Leaping Lemurs! Summer Science Camp

Educational and unforgettable!

Summer Science Camps: 2017

Please note that  the July 10-14 full-day camp for 3rd- through 5th-graders and the August 7-11 full-day camp for 6th- through 8th-graders are WAITLISTED. Please email if you’d like to be added to the waitlist and/or to inquire about other DLC camp offerings that are still available.

The Leaping Lemurs! Summer Science Camp is a co-ed camp designed for grades 1st through 8th and 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!


3 half days or 5 full days, depending on your child’s age. Half-day camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m., and full-day camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

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

How to Register:

Registration opens February 1st, 2017. Please complete and return the appropriate registration form below to Gwynne MacIntyre. Gwynne’s email address and USPS “snail mail” address are printed at the bottom of the form.

Registration forms:

2017 Leaping Lemurs! Summer Science Camp Half-Day Registration Form
2017 Leaping Lemurs! Summer Science Camp Weeklong Registration Form

Payment is required at the time of registration. For your security, please don’t 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 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8


Grades 1-2 half-day camp — Aug. 2-4
Grades 3-5 full-day camp — July 10-14 WAITLISTED
Grades 3-8 full-day camp — July 24-28 NEW OFFERING!
Grades 6-8 full-day camp — Aug. 7-11 WAITLISTED

Please email if you’d like to be added to the waitlist for the July 10-14 or August 7-11 camps. The July 24-28 camp will feature teaching sessions broken into 3-5th and 6-8th grades, so your camper will be in smaller groups geared to his or her age level.


$180 per student for 3-day camp (grades 1-2)
$380 per student for 5-day camp (grades 3-5 & 6-8)

No scholarships or tuition assistance is available at this time.

Additional Info: 

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, soda) are available at the Lemur Landing Gift Shop for $1.00.

Children picked up after 1:00 p.m. (3-day camps) or 4:00 p.m. (weeklong camps) 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.


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

















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