On-Site Summer Camps

Click the link of the camp you'd like to register your child for. If registering for multiple camps, a separate registration must be made for each camper. Please select the number of campers who will be attending the same camp. You will need to complete two separate registrations for each. Data does not carry-over between registrations. Once completed, both registrations can be added to your shopping cart.

Akron Zoo member discounts will appear once you are logged in. Please make sure to log in to secure your member-only pricing. We do have a new online system and all guests will need to create a new account if they have not done so already this year. 

Camp activities include a tour of the zoo, a chance to meet zoo staff and animal keepers, animal encounters, a t-shirt, crafts and activities.

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 2024 to participate in these camps.


One Day Family Camp 

July 3

SOLD OUT: July 1, 2 & 5

9am–12pm

For Families ages 3 years and up.

Registration MUST include at least one adult with any children registrations. 

Prices

  • $35 Akron Zoo Members
  • $45 for Non-members

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.

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Five-Day Camps – Half Day

Prices

  • $150 for Akron Zoo Members
  • $170 Non-members

Campers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and snack should they need it during the day. No Before Care is offered for half-day camps

Ages 6-8 years

Roar Lion Roar

June 10 - 14

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Lions roar, Bald Eagles screech, and Frogs ribbit or do they? Sometimes animals surprise us with the sounds they actually make vs what we think they sound like! The zoo is filled with so many different sounds! This week campers will join the herd, learn about different animal sounds, and make some noise of their own!

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Celebration Safari

August 5 – 9

9am -12pm or 1pm - 4pm

How do different cultures celebrate animals? We will look at stories, art and history as we explore how cultures from around the world celebrate wild life and wild places. And we will learn what people are doing to help protect and conserve the species they love!

SOLD OUT


Five-Day Camps – Full Day

Prices

  • $220 for Akron Zoo Members 
  • $245 Non-members

All Five-Day camps run 9am – 4pm. Campers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and snack should they need it during the day. Campers are required to bring a packed lunch with them. We will NOT be offering Meal Deals through the Zoo Café. Before Care ONLY is available 8am to 9am.

Ages 6-8 years

Color Me Wild

June 17 – 21 or July 22 – 26

9am - 4pm

Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and COLORS! Join us as we learn all about the Art of Nature. From camouflage, bright colors, frills, bills, feathers, fur and more. Learn about our many colorful creatures, each day focusing on different colors and ways nature makes and uses it! – This week is recommended for Campers who love arts & crafts!

SOLD OUT

Weird and Wild

June 24 – 28 or July 29 – August 2

9am - 4pm

Featuring the odd balls of the animal world. Did you know a chameleon can look in different directions? Is the Patagonian Mara half rabbit, half deer? Is coral a plant or an animal? Join us as we have fun figuring out what is what amongst the weird here at the Akron Zoo!

SOLD OUT

Celebration Safari

9am - 4pm

How do different cultures celebrate animals? We will look at stories, art and history as we explore how cultures from around the world celebrate wild life and wild places. And we will learn what people are doing to help protect and conserve the species they love!

SOLD OUT

Roar Lion Roar

July 15 - 19

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lions roar, Bald Eagles screech, and Frogs ribbit or do they? Sometimes animals surprise us with the sounds they actually make vs what we think they sound like! The zoo is filled with so many different sounds! This week campers will join the herd, learn about different animal sounds, and make some noise of their own!

SOLD OUT

Ages 9-12 years

Roar Lion Roar

June 10 – 14 or July 15 – 19 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Lions roar, Bald Eagles screech, and Frogs ribbit or do they? Sometimes animals surprise us with the sounds they actually make vs what we think they sound like! The zoo is filled with so many different sounds! This week campers will join the herd, learn about different animal sounds, and make some noise of their own!

SOLD OUT

Color Me Wild

9am - 4pm

Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and COLORS! Join us as we learn all about the Art of Nature. From camouflage, bright colors, frills, bills, feathers, fur and more. Learn about our many colorful creatures, each day focusing on different colors and ways nature makes and uses it! – This week is recommended for Campers who love arts & crafts!

SOLD OUT

Weird and Wild

June 24 – 28 or July 29 – August 2

9am - 4pm

Featuring the odd balls of the animal world. Did you know a chameleon can look in different directions? Is the Patagonian Mara half rabbit, half deer? Is coral a plant or an animal? Join us as we have fun figuring out what is what amongst the weird here at the Akron Zoo!

SOLD OUT

Celebration Safari

August 5 – 9

9am - 4pm

How do different cultures celebrate animals? We will look at stories, art and history as we explore how cultures from around the world celebrate wild life and wild places. And we will learn what people are doing to help protect and conserve the species they love!

SOLD OUT


Junior Keeper Experience

August 1

1pm - 4pm

Ages 12 -16

SOLD OUT dates: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 19, July 25, Aug. 1 morning, Aug. 8

STILL AVAILABLE: 
Aug. 1, 1 - 4 p.m.

Prices

  • $75 for Akron Zoo Members 
  • $100 Non-members

Limited Space!

Ever wonder what it is like to be a zookeeper? This program offers teens the chance to work with our keepers in non-dangerous animal areas. For this special half-day program, join us either in the morning or afternoon getting hands on what Zoo Keepers do. Limit 3 participants per session. For safety reasons, proper attire and closed toed shoes MUST be worn.

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*A t-shirt is included with the registration fee of Summer Kids ZooCamps. (Does not include Family Camp or Jr Keeper) Purchase additional t-shirts for $15 each while supplies last!