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These summer camps in Delaware offer kids a variety of activities centered around nature, music, arts, education and more.

Delaware Summer Camp Guide 2022

As the temperatures warm and the bright skies shine over new blossoms, we’re reminded that summer is on its way. And with that, it’s time to start considering summer camps for kids.

Most camps in Delaware offer extended care (before and after) for an additional fee, and some even include it in the cost. Many camps also offer scholarships or other forms of financial assistance. Contact individual camps for details and for any changes due to the pandemic.

*Pricing is based on last available published information. Dates vary. Check websites or contact the camps for the latest information.

Statewide

4-H camps are available throughout Delaware and offer activities including nature education, animals, photography, cooking, camping, field trips, leadership, swimming, environmental education and performing arts.

Ages: 5–19
Price: $125–$325
New Castle County: 831-8965
Kent County: 730-4000
Sussex County: 856-7303
udel.edu/4-H

Delaware Nature Society camps include nature education, water sports, horseback riding, photography, archery and more, at locations in Wilmington, Greenville, Hockessin and Milford.
Ages: 3–15
Price: $140–$475
delnature.org/summercamp

Delaware Technical Community College camps offer activities in STEM, photography, cooking, illustration, sports, cosmetology, architecture, sports, Star Wars, music production, musical theater, robotics and more.
Ages: 5–13
Price: $35–$199
Stanton, Wilmington, New Castle: 453-3041
Dover: 857-1400
Georgetown: 259-6330
go.dtcc.edu/campssw

The Music School of Delaware hosts camps and workshops throughout the state, featuring private and group musical instruction, vocal and instrumental classes, end-of-session recitals and concerts and more.
Ages: 3 1/2–18
Price: $185–$450
Wilmington, Hockessin, Milford: 762-1132
musicschoolofdelaware.org

YMCA Summer Day Camp operates camps in multiple locations throughout the state, offering activities from art and music to nature and swimming.
Ages: Pre-K–grade 10
Price: $170–$300
ymcade.org/programs/summerdaycamp

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New Castle County

Alapocas Run State Park offers summer camps with activities including rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, canoeing, nature and camping.
Ages: 8–16
Price: $275–$325
Wilmington: 577-1164
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Aspira Academy offers summer camps with arts, crafts, field trips, performing arts, STEM and teen leadership programs.
Ages: 6–15
Price: $50–$350
Newark; 292-1463, ext. 502
aspiraacademy.org

Bellevue State Park camps include hiking, fishing, nature education, field trips, photography, volunteerism, boating, community service, rock climbing, archery and whitewater rafting.
Ages: 4–15
Price: $115–$350
Wilmington: 761-6963
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Blue Rocks Baseball camps help kids learn and improve baseball skills.
Ages: 5–13
Price: $99
Wilmington: 888-2015
milb.com/wilmington/community/baseball-camps

Brandywine Creek State Park camps provide nature education, outdoor adventure, sports, boating, camping skills, swimming, survival skills and more.
Ages: 5–14
Price: $125–$270
Wilmington: 655-5740
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Brandywine Zoo Camp-in-a-Box allows children to learn about animals from South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America from home.
Ages: 6–10
Price: $50 including shipping or $40 if picked up at the zoo; $20 for each additional camper per household
Wilmington: 571-7747
brandywinezoo.org/learn/camps

Brandywine Zoo lets kids spend the summer at the zoo learning about animals and wildlife conservation.
Ages: 6–15
Price: $215–$340
Wilmington: 571-7747
brandywinezoo.org/learn/camps/

SMArtSummer: Located at Cab Calloway School of the Arts and Charter School of Wilmington specializes in the performing arts, animation, anime, graphic design, illustration, photography, coding, video game design, escape room activities, radio theater, textile arts and more.
Ages: Grades 1–12
Price: $285–$325
Wilmington: 766-3411
cabsummer.org

Camp JCC offers crafts, robotics, nature, sports, drama, Israeli culture, music, dance, swimming, hiking, teen field trips and teen leadership.
Ages: Grades 1–8
Price: $310–$335
Wilmington: 478-5660
siegeljcc.org/camp

Camp Manito provides outdoor experiences for children and young adults ages 3–21 with special needs and orthopedic disabilities. Operated by United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware Inc.
Ages: 3–21
Price: $200 (additional fees for aftercare)
Wilmington: 764-2400
ucpde.org/our-programs/camps/camp-manito

Caravel Day Camp promotes building lasting friendships for children grades K–8 through such activities as nature walks, scavenger hunts, field trips, ninja competitions, water activities and more.
Ages: Grades K–8
Price: $145–$207
Bear: 740-4333
caraveldaycamp.com

Delaware Aerospace Academy divides campers into small teams and provides hands-on activities and many opportunities for problem-solving.
Ages: Grades 1–10
Price: $50–$650
Environmental Outpost, Smyrna University of Delaware, Newark 834-1978
dasef.org/aerospace/aerospace.htm

Delaware Art Museum offers a variety of activities, including ceramics, sculptures, painting, sketching, cartooning, printmaking and collage.
Ages: 6–16
Price: $275–$560
Wilmington: 351-8551
delart.org

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) features summer studio immersion programs for pre-college students interested in animation, graphic design, illustration, fine art or photography.
Ages: 14–18
Price: $700–$1,260
Wilmington: 622-8000
dcad.edu/community-education/pre-college-program

Delaware Dance Company offers ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern dance, musical theater, crafts, games and more.
Ages: 4–18
Price: $50–$250
Newark: 738-2023
delawaredancecompany.org

Delaware Museum of Nature & Science camps offer experiences with nature and science themes at the newly-renovated museum, formerly the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Ages: Pre-K (half day), K-grade 5 (full day)
Price: Starting at $175 half day, $265 full day.
Wilmington. 658-9111
delmns.org/camps

Delaware Soccer Camp helps young players improve their skills and offers time to cool off in the swimming pool.
Ages: 7–12
Price: $265
Newark: 533-5441
delawaresoccercamps.com

First State Ballet Theatre offers ballet workshops and intensives for experienced students to help develop their technique and artistry. Three years of previous ballet experience is required.
Ages: 9–22
Price: $200–$1,350
Wilmington: 658-7897, ext. 3851
firststateballet.org/wilmington-ballet-school

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay offers swimming, archery, horseback riding, leadership experiences, problem-solving skills, fantasy themes, nature, hiking, STEM and more.
Ages: Grades 1–12
Price: $250–$490
Newark: 456-7150
gscb.org/en/Camp/summer-camp.html

Hagley Museum offers two weeks of camps with experiences in STEM and in life during the 1800s.
Ages: 7–12
Price: $250–$330 (multicamp discount)
Wilmington: 658-2400, ext. 285
hagley.org/camp

Hockessin Athletic Club offers activities in exploration, sports, martial arts, tumbling, yoga, laser tag, backyard games, dance and more.
Ages: 3–12
Price: $168–$407
Hockessin: 766-7482, ext. 155
hachealthclub.com/camp

Hockessin Montessori School offers sports, arts and crafts, science, technology, dance, drama, education, singing, swimming, field trips and coding.
Ages: 1–13
Price: $160–$295
Hockessin: 234-1240
thehms.org

Kay’s Kamp offers board games, arts and crafts, sports, boating, music, nature, swimming, archery and fishing for children with cancer.
Ages: 5–17
Price: Free
Middletown: 304-2496
kayskamp.org

Lums Pond State Park offers nature education, wildlife research, water sports, rock climbing, crafts, fishing, survival skills and boating.
Ages: 6–13
Price: $225–$250
Bear: 368-6989
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Mid-Atlantic Ballet features camps and intensives in ballet, jazz, Pilates, dance history and modern dance.
Ages: 4–18
Price: $145–$390
Newark: 266-6362
midatlanticballet.org/classes/summer-programs

Newark Arts Alliance Camp Imagine hosts activities in visual arts, theater, dancing and singing.
Ages: 7–12
Price: $30–$275
Newark: 266-7266
newarkartsalliance.org/camp

Newark Bike Project features half-day camps for cyclists, including bicycle maintenance and leadership experiences.
Ages: 11–13
Price: $50
Newark: 525-6833
newarkbikeproject.org/events/youth

Newark Parks & Recreation offers camps in basketball, soccer, arts, dance, theater, nature education, archery and more.
Ages: 5–13
Price: $80–$244
Newark: 366-7000
newarkde.gov/play

New Castle County Parks & Recreation summer camps offer safe and educational activities with highly qualified and caring staff. The camps are hosted at eight sites throughout the county and include arts and crafts, non-competitive sports, games, daily outdoor time and life-skills development. The camps offered include both full-day and half-day options.
Locations include Delcastle Park, Wilmington; Carousel Park, Wilmington; The Art Studio, Wilmington; Hockessin PAL; and Glasgow Park.
Ages: 6 and up
Price: Starting at $60
nccde.org/507/camps

New Castle History Camp explores the town’s storied history with activities at New Castle museums, historic sites, library and the First State National Park.
Ages: 10–13
Price: Free
New Castle. 323-4453
https://history.delaware.gov/new-castle-history-camp/

Spark Summer Camp empowers children through team sports, martial arts, crafts, STEM activities and more.
Ages: 5–12
Price: Starting at $195
Middletown: 562-0191
middletownsummercamp.com

Tatnall School features sports, robotics, art, dance, graphic design and more.
Ages: Pre-K–grade 12
Price: $175–$475
Wilmington: 892-4351
atatnallsummer.org

The Independence School provides activities to improve team building and teamwork, STEM skills, outdoor exploration, filmmaking and more.
Ages: Pre-K–grade 8
Price: $140–$475
Newark: 239-0330
summeratindependence.org

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Tower Hill School offers camps in the areas of sports, crafts, Lego engineering, game design, theater, academics and woodworking.
Ages: 3–18
Price: $105–$365
Wilmington: 472-7370
towerhill.org/page/community/summer-programs/about

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware offers camps in Wilmington and Felton with swimming, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, technology and music for those with and without orthopedic disabilities.
Ages: 3–18
Price: $175–$200
Camp Manito in Wilmington: 764-2400
Camp Lenape in Felton: 335-5626
ucpde.org/summer-camps

Urban Bike Project of Wilmington features biking, bike mechanics and maintenance, community service, leadership, field trips and outdoor adventures with beginner and advanced options.
Ages: 11–17
Price: $150
Wilmington: urbanbikeproject@gmail.com
urbanbikeproject.com/summercamp

White Clay Creek State Park offers summer camps with activities such as nature education, mountain biking, tubing, survival skills, geology, rock climbing and more.
Ages: 4–15
Price: $110–$325
Newark: 368-6900
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Wilmington Friends School provides camp experiences in performing arts, fine arts, technology, field trips, music, swimming, dodgeball, video games, ice skating, bowling, design and more.
Ages: 3–15 (grade 9)
Price: $315–$425
Wilmington: 576-6794
wilmingtonfriends.org/our-programs/summer-programs

Wilmington Montessori School programs include day camps for younger ages and specialty camps such as archery for older campers.
Ages: 1–14
Price: $140–$305
Wilmington: 475-0555
wmsde.org/programs

Kent County

Biggs Museum of American Art camps provide instruction on painting, sculpture, drawing, nature crafts and more.
Ages: 6–13
Price: $250–$300
Dover: 674-2111, ext. 104
biggsmuseum.org/education/summer-artventures

Killens Pond State Park camps offer rock climbing, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, survival skills and more.
Ages: 6–13
Price: $110–$280
Felton: 284-4299
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Spark Summer Camp empowers children through team sports, martial arts, crafts, STEM activities and more.
Ages: 5–12
Price: Starting at $195
Dover: 562-0191
doversummercamp.com

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware offers camps in Wilmington and Felton with swimming, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, technology and music for those with and without orthopedic disabilities.
Ages: 3–18
Price: $175–$200
Camp Manito in Wilmington: 764-2400
Camp Lenape in Felton: 335-5626
ucpde.org/summer-camps

Yoon’s Martial Arts offers summer camp opportunities to learn about martial arts with different themes each week.
Ages: 5–12
Price: $189
Dover: 734-4429
yoonsma.com

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Sussex County

Alley Oop Skim camp offers a fun experience for children interested in learning to skim board and looking for skill improvement. Ages: 5 and older
Price: Starting at $100
Dewey Beach: 227-7087
alleyoopskim.com

Camp Arrowhead provides day and sleepover camps. Activities include archery, swimming, kayaking, hiking and more. Operated by the Episcopal Church in Delaware.
Ages: Grades 2–11
Price: $345–$1,230
Lewes: 645-5348, 945-0610
camparrowhead.net

Cape Henlopen State Park offers history- and nature-themed camps with activities, exploration and more.
Ages: 5–12
Price: $115–$250
Lewes: 645-6852
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness offers summer camps and private lessons for children interested in tennis.
Ages: 5–18
Price: $275
Lewes: 645-0713
davemarshalltennis.com

Epworth United Methodist Church summer camps provide a variety of activities for younger children.
Ages: 2–6
Price: $275
Rehoboth Beach: 227-7120
preschool.eumcrb.org/summer-camps

Kids Cottage offers summer camps with a variety of themes.
Ages: 3–9
Price: $225
Rehoboth Beach: 644-7690
kidscottage.com

Mr. Hetfield’s Rock & Roll Summer Camp campers will improve their musical skills while having a real band experience. Camp takes place at Rehoboth Elementary School.
Ages: 8–16
Price: $550
Rehoboth Beach: 245-1670
rockandrollsummercamp.com

Rehoboth Children’s Theatre offers film camps and theatre camps in the summer.
Ages: 8–14
Price: $350–$395
Rehoboth Beach: 227-6766
rehobothchildresntheatre.org

RELYance Skim Camp teaches participants how to skim board and helps improve skills.
Ages: 6 and older
Price: Starting at $200
Ocean View: 343-3588
relyanceskimcampde.com

Trap Pond State Park camps offer fishing, hiking, science, camping, arts and crafts, kayaking, canoeing, survival skills and more.
Ages: 7–15
Price: $150–$375
Laurel: 875-5163
destateparks.com/programs/summercamps

Over The Line

Echo Hill Camp on the Chesapeake allows children to be creative and seek personal fulfillment. The residential camp provides arts and crafts, archery, sailing and more.
Ages: 7–16
Price: Starting at $1,600
Worton, Maryland: 410-348-5303
echohillcamp.com

Camp Odyssey offers adventure experiences with attentive, caring and highly skilled group leaders.
Ages: Pre-K–grade 8
Price: Starting at $206
Salisbury, Maryland: 443-814-9741
campodyssey.org

Camp Pecometh provides activities from water games to horseback riding, sports and Bible study.
Ages: K–grade 11
Price: Starting at $109
Centreville, Maryland: 410-556-6900
pecometh.org/summer-camp

Easterseals Camp Fairlee offers swimming, singing, boating, hayrides, horseback riding, ropes courses and more for teens and adults with disabilities, including those with autism.
Ages: 6 and older
Price: Starting at $1,550
Chestertown, Maryland: 410-778-0566
campfairlee.com

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay offers day camps and overnight camps with experiences in swimming, archery, leadership, problem-solving, kayaking and more.
Ages: Grades 1–12
Price: $250–$490
Salisbury, Maryland: 800-374-9811
gscb.org/en/Camp/summer-camp.html

YMCA Camp Tockwogh provides horseback riding, sailing, water sports, mountain biking, fishing, ropes courses, tubing, paddleboarding and more.
Ages: K–grade 10
Price: $380–$1,300
Worton, Maryland: 410-348-6000
ymcacamptockwogh.org

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