Holiday Camps

Join us during your day off from school!

Ages: 5 – 13

Our holiday camps offer exciting learning opportunities, tours through the zoo, crafts, games, and much more! Each holiday camp will focus on a different theme. Campers must be potty trained and come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Note: camps require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration required. Don’t delay, sign up today!


Full Day Camps

Members: $40 | Non-members: $50 | Aftercare: $15

Monday, January 21
MLK JR. DAY: ANIMAL PLAY DAY 
How do animals stay healthy through play and why is it important? Deadline for registration is January 18.

Monday, February 18
PRESIDENT’S DAY: ENRICHMENT ENGINEERS
Spend the day making enrichment for our zoo animals. Deadline for registration is February 16.

If you wish to register for a Holiday Camp but would rather pay by check CLICK HERE.

Camp Schedule
8:30am Camp Drop-off Begins
9am Camp Begins
3:30pm Camp Ends
3:30 – 4pm Regular Pick-up
4 – 5pm Aftercare/Late Pickup

Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists

Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 9am – 3:30pm
Aftercare available Monday-Thursday

Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more. Campers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Pre-registration required.  Registration deadline is March 30.

EARLY BIRD FEE (Through March 29)
Members: $185/camper | Non-members: $215/camper

WEEKLY FEE
Members: $210/camper | Non-members: $240/camper | Aftercare: $50/camper

DAILY FEE
Members: $45/camper | Non-members: $55/camper | Aftercare: $15/camper

Camp Schedule

8:30 am Camp Drop-off begins
9 am Camp Begins
3:30 pm Camp Ends
3:30 – 4 pm Regular Pick-up
4 – 5 pm Aftercare/Late Pickup

If you wish to register for the Spring Break Camp but would rather pay by check CLICK HERE.

Summer Camp

Join us for a WILD Summer!

Through our Summer Camp program we hope to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists and stewards of our natural world. Camps focus on the weekly topic and the instructors have activities planned to match. Depending on the camp, activities may include “behind the scenes” tours, keeper talks, games, crafts and plenty of tours of the Zoo. Your child can expect to learn and have fun while they are at the Brandywine Zoo!

We offer full-day and half-day, week-long camps! Don’t need a whole week? Select weeks are available at daily rates. Click on the camps below for descriptions.

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2019 ZOO CAMPS AT A GLANCE
Week Mini Camp
Ages 4-5
Full Day Camp
Age 6-10
Specialty Camp
Ages 8-12
Specialty Camp
Ages 11-15
Specialty Camp
Ages 14-17
Daily Session Camps
Ages 5-10
Daily Session Camps
Ages 6-10
June 10-14 Sensory Safari
June 17-21 Animal Tales Creature Classes
June 24-28 Fantastic Beasts Animal Handling 101
July 1-5 Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics (A) Continental Creatures
July 8-12 S.A.F.E – Saving Animals from Extinction Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced (A)
July 15-19 Citizen Science in Your Backyard Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics (B)
 July 22-26 Animal Superpowers! Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced (B)
July 29-August 2 Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics (C) Wild Animal Careers
August 5-9 Cool Keeper Tools Talk to the Animals
August 12-16 Color Me Wild! ZSI – Zoo Science Investigators
August 19-23 Food Chains, Poo, & Bugs Too!
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If you wish to register for the Summer Camp but would rather pay by check CLICK HERE.
If you wish to register for individual days of aftercare for any camp, rather than the whole week, and/or for individual days for the weeks of July 1-5 (Continental Creatures) and August 19-23 (Food Chains, Poo, and Bugs, please CLICK HERE  you will need to pay by check.

Full Day Camps (Ages 5 – 14)
Full Day Camps are offered from June 18 through August 24. Each week has a different theme, and ages range from 5-14, depending on the week.

Camp Schedule

8:30 am Camp Drop-off begins
9 am Camp Begins
3:30 pm Camp Ends
3:30 – 4 pm Regular Pick-up
4 – 5 pm Aftercare/Late Pickup Mon-Thur only

Early Bird Fee (through March 29):
Members: $185/camper | Non-members: $210/camper

Regular Fee:
Members: $215/camper | Non-members: $240/camper

Aftercare: $50/week or $15/day

Specialty Camps (Ages 8 – 17)
Full Day Specialty Camps are offered for three age groups. Junior Zoo Keeper Basics for ages 8-12, Junior Zoo Keeper Advanced and Wild Animal Careers for ages 11-15 and Animal Handling 101 for ages 14-17.

Camp Schedule

8:30 am Camp Drop-off begins
9 am Camp Begins
3:30 pm Camp Ends
3:30 – 4 pm Regular Pick-up
4 – 5 pm Aftercare/Late Pickup Mon-Thur only

Early Bird Fee (through March 29):
Members: $285/camper | Non-members: $310/camper

Regular Fee
Members: $315/camper | Non-members: $340/camper

Aftercare: $50/week or $15/day

Please note: In order to give as many campers as possible the opportunity to attend Junior Zoo Keeper Camp, campers registering for two weeks may be wait-listed for their second week. Please specify which of the two weeks is the camper’s first choice when registering.

Mini Camps (Ages 4 and 5)
Is your little chick ready to spread their wings? Send your 4 or 5 year old to half-day mini camp! Campers must be able to use the restroom on their own, requiring no assistance and will need a packed lunch if registered for Aftercare.

Camp Schedule

8:30 am Camp Drop-off begins
9 am Camp Begins
11:30 am Camp Ends
11:30 am – 12 pm Regular Pick-up
12-1 pm Aftercare/Late Pickup Mon-Fri

Members: $110/camper
Non-members: $130/camper

Aftercare: $50/week or $15/day