Saturday, August 24, 2019

5:30 – 11:00 PM


Experience the best summer of your life all in one evening at Zoofari Ball XXXIV: Summer Camp. More fun than jumping off a dock, more exciting than flashlight tag—this year’s Zoofari will be diary-worthy. Rekindle the warmth of marshmallows on a campfire with friends, many of whom you’ll be dancing past “lights-out” with at this one-of-a-kind camp experience.

If you’d like to attend Zoofari Ball, please contact Christy Jacobs by phone (805) 962-5339 or email for seating availability.

Event Information




You’ll be “Camper of the Week” in khaki chic, or put on a camp tee and cutoffs with knee socks. Merit badges, macaroni necklaces, hiking boots, and cargo shorts complete the happy camper look. Safari attire is always welcome.

Silent Auction

Find arts and crafts, wines and snacks, and outdoor experiences at the Summer Camp silent auction. Preview auction catalog here.

Fun in Fiji Raffle

Enter to win an eight-night dream vacation for two exploring Fiji, the heart of the South Pacific. More info…

Live Entertainment

Tonight’s activity schedule includes dancing! Sing along to campfire favorites and earn your dancing badge as The Replicas bring the dance floor to life.

Food and Drink

Rincon Events serves up a buffet dinner at the camp canteen and provides hosted full bars featuring top-shelf spirits and fine wines…just don’t tell your counselor.

Raffle: Fun in Fiji


  • Two roundtrip economy tickets, nonstop, LAX or SFO to Nadi on Fiji Airways
  • Half-day Vuda Lookout Tour compliments of Rosie Holidays
  • Two-night stay with breakfast in Deluxe Lagoon View Room at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
  • Three-night stay with breakfast in Yanuca Lagoon Grand Deluxe Room at Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa
  • Three-night stay with breakfast in Beachfront Villa (with private plunge pool) at Matamanoa Island Resort
  • One-way helicopter transfer on arrival/departure compliments of Pacific Island Air
  • One-way boat transfer on arrival/departure compliments of South Sea Cruises Luxury Catamaran
  • Three spa treatments for two compliments of Senikai Spa
Raffle Order Form
Please submit your raffle ticket form in person at the Zoo to ensure you are entered into the raffle before August 25.


Fantasy Settings, LLC


Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree


Nancy & Thomas Crawford
The Dreier Family
Union Bank


Margo & Jeff Barbakow
Bella Vista Designs, Inc.
Fantasy Settings, LLC
Mimi Michaelis
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Ventura Toyota


Frank Schipper Construction
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
The Hurst Family
Hutton Parker Foundation
The Krainer Family
Joan & Jim Lindsey
In honor of Sue McCue and her priceless contributions to the Zoo
Montecito Bank & Trust
Mosher Foundation – Yvette & Jeff Giller
Northern Trust
Raymond James & Associates
Rudi Schulte Family Foundation
Straus Foundation
John C. Woodward


Matt & Marcy Bazzani
In loving memory of Polly Blackburn
Mary Lou & William Brace
Bright Event Rentals
The Cohen Family
Cottage Children’s Medical Center
CSU Channel Islands
Justin Fareed & Family
Gary Frolenko Engineering & Elissa Rubin
Giffin & Crane General Contractors LLC
Stina Hans & Joel Kreiner
Johnny Was
Jordano’s Inc.
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors
Kitty in memory of Richard Stein
La Cumbre Animal Hospital, Inc.
Elizabeth & Joseph MacPhee
In loving memory of Joanna K. Morgan
Nye, Stirling, Hale & Miller, LLP
PacificComp – A CopperPoint Insurance Company
Dr. Pamela & Mr. Will Powers
Robertson International Travel Consultants
Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC
Tri-County Produce – John Dixon
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Crystal & Cliff Wyatt

Premier Catering

Rincon Events

Premier Event Design

Behind the Scenes Event Design by Lisa Carter-Alford

Premier Print

Boone Graphics

Premier Raffle

Robertson International Travel Consultants

Premier Wine

The Brander Vineyard

Contributing Wine



There are many opportunities for you or your business to support the Zoo by sponsoring Zoofari Ball. By becoming involved with the Zoo, you’ll join a community committed to the preservation of animals and support a beloved local institution.

Contact Taryn Choquette by email or phone (805) 679-8442 to become a sponsor of this year’s Zoofari Ball.

Zoofari Ball Sponsor Benefits

Zoofari Ball XXXIV Camp Counselors

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

Linda Alaniz
Marcy Bazzani
Ross Beardsley
Elaine K. Mah Best
Christy Borneman
Deanna Buley
Vince Caballero
Wendy Campbell
Katy Cutaran
Ashleigh Davis
Colleen Dennis
Mindy Denson
Sandy Derousse
Jessica Fisher
Jennifer Forouzandeh
Lauren Gonzales

Heather Schuyler Gray
Patricia Griffin
Michael Hurst
Christy Jacobs
Kim Kirkhart
Jessica Kolbe
Tracy Krainer
Marjorie Large
Desirea Loftus
Katherine Mallin
Kirk A. Martin
Randee Martin
Sue McCue
Julia McHugh

Robyn Parker
Pam Polan
Pam Powers
Anne Ramsey
Elissa Rubin
Shelley Schulte
Suzan Searcy
Amy Sloan
Betsy Turner
Shannon Vernon
Greg Wilson
Jean von Wittenburg

Camp Coordinators
Lisa Carter-Alford, Taryn Choquette, and Nancy McToldridge


  1. From U.S. 101, exit Cabrillo Boulevard
  2. Take East Cabrillo Boulevard to Niños Drive.
  3. The Zoo is on the right after 1/10 mile.
  4. The Zoo is approximately 30 minutes from Ventura, 50 minutes from the Santa Ynez Valley, and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.