Bringing the wilds of Michigan to the heart of Detroit
Open Wednesday through Sunday!

November through April: 10 a.m. til 4 p.m.
April through November: 10 a.m. til 5 p.m.

Register for a Summer Camp


Celebrating and Saving Your Backyard

This year’s theme is “Celebrating and Saving Your Backyard”. Participants will have a chance to learn about Belle Isle and the importance of wildlife in our cities. Each day of camp will focus on a different aspect of the urban ecosystem. Campers will enjoy a host of outdoor activities, games and crafts. This experience will allow youth to explore nature hands on while nurturing a passion for the natural world.

Belle Isle Nature Zoo’s Summer Nature Camp returns in 2014 for another fun-filled summer. Campers are introduced to “the wilds of Michigan in the heart of Detroit” by having the chance to explore a beautiful natural ecosystem in the largest island city park in the country. Not only will they learn about the natural world around them but will have a chance to experience it firsthand.

Due to the high demand for this scholarship-funded camp, please note you may only register your child for ONE of the six available weeks