Zoo Atlanta to provide summer camp scholarships for more than 40 kids in need

Zoo Atlanta will sponsor more than 40 kids in need with the opportunity to attend its annual camp this coming summer.

The program will provide a week of the zoo’s annual Safari Camp for 42 children ages five to 11 in metro Atlanta.

Kids from Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties are all eligible.

In addition to Safari Camp tuition, awarded campers will also receive daily lunch and snacks, a Safari Camp T-shirt, and an extended care option.

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“A key aspect of Zoo Atlanta’s mission is to ensure that the rich resources, experiences, and educational opportunities of the Zoo are accessible to everyone. Early connections with wildlife and the natural world can change a child’s life,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “We are pleased to be able to offer another year of scholarships that can fuel a passion for animals and conservation and support science education.”

The Safari Camp Scholarship Program launched in 2016 and has been offered each year since aside from 2020.

Parents or guardians interested in applying should submit a completed application here. Applications should have proof of residence in metro Atlanta, proof the camper attends a Title One school, a letter of need from a guardian describing how the child will benefit from Safari Camp, and a letter of interest from the camper.


Applications and required materials should be submitted here with the subject line of 2023 Summer Camp Scholarship Submission, or mailing to the Zoo Atlanta Education Department at 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.; Atlanta, Georgia 30315.

If an applicant is selected, a $25 non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the scholarship.

The deadline to apply is 5:30 p.m. on April 12, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Awardees will be notified by April 21.

The summer camp will run on weekdays from May 30 through August 4, 2023, for kids ages 5 to 14.

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