Day Camps

Day Camp is a time to make new friends, try new things, come face-to-face with a giraffe and challenge North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower.

For more than 25 years, Busch Gardens® Tampa has provided children with inspiring, exciting and educational experiences and we look forward to having your child join us this year.

We have a variety of Day Camps to fit your kid's grade level and interest.

Grades K-1

Animal Investigators - Explore the world of animals through up-close encounters. Learn more

Wildlife Warriors - Discover what makes animals unique and what you can do to help animals in your backyard. Learn more

Grades 1-2

Colorful Communicators - Learn how animals use camouflage to find friends or stay hidden from predators. Learn more

Habitat Helpers - Explore animals and the creature comforts they need to call an environment home. Learn more

Grades 3-4

BioBuddies - Meet animals from the land and the sea, with a day trip to SeaWorld. Learn more

Super Sleuths - Get to the bottom of how the park operates with a week of thrills, splashes, and shows. Learn more

Zoo Chefs - Make lunch for a lemur and feed a giraffe as you learn what it takes to feed all the animals. Learn more

Grades 5-6

Adventure Apprentices - Discover the behind the scenes secrets it takes to keep Busch Gardens running smoothly. Learn more

Adventure Trekkers - Travel to different attractions throughout the Tampa and Orlando area for unique adventures. Learn more

Creature Researchers - Learn the skills it takes to be a wildlife researcher by observing a variety of animals. Learn more

Splash Seekers - Enjoy Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and SeaWorld as you discover the thread that ties them all together. Learn more

Grades 7-8

Adventure Champions - Compete in a whirlwind adventure through Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and Aquatica. Learn more

Junior Zookeepers - Discover what it’s like to work with exotic animals. Learn more

SEA Trekkers - Explore Busch Gardens, splash through Aquatica and spend the night at SeaWorld. Learn more

Thrill Seekers - Learn team-building skills as you experience the thrills. Learn more

Grades 9-12

Counselor in Training - If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, that will provide you with valuable career experience, then the Busch Gardens Counselor in Training program (CIT) is the summer camp program for you. This week-long program offers you a real opportunity to learn from the best. Our expert educators will share their experience and knowledge with you on topics from child development to zoo careers and environmental awareness. You’ll complete a specialized orientation and participate side by side with our camp counselors during our summer day camp programs. Application required. Download application

What do the camps include?

Camps include the following amenities:

  • Daily lunches, snacks & drinks
  • A Camp T-shirt and a water bottle
  • A complimentary photo with a Busch Gardens animal ambassador
  • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers

We are adding additional FAQ information in the upcoming days. 


Day Camp Release Form - Be sure to complete, sign and return the forms contained in this document no later than two weeks prior to the start date of a camp.


Day Camp Parent Handbook - Download the handbook to find all kinds of useful information such as frequently asked questions, arrival information, camp schedules and more.


Counselor in Training Application - Download the application for the Counselor in Training program.