Campouts

        

Campouts

Join us for a Wildlife Safari Park Campout and experience Nebraska like you never have before. During your stay, you'll learn about native Nebraska and North American animals, have a campfire and see the stars away from the city lights.  
 
We have three locations where your group can stay: our Tent - Base Camp Site, new Darrald Harsh Wildlife Education Center, and, New for 2022, our Car Camping program.
 
  • The Tent - Base Camp site offers three 10x12 canvas tents, one 14x16 canvas tent, and one 16x24 canvas tent. All on platforms with cots and a campfire pit near the wolf exhibit and away from the lights of the parking lot.
  • Our Wildlife Education Center is near the lower parking lot and is perfect for young youth that would like to stay in a building instead of tents. The facility has electricity and water and can show a movie at night as well as have a campfire to roast marshmallows. Restrooms are across the parking lot but easily accessible.
  • New for 2022 is our Car Camping program. Guests can bring their tents and camp near their cars on the parking lot spaces or sleep in their cars. See more information in our Car Camping tab.      
 
The cost is $45.00 per camper for either facility and includes admission to Wildlife Safari Park for the following day, and an educational and conservation experience. A minimum of 15 campers is required for private Large Group Campouts or see our Family/Small Group Campouts for smaller numbers of participants. Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or select the tab below for more information.
 

Pre-Campers Campouts 

             

 

Too young for a Campout at Wildlife Safari Park or just want to see what Campouts are all about...

    Check out our Pre-Campers Program made especially for you.  

This Family Program focuses on families of all ages that are wanting to discover what spending the night at Wildlife Safari Park is all about without actually spending the night. Guests will experience a night hike, dinner, snack and campfire. All camps are from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $28 per person (children under 1 are free). Prices reflect member discounts. 
 

New Dates for 2022 !

  • Saturday, May 28 - Birds of a Feather
  • Saturday, June 18 - Frogs with Father
  • Saturday, July 9 - Befriend a Bat
  • Saturday, August 6 - Do Bees have Knees?
  • Saturday, September 24 - Enrichment Workshop 
  • Saturday, October 8 - Whooooo are Youuuuuu?
*Concerned about attending Campouts?  At Wildlife Safari Park, guest safety is our number one priority. To ensure this, Wildlife Safari Park Education Staff is performing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols based on health and safety guidelines provided by state and local authorities. Please feel free to contact our Education offices for more information at (402)738-2092 / Camps@omahazoo.com.
 

Car Camping - Family Campout

Car Camping at Wildlife Safari Park

Car Camping is defined as “camping at a location that one drives their car”. At the Wildlife Safari Park, participants can bring their tents and camp near their car on the parking lot spaces of Wolf Woods or sleep in their cars, whichever they preferred.
 
This brand-NEW program will assign guests parking spaces, in our lower Wolf Woods area, for their use. Folding chairs, tents, and/or picnic blankets are welcome. However, outside sleeping without a tent is not allowed. Guests that do not bring a tent will be allowed to sleep in their vehicles.
 
Cars, SUVs, Vans, and Trucks ONLY please! Pop-up campers, fifth wheel campers, or Recreation Vehicles will NOT be allowed in the program.
 
Age limits is minimum 4 years old and older. No pets or other outside animals are allowed on Park grounds during an overnight program or NO pets or other outside animals are allowed to stay in the vehicles for overnight experiences.
 
Cost is $45/person and programs include park admission, overnight stay, guided evening hike, evening snack (s'mores) with campfire (weather permitting), educational and conservation experiences. Guests are welcome to bring their own breakfast and additional food and drink (non-alcoholic) during their stay. 
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • Saturday, July 30
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, November 5 (Cold Weather Car Camping)

 

Registration

Family/Small Group Campouts

 

                                

Wildlife Safari Park Group Campouts are for Families and Small groups that are unable to make the minimum participants for a private overnight (15 participants). Groups can stay in separate tents with cots up at our tent site, sleep in our Wildlife Nature Center, or bring their own tents and sleep near their vehicles. Guests must be 4 years of age or older. All camps start at 7 pm and end at 9 am unless otherwise noted.  
 
We NOW have three locations where your group can stay: our Base Camp Site, our new Darrald Harsh Wildlife Education Center, and NEW for 2022, our Car Camping program.
  • The Tent - Base Camp Site offers three 10x10 canvas tents, one 14x16 family size canvas tent, and one 16x24 canvas tent. All on platforms with cots and a campfire pit near the wolf exhibit and away from the lights of the parking lot.
  • Our sleeping area in our Wildlife Education Center is near the lower parking lot and is perfect for young youth that would like to stay in a building instead of tents. The facility has electricity and water and can show a movie at night as well as have a campfire to roast marshmallows. Restrooms are across the parking lot but easily accessible.
  • New for 2022 is our Car Camping program. Guests can bring their tents and camp near their car on the parking lot spaces or sleep in their cars. See more information in our Car Camping tab.
 
Cost is $45/person and program includes park admission, overnight stay, guided evening hike, educational and conservation experience (*with Night Watch program added) and evening snack of s'mores and a bottle of water will be provided. A campfire will be included (weather permiting). Breakfast is not provided but guests are welcome to bring extra food and drink (non-alcoholic) during their stay. Coffee will be provided in am.  

2022 Dates!

  • May 14            Come Birding with Us! Family Campout
  • June 10            Fireflies at Night Family Campout
  • June 25            Red, White and You – Enrichment Campout (Darrald Harsh Ed Bldg.)
  • July 23             BioBlitz Family Campout
  • July 30             Car Camping Family Campout
  • August 11         Perseids Meteor Shower Family Campout
  • August 12         Perseids Meteor Shower Family Campout
  • August 13         Perseids Meteor Shower Family Campout
  • August 27         Celebrate the Park! Enrichment Campout (Darrald Harsh Ed Bldg.)
  • September 10   Grassland Grazers Family Campout
  • September 17   Car Camping Family Campout
  • October 1          Car Camping Family Campout
  • October 15        Howl-O-Ween Safari Family Campout
  • October 29        Happy Halloween Enrichment Campout (Darrald Harsh Ed Bldg.)
  • November 5      Car Camping Family Campout              

 

* Night Watch Program

Due to funds from the Watchable Wildlife Grant, through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Wildlife Safari Park Education Department is proud to present a special aspect of nocturnal wildlife education to all our Campout programs. During your Campout, Education Instructors will be inserting Night Watch Education Program activities for all to enjoy. We might be creek walking, night viewing, or tracking white-tailed deer. Our trail camera will be recording species that visit our creek so that we can playback recordings and look at all the migratory animal in our area. Join us in 2021 for this unique program and discover Nebraska at Night. Choose a Campout from the list above and sign up today!  
 
 
*Concerned about attending Campouts?  At Wildlife Safari Park, guest safety is our number one priority. To ensure this, Wildlife Safari Park Education Staff is performing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols based on health and safety guidelines provided by state and local authorities. Please feel free to contact our Education offices for more information at (402)738-2092 / Camps@omahazoo.com.
 

Reservation

Campout Guidelines

Private Campouts

Private Campouts are available for schools, churches, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, summer camps, families and more with a minimum of 15 people and can be reserved for any open date during the Wildlife Safari Park season (April - October and Weekends in November). Guests must be 4 years of age or older. All camps start at 7 pm and end at 9 am unless otherwise noted. 
 
We now have three locations where your group can stay: our Tent - Base Camp Site, new Darrald Harsh Wildlife Education Center and Car Camping at our lower Wolf Woods parking lot.
 
  • The Tent - Base Camp site offers three 10x10 canvas tents, one 14x16 family canvas tent, and one 16x24 canvas tent. All on platforms with cots and a campfire pit near the wolf exhibit and away from the lights of the parking lot.
  • Our Wildlife Education Center is near the lower parking lot and is perfect for young youth that would like to stay in a building instead of tents. The facility has electricity and water and can show a movie at night as well as have a campfire to roast marshmallows. Restrooms are across the parking lot but easily accessible.
  • New for 2022 is our Car Camping program. Guests can bring their tents and camp near their car on the parking lot spaces or sleep in their cars. See more information in our Car Camping tab.
 
Cost is $45/person and programs include park admission, overnight stay, guided evening hike, evening snack (s'mores) with campfire (weather permitting), educational and conservation experiences. Guests are welcome to bring their own breakfast and additional food and drink (non-alcoholic) during their stay. 
 
2022 Open Now!
 
*Concerned about attending class?  At Wildlife Safari Park, guest safety is our number one priority. To ensure this, Wildlife Safari Park Education Staff is performing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols based on health and safety guidelines provided by state and local authorities. Please feel free to contact our Education offices for more information at (402)738-2092 / camps@omahazoo.com.