Nashville Zoo is excited to announce Zooper Heroes Camp, a day camp offered to children with special needs who will benefit from having individual support from a parent or professional and for parents who wish to experience the learning opportunities with their child. Campers will meet animals in the classroom, visit exhibits throughout the Zoo, make crafts, and play games to connect information discussed in the classroom with the animal kingdom.
Campers are asked to have an adult with them each day of camp, with no additional cost for the adult. This can be a parent, guardian, or paraprofessional.
This is the first Zooper Heroes camp. Nashville Zoo has been working with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to form the structure of the camp.
Supports will be included for campers throughout the day such as a visual schedule, visual supports, first/then boards, quiet areas, and choice boards.
There are only 15 spot available for campers, so don't wait! Register today by contacting Rachel Baldwin at 615-833-1534 ext. 105 or by e-mail at
Our camp theme will focus on the superpowers animals posses: hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. What do we have in common with these super animals? Let’s find out!
Camp dates: June 30 - July 3 (Camp space is limited to 15 spots)
Camp time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Age range: 7 - 12