EDUCATION

Zoo Camps — Celebrating the Wild in Every Child!

The Brandywine Zoo's Camp program is designed to provide children the opportunity to spend time 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!

Our camps are geared towards children who are eager to learn, follow directions, and want to have fun. More importantly, each child will learn the importance of having fun in nature and making new friends!

Through our Camp programs, we hope to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists and stewards of our natural world.

The Brandywine Zoo offers the following Camps:

Camper Information
  • Children must be within the age/grade level listed at the beginning of the program date
  • Camp is geared toward children who are eager to learn, follow directions, and have fun
  • Campers must bring lunch and a drink
Zoo Camp Handbook
All information regarding Spring Zoo Camps and Summer Zoo Camps can be found in the Zoo Camp Handbook, however, if you have any additional questions or concerns email us.

Cancellation Policy
Payment is due in full at time of registration for Zoo Camp.

Holiday and Spring Camps: There will be no refunds for those that cancel within 14 days of Holiday or Spring Camp dates. Those who wish to cancel their registration 15 days or more from the Holiday/Spring Camp dates may receive a Zoo Camp credit. Any Zoo Camp credits given must be used within 365 days or less of the cancellation date.

Summer Camps: A $25.00 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations up to April 30th; 1/2 refund for cancellations starting May 1st; No refunds after June 1st.


Looking for Holiday or School Break Camps? Look no further!
Join us at the Brandywine Zoo during your day off from school! Our special holiday camps offer exciting learning opportunities, tours through the zoo, crafts, games, and much more! Each holiday camp will focus on an interesting animal related topic as the group explores the zoo and participate in fun activities. Don't delay, sign up today!

Ages: 5 -13
Drop-off: 8:30am - 9am
Pick-up: 3:30pm - 4pm
After Care: 4pm - 5pm Monday - Thursday

Monday, January 18, 2016, 9am - 3:30pm
MLK Day Camp

Our world is richer because of biodiversity. Learn why every living thing has a special place and purpose on earth. Through fun activities, stories, and crafts, you'll discover how to be a better animal ambassador! Campers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Snack will be provided. Pre-registration required. Deadline is January 16.

Zoo Members: $35/camper | Non-Members: $45/camper | After care fee: $15/camper

Monday, February 15, 9am - 3:30pm

Learn about what animals do in winter, from hibernation to migration! Campers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Snack will be provided. Pre-registration required. Deadline is February 13.

Zoo Members: $35/camper | Non-Members: $45/camper | After care fee: $15/camper


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


March 28 - April 1, 9am - 3:30pm

Enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day will have its own zoo-related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more.

WEEKLY FEE: Zoo Members: $170/camper | Non-Members: $200/per camper | Aftercare fee: $60/camper.
DAILY FEE: Zoo Members: $45/camper | Non-Members: $55/per camper | Aftercare fee: $20/camper.


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


Zoo Camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up Route - Summer Camp Only!
The Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Directions from North and South of Wilmington
  1. Take I-95 (North if coming from the South & South if coming from the North) to the exit for Route 202 South (Concord Pike).
  2. Go South on Rt. 202/Concord Ave.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto N. Broom St. (Kreston Liquors on right hand corner of first intersection)
  4. Follow several blocks to a "T" intersection with a traffic light
  5. Turn LEFT onto W. 18th St. (This is right past Salesianum High School)
  6. Turn RIGHT onto Franklin Drive (across from Franklin St.) There will be signs.
  7. Follow Franklin Drive through the park and around to the LEFT. If you stay left this will loop you around to the Brandywine Zoo's Education Parking lot. This is where you will need to drop off your camper in the morning. Here an education staff member will greet you and you will be able to drop-off your camper(s) right from your vehicle!
From Downtown Wilmington
  1. Take Delaware Ave. to Van Buren St.
  2. Cross the Van Buren St. Bridge. (cobblestone road)
  3. Follow Van Buren St. all the way up the hill to the intersection of 18th St.
  4. Turn LEFT onto 18th St.
  5. Drive past playground and turn LEFT onto Franklin Drive (across from Franklin St.)
  6. Follow Franklin Drive through the park and around to the LEFT. If you stay left this will loop you around to the Brandywine Zoo's Education Parking lot. This is where you will need to drop off your camper in the morning. Here an education staff member will greet you and you will be able to drop-off your camper(s) right from your vehicle!
Also, please note that the Education Parking lot will NOT be accessible by vehicle off of Van Buren Street (cobblestone road that separates the zoo) during the camp drop-off hours of 8:00am to 8:30am. If you are walking to the zoo, you may just walk with your camper to the Education parking lot for drop-off.

Public Transportation
Dart First State Bus Routes for the Brandywine Zoo: Routes 2, 11, 12, 21, & 35 Please visit www.dartfirststate.com for more information.



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