Summer Camps at Brandywine Zoo

About Brandywine Zoo Summer Camps


 

To register, download a registration packet, complete it, and mail it to:
The Brandywine Zoo
Attention: Zoo Camp
1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802

If you are unable to access the registration packet online, please call
(302) 571-7850, ext. 209

For additional Zoo Camp information,
e-mail the Zoo at DNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us or call (302) 571-7850, ext. 209

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please download our Zoo Camp Handbook from the Zoo's website.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of registration for Zoo Camp.

A $25 fee will be charged for all cancellations up to April 30th.
Half refund for cancellations after May 1st; No refunds after June 1st.

Full Day Camps:
Camp Time 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drop off from 8:15 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. Pick up from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After care is available Monday through Thursday only, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for $40/week or $20/day.

Mini Day Camps:
**All campers must be completely toilet trained to attend. This means that campers must be able to use the restroom on their own, requiring no assitance. Our definition of toilet trained means that the child is able to manage his/her own clean-up and clothing by him/herself.

Camp Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Drop-off from 8:15 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. Pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Aftercare is available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camper will need to have a packed lunch if registered for Aftercare and will join other campers for a 12:00 p.m. lunch.
Aftercare fee: $40/week or $20/day

Find A Camp at
a Different Park:

Our Camps


Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced (Specialty Camp)*

Session:
Monday, August 03, 2015 to Friday, August 07, 2015
Camp Day:
Ages: 11 to 13
Cost: $300, $275 DZS per camper

About the Program: Discover what it takes to work at the zoo. Campers go behind-the-scenes, help prepare animal diets, clean an exhibit area, study animal behavior, create enrichment and more. *Campers must be able to complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to come into contact with allergens, such as animal dander and hay, safely. Campers will have limited contact with select animals. Campers may only register for one session per age group.


Structures of Survival

Session:
Monday, August 03, 2015 to Friday, August 07, 2015
Camp Day:
Ages: 6 to 9
Cost: $200, $175 DZS per camper

About the Program: Ever wonder how animals thrive in extreme environments? Learn all about adaptations and discover how animals’ structures help them survive.


Mini Day Camp: Animal Babies

Session:
Monday, August 10, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015
Camp Day: Camp Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Drop-off from 8:15 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. Pick-up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 4 to 5
Cost: $200/$175 DZS per camper

About the Program: No one can deny how adorable animal babies are. Learn about different animal babies, their parents and what it takes for them to grow. After-care is available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camper will need to have a packed lunch if registered for after-care and will join other campers for a 12:00 p.m. lunch. Aftercare Fee: $40/week or $20/day
** All campers must be completely toilet-trained to attend. This means that campers must be able to use the restroom on their own, requiring no assistance. Our definition of toilet trained means that the child is able to manage his/her own clean-up and clothing by him/herself.


Tales of Tails

Session:
Monday, August 17, 2015 to Friday, August 21, 2015
Camp Day:
Ages: 5 to 9
Cost: $200, $175 DZS per camper

About the Program: Each day we will read an animal tale then immerse ourselves in the story’s theme with crafts, games and related animal activities.