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About Camps

Happy Hollow offers full-day camps?throughout the summer for young animal enthusiasts ages 5 to 13. Zoo Camps are filled with interactive educational activities, live animal encounters, zoo tours and nature play.

Every camp at Happy Hollow is uniquely themed to provide your child with fun, hands-on learning experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Each week of camp follows a different theme and incorporates a variety of age-appropriate activities and adventures.

Come play at the zoo during both winter school breaks. These daily drop-off camps are filled with educational activities, animal encounters, zoo tours & nature play.


Check camp information below for pricing.

Are you a Happy Hollow Member? At check out, add code HHMEM in the coupon box and check the box for the HHPZ 10% Member Discount.

Citywide scholarship fund covering 75% of registration fees are?available for those who qualify.

Three part payment plans are available.


Camps take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children attend camps independently without parents or guardians and should be comfortable in a group setting. Drop-off for camps is 8:45 to 9 a.m. and pick-up is at 4 p.m. Early drop-offs or late pick-ups are not permitted. Every camper must sign in (and out) with a camp instructor each day, and a valid form of ID must be presented upon request of the camp instructor.


We have?revamped?our?programs to?keep our campers and staff healthy and safe, and to comply?with county and state orders.?

Modifications?for?all?camp programs:?

  • Children may not be?simultaneously?enrolled in any other childcare,?similar program or institution during the duration of this program.
  • Modified?curriculum and activities, with no shared materials?and physical distancing at all times.
  • Enhanced?cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
  • Increased?safety equipment and supplies?on hand.
  • Daily health screenings?of?all?staff and campers.
  • All staff and?campers?will be?required to?wear?face covering?at all times. (Including parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up.)


Registration is now open

Wild Winter Wonderland Day Camp – December 20-22 OR December 27-29

Wild & wintry fun await all who come to slide like a penguin, burrow like a polar bear & pounce like an Arctic fox. Critter games, creative crafts, awesome activities & animal encounters are on this vacation adventure wish list.

  • 3 Days
  • Ages 5 – 11 (drop-off program)
  • Fee $202.50 members / $225 non-members for the 3-day week

REGISTER HERE: December 20-22

REGISTER HERE: December 27-29

Zoo Sleuths – February 21-25

The zoo is full of mystery & we need you to become an animal detective to solve a crime. Follow the clues, use the science & deduce “who done it”.

  • 5 Days
  • Ages 5 – 11 (drop-off program)
  • ?Fee $337.50 members / $375 non-members for the 5-day week




Refund and transfer requests need to be made in writing. Refunds and transfers will be given for requests received at least 14 calendar days prior to the start of the program/class. No refunds or transfers will be made for cancellations received by the City less than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the program/class. There will be a $10 refund processing fee for each activity.


The City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services encourages and supports the participation of individuals with all ability levels in programs and services. To facilitate opportunities for people with and without disabilities to engage in leisure pursuits together, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services provides inclusion support services. These services include, but are not limited to, interpreters for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, accessible equipment and facility features and support staff.

To ensure the requested accommodation, please notify the specific facility where the program is provided at least two weeks in advance. For more information on inclusion opportunities, specialized recreation services, and accommodations, please contact Therapeutic Services at 408-369-6438.


San Jose Citywide Scholarship covers 75% of fees and is available for families that qualify (San Jose residents utilizing public assistance programs including Medi-Cal, Lifeline phone service, Free & Reduced School Lunch Program, etc.) Contact the Education Department for details. 408-794-6420; [email protected]

The City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Citywide Scholarship Program will ensure that residents of the City of San Jose in need have access to department programs, classes, and activities. All requests are subject to available funding and qualifications.