPIRING, EXCITING AND EDUCATIONAL CAMP EXPERIENCES

Busch Gardens’ Summer Day Camp for kids is a time to make new friends, try new things, come face-to-face with a giraffe and challenge North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower.

For more than 25 years, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has provided children with inspiring, exciting and educational experiences with some of the best Tampa summer camp options found anywhere! We have a variety of Summer Day Camps to fit your student’s grade level and interest, and we look forward to having your child join us again next summer.


Parent Handbooks, registration forms, and Frequently Asked Questions will be released to parents by March 1st, 2021.

1st & 2nd Grade

  • Habitat Helpers Day Camp
    1st & 2nd Grade

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    Be prepared to explore the wild places animals call home! From creating their own forest to visiting the Serengeti Plains to feed giraffes, kids are definitely taking a walk on the wild side when they become a Habitat Helper.

    1st & 2nd Grade
    Habitat Helpers is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Camps are fully chaperoned day programs that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th - June 18th
    • June 21st -June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00 /ea
  • Animal All-Stars Day Camp
    1st & 2nd Grade

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    Big, small, short and tall–kids will discover how their favorite animals measure up at Busch Gardens. Campers will search for animal opposites from fastest to slowest and biggest to smallest. Throughout the week, kids will discover how each species uses their adaptive advantages to be all-stars of the animal world.

    1st & 2nd Grade
    Animal All Stars is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Exclusive train ride on the Serengeti Express
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th - June 18th
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00 /ea.

3rd & 4th Grade

  • Super Sleuths Day Camp
    3rd & 4th Grade

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    Send your curious child on an unforgettable adventure as an honorary investigator. Campers are on the case to solve the ultimate Busch Gardens’ mystery by searching for evidence and deciphering clues to catch a culprit.

    3rd & 4th Grade
    Super Sleuths is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th - June 18
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00 /ea
  • NEW! Zoo Heroes Day Camp
    3rd & 4th Grade

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    Animals come in all shapes and sizes and are FULL of superpower surprises! They have amazing abilities to help the world around them—and so do you! Kids will marvel at the super abilities of animals and become a Zoo Hero for wildlife!

    3rd & 4th Grade
    Zoo Heroes is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th -June 18th
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00

5th & 6th Grade

  • Creature Researchers Day Camp
    5th & 6th Grade

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    Campers will get their hands dirty and feet wet in the pursuit of wild animal knowledge during the Creature Researchers camp. This camp will give campers an up-close and in-depth look at the exciting career of field research. From focused observations to trekking through the Busch Gardens' Serengeti Plain, campers will get the chance to explore the amazing methods of a researcher.

    5th & 6th Grade
    Creature Researchers is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th -June 18th
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $289.00 $239.00 /ea
  • Busch Gardens Explorers Day Camp
    5th & 6th Grade

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    Explorers will use their senses to navigate through the park to learn about the animal residents at Busch Gardens. Through behind-the-scenes interactions and up-close encounters, they will find out how animals perceive the world around them and how they use their sensory systems to survive.

    5th & 6th Grade
    BGT Explorers is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th -June 18th
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.


     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00 /ea

7th & 8th Grade

  • Thrill Seekers Day Camp
    7th & 8th Grade

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    Ever wonder what makes our park so thrilling? Join us for a week of fast-paced challenges and competition, as you travel through the world of Busch Gardens! Explore diverse habitats, unique animals, exciting shows, and thrilling rides, while working with your team to complete tasks, decipher clues, and unravel riddles!

    7th & 8th Grade
    Thrill Seekers is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th -June 18th
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00 /ea
  • Junior Zookeepers Day Camp
    7th & 8th Grade

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    Calling all animal enthusiasts! Find out what it’s like to be a zookeeper: fun, rewarding, and messy! Campers will get a glimpse into the professional world of animal care as they learn about animal nutrition, watch animal training sessions and meet zookeepers and veterinary staff throughout the week!

    7th & 8th Grade
    Junior Zookeepers is a week long day camp which runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. It is a fully chaperoned day program that include the following experiences and amenities:

    • Up close animal encounters
    • Visits to animal exhibits, age appropriate rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Encounters with zookeepers
    • Thematic crafts, games, and other interactive activities
    • Afternoon snack
    • A camp T-shirt and a water bottle
    • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

     

    2021 Dates

    • June 7th - June 11th
    • June 14th -June 18th
    • June 21st - June 25th
    • June 28th - July 2nd
    • July 5th - July 9th
    • July 12th - July 16th
    • July 19th - July 23rd
    • July 26th - July 30th

    If start date does not appear in calendar we are fully booked for that week.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended care is not available for the 2021 Camp Season. Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day.

     

    All components and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Separate park admission is not required. Prices listed are per camper and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before first day of camp. Camps must be cancelled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance for a full refund (minus processing fee). If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call  (813)884-4FUN (4386). All camps are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each week. If desired start date does not appear in calendar, we are fully booked for that week.

    HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY!
    Prices starting at
    Camper(s) $299.00 $249.00 /ea
  • Parent Handbooks, registration forms, and Frequently Asked Questions will be released to parents by March 1st, 2021.