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Delaware Summer Camps 2016

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(* denotes 2015 dates and rates.)

4-H Camps*
Newark, Middletown, Georgetown, Harrington, Selbyville, Rehoboth

Activities: nature education, animals, photography, cooking, camping
Ages: 4-18 | 3 days, weekly with overnight options, June-August | $110-$310
Various phone numbers

Alapocas Run State Park
Wilmington
Activities: rock climbing, hiking, canoeing
Ages: 8-17 | weekly, June-July | $275-$325 
577-7020

Alley-Oop Skim
Activity: skim boarding 
Mini session: 3 days, June-August, ages 5-12, $225, Dewey Beach
Full session: 5 days, June-August, ages 6-16, $400, Delaware Seashore State Park
Overnight training camp: June 27-30, ages 12-16, $1,000, Dewey Beach
OBX Skim Camp: July 12-14, ages 6-16, $225, Outer Banks, N.C.
227-7087 

Bellevue State Park
Wilmington
Activities: hiking, fishing, nature education, extreme sports, photography, volunteerism
Ages: 4-15 | weekly, June-August | $100-$330  
761-6963 

Biggs Museum of American Art*
Dover
 
Activities: painting, sculpture, drawing
Ages: 6-9 | weekly, July | $125-$150 
674-2111, ext. 101

Blue Rocks Baseball Camps
Wilmington
Activities: baseball
Ages: 5-13 | 2 days, June-August | $99
888-2015

Brandywine Creek State Park*
Wilmington
Activities: nature education, outdoor adventures, water sports
Ages: 4-14 | weekly, June-August | $100-$240
655-5740

Brandywine Zoo*
Wilmington

Activities: animals, nature education, art
Ages: 4-13 | weekly, June-August | $175-$200
571-7788

Cab Calloway Summer School of the Arts
Wilmington
Activities: theater, fashion, music, dance, writing, science
Ages: K-12 | weekly, June 20-Aug. 5 | price N/A
766-3411

Camp Arrowhead
Lewes

Activities: arts, sailing, nature, Christian emphasis
Ages: grades 2-11 | weekly and biweekly, June -August | costs vary 
945-0610

Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes

Activities: animal and nature-themed camps 
Ages: 5-12 | weekly, June-August | $100-$225
645-8983

Camp Imagine (presented by the Newark Arts Alliance)
Newark
Activities: visual and performing arts 
Ages: 7-11 | August 1-5 and/or August 8-12 | $225 for one week, $450 for both weeks; reduced rates available based on household income.
302-266-7266

Camp JCC
Wilmington 

Activities: arts and crafts, nature, sports, drama, Israeli culture, music, dance
Ages: pre-K-grade 9 | weekly, June-August Price N/A 
478-5660

Camp Manito (Wilmington)*
Camp Lenape (Felton)*
Activities: United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware offers swimming, arts and crafts, sports, technology and music for people with disabilities.
Ages: 3-21 | weekly, June-August | $160-$175 
764-2400; 335-5626

Camp New Hope*
Newark and Georgetown
Activities: Delaware Hospice’s camp for children who have lost a close loved one. 
Dates N/A | free
(800) 838-9800

Candlelight Theatre Summer Camp
Ardentown

Activities: musical theater
Ages: 5-11| 2 weeks, June-July | $395-$500
475-2313

Caravel Day Camp*
Bear

Activities: art, swimming, computers, sports
Ages: grades 5-13 | 3 days or weekly, June-August | $130-$190
740-4333

Clear Space Theatre Company Camp 
Rehoboth Beach 
Activities: theater 
Ages: grades 1-12 | weekly, July 11-Aug. 12 | $325-$350
227-2270

Delaware Aerospace Academy*
Smyrna, Newark

Activities: oceans, dinosaurs, space 
Ages: grades 1-10 | weekly, overnight option, June-July | $125-$600
834-1978

Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington

Activities: ceramics, painting, sketching, cartooning 
Ages: 6-12 | weekly, June 13-Aug. 5 | $450-$560
351-8551

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts*
Wilmington 

Activities: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media 
Ages: 4-15 | weekly, June-August | Price N/A
656-6466, ext. 7101

The Delaware Center for Horticulture Help (Horticulture and Environmental Leadership Program)
Wilmington, Montchanin
Activities: gardening, environment, hands-on projects 

Ages: grade 8 | 2-3 weeks, June-July | free
658-6262, ext. 107

Delaware Dance Company
Newark

Activities: dance, musical theater, crafts, games 
Ages: 3-18 | weekly, biweekly, June-August | costs vary 
738-2023

Delaware Nature Society
Hockessin, Greenville, Milford, Wilmington, Newark
Activities: nature education, water sports, horseback riding, cooking, photography 
Ages: 3-15 | weekly, overnight option, June-August | $67-$570
239-2334

Delaware Soccer Camp
Newark
Activities: soccer 
Ages: 3-18 | weekly, overnight option, June 13-July 27 | $245-$475
533-5441

Delaware State University*
Dover

Activities: sports, business, culinary arts, robotics, chemistry, Chinese, art, acting
Ages: grades 2-12 | weekly, June-August | $100-$150
857-6824

Delaware Technical Community College*
Wilmington, Stanton, Dover, Georgetown
Activities: STEM subjects, engineering, photography, Spanish, illustration, sports
Ages: 3-16 | weekly, June-August | $90-$180
857-1000 

Delaware Theatre Company 
Wilmington

Activities: acting, improvisation, voice, stagecraft 
Ages: 8-18 | 2 weeks, June 20-Aug. 19 | price N/A
594-1100

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee*
Chestertown, Md.

Activities: wall climbing, ropes, water sports, horseback riding for adults with disabilities
Ages: 6-adults | 5-, 6- or 12-day sessions, overnight, June-August | $575-$1,825 
(410) 778-0566

First State Ballet Theatre*
Wilmington

Activities: ballet, crafts
Ages: 4-22 | 1-4 week sessions, June-July | $200-$1,200
658-7897, ext. 3851

Hockessin Athletic Club Summer Camps*
Hockessin

Activities: exploration, sports, martial arts, tumbling, yoga, dance 
Ages: 3-13 | weekly, June-August | $68-$363
239-6688

Hockessin Montessori School*
Hockessin
Activities: sports, arts and crafts, science, technology, dance, drama
Ages: 2-14 | weekly, June-August | price N/A
234-1240

i9 Sports* 
Newark, Middletown
Activities: basketball
Ages: 7-16 | weekly, July-August | price N/A
894-3751

Kay’s Kamp
Middletown

Activities: arts and crafts, sports, games and fishing for children with cancer
Ages: 5-17 | July 23-30 | free 
(888) 539-3413

Killens Pond State Park*
Felton

Activities: nature education, water sports, rock climbing, hiking 
Ages: 6-13 | weekly, June-August | $150-$225 
284-4299

Lums Pond State Park
Bear
Activities: nature education, water sports, rock climbing, horse riding
Ages: 4-14 | weekly, June-August | $100-$300 
368-6989

Mid-Atlantic Ballet
Newark 

Activities: ballet 
Ages pre-K-adult | weekly, June 20-Aug. 12 | price N/A
762-1132

The Music School of Delaware*
Wilmington, Milford 
Activities: music instruction 
Ages: pre-K-adult | weekly, June-August | price N/A
762-1132

Newark Parks & Recreation
Activities: sports, arts, dance, theater, nature education
Ages: 5-15 | weekly, June-August | $97-$264
366-7000

Sanford School
Hockessin
Activities: sports, computers, dance, nature 
Ages: 4-14 | weekly, June-August  | $148-$310 
475-8013

Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley*
North Wilmington

Activities: musical theater
Ages: 6-16 | weekly, June-July | $115-$375  
762-0505 

Tatnall School Summer Camp 
Wilmington

Activities: science, technology, sports, sewing, chess, dance, arts 
Ages: pre-K-grade 12 | weekly and bi-weekly, June 20-Aug. 26 | prices vary
892-4347

Tower Hill School Summer Programs*
Wilmington

Activities: sports, academics, technology, sewing, woodworking 
Ages: grades 3-15 | weekly, June-August | $110-$475
472-7370

Trap Pond State Park*
Laurel

Activities: nature education, fishing
Ages: 6-12 | weekly, July-August | $150-$175
875-5163

University of Delaware
Newark
Activities: sports, science, robotics, cooking, music, academics, nature education
Ages: Grades 1-12 | 3 days and weekly, overnight option | prices vary
Check website for phone numbers of various camps. 

White Clay Creek State Park*
Newark

Activities: nature education, sports, adventure 
Ages: 4-14 | weekly, June-August | $100-$225 
368-6900

Wilmington Friends School*
Wilmington

Activities: sports, nature, performing arts, fine arts, technology 
Ages: 2-14 | weekly, June-August | $175-$400
576-2998

Wilmington Montessori School
Wilmington
Activities: nature, sports, cooking, singing, field trips

Ages: 2-14 | 3-5 days, June 20-Aug. 26 | $115-$280 
475-0555

YMCA Camp Tockwogh 
Chestertown, Md.

Activities: general summer camp plus specialty camps for horseback riding, sailing, water skiing/wakeboarding 
Ages: grades K-9 | weekly, overnight, June 22-Aug. 19 | prices vary

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