Join us for a WILD Summer!

The Brandywine Zoo’s Summer Camp program scheduled for June have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full refunds will be issued. Camps taking place beyond June 30 are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact

Following the guidelines for summer camp set by Delaware Division of Public Health and Governor John Carney, The Brandywine Zoo will be offering summer camp on a limited basis this summer. Day Camps will be shortened to 9am – 1pm, with drop-off from 8:45-9am and pick up from 1-1:30pm to accommodate new cleaning protocols and limitations on zoo and animal activities. Aftercare is also cancelled. Due to this reduction of hours, we will be reducing the original cost of registration by 30%. Partial refunds will be given to those who have already purchased their registration.

Summer Camp is designed to provide children the opportunity to spend the summer outside at the Zoo learning about animals, zoos, and wildlife conservation. This enriching and educational experience will be filled with Zoo visits, live animal presentations, crafts, games, stories, learning projects, and much more! More importantly each child will learn the importance of having fun in nature and making new friends! Our camps are geared towards children who are eager to learn, follow directions, and want to have fun. Through our Summer Camp program, we are hoping to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists and stewards of the environment.

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Week Full Day Camp Age 6-10 Register
July 13-17 Disguises and Surprises: Camouflage and mimicry. Playing dead and acting tough. Learn about animal masters of deception, and the secrets behind their disguises and surprises! Register
July 27-31 Zoolympics: Every day in the animal kingdom is a competition for survival! Learn which animal will take the gold medal for strongest, fastest, sneakiest, or most agile, and try out your skills in our Summer ZOOlympic Games! Register
August 3-7 Zoo Science Investigators (ZSI): Investigate the world of behavioral and conservation science. Campers will become researchers and use their observation and investigation skills to better understand animals in our care and in the wild. Register
August 10-14 S.A.F.E.: Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) This is an initiative through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save endangered animals. Come and learn how zoos save species from your back yard to around the world and what YOU can do to help. Register
August 17-21 Creature Classes (Ages 6-12): Discover different classes of vertebrates and how you can tell them apart! Meet amphibians, reptiles, birds, and of course, mammals! Register

Day Camps (Ages 6-10)
Day Camps are offered from July 13 through August 21. Each week has a different theme.

Camp Schedule

8:30am Camp Drop-off begins
9am Camp Begins
1pm Camp Ends
1 – 1:30pm Regular Pick-up

Members: $147/camper | Non-members: $168/camper

Holiday Camps

Join us during your day off from school!

Ages: 6-13
Camp Times: 9am – 3:30pm

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!

Spring Zoo Camp – Amazing Adaptations – CANCELLED

Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17

Ages 6- 13
Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $210/child | Non-members: $240/child

Daily Fee:
Members: $45/child | Non-members: $55/child

Aftercare fee: $60/week or $15/day

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.