Zoo Camp is the perfect summer camp option for kids interested in animals! The Akron Zoo offers 23 different ZooCamps for kids as young as 2 years old through 15! Choose from 1-day, 3-day, or 5-day sessions in June, July, and August. Download the entire Akron ZooCamp brochure for details on all camp themes.
Now is the time to register as the Akron ZooCamps fill up quickly! Register now on the Akron Zoo website.
Akron ZooCamp is fun for kids of all ages.
Akron ZooCamp for ages 2-5
There are several ZooCamp options for young children ages 2-5 with accompaniment of a parent or gardian. These early childhood ZooCamps include an animal encounter, tour of the zoo, stories, snack, t-shirt, and free play.
Choose from the following themes for ages 2-5:
- Family Ties
- Z is for Zookeeper
- I Spy
- Curious Creatures
- At the Zoo with You
Akron ZooCamp for ages 5-15
Choose from a 1/2 day camp in either 3 or 5-day camps for kids ages 5-15. Check out my daughter’s experience at Akron ZooCamp when she was 6 years old.
I’m an overprotective mom and had absolutely no problem leaving her in the care of the Akron Zoo. There were always a teacher, assistant and 3-5 intern and volunteers with her group. She loved the animal encounters (about 3-5) every day!
1/2 Day Camp themes for ages 5-15
- What’s for Dinner
- Zoo Vet
- Nature Exploration
- Going Green
- Bust a Move
- Marvel-ous Animals
- Where in the World
My son has always loved animals and is considering being a vet when he grows up. He is super excited to attend the Zoo Vet half-day, 5 day camp this summer. This is his chance to see a real animal hospital and talk with the zoo vets to see how they treat sick or injured animals at the zoo. What an amazing hands-on learning opportunity for older kids ages 10-13.
Full Day Camps for 5 days for ages 6-13 with these themes:
- Working at the Zoo
- Animal Enrichment
- Animal Tales
- Design an Exhibit
Full Day, 5-Day Camps are available for kids ages 6-13. Full day camps start at 9:30am and end at 4:30pm. This is an excellent option for working parents looking for a full-day summer camp for their children. For your convenience, Akron ZooCamp offers additional add-on services for camps too including Meal Deals ($25 per child per week), Before Care (8-9:30am), and After Care (4:30-5:30pm).
Sign up for Akron ZooCamp
Sessions are limited to 15 campers and must be pre-paid. Sign up for Akron ZooCamps by printing this form. Fill it out and either mail it or drop off at Akron Zoo.
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Attn: ZooCamp Registration
Akron ZooCamp Pricing
Akron ZooCamp for ages 2-5, 1/2 day camps:
$30 per child for Akron Zoo members, $35 for non-members
Akron ZooCamp for 3-day camps:
$65 for Akron Zoo members, $75 for non-members
Akron ZooCamp for 1/2 day, 5-day camps:
$105 for Akron Zoo members, $115 for non-members
Akron ZooCamp for full day, 5-day camps:
$165 for Akron Zoo members, $190 for non-members