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Leaping Lemurs! Summer Science Camp

Educational and unforgettable!

The Leaping Lemurs! Summer Science Camp is a co-ed camp designed for grades 3rd through 8th that includes a mixture of classroom learning, fun interactive activities, and of course plenty of time with the lemurs!  Each camp includes appropriate modules that guarantee an educational and fun filled time for your child. Participants learn about all aspects of the Lemur Center, including research, conservation, and animal care. This is a great camp for the animal lover in your family!

How to Register

Registration opens January 22, 2018. Please complete the registration form below and fax, mail, or email it to the Education Department.

Registration form:

Leaping Lemurs Camp Registration Form_Summer 2018

Payment is required at the time of registration. For your security, please do not send credit card information via email.

Refunds can be obtained up to 14 days prior to the start of camp. Cancellations made within 30 days of the camp session will receive a full refund. Those made within 14-29 days of the camp session will receive a 50% refund, and last-minute cancellations made 0-13 days before the camp session will not receive a refund. Please note that it can take up to 45 business days to process and mail a refund. 

Age Groups

Grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th.

* Although half-day camps for 1st- and 2nd-graders have been offered in the past, the DLC is not planning to offer a summer camp for this age group in 2018. *

Dates + Times

3rd-5th camp dates: July 9-13 (fully booked) and August 6-10. Our July camp is fully booked, but a small number of spaces currently remain in our August camp. Reach out to us soon to book your child's spot this August!

6th-8th camp dates: June 25-29 and July 23-27.

Camps are 5 full days, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.

For days, times, costs, and aftercare options at a glance, please consult this handy chart:
2017 Camp Comparison Chart.

Enrollment Fees

$380 per student.

Unfortunately, no scholarships or tuition assistance are available at this time.

Payment is required at the time of registration. Refunds can be obtained up to 14 days prior to the start of camp. Cancellations made within 30 days of the camp session will receive a full refund. Those made within 14-29 days of the camp session will receive a 50% refund, and last-minute cancellations made 0-13 days before the camp session will not receive a refund. Please note that it can take up to 45 business days to process and mail a refund.

Additional Details

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather and ensure they are wearing closed-toed tennis shoes. We ask that caretakers provide a water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent as all campers will be exposed to outdoor elements.

Because this is a science camp, all activities are STEM based.

Lunch won’t be provided, so children should bring their own bagged lunches. Although refrigeration isn’t available, all lunches are kept in an air-conditioned room. Drinks (water and soda) are available at the Lemur Landing Gift Shop for $1.00.

Parents picking up their children after 4:00 p.m. will be subject to a late pick-up fee of $10 per half hour. The Duke Lemur Center closes at 5:00 p.m.

Although children will be very close to the lemurs, there is no touching or handling of the lemurs per Lemur Center regulations.

Will my child get to touch a lemur?

Nope! As cuddly as the animals may appear, our lemurs are wild animals. For the safety of our animals and our guests, no visitors are allowed any physical contact with the animals. 

Questions? 

If you have questions or would like to receive more information, please email the Education Department at primate@duke.edu. They’ll be happy to assist!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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