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! 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 Camp program we are hoping to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists and stewards of our natural world.


Looking for Holiday or School Break Camps? Look no further!
DOWNLOAD our 2014-15 Winter Camp Guide!

Monday, January 19, 2015, 8:30am - 4pm
MLK Day Camp (Ages 5 - 13)
(morning drop off 8 - 8:30am; aftercare available until 5:30pm)
Our world is richer because of biodiversity. Come and 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 be potty trained (able to use the restroom on their own) and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle, small snack provided. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is January 15.

Zoo Members: $35/person | Non-Members: $40/person | Aftercare fee: $10/person.

Monday, February 16, 2015, 8:30am - 4pm
President's Day Camp (Ages 5 - 13)
(morning drop off 8 - 8:30am; aftercare available until 5:30pm)
Learn about what animals do in winter, from hibernation to migration! Campers must be potty trained (able to use the restroom on their own) and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle, small snack provided. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is February 11.

Zoo Members: $35/person | Non-Members: $40/person | Aftercare fee: $10/person.

Spring Break Zoo Camp
  • April 6-10, 2015. More info coming soon!


    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 bring their lunch and 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.


    To Register:
    1. DOWNLOAD the registration form for holiday camps.
    2. Complete the fillable form, print, sign and mail completed form to:
      The Brandywine Zoo, Attention: Zoo Camp
      1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
      Fax: 302-577-7480

    Cancellation Policy
    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. No refunds for Summer Camps will be given after June 1.

    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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