2019 ZooCamp 12-14 Year Olds - Training 101 (7/22 - 7/26)

Training 101 (12-14 Year Olds)

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.

Camp Information

All Five Day Full Day camps run 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Camp care and Meal Deals are available for Five Day Full Day camps only. If campers don't pre-purchase a Meal Deal for the week, they will need to bring a packed lunch. Meal deals include a daily set box lunch (accommodations can be made for allergies).


July 22-26


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


Meal Deals: $25 per child per week. No daily rates available.

Camp Care: $40

  • Includes both Before Care (8:00-9:30) and After Care (4:30-5:30)

Any of the above options can be purchased the week of camp for an additional $5 fee.

Other Information

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

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.

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

Akron Zoo member discounts will appear once tickets have been added to your cart.  Please make sure to log in and then continue to check-out to view your member discount.