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Delaware Summer Camp Guide 2020

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Most Delaware summer camps offer extended care (before and after) for an additional fee, and some even include it in the cost. In addition, many programs offer scholarships or other forms of financial assistance. Contact individual camps for details.

*information for 2020 unavailable or incomplete/may include 2019 dates, rates and details

4-H Camps

New Castle County • 831-8965
Kent County • 730-4000
Sussex County • 856-7303
Activities: nature education, animals, photography, cooking, camping, field trips, leadership, swimming, environmental education, performing arts
Ages: 5–19
Duration: half and full days, and overnight; weekly; June 8–Aug. 14
Price: $110–$310
Website: udel.edu

Alapocas Run State Park

Wilmington • 577-7020
Activities: rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, canoeing, nature, camping
Ages: 8-16
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 15–July 17
Price: $275–$325
Website: destateparks.com

Bellevue State Park

Wilmington • 761-6963
Activities: hiking, fishing, nature education, field trips, photography, volunteerism, boating, community service, rock climbing, archery, white water rafting
Ages: 4–15
Duration: half and full days, select camps include one-night sleepover; weekly; June 8–Aug. 21
Price: $115–$350
Website: destateparks.com

Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover • 674-2111, ext. 110
Activities: painting, sculpture, drawing, nature crafts, advanced crafts, STEAM
Ages: 6–13
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 22–July 17
Price: $250–$300
Website: biggsmuseum.org

Blue Rocks Baseball

Wilmington • 888-2015
Activities: baseball
Ages: 5–13
Duration: half days only; July 1–2, July 20–21, Aug. 7–8
Price: $99
Website: milb.com

Brandywine Creek State Park

Wilmington • 655-5740
Activities: nature education, science, outdoor adventures, sports, boating, camping skills, art, swimming, tubing, survival skills
Ages: 5–14
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 15–Aug. 14
Price: $125–$270
Website: destateparks.com

Brandywine Zoo

Wilmington • 571-7850, ext. 209
Activities: animal care, animal handling, nature education, art, reading, citizen science
Ages: 4–17
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 8–Aug. 21
Price:$100–$340
Website: brandywinezoo.org

Cab Calloway Summer School of the Arts

Wilmington • 766-3411
Activities: theater, fashion, music, dance, art, cooking, photography, robotics, animal care, aerial arts, writing, science
Ages: grades K–12
Duration: full days only; one- and two-week sessions; June 22–July 31
Price: $285–$600
Website: cabsummer.org

Camp Arrowhead

Lewes • 945-0610
Activities: arts, boating, nature, cookouts, archery, dances, rock climbing, ropes course, zip line, swimming, Christian emphasis
Ages: grades 2–11
Duration: day camp and overnight; weekly and biweekly; June 21–Aug. 8
Price: $310–$1,200
Website: camparrowhead.net


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Camp JCC

Wilmington • 478-5660
Activities: crafts, robotics, nature, sports, drama, Israeli culture, music, dance, swimming, hiking, teen field trips, teen leadership
Ages: 2 years–10th grade
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 15–Aug. 28
Price: $134–$310
Website: siegeljcc.org/camp

Camp New Hope

Part of Delaware Hospice
Bear, Milford • 478-5707

Activities: bereavement and traditional activities involving crafts, water games and sports for children who have had a recent significant loss of a family member or loved one
Ages: 6–17
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 16–19, June 23–26
Price: free
Website: delawarehospice.org

Camp Pecometh

Centreville, Maryland • (410) 556-6900
Activities: crafts, water games, sports, horseback riding
Ages: grades K–11
Duration: day camp and overnight; 3-day, 4-day and weekly; June 15–Aug. 7
Price: $247–$879
Website: pecometh.org

Cape Henlopen State Park

Lewes • 645-6852
Activities: animal, history and nature-themed camps with crafts, games, activities, exploration 
Ages: 5–12
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 15–Aug. 14
Price: $115–$250
Website: destateparks.com

Caravel Day Camp

Bear • 740-4333
Activities: weekly themes, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, water games, sports, field trips, obstacle courses
Ages: grades K–8
Duration: full days only; three-day and weekly sessions; June 15–Aug. 14
Price: $145–$207
Website: caraveldaycamp.com

Delaware Aerospace Academy

Smyrna, Newark • 834-1978
Activities: oceans, dinosaurs, space, flight simulators, rocketry, physics, engineering
Ages: grades 1–10
Duration: day camp and overnight; weekly; June 15–19, June 22–26, July 6–10
Price: $300–$650
Website: dasef.org

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington • 351-8551
Activities: ceramics, collages, sculptures, painting, sketching, cartooning, printmaking
Ages: 6–16
Duration: full days only; 1- and 2-week sessions; June 8–Aug. 21
Price: $275–$560
Website: delart.org

Delaware Dance Company

Newark • 738-2023
Activities: ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern dance, musical theater, crafts, games
Ages: 4–19
Duration: half and full days; one- and two-week sessions; June 22–July 31
Price: $175–$640
Website: delawaredancecompany.org

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Wilmington • 658-9111, ext. 306
Activities: nature, outer space, engineering, art, animals, dinosaurs, outdoor skills, science
Ages: pre-K–6th grade
Duration: half and full days, select camps include one-night sleepover; weekly; June 8–Aug. 21
Price: $150–$300
Website: delmnh.org

Delaware Nature Society

Milford, Hockessin, Greenville, Wilmington • 239-2334, ext. 0
Activities: nature education, water sports, horseback riding, photography, boating, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, cooking, animals
Ages: 3–15
Duration: half and full days, select camps include one-night sleepover; weekly; June 15–Aug. 28
Price: $130–$570
Website: delnature.org/summercamp

Delaware Soccer Camp

Newark • 533-5441
Activities: soccer, swimming
Ages: 7–12
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 8–26
Price: $265
Website: delawaresoccercamps.com

*Delaware Technical Community College

Stanton, Wilmington, New Castle • 453-3041
Dover, 857-1400
Georgetown, 259-6330

Activities: STEM, 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, cross training, yoga
Ages: 2–17
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 10–Aug. 23
Price: $69–$319
Website: go.dtcc.edu/camps

Easterseals Camp Fairlee

Chestertown, Maryland (410) 778-0566
Activities: rock wall, ropes, arts and crafts, swimming, singing, campfires, boating, hayrides, field trips, horseback riding for children, teens and adults with disabilities, including autism
Ages: 6 and older
Duration: overnight only; six- or 12-day sessions; June 28–Aug. 27
Price: $1,350$4,800
Website: easterseals.com

First State Ballet Theatre

Wilmington • 658-7897, ext. 3851
Activities: ballet workshops and intensives
Ages: 4-22
Duration: half and full days; 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-week sessions; June 22–July 31
Price: $200–$1,350
Website: firststateballet.org

*Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

Newark • 456-7150
Salisbury, Maryland • (800) 374-9811
Activities: swimming, archery, campfires, horseback riding, leadership, problem-solving skills, fantasy themes, s’mores, nature, hiking, STEM, cooking, kayaking
Ages: grades 1–12
Duration: day camp and overnight; weekly; June 17–Aug. 2
Price: $225–$465
Website: gscb.org

Hagley Museum

Wilmington • 658-2400, ext. 285
Activities: nature, history, environment, cooking, STEM
Ages: 7–12
Duration: full days only; weekly; July 13–17, July 27–30, Aug. 10–14
Price: $250–$330
Website: hagley.org

Hockessin Athletic Club

Hockessin • 766-7482, ext. 155
Activities: exploration, sports, martial arts, tumbling, yoga, laser tag, backyard games, dance, field trips, special guests
Ages: 3–12
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 8–Aug. 21
Price: $168–$407
Website: hachealthclub.com/camp

Hockessin Montessori School

Hockessin • 234-1240
Activities: sports, arts and crafts, science, technology, dance, drama, education, singing, swimming, field trips, coding, cooking
Ages: 1–12
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 15–Aug. 28
Price: $160–$295
Website: thehms.org

The Independence School

Newark • 239-0330
Activities:  visual and performing arts, adventure, STEM, academics, sports
Ages:  grades 3–8
Duration: Half and full days, June 15–Aug 14
Price $160–$320
Website: summer@independence.org

*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
Website: kayskamp.org

Killens Pond State Park

Felton • 284-4299
Activities: nature education, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, field trips, boating, survival skills, swimming
Ages: 6–13
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 22–Aug. 7
Price: $175–$250
Website: destateparks.com

Lums Pond State Park

Bear • 368-6989
Activities: nature education, wildlife research, water sports, rock climbing, crafts, fishing, survival skills, field trips, boating
Ages: 6–13
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 15–Aug. 7
Price: $225–$250
Website: destateparks.com

*Mid-Atlantic Ballet

Newark • 266-6362
Activities: ballet, stories, crafts, jazz, Pilates, dance history, modern dance, camps and intensives
Ages: 4–18
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 22–Aug. 7
Price: $145–$390
Website: midatlanticballet.org

The Music School of Delaware

Wilmington, Hockessin, Milford • 762-1132
Activities: camps and workshops, storytelling, crafts, games, private and group music instruction, vocal and instrumental, master classes, end-of-session recitals and concerts
Ages: 3 1/2–18
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 22–Aug. 7
Price: $185–$450
Website: musicschoolofdelaware.org/summer

*Newark Arts Alliance Camp Imagine

Newark • 266-7266
Activities: visual arts, theater, dancing, singing
Ages: 7–12
Duration: full days only; weekly; Aug. 5–16
Price: $250
Website: newarkartsalliance.org/camp

*Newark Bike Project

Newark • 525-6833
Activities: biking, bicycle maintenance, community service, leadership
Ages: 9-14
Duration: half days only; weekly; June 17–20, July 15–18, Aug. 19–22
Price: $10
Website: newarkbikeproject.org

Newark Parks & Recreation

Newark • 366-7000
Activities: basketball, soccer, arts, dance, theater, nature education, field trips, archery, boating, safety
Ages: 3–15
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 8–Aug. 21
Price: $75–$265
Website: newarkde.gov/play

Pura Vida Kids Club

Bear, Middletown • info@puravidakidsclub.com
Activities: Spanish-language immersion, scavenger hunts, water games, nature walks, arts and crafts, zip lining
Ages: 5–11
Duration: half and full days; weekly; July 6–17
Price: $175–$285
Website: puravidakidsclub.com

RoboThink Sussex

Lewes • 966-9595
Activities: STEM, coding, robotics
Ages: 5-14
Duration: half and full days, weekly, June 8–Aug. 28
Price: $170–$380
Websiterobothinksussex.co

Tatnall School

Wilmington 892-4351
Activities: sports, drama, robotics, academics, chess, art, dance, graphic design, swimming, crafts
Ages: pre-K through 12th grade
Duration: half and full days; one- and two-week sessions; June 15–Aug. 21
Price: $175–$475
Website: atatnallsummer.org

Tower Hill School

Wilmington • 472-7370
Activities: sports, academics, technology, sewing, woodworking, field tripsyoga, crafts, Lego engineering, game design, theater
Ages: 3 years–12th grade
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 8–Aug. 7
Price: $105–$365
Website: towerhill.org

Trap Pond State Park

Laurel • 875-5163
Activities: nature education, fishing, hiking, science, field trips, camping, arts and crafts, kayaking, canoeing, animal care, survival skills
Ages: 7–15
Duration: day camp and overnight; weekly; June 22–Aug. 7
Price: $150–$375
Website: destateparks.com

*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: full days only; weekly; July 1–Aug. 9
Price: $175–$200
Website: ucpde.org

*University of Delaware

Newark • Check website for specific camp phone numbers
Activities: sports, engineering, coding, science, robotics, cooking, music, theater, nature education, environmental science, ice skating,
Ages: pre-K through graduated seniors
Duration: half and full days, and overnight; up to month-long sessions; June 17–Aug. 9
Price: $300–$2,000
Website: udel.edu

Urban Bike Project of Wilmington

Wilmington • urbanbikeproject@gmail.com
Activities: biking, bike mechanics and maintenance, community service, leadership, field trips, outdoor adventures, beginner and advanced options
Ages: 11–17
Duration: full days only; weekly; July 13–17, Aug. 3–7
Price: $150
Website: urbanbikeproject.com

White Clay Creek State Park

Newark • 368-6900
Activities: nature education, mountain biking, tubing, survival skills, boating, animal care, field trips, geology, rock climbing, crafts,
Ages: 4–15
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 15–Aug. 14
Price: $110–$325
Website: destateparks.com

Wilmington Friends School

Wilmington • 576-6794
Activities: sports, nature, performing arts, fine arts, technology, field trips, music, swimming, dodgeball, video games, ice skating, bowling, tech and design, service learning, cooking, academics, African-American history, creative writing, climate science
Ages: 3 years through 9th grade
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 15–Aug. 28
Price: $220–$425
Website: wilmingtonfriends.org

Wilmington Montessori School

Wilmington • 475-0555
Activities: nature, sports, cooking, theater, technology, archery, academics, swimming, field trips, photography, Lego projects, leadership
Ages: 1-14
Duration: half and full days; 3-day, one- and two-week sessions; June 15–Aug. 28
Price: $125–$1,150
Website: wmsde.org

YMCA of Delaware

Multiple Locations
Activities: STEM, specialty camps, field trips, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, literacy, science, nature, leadership, team building and fun
Ages: pre-K through 10th grade
Duration: weekly, June 15–Sept. 4
Price: Prices vary by location and camp type. Visit the website for details. Financial assistance is available.
Website: ysummercamp.org

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