Lincoln Park Zoo Summer Camp 2021 Registration
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Lincoln Park Zoo Summer Camp 2021
Registration Begins
3/24/2021 10:00 AM
Last Day To Register
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All camp weeks for all grade groups are sold out. To be added to a desired week's waitlist, please continue with registration.  Please note: camp program fees will not be charged, though if the weekly lunch or T-shirts are ordered, there will be a charge. Please feel free to wait to order these add-ons should you be released from a waitlist.  


Registration opening dates

Donor Club and Board Member registration: Weds., March 10 @ 10 a.m. through Tues., March 16 @ 2:55 p.m. Registration links will then close and reopen on March 17 @ 10 a.m. with the existing priority link.

Safari Member registration: Weds., March 17 @ 10 a.m. and will close Weds., March 24 @ 9:15 a.m. to prepare for open registration @ 10 a.m. with priority link via email.

Individual and Household Member and General Public registration:  Weds., March 24 @ 10 a.m. via Lincoln Park Zoo website.

Please complete registration once you begin or the session may time out and your registration will be lost.


Click here for CAMP WEEK AVAILABILITY summary **


What to expect during the registration process:

  • *NEW THIS YEAR* In order to enable as many children as possible to attend camp given our city and state-mandated reduced capacities due to COVID-19, all children are limited to one week of camp.  If, close to the start of the camp season, spots are still open, registered campers will be invited to sign up for additional weeks.  
  • Camper Grade: Campers are to be registered for their rising grade in the fall 2021 by a legal guardian only. Campers must be 4 years old before camp start date. 
  • Terms & Agreements: Upon clicking the Register button, you will be directed to terms and agreements to comply with in order to proceed.
  • Create User Profile: You will be directed to create a user profile which will allow you to make updates to your camper's information including adding or removing names of those you authorize to pick up your camper, updates to health information, and ordering additional T-shirts at a later date at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Information Requested: In the registration, please be prepared to include emergency contact information, names of adults approved to pick up your camper, camper birth date and health information, and, for zoo members, a current/active zoo member ID number.
  • **Sold-out Camps/Waitlists: If a camp group is sold-out, camper will automatically be placed on a waitlist at no program cost (program = camp week]; if lunch or T-shirt orders are placed, there will be a charge, so it is recommended you wait to add these to your registration only if released from a waitlist). On camp week selection page the word "waitlisted" will be indicated; this will be noted in your shopping cart as well.  If a spot opens, it will be offered to campers in order of waitlist placement date via an automated email and only to those who do not already have a paid camp week. Payment will be due within 48 hours of email notification timestamp.  
  • While completing registration, please take note of the blue instructions on select screens, particularly the camp selection page.
  • REVIEW YOUR CARD BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT. Immediately after payment, you will receive a confirmation receipt via email.  Please review for accuracy and scroll down for helpful information highlighted in yellow.

Looking for a REGISTRATION SYSTEM GUIDE?  Click here!



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Cancellation Policy
Cancellation deadline: June 1, 2021. Lincoln Park Zoo adheres to a strict cancellation and refund policy. Cancellations are to be requested in writing via email to Refunds will not be issued for campers who are sick or who must quarantine because of exposure to COVID-19 or someone diagnosed with COVID-19 outside of camp. Refunds, less a 12.5% processing fee, will be issued for cancellations made before/on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. After June 1 2021, refunds are not available. If the Zoo cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

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