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Wildlife Camps

We offer fun and educational Wildlife Day Camps year-round for kids. 

Through animal encounters, games, arts & crafts, outdoor exploration, role play, and career exploration, the world of our amazing native wildlife comes to life!  Our Wildlife Day camps are a fun and interactive way to educate kids about wildlife, conservation, and science.

Spring Camp early bird registration starts February 23  

 PreK- Kindergarten Camps

Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • $87 for 3-day session (Members $78)
  • $58 for 2-day session (Members $52)


  • Hooterific
    • March 25 – 26
    • Get ready to take flight as we burrow into the incredible world of owls! We’ll explore silent wings, talons, and beaks!  Don’t miss out—it’s going to be a hoot! 
  • Fish School
    • March 27– 29
    • School might be on break but not for our fish! Come join us as we discover what it is like to be a fish and the skills needed to survive in a watery world.
  • Claws
    • April 1 – 2
    • Get ready to meet a crowd of crabby critters. We’ll crawl with crabs and lurch with lobsters in a camp that’s all about animals with claws.  It will be more than a pinch of fun!
  • New! Habitat Heroes (3-day camp)
    • April 3 – 5
    • Do you love animals and want to learn how to become their hero? Then join us as we learn about what humans can do to help the planet through fun recycling crafts, making compost, and learning about keeping our backyards animal-friendly.

 1st - 3rd Grade Camps

Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • $145 for 5 day session (Members $130)

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • $260 for 5 day session (Members $234)


  • Jr Keeper
    • March 25 – 29
    • The perfect camp for budding biologists!  We’ll track wildlife on the marsh, explore under the microscope, feed sharks and meet sea turtles up-close. Being a biologist has never been more fun!
  • New! Planet Protectors
    • April 1 – 5
    • We all love the planet and want to protect it, but may not know where to start. Come with us as we discover more about recycling, animals that need our protection, and find fun new ways to make crafts and games from things we may have otherwise thrown away.

 4th to 6th Grade

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • $270 for 5-day session (Members $243)


  • New! Surfing the Seas
    • March 25 – 29
    • Ready to show off those surfing skills? Campers will spend two days surfing around San Diego Bay. We will work on our balance and coordination while also discovering more about the health and well-being of the ocean.
  • Kayaks to Keepers
    • April 1 – 5
    • An unforgettable experience, this camp is all about new adventures! Get ready to discover what dwells in the bay and have fun kayaking while you are at it!

 6th to 10th Grade

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • $260 for 5-day session (Members $234)


  • New! Jr. Counselor
    • March 25 – 29 or April 1 – 5
    • Do you have a nature lover that is ready to develop his or her skills as a leader? This is a great introduction to working around kids, animals, and educational setting for your young adult.

 7th to 12th Grade

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • $160 for 2 day session (Members $144)


  • Keeper 101
    • March 25 – 26
    • April 27 – 28
    • May 25 – 26
  • Ever wondered what it takes to be a Keeper? Try it out with two days of behind-the-scenes, up-close animal experiences! Feed the birds, clean aquariums, and discover what our Animal Care staff do throughout the day to care for our aquatic, reptile, and avian species.



Check out our Teen Program Keeper 101 page for upcoming weekend dates.




Military Discounts and Muli-Sibling Discounts available.

Please call 619-409-5908 for applicable discount codes. Military discount is 10% off all products in cart and families may be subject to verification at check-in. Multi-sibling discount (10% off second and third child) only apply if you have two or more different students on the same order (same household). Discounts cannot be combined.

 Cancellation Policy & Camp Info

Cancellation Policy

No refunds are given on programs canceled by registrant less than 7 days prior to the program date.  For cancellations made by registrant more than 7 days prior to first date of program an 80% refund will be given.  LCDC reserves the right to cancel any program.  In the event that LCDC cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded.

More camp information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/lcdccamppage/

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Summer Camp sessions 

June 10 – July 26 

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