Holiday Camps

Join us during your day off from school!

Ages: 6-13

Our holiday camps offer exciting learning opportunities, zoo tours, crafts, games, and much more! Each holiday camp will focus on a different theme. Campers must 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

VETERANS’ DAY: A ZOO FOR YOU
Monday, November 11
Enter the fascinating zoo world! Learn how we take care of our animals, create animal enrichment, and design your very own animal habitat. Registration Deadline November 8.

Members: $40 | Non-members: $50


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY: BEASTLY FEASTS
Monday, November 25; Tuesday, November 26; Wednesday November 27; Friday November 29 (Each day is sold separately)
Ever wonder what’s on the menu for our zoo animals?  Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Each day will focus on a different type of eater, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Registration Deadline November 16.

Members: $40 | Non-members: $50


WINTER BREAK: HOLIDAY HABITATS
Monday, December 30; Tuesday, December 31; Wednesday January 1; Thursday January 2; Friday January 3 (Each day is sold separately)
Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Registration Deadline December 28.

Members: $40 | Non-members: $50

Camp Schedule
8:30am Camp Drop-off Begins
9am Camp Begins
3:30pm Camp Ends
3:30 – 4pm Regular Pick-up

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

Spring Zoo Camp - SOLD OUT!

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. Spring Camp is SOLD OUT!!!!

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. Camps focus on a 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- SOLD OUT!
June 24-28 Fantastic Beasts Animal Handling 101 SOLD OUT!
July 1-5 Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics (A) Continental Creatures
July 8-12 S.A.F.E – Saving Animals from Extinction SOLD OUT! Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced (A) SOLD OUT!
July 15-19 Citizen Science in Your Backyard SOLD OUT! Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics (B) SOLD OUT!
 July 22-26 Animal Superpowers! SOLD OUT! Jr. Zoo Keepers Advanced (B)
July 29-August 2 Jr. Zoo Keepers Basics (C) SOLD OUT! Wild Animal Careers
August 5-9 Cool Keeper Tools Talk to the Animals SOLD OUT!
August 12-16 Color Me Wild! SOLD OUT! ZSI – Zoo Science Investigators SOLD OUT!
August 19-23 Food Chains, Poo, & Bugs Too! SOLD OUT!
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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

Members: $210 | Non-members: $240

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

Members: $310 | Non-members: $340

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 | Non-members: $130

Aftercare: $50/week or $15/day