Summer Camps at Brandywine Zoo

About Brandywine Zoo Camps


 

Register for camps on the Zoo's website here
If you have any questions, please call
(302) 571-7850, ext. 209

For additional Zoo Camp information,
e-mail the Zoo or call (302) 571-7850, ext. 209

Full-Day and Specialty Camps

Full-Day Camp Time:
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Drop-off from 8:30a.m. to 8:59 a.m. Pick-up from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Aftercare:
Aftercare is available from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Thursday. No aftercare available on Fridays.

Aftercare Fee: $50/week or $15/day, available Monday through Thursday only.

Mini Day Camps

Mini Day Camp Time:
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Drop-off from 8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. Pick-up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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. All campers are required to bring a packed snack to camp each day.

Aftercare: Aftercare is available from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers will need to have a packed lunch if registered for Aftercare and will join other campers for a 12 p.m. lunch.

Aftercare Fee: $50/week or $15/day, available Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. only.

Payment and Cancellation Policies

Payment is due in full at time of registration for Zoo Camp. A $25 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations up to April 30th; ½ refund for cancellations after May 1; no refunds after June 1.

For Holiday and Spring Camps:
Payment is due in full at time of registration for Zoo Camp. There will be no refunds for those that cancel within 14 days of Holiday or Spring Camp dates. Those who wish to cancel their registration 15 days or more from the Holiday/Spring Camp dates may receive a Zoo Camp credit. Any Zoo Camp credits given must be used within 365 days or less of the cancellation date.

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Our Day Camps

Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced: (B)


For ages 11 to 15
July 23–27
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun-filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will see how animals are cared for, visit behind- the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that campers be able to independently complete physically-challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

Animal Superheroes


For ages 6 to 10
July 23–27
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What makes an animal a superhero? Its super skills! Discover the super abilities of animals and the how they have inspired some of our favorite superhero characters.

WILD Animal Careers


For ages 11 to 15
July 30–August 3
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Have you ever thought about a career working with animals? Discover what it takes to care for, feed, train, and work with different animals. During this week, campers will have the opportunity to explore a variety of creature careers.

Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics: (C)


For ages 8 to 12
July 30–August 3
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun-filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will see how animals are cared for, visit behind- the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that campers be able to independently complete physically-challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

Poké-Zoo


For ages 8 to 12
August 6–10
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Gotta see ‘em all! Join us for a fun week learning all about the real-life Pokémon of the zoo world! An action-packed adventure awaits you with crafts, games, and more as we dive into the fascinating world of Zoo Pokémon!

Color Me Wild! Mini Day Camp


For ages 4 to 5
August 13–17
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Learn about our many colorful creatures, each day focusing on a different color! 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 or her own clean-up and clothing by himself or herself. All campers are required to bring a packed snack to camp each day. Early Bird Fee:
Cost: $120 per camper, $100 Delaware Zoological Society Members (DZS) if registered by Friday, March 30. Regular Fee: $130 per camper, $110 DZS members if registered after March 30, starting March 31.

Talk to the Animals


For ages 6 to 10
August 13–17
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Noises, smells, and body language. Animals “talk” in lots of ways–but what are they saying? Join us to discover how you can talk to the animals!

Storybook Safari - Special Daily Option!


For ages 5 to 10
August 20–24
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Storybook adventures ahead! Each day, we will read and discuss an animal tale, then immerse ourselves in the story’s theme with crafts, games, and related animal activities.