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ZooCamp for Ages 6-15
Camp activities include a tour of the zoo, a chance to meet zoo staff, animal encounters (no touching due to COVID-19), a t-shirt 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 2021 to participate in these camps.
Three Day Camps - Half Day
All half day camps run 9 a.m. - noon. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Akron Zoo members: $80
Learn how we get animals at the zoo active and happy. In this camp you’ll discover what “enrichment” is and even make some enrichment for zoo animals.
June 14, 16 & 18
AE1 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
AE2 - 9 – 11 year olds - SOLD OUT
July 12, 14 & 16
AE3 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
AE4 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
July 12, 14 & 16 from 1 - 4 p.m.
AE3 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
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.
June 21, 23 & 25
GO1 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
GO2 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
August 2, 4 & 6
GO3 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
GO4 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
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 more, 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 28, 30 & July 2
WZ1 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
WZ2 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
June 28, 30 & July 2 from 1 - 4 p.m.
WZ3 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
Discover which animals are the biggest, fastest or slitheryest. Test your abilities against animals and celebrate our own summer games. You’ll meet some really interesting animal athletes in this camp.
July 19, 21 & 23
ZO1 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
ZO2 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
August 9, 11 & 13
ZO3 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
ZO4 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
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 26, 28 & 30
TR1 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
TR2 - 9 –11 year olds - SOLD OUT
July 26, 28 & 30 at 1 p.m.
TR3 - 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT
NEW! Family Camp
Families, ages 3 years and older
9 a.m. - noon
Akron Zoo Members
- $75 per child
- $50 per adult
- $100 per child
- $75 per adult
Explore the zoo in a new way as a family and join a family camp.
Investigate animals up close and discover what you can do at home to help our native wildlife.
July 5, 6 & 7 - SOLD OUT
9 a.m. - noon
Akron Zoo members: $125
Limit 6 participants per session
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.
June 28, 30 & July 2 - SOLD OUT
July 26, 28, & 30 - SOLD OUT
For safety reasons, proper attire and closed toed shoes MUST be worn.
Early Childhood ZooCamp
Early Childhood Camp is for ages 3–5 who have not completed kindergarten by June 2021. Camp fee includes an adult caregiver who is required to stay with the child during camp. Additional adults may attend for an added fee.
Camp activities include free play, stories, music, take home crafts, an animal encounter, plush animal, and a short tour of the zoo. Behind the scenes experiences are not available for these camps.
3 - 5 Year Olds with Caregiver
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Akron Zoo members: $25
Akron Zoo member additional adult: $5
Non-member additional adult: $10
How do animals take care of their babies? Discover the moms and dads of the animal world.
June 7 - SOLD OUT
Walk on the Wild Side
Movement can be WILD! Slither, fly, jump, trot or crawl to the zoo for this class!
July 12 - SOLD OUT