Summer Camps at Brandywine Zoo

About Brandywine Zoo Summer 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 Camps:

Drop-off from 8:30 to 8:59 a.m. Pick-up from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

After care is available from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday. No after care available on Fridays.
$50 per week or $15 per day

Mini Day Camps:
After care is available from Noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Campers must bring a packed lunch if registered for aftercare and will join our other campers at Noon for lunch. $50 per week or $15 per day, available Monday through Friday.

All campers must be completely toilet-trained to attend. 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. All campers are required to bring a packed snack to camp each day.

Find A Camp at
a Different Park:

Our Day Camps

Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced


For ages 11 to 14
July 24 – 28
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands- on activities and projects. Campers will go behind-the-scenes, help prepare animal diets, clean an exhibit area, study animal behavior, create enrichment and much more! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending 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. Please note that campers may only register for one Advanced session.
Cost: $335 per camper/ $305 DZS

Food Chains, Poo, and Bugs Too!


For ages 6 to 10
July 24 – 28
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Food chain fun? Yes! If anyone can make food chains FUN it is the zoo. Animals and plants thrive on one another and campers will have the opportunity to see the food chain come alive… and full circle with poo and bugs too.
Cost: $235 per camper, $205 DZS

Rainforest Rangers


For ages 6 to 10
July 31 – August 4
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Become a Rainforest Ranger and discover the diversity of animals unique to rainforests. Learn which animals call the rainforest their home and discover ways to save their shrinking habitat.
Cost: $235 per camper, $205 DZS

Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics


For ages 8 to 10
July 31 – August 4
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Campers will be able to see how some animals are cared for, visit some behind-the-scenes areas and learn what it takes to feed and maintain exhibits for more than 100 animals per day. Plus, they will complete a week-long enrichment project! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending 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. Please note that campers may only register for one Basics session.
After care is available from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday for $50 per week or $15 per day. No after care available on Fridays.
Cost: $335 per camper/ $305 DZS

WILD Animal Careers


For ages 11 to 14
August 7 – 11
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Have you ever thought about a future career working with animals? Discover what it takes to care for, feed, train, and work with different animals. During this week, campers will explore a variety of creature careers through guest speakers, career-building lessons, and hands-on activities.
After care is available from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday for $50 per week or $15 per day. No after care available on Fridays.
Cost: $335 per camper/ $305 DZS

Tales of Tails Special Daily Option!


For ages 5 to 10
August 7 – 11
9 a.m. – 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.
Cost:
Daily Rate: $55/day per camper, $45/day for DZS Members
Weekly Rate (all 5 days):
Early Bird Fee = $210 per camper, $180 DZS Members (by March 31st)
Regular Fee = $235 per camper, $205 DZS Members (starting April 1st)

Color Me Wild! Mini-Day Camp


For ages 4 to 5
August 14 – 18
9 – 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.
Drop-off from 8:30 to 8:59 a.m. Pick-up from 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Early Bird fee $120 per camper, $100 DZS through March 31
After care is available for $50/week and $15/day from Noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Campers must bring a packed lunch if registered for aftercare and will join our other campers at Noon for lunch.
All campers must be completely toilet trained to attend. 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. All campers are required to bring a packed snack to camp each day.
Cost: $130 per camper, $110 DZS

Guardians of the Globe Special Daily Option!


For ages 5 to 10
August 14 – 18
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Travel the world and become a Guardian of the Globe, ready to Avenge our animal friends. Learn how to be a superhero for our planet, and meet some special animal superheroes, too.
Cost:
Daily Rate: $55/day per camper, $45/day for DZS Members
Weekly Rate (all 5 days):
Early Bird Fee = $210 per camper, $180 DZS Members (by March 31st)
Regular Fee = $235 per camper, $205 DZS Members (starting April 1st)