Summer Camp Scholarships

The Kansas City Zoo is offering an exciting summer experience for a select number of Kansas City’s children. Throughout the summer, the Kansas City Zoo will make a limited amount of scholarships available for children to participate in some of the zoo’s summer programming.  All scholarships will subsidize up to 90% of the program fee; awardees will be required to pay the remaining balance.

The Kansas City Zoo awards scholarships to families and individuals based on their financial need and available space.  Below are the guidelines:

  • Scholarships are available for children between the ages of 5-17.
  • Only submit one application for all individuals within the same family.
  • Applications must be submitted online by Friday, February 11, 2022, to be considered.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Awardees will be required to pay the remaining balance. 
  • All applicants will be notified via email of their status.  Please do not email or phone about the status of your application.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, your application will constitute as your camp registration. We will notify you by phone to reconcile the remaining balance which must be paid by Monday, March 14, 2022.

Scholarships are awarded FIRST by Space Available. SECONDLY, by the level of Financial Need, and THIRDLY, by the Date the application is Received.  Please send:

  • Documentation of eligibility/participation in free and reduced lunch program or other government assistance MUST be attached to your online application.
  • If you do not have these item(s), we still encourage you to apply!

Scholarships are available for our 4-Day Camp Summer Camps ONLY June-August, 2022:

  • There will be 9 Scholarships awarded each week- 3 for each age group.
  • Scholarships are NOT available for Friday Single Day camps.
  • The Kansas City Zoo will provide daily lunches and one T-shirt.
  • Parents are responsible for sending 2 daily snacks for this program. If your child has special dietary needs, we highly suggest you pack snacks and a lunch daily.

2022 Summer Scholarships have sold out.

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