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Delaware Summer Camp Guide 2019

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RELATED: The 2019 Guide to Theater Camps in Delaware


*denotes 2018 dates and rates 

4-H Camps

Harrington • 730-4000
Hockessin • 831-2509
Newark • 831-2667 ext. 2
Ocean View • 831-2509

Activities: nature education, animals, photography, cooking, camping, field trips, leadership, swimming, environmental education and performing arts
Ages: 5-18
Duration: half and full days, overnight, weekly, June 10–August 9
Price: $110–$310

Alapocas Run State Park

Wilmington • 577-7020
Activities: rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, canoeing, nature and camping
Ages: 8-16
Duration: day camp only, weekly, June 17-28, July 15-26
Price: $275-$325

Alley-Oop Skim

Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach • 227-7087
Activities: skim boarding and lacrosse 
Ages: 5-16
Duration: day and overnight
Price: half and full days, overnight, multi-day sessions, $225-$1,000 per session
***THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT***

 

Rehoboth Delaware Summer Children's Theatre

The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre offers summer programs in theater, film and TV.//photo courtesy of Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre

 

Bellevue State Park

Wilmington • 761-6963 
Activities: hiking, fishing, nature education, field trips, photography, volunteerism, boating, community service, rock climbing, archery and white water rafting
Ages: 4-15
Duration: half and full days only with one overnight, 3-day and weekly, April 22-26, June 10-Aug. 16
Price: $135-$330 

Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover • 674-2111 ext. 110
Activities: painting, sculpture, drawing, nature crafts and advanced crafts
Ages: 6-12
Duration: half and full days, weekly, July 8-July 26
Price: $125-$150

Blue Rocks Baseball Camps

Wilmington • â€‹888-2015
Activity: baseball
Ages: 5–13
Duration: half days only, July 11-12, July 31-Aug. 1, Aug. 14-15
Price: $99

Brandywine Creek  State Park

Wilmington • 655-5740
Activities: nature education, science, outdoor adventures, sports, boating, camping skills, art, swimming, tubing and survival skills
Ages: 5–14
Duration: half and full days only, weekly, April 22-26, June 17–Aug. 16
Price: $125-$250

Brandywine Zoo

Wilmington • 571-7850 ext. 209
Activities: animal care, animal handling, nature education, art, reading and citizen science
Ages: 4–17
Duration: day camp only, daily, weekly, full or half day, April 22-26, June 10–Aug. 23
Price: $45-$55 per day; $110-$340 per week

Cab Calloway Summer School of the Arts

Wilmington • 766-3411
Activities: theater, fashion, music, dance, art, cooking, photography, robotics, animal care, aerial arts, writing and science
Ages: K–12
Duration: day camp only, daily and weekly, June 24–Aug. 2
Price: $285-320 per week and $70 per day the week of July 4th​

Camp Arrowhead

Lewes • â€‹945-0610
Activities: arts, boating, nature, cookouts, archery, dances, rock climbing, ropes course, zip line, swimming and Christian emphasis
Ages: grades 2–11
Duration: day and overnight, weekly and biweekly, June 24–Aug. 10
Price: $305-$1,160

 

Delaware summer camp guide 2019

There are many Delaware summer programs that encourage kids to get outdoors.

 

Camp JCC

Wilmington • 478-5660
Activities: crafts, robotics, nature, sports, drama, Israeli culture, music, dance, swimming, hiking, teen field trips and teen leadership
Ages: pre-K–grade 10
Duration: half and full days, overnight, one- to two-week sessions, June 17–Aug. 16
Price: $130-$3,600 per session
Extended care: before and after, $50 per day

Camp Kesem

Oxford, Pa.; Centreville, Md.; and other locations • (260) 225-3736
Activities: arts & crafts, athletics, messy games, talent shows, nature, swimming, limited to children affected by a parent’s cancer
Ages: 6-18
Duration: overnight only, weekly, August
Price: free

Camp New Hope, part of Delaware Hospice

Milford, Bear • (800) 838-9800 ext. 1374
Activities: crafts, water games, sports, and opportunities for group discussions and activities for children who have lost a close loved one
Ages: 6-17
Duration: day camp only, June 18-21, June 25-28
Price: free

Cape Henlopen Park

Lewes • 645-6852
Activities: animal and nature-themed camps and history
Ages: 5–12
Duration: half day and full day only, three-day and weekly sessions, June-August
Price: $75-$200

Caravel Day Camp

Bear • 740-4333
Activities: art, swimming, computers, sports, field trips, Frisbee and obstacle courses
Ages: grades 5–13
Duration: day camp only, 3 days or weekly, June–August
Price: $143-$203 per week

Choir School of Delaware

Wilmington • 543-8657
Activities: Math and reading instruction, music classes, arts and crafts, fun at the pool, cooking classes, art, drama, cooking and physical education.
Ages: 7-13
Duration: June 24–July 26; Monday through Friday from 8:30– 5 p.m.
Price: $350 per camper

Delaware Aerospace Academy

Smyrna and Newark • 834-1978
Activities: oceans, dinosaurs, space, flight simulators and science
Ages: grades 1–10
Duration: day and overnight, weekly, June 17–July 12
Price: $300–$650 per week

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington • 351-8551
Activities: ceramics, painting, sketching, cartooning, photography and printmaking
Ages: 6–16
Duration: day camp only; half and full days available; 1-2 weeks, June 10–Aug. 23
Price: $170-$305 per week; $500-$560 per two-week session

Delaware Dance Company

Newark • 738-2023
Activities: dance, musical theater, crafts, games 
Ages: 4-19
Duration: day camp only, half and full days, 1-2 week sessions, June 24–Aug. 2
Price: $175-$640 per session

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Wilmington • 658-9111 ext. 305
Activities: nature, outer space, engineering, art, animals, dinosaurs and outdoor skills, science
Ages: pre-K–9th grade
Duration: half and full days, select sessions have one overnight sleepover, daily and weekly options, June 11–Aug. 17
Price: $150–$335 per week, extended care $28-50 per week

Delaware Nature Society

​Milford, Hockessin, Greenville, Wilmington • 239-2334 ext. 0
​Activities: nature education, water sports, horseback riding, cooking, photography, boating, fishing, archery, arts, cooking and animals
Ages: 3–15
Duration: day camp only, half and full days, weekly, June 10–Aug. 23
Price: $95–$570

Delaware Soccer Camp

Newark • 533-5441
Activities: soccer and  swimming
Ages: 7–18
Duration: day camp only, weekly, June 10–July 21
Price: $165-265

Delaware State University

Dover • 857-6824
Activities: S.T.E.M., sports, business, robotics, food biotechnology, forensic science, law, art and field trips
Ages: grades K–12
Duration: day camp only, weekly, June 24–Aug. 9
Price: $200–$250

Delaware Technical Community College

Dover • 857-1400
Georgetown • 259-6366
Stanton • 454-3956
Wilmington • 830-5200

Activities: S.T.E.M., photography, cooking, illustration, sports, cosmetology, architecture, sports, Star Wars, music production, musical theater, cheerleading, Upward Bound, self defense, healthcare, coding, field trips, boating, robotics, podcasting, crossfit and yoga
Ages: 5–17
Duration: half and full days, weekly, spring break camp, April 22-26, June 10–Aug. 23
Price: $55 per day, $159-$298 per session, free sessions for qualifying students

 

Delaware theatre Company summer on stage program

Campers in Delaware Theatre Company’s Summer on Stage program.//photo by Photo by Matt Urban for Mobius New Media

 

EasterSeals Camp Fairlee​

Chestertown, Md. • (410) 778-0566
Activities: rock wall, ropes, arts and crafts, swimming, singing, campfires, boating, hayrides, field trips, and horseback riding for children, teens, and adults with disabilities, including autism
Ages: 6–18+
Duration: overnight only, 5-, 6- or 12-day sessions, July-August
Price: $100 registration fee, inquire for program fees and scholarship availability

First State Ballet Theatre

Wilmington • â€‹658-7897 ext. 3851
Activities: ballet workshops and intensives
Ages: 4-21
Duration: day camp only, one-, three-, and four-week sessions; June 24–July 19, Aug. 19–24*
Price: $700–$1,300
*For current students approved by director

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

Newark • 456-7150
Salisbury, Md. • (800) 374-9811

Activities: swimming, archery, campfires, horseback riding, leadership, problem-solving skills, fantasy themes, s’mores, nature, hiking, STEM and cooking
Ages: grades 1-12
Duration: day and overnight camp, weekly, June 17–Aug. 2
Price: $225–$515

Hockessin Athletic Club Summer Camps

Hockessin • 766-7482 ext. 155
Activities: exploration, sports, martial arts, tumbling, yoga, dance, field trips and special guests
Ages: 3–12
Duration: half and full days, daily and weekly sessions, June–August
Price: $64–$371

Hockessin Montessori School

Hockessin • 234-1240
Activities: sports, arts and crafts, science, technology, dance, drama, education, singing, swimming, field trips, coding and  cooking
Ages: 1–12
Duration: half and full days, weekly, June 17–Aug. 23
Price: $155-$285

i9 Sports*

Dover, Newark and Middletown • 894-3751
Activities: basketball, cheerleading, soccer, flag football and baseball
Ages: 7–16
Duration: weekly, July–August
Price: N/A

Kay’s Kamp

Middletown • 304-2496
Activities: board games, arts and crafts, sports, boating, music, nature, swimming, archery and fishing for children with cancer
Ages: 5–17
Duration: July 27–Aug. 3
Price: free

Killens Pond State Park

Felton • 284-4299
Activities: nature education, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, field trips, boating, survival skills and swimming
Ages: 6–12
Duration: weekly, April 22-26, June 17–Aug. 9
Price: $175–$195
Extended care: before and after care, $15-$50 per week

Lums Pond State Park

Bear • 368-6989
Activities: nature education, wildlife research, water sports, rock climbing, crafts, fishing, survival skills, field trips and boating
Ages: 4–13
Duration: half and full day only, daily, 3-day and and weekly sessions, June 17–Aug. 9
Price: $135–$250

Mid-Atlantic Ballet

Newark • 266-6362
Activities: ballet, stories, crafts, jazz, Pilates, dance history and modern dance
Ages: 4–18
Duration: half and full days, weekly, June 24–Aug. 9
Price: $145-$390 per week

The Music School of Delaware

Wilmington, Hockessin, Milford • 762-1132
Activities: private and group music instruction, voice lessons, dance and songwriting
Ages: 15 months-18+
Duration: one-hour lessons to full days, daily and weekly, June–August
Price: $25-$385

 

Campers at Delaware Theatre Company's Summer on Stage Program

Campers performing as part of Delaware Theatre Company’s Summer on Stage program.//PHOTO BY MATT URBAN FOR MOBIUS NEW MEDIA

 

Newark Arts Alliance

Newark • â€‹266-7266
Activities: visual arts, theater, dancing and singing
Ages: 7–12
Duration: day camp only weekly, Aug. 5-16
Price: Varies based on income

Newark Bike Project

Newark • 525-6833
Activities: biking, bicycle maintenance, community service and leadership
Ages: 9-14
Duration: half days only, 4-day sessions, July 17-20, July 15-18, Aug. 19-22
Price: $10 per session

Newark Parks & Recreation

Newark • 366-7000
Activities: basketball, soccer, arts, dance, theater, nature education, field trips, archery, boating and safety
Ages: 3–15
Duration: half and full days, weekly, June 10–Aug. 16
Price: $70–$255

Painting with a Twist Camp

Newark • 660-1200
Middletown • 660-1897

Activities: Painting, games and crafts
Ages: 7–12
Duration: June 17-Aug. 16
Price: daily, $45 per day

Pura Vida Kids Club

Bear • info@puravidakidsclub.com
Activities: Spanish language immersion, yoga, nature walks, arts & crafts and zip lining
Ages: 5-10
Duration: day camp only, weekly, July 29-Aug. 9
Price: $285/week, optional $15 zipline add-on

St. Elizabeth Summer Camp

Wilmington • 656-3369
Activities: sports, art, swimming, field trips, and new specialty sports camps for football, basketball and baseball
Ages: 3-14
Duration: day camp only, four and five day sessions, July 10-Aug. 9
Price: $200 per session

Tatnall School Summer Camp

Wilmington • 892-4347
Activities: science, technology, sports, sewing, chess, dance, arts, field trips, swimming, fencing, archery and surfing
Ages: pre-K–grade 12
Duration: half and full days, one- and two-week sessions, June 10–Aug. 16
Price: $190-$850 per session

Tower Hill School Summer Programs

Wilmington • 472-7370
Activities: sports, academics, technology, sewing, woodworking, field trips, yoga, crafts, LEGO® engineering, game design and theater
Ages: 3-12
Duration: half and full days, weekly, June 10–Aug. 9
Price: $150-$310

Trap Pond State Park

Laurel • 875-5163
Activities: nature education, fishing, hiking, science, field trips, camping, arts and crafts, animal care and survival skills
Ages: 7–14
Duration: day camp and overnight, weekly, July 24–Aug. 16
Price: $150–$375

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware

Camp Manito in Wilmington • 764-2400
Camp Lenape in Felton • 335-5626

Activities: swimming, arts and crafts, sports, nature, field trips, technology and music for people with and without orthopedic disabilities
Ages: 3–21
Duration: day camp only, July 1–Aug. 9
Price: $175-$200 per week

University of Delaware Newark

Check website for phone numbers of various camps
Activities: sports, engineering, coding, science, robotics, cooking, music, theater, nature education, coding, environmental science and ice skating,
Ages: pre-K through graduated seniors
Duration: half and full days, overnight, up to four week long sessions, June 17-Aug. 9
Price: $300-$2,000 per session

White Clay Creek State Park

Newark • 368-6900
Activities: nature education, mountain biking, tubing, survival skills, boating, animal care, field trips, geology, rock climbing, and crafts
Ages: 4–14
Duration: half and full day only, three day and weekly sessions, June 17–Aug. 16
Price: $100-$325

Wilmington Friends School

Wilmington • 576-2998
Activities: sports, art, field trips, outdoor play, games, swimming, ice skating, bowling, adventure, STEM, programming, service learning, cooking and digital music.
Ages: age 3 through grade 9
Duration: day camp only, one-week sessions, June 17–Aug. 23
Price: $244-$400 per session

Wilmington Montessori School

Wilmington • 475-0555
Activities: nature, sports, cooking, theater, technology, archery, academics, swimming, field trips, photography and LEGO® projects
Ages: 1–14
Duration: half and full days, one overnight, 3- to 5-day sessions, June 17–Aug. 19
Price: $120-$230

YMCA Camp Tockwogh 

​Chestertown, Md. • (410) 348-6000
Activities: horseback riding, sailing, water sports, leadership, sports, mountain biking, fishing, arts & crafts, rock wall, ropes course, tubing and paddle boarding
Ages: grades K–10
Duration: overnight only, three-day to two-week sessions, overnight, June 19–Aug. 16
Price: $340–$1,900 per session

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