5-9 Overnight Camps at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Resident Camps Grades 5-9

Please register your camper for the grade level they will be entering in the upcoming academic year.

  • Zoo Explorers Resident Camp

    Zoo Explorers Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Zoo Explorers encounter a variety of animals from giraffes to lemurs to kangaroos, and uncover each species' unique adaptations for survival. Enjoy a special geocaching adventure and go on an African safari — in Florida! Enjoy all the amazing rides, shows and attractions at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, plus the "splashtastic" water fun of Adventure Island®. This camp is adventurous exploring at its best!

    5th & 6th Grade -
    This camp is a 5-night long resident camp which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends promptly Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Busch Gardens’ Resident Camps are fully chaperoned and include:

    • Transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • All meals and snacks
    • Two camp t-shirts and a water bottle
    • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, with one overnight in Tiger Lodge

    2018 Dates: Arrive Saturday by 11 a.m., depart the following Thursday at 8 a.m.
    • June 9 - 14
    • June 23 - 28
    • July 7 - 12
    • July 21 - 26
    • August 4 - 9

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


    Pass Members save 10% on resident camps. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    All components and activities are subject to change. Please call (813)884-4FUN (4386) to make changes to reservations.

    Grades 5-6
    Camper(s) $849.00 /ea.
  • Eco Explorers Resident Camp

    Adventure Champions Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Explore how groups of plants and animals live together within a physical environment to create an ecosystem. It includes everything from soil, weather and microorganisms—even the people. Look for native wildlife when you visit the African veldt or trek the Australian outback, Walkabout Way. Swim the wetlands of Adventure Island and feel the winds of a world class roller coaster, all in the company of your new best friends!

    5th & 6th Grade 
    This camp is a 5-night long resident camp which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends promptly Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Busch Gardens’ Resident Camps are fully chaperoned and include:

    • Transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • All meals and snacks
    • Two camp t-shirts and a water bottle
    • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, with one overnight in Tiger Lodge

    2018 Dates: Arrive Saturday by 11 a.m., depart the following Thursday at 8 a.m.
    • June 30 - July 5
    • July 14 - 19
    • July 28 - August 2

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


    Pass Members save 10% on resident camps. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    All components and activities are subject to change. Please call (813)884-4FUN (4386) to make changes to reservations.

    Grades 5-6
    Camper(s) $899.00 /ea.
  • Great Explorations Resident Camp

    Zoo-per Stars Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    In this extended camp, campers enjoy two weeks at Busch Gardens participating in Zoo Explorers and Eco Explorers. Explore the Tampa Bay area for 2 days in between camps, along with your newfound friends! And of course enjoy all the world class rides, shows, and animal exhibits Busch Gardens and Adventure Island have to offer.

    5th & 6th Grade -
    This camp is a 12-night long resident camp which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends promptly Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Busch Gardens’ Resident Camps are fully chaperoned and include:

    • Transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • All meals and snacks
    • Four camp t-shirts and a water bottle
    • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, with one overnight in Tiger Lodge

    2018 Dates: Arrive Saturday by 11 a.m. on Week 1, depart Thursday at 8 a.m. on Week 2
    • June 23 - July 5
    • June 30 - July 12
    • July 7 - 19
    • July 14 - 26
    • July 21 - August 2
    • July 28 - August 9

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


    Pass Members save 10% on resident camps. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    All components and activities are subject to change. Please call (813)884-4FUN (4386) to make changes to reservations.

    Grades 5-6
    Camper(s) $1,499.00 /ea.
  • ThrillVentures Resident Camp

    Thrill Ventures Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Looking for a NEW breed of adventure? Challenge all the world class rides, shows, and wildlife at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and Aquatica. Defy gravity on Florida’s first triple launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt, then experience up-close interactions with the world's most awesome animals! Later, splash away the summer heat in the cool pools at Aquatica.

    7th - 9th Grade -
    This camp is a 5-night long resident camp which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends promptly Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Busch Gardens’ Resident Camps are fully chaperoned and include:

    • Transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • All meals and snacks
    • Two camp t-shirts and a water bottle
    • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, with one overnight at SeaWorld Orlando

    2018 Dates: Arrive Saturday by 11 a.m., depart the following Thursday at 8 a.m.
    • June 9 - 14
    • June 23 - 28
    • July 7 - 12
    • July 21 - 26
    • August 4 - 9

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


    Campers looking for an extended experience can enroll in our 12-night camp - XtremeVentures. You'll participate in ZooVentures, ThrillVentures and explore the Tampa Bay area for two days in between.


    Extend your camper’s adventures even further…combine park camps! Get the best of both worlds and combine this program with Career Camp Grades 7-9 at SeaWorld Orlando. Transportation is provided between SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.


    Pass Members save 10% on resident camps. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    All components and activities are subject to change. Please call (813)884-4FUN (4386) to make changes to reservations.

    Grades 7-9
    Prices Starting at
    Camper(s) $899.00 /ea.
  • AnimalVentures Resident Camp

    Splash Seekers Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    How do animals around the globe come together in interesting ways to help the world go ‘round? From aardvark to zebra, every animal has a role that they’re perfectly adapted to fill! You and other campers will work together, to uncover the hidden secrets of wildlife in up-close animal encounters, conquer Busch Gardens’ amazing roller coasters, and make memories that last a lifetime!

    7th - 9th Grade 
    This camp is a 5-night long resident camp which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends promptly Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Busch Gardens’ Resident Camps are fully chaperoned and include:

    • Transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • All meals and snacks
    • Four camp t-shirts and a water bottle
    • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, with one overnight in Tiger Lodge

    2018 Dates: Arrive Saturday by 11 a.m., depart the following Thursday at 8 a.m.
    • June 16 - 21
    • June 30 - July 5
    • July 14 - 19
    • July 28 - August 2
    • August 11 - 16

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


    Pass Members save 10% on resident camps. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    All components and activities are subject to change. Please call (813)884-4FUN (4386) to make changes to reservations.

    Grades 7-9
    Camper(s) $899.00 /ea.
  • Land & Sea Explorers Resident Camp

    Splash Seekers Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Looking for the best of both worlds? Join us for five unforgettable nights and explore both land and sea! You'll start at SeaWorld Orlando then travel to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, so be prepared to sleep alongside awe-inspiring marine animals and fearsome tigers!

    7th - 9th Grade -
    This camp is a 5-night long resident camp which begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and ends promptly Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Busch Gardens’ Resident Camps are fully chaperoned and include:

    • Transportation between SeaWorld and Orlando International Airport (OIA); SeaWorld and Busch Gardens; and Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • All meals and snacks
    • Three camp t-shirts and a water bottle
    • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, with one overnight in Tiger Lodge

    2018 Dates: Arrive at SeaWorld Orlando on Tuesday by 11 a.m., depart Busch Gardens on Sunday by 8 a.m.
    • June 26 - July 1
    • July 10 - 15

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


    Pass Members save 10% on resident camps. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    All components and activities are subject to change. Please call (813)884-4FUN (4386) to make changes to reservations.

    Grades 7-9
    Camper(s) $999.00 /ea.