All Ages Overnight Safari with the Sacramento Zoo

Fri May 24, 6:00 PM - Sat May 25, 9:00 AM PST
Sacramento, CA 95822
Camping & Outdoors
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Stay overnight at the Sacramento Zoo for a truly unique badge earning experience! Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in this exclusive Girl Scout overnight in which you will meet animal ambassadors, tour the zoo after hours, learn camping skills, and explore nature after the sun goes down. Girl Scouts can camp in a tent or under the stars as they listen to the sounds of the exotic zoo animals!

With the assistance of Sacramento Zoo staff, Girl Scouts will practice the principles of “Leave No Trace�?, a way in which you can enjoy nature while preserving the habitat and minimizing their impact.

By the end of the program, you will have earned the following badge:
  • Daisy: Buddy Camper
  • Brownie: Cabin Camper
  • Juniors: Eco Camper
  • Cadettes: Night Owl
While programming for the event is specifically designed to meet badge requirements for Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette girls, girls and troops of all ages are invited to participate.

Fee is $57.50 for adults and $57.50 for girls. Fee includes an evening snack, a continental breakfast in the morning and a special overnight fun patch for all registered girls.

Check-in for the event will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m, with zoo gates closed and locked at 6:30 pm. The program will end a 9:00 a.m the following morning however girls and adults have a free pass to stay in the Zoo after your program ends. The gift shop and concession stands will open at 9:00 a.m.

Adult supervision is required; the Sacramento Zoo requires that 1 adult per every 6 children (ages 5-17)  be present for this event. Per GS Safety Activities Checkpoints, please provide 2 adults if attending with 6 or fewer girls. We ask that no more than the required number of adults register for the event in order to ensure that we have enough spots for all interested girls. Chaperones are responsible for supervising the children and enforcing the Zoo rules at all times while on Zoo grounds (refer to Zoo Behavior Rules and What to Bring/Do Not Bring pages attached to your activity registration in MyGS). At no time may a child be unsupervised while in the Zoo.

All adults must be a registered Girl Scout with a cleared criminal background check. This event is open to registered Girl Scouts only. Non-registered adults, siblings and pets cannot attend.

Please do not contact the zoo directly. The GSHCC customer care team is happy to assist you with any questions. 

In accordance with Safety Activity Checkpoints, one family unit may sleep in the same sleeping quarters in program areas. Male volunteers may not sleep in the same space as girls, if sleeping outside of the family unit. The Sacramento Zoo will be providing a separate sleeping space and male only bathrooms.

We are looking for 3-4 event participants who are troop camp certified to help provide additional support to other troops attending the event. Please indicate any special certifications held by you, or members of your volunteer team when registering for the event. Registration will close when full or on May 3, at 5:00 p.m.

Our refund policy is outlined below:

  • Refunds will not be given for activities or training fees of $5 and less.
  • All other activities will be processed as follows:
    • 21 calendar days before the activity – 100%
    • 12-20 calendar days before the activity – 50%
    • 11 or fewer calendar days before the activity – No refunds