Three young boys in green shirts enjoy themselves while at overnight camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, located in Florida

Overnight Summer Resident Camps

Florida's All-Inclusive, One-of-a-Kind Sleepaway Camp Experience

Resident Camps are currently sold out
Whether looking for a career in the zoological field, veterinary field, or a chance to push adventure to the limit while staying in the Tampa area, Busch Gardens Overnight Summer Resident Camp is a home-away-from-home where you live what you love!

For two decades, Busch Gardens Summer Resident Camps have combined nature and thrills to create a unique one-of-a-kind experience. Based out of our secure onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, we provide campers grades 5 through college an all-inclusive camp experience from start to finish. Home to more than 200 species of animals and world class coasters, Busch Gardens has camps for both animal lovers and thrill seekers alike. 


Safety is Our Top Priority

Busch Gardens is excited to continue to provide our guests with fun, inspiring and memorable experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time. For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, click here.

2021 Resident Camp Handbook

Download the Resident Camp handbook which provides campers with valuable information to help make the most of your Busch Gardens Camp experience.

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