Summer camps at Nordens Ark

Nordens Ark runs several types of camps for children and young people. How would you like to stroke a sheep or a snake? Are you brave enough to spend a night in the forest? Come on a summer camp at Nordens Ark and enjoy an amazing day among our wild animals! We offer adventures you can’t find anywhere else. Together with your camp leader, you’ll be doing things no ordinary visitor to Nordens Ark gets to do.

The children get to experience, among other things, what it’s like to be a keeper for a day. In the camp schools, they get involved in the daily care of our animals – everything from cleaning up tiger poo to feeding maned wolves. Our camps last from one day to several days, and there’s an exciting venture with Havets Hus, the saltwater aquarium in Lysekil, in which you’ll meet animals that live in the sea and those that live on land. The camps are tailored to the age of the children.

The language on the different camps are Swedish. 

Our different camps

Go Wild

An exciting and fun afternoon that starts on the Farm and finishes in the Wetlands.
During the day, we’ll call in on sheep, cows, frogs and snakes. We’ll bring food along with us – maybe some carrots, lettuce or mealworms. 
The day ends with a surprise . . .

Time: 1pm – 4pm 
Ages: 7 – 9 years 
Dates for 2020: 15, 22 & 29 July
Price: 599 SEK (including refreshments)

Go Wilder

During the day we’ll learn a lot about animals. We’ll take a look at different skulls, horns and animal tracks. We’ll be feeding or exercising several of the animals in the park. We’ll certainly spend quite a bit of time with the Amur tigers. By the end of the day, you’ll have had some fantastic new experiences.

Time: 9am – 3pm 
Ages: 10 – 13 years
Dates for 2020: 14, 21 & 28 July            
Price: 699 SEK (including refreshments and lunch)

Go Wildest

Over two intensive days you’ll learn a huge amount about the endangered animals at Nordens Ark. You’ll help us feed or exercise wild as well as domestic animals.
Even in the summer holidays when the nights are bright, we still need to sleep. We do it the natural way in shelters in the forest. At the campsite, we’ll cook food over an open fire, and as darkness falls, a few ghost stories are usually told around the camp fire. Then it’s off on a evening stroll in the park, where we’ll check on what the wild animals are up to. After a few hours’ sleep, it’s time for a new adventure-packed day.

Time: Day 1 starts at 12 and the camp finishes at 12 day 2. 
Ages: 10 – 13 years
Dates for 2020: 16 - 17 & 23 - 24 July         
Price: 2 899 SEK (including food on both days)

Land and Sea

Land and Sea is a three-day summer adventure for those looking for something a little extra. Come diving with us off the coast, and join us on land among the endangered animals at Nordens Ark. Find out how echinoderms are able to regenerate lost body parts, and about the snow leopard’s multi-function tail.

At Havets Hus (Ocean House) in Lysekil, we’ll explore along the banks of the Gullmar fjord and check out starfish, octopuses and sharks in the aquariums. We’ll even get to feed the animals, then sleep in front of Havets Hus’s 40,000-litre aquarium. A boat will take us out on a seal safari before the adventure continues back at Nordens Ark. Here you’ll get acquainted with both wild and domestic animals. We’ll feed the animals and give them some enrichment in their enclosures before coming to our own camp in the forest and cooking food over an open fire. When it’s dark, we’ll go off on a thrilling evening walk.

Time: The camp starts at the entrance to Havets Hus at 10am and finishes at 12pm at the entrance to Nordens Ark.
Ages: 10 – 13 years
Dates 2020: 16 - 17 July
Price: 4 150 SEK

Don’t forget to tell us well in advance if you’re a vegetarian or have any food allergies.
Book Land and Sea through Havets Hus on 0523-668161 or email havetshus[at]

For further information and to book

Call 0523-795 46 or email bokning[at]