Zoo Map

2019 ZooCamp

 

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ZooCamp for ages 5-15

Camp activities include a tour of the zoo, a chance to meet zoo staff and animal keepers, animal encounters, a t-shirt, a daily snack, a photo of your ZooCamper’s experience, and a take home craft.

Campers may be signed up for the camp that reflects their age as of the first day of the camp they wish to attend.

Children must have completed kindergarten by June 2019 to participate in these camps.


Five Day Camps - Half Day

Akron Zoo Members: $110*
Non-members: $120*
*Unless otherwise noted

Ages 5-6 years

Animal Tales 
Do you like to hear animal stories from around the world?  Come explore different cultures and meet animals from some of your favorite fables.  
June 17-21, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Ages 7-9 years

Superheroes
Some of your favorite superheroes are based on animals with the same “superpowers”.  Learn about our super animals and make your own superhero in this camp.
July 1-5, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Cryptozoology
How real are those fantastic beasts we keep hearing about?  Investigate what’s real and what’s not in this STEM-themed camp. 
August 5-9, 9:30 a.m. – noon - SOLD OUT

Ages 10-13 years

Zoo Vet
See what it takes to be a zoo vet. Take a tour of our animal hospital, get a chance to speak with our zoo vet staff and discover how we help sick or injured animals at the zoo.
 9:30 a.m. – noon
June 17-21
July 1-5
August 5-9 - SOLD OUT

Ages 13-15 years

Akron Zoo Members: $120
Non-members: $140

Jr. Zookeeper 
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper?  This program offers teens the chance to work with our keepers in non-dangerous animal areas. 
9 a.m. – noon
June 17-21 - SOLD OUT
July 1-5 - SOLD OUT
August 5-9 -SOLD OUT


Five Day Camps – Full Day

Akron Zoo Members: $170
Non-members: $195

Session 1 is for 6-8 year-olds. Session 2 is for 9-11 year-olds. Session 3 is for 12-14 year-olds.

Working at the Zoo
Ever wonder what it’s like to work at the zoo?  Now is your chance to meet some of our zoo staff and learn about their jobs.  Camps will feature different speakers, including trainers, zookeepers and horticulture experts, with a question and answer session after each talk.  You’ll also spend plenty of time out and about in the zoo seeing what it’s like to work in such a wild place!
June 10-14
WZ1 – 6-8 year olds - SOLD OUT   
WZ 2 – 9-11 year olds - SOLD OUT  
WZ 3 – 12-14 year olds

World Travelers
Come take a trip around the world as we explore Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and Australia.  Fill out your passport as we meet animals from around the world and learn about the conservation organizations that are helping to save these species. 
June 24-28
WT1 - 6-8 year olds - SOLD OUT
WT2 – 9-11 year olds
WT3 – 12-14 year olds

Zoo Engineering
Do you like to create and design?  Learn what it takes to build and maintain a proper animal habitat.  Plan and design your own animal habitat with the help of zoo staff.  How many species would be in your habitat?  What theme would it have?  Work solo or in a group; the choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless!  Tour different areas of the zoo to get some ideas for your habitat.  You’ll even get to present your habitats at the end of the week!
July 8-12
ZE1 – 6-8 year olds - SOLD OUT 
ZE2 – 9-11 year olds - SOLD OUT
ZE3 – 12-14 year olds

Grossology 
From snot to scat, check out the gross ways animals interact with the natural world.  We’ll explore how animals defend themselves, how humans use what animals leave behind to study them, and discuss ways to reduce our own waste.   
July 15-19
GS1 – 6-8 year olds - SOLD OUT
GS2 – 9-11 year olds - SOLD OUT
GS3 – 12-14 year olds

Training 101
Have you always dreamed of working with animals at the zoo?  Learn how we train our animals to participate in their own care and lower the amount of stress they experience when they have to see the vet.  Talk with some of the different trainers around the zoo and learn what challenges and successes they have had. 
July 22-26
TR1 – 6-8 year olds - SOLD OUT
TR2 – 9-11 year olds - SOLD OUT
TR3 – 12-14 year olds

Art & Nature
If you enjoy animals and art, this is the camp for you!  Practice drawing live animal models in the classroom and in the zoo every day.  Experiment with different media and make projects using natural and man-made materials.  
July 29-August 2
AN1 – 6-8 year olds - SOLD OUT
AN2 – 9-11 year olds - SOLD OUT
AN3 – 12-14 year olds


Early Childhood ZooCamp

Early Childhood ZooCamp is for ages 2-5 who have not completed kindergarten by June 2019. Camp fee includes an adult caregiver who is required to stay with the child during camp.

Camp activities include free play, stories, music, take home crafts, snacks, an animal encounter, a t-shirt, and a short tour of the zoo. Behind the Scenes experiences are not available for these camps.

Your first Early Childhood Camps will include a ZooCamp t-shirt, but you will receive a t-shirt discount for every additional early childhood camp you register for.  Purchase additional t-shirts for $10 each while supplies last!

2 and 3 Year Olds with Caregiver 

Akron Zoo Members: $25
Non-members: $30
9:30-11 a.m.

Animal Yoga
Can you stand like a flamingo?  Or stretch like a snake?  Practice your best yoga poses in this camp.  
June 10—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT
July 19—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT

Let’s Eat!
What do animals like to eat?  Learn about herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores and which one you are.      
June 17—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT
July 26—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT

Fur, Feathers, Scales
What makes a bird different from a mammal or a reptile?  Find out in this camp!
June 24—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT
August 2—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT

V is for Veterinarian
What does a veterinarian do all day?  Learn what it takes to care for all of the animals at the zoo.
July 1—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT
August 9—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT

Pride of Africa
Help us celebrate our new exhibit and learn all about animals from Africa!
July 8—2-3 yr - SOLD OUT

4 and 5 Year Olds with Caregiver

Akron Zoo Members: $30
Non-members: $35
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Animal Yoga
Can you stand like a flamingo?  Or stretch like a snake?  Practice your best yoga poses in this camp.
June 14—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT
July 15—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT

Let’s Eat!
What do animals like to eat?  Learn about herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores and which one you are.   
June 21—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT
July 22—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT

Fur, Feathers, Scales
What makes a bird different from a mammal or a reptile?  Find out in this camp!
June 28—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT
July 29—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT

V is for Veterinarian
What does a veterinarian do all day?  Learn what it takes to care for all of the animals at the zoo.
July 5—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT
August 5—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT

Pride of Africa
Help us celebrate our new exhibit and learn all about animals from Africa!
July 12—4-5 yr - SOLD OUT