Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Across Delaware in 2021

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Summer camps may be different this year with extra precautions due to COVID-19, but these programs are preparing to open for a fun-filled, safe season.

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

*Information for 2021 unavailable or incomplete/may include 2019 or 2020 dates, rates and details

All information is subject to change based on the state of Delaware’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Please contact the camps directly for the most up-to-date information.

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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 14–Aug. 13
Price: Varies

Alapocas Run State Park*

Wilmington, 577-1164
Activities: rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, canoeing, nature, camping
Ages: 8–16
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 15–July 17
Price: $275–$325

Bellevue State Park*

Wilmington, 761-6963
Activities: hiking, fishing, nature education, field trips, photography, volunteerism, boating, community service, rock climbing, archery, whitewater rafting
Ages: 4–15
Duration: half and full days, select camps include 1-night sleepover; weekly; June 8–Aug. 21
Price: $115–$350

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Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, 674-2111, ext. 104
Activities: painting, sculpture, drawing, nature crafts, advanced crafts, STEAM
Ages: 6–13
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 21–July 16
Price: $250–$300

Blue Rocks Baseball

Wilmington, 888-2015
Activities: baseball
Ages: 5–13
Duration: half days only; July 1–2, July 20–21, Aug. 6–7
Price: $99

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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

Brandywine Zoo Camp-in-a-Box

Wilmington, 571-7747
Activities: exploring animals from South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, Australia and North America from your own home
Ages: 6–10
Duration: 5 days of camp-in-a-box
Price: $50 including shipping or $40 if picked up at the zoo. $20 for each additional camper per household

Brandywine Zoo

Wilmington, 571-7747
Activities: Spend the summer at the zoo learning about animals, zoos, and wildlife conservation.
Ages: 6–15
Duration: full days; weekly; June 14–Aug. 27
Price: $215–$340

Camp Arrowhead

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Lewes, 645-5348
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 20–Aug. 13
Price: $310–$1,200

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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: grades 1–8
Duration: weekly; dates TBA
Price: $310–$335

Camp Pecometh

Centreville, Maryland, (410) 556-6900
Activities: crafts, water games, sports, horseback riding, bible study
Ages: grades K–11
Duration: TBD; sign up on their website for updates
Price: TBD; sign up on their website for updates

Cape Henlopen 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

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; 3-day and weekly sessions; June 15– Aug. 14
Price: $145–$207

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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 5–10
Price: $50–$650

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

Delaware College of Art and Design

Wilmington, 622-8000
Activities: Summer Studio Immersion programs allow pre-college students to choose one of five majors: animation, graphic design, illustration, fine art or photography. Or they can choose to spend the week developing their portfolio by selecting portfolio preparation as their major.
Ages: 14–18
Duration: Two one-week, in-person sessions; July 19–23; July 26–30
Price: $700–$1,260

Delaware Dance Company*

Newark, 738-2023
Activities: ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern dance, musical theater, crafts, games, story
Ages: 4–18
Duration: half and full days; 3-week session; July 27–July 31
Price: $50-$250

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Wilmington, 658-9111, ext. 306
Activities: nature, outer space, engineering, art, animals, dinosaurs, outdoor skills, science (held at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library)
Ages: pre-K–grade 6
Duration: TBD
Price: TBD

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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, animals, cooking
Ages: 3–15
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 14–Aug. 27
Price: $140–$475

Delaware Soccer Camp*

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

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: 5–13
Duration: full days; weekly; June 14–Aug. 20
Price: $35-$199

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; 6- or 12-day sessions; June 26–Aug. 27
Price: $1,350–$4,800

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 21–July 30
Price: $200–$1,350
*pricing unknown until late January

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 21–Aug. 20
Price: $250–$490

Hagley Museum

Wilmington, 658-2400, ext. 285
Activities: nature, history, environment, cooking, STEM
Ages: 7–12
Duration: full days only; weekly; July 12–16, August 2–6
Price: $250–$330 (multi-camp discount)

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 7–Aug. 20
Price: $168–$407

Hockessin Montessori School

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Hockessin, 234-1240
Activities: sports, arts and crafts, science, technology, dance, drama, education, singing, swimming, field trips, coding, cooking
Ages: 1–13
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 21–Aug. 27
Price: $160–$295

The Independence School

Newark, 239-0330
Activities: team building, team challenges, arts and crafts, sports, games, drama, filmmaking, science, outdoor exploration, tennis, water games, STEM, Writing
Ages: Grades pre-K–8
Duration: half and full days; June 21–Aug. 20
Price: $140–$475

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, swimming
Ages: 6–13
Duration: full days only; weekly; June 22–Aug. 7
Price: $175–$250

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

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

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

Newark Arts Alliance Camp Imagine

Newark, 266-7266
Activities: visual arts, theater, dancing, singing
Ages: 7–12
Duration: full days only; 1 week; before and aftercare; Aug. 5–16
Price: $30-$275

Newark Bike Project

Newark, 525-6833
Activities: biking, bicycle maintenance, community service, leadership
Ages: 11–13
Duration: half days only; weekly; July 20–23, Aug. 10–13
Price: $50

Newark Parks & Recreation

Newark, 366-7000
Activities: basketball, soccer, arts, dance, theater, nature education, field trips, archery, boating, safety
Ages: 5–13
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 21–Aug. 20
Price: $80–$244

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SMArt Summer 

Cab Calloway School of the Arts/Charter School of Wilmington, 766-3411
Activities: Performing arts, animation, anime, graphic design, illustration, photography, marine bio, coding, video game design, microcomputers, escape room activities, radio theater, textile arts, Sculpture, zombie anatomy, Theme park and city creation/design
Ages: Rising 1st-grade 12
Duration: Full days; weekly; June 21-Aug. 6
Price: $285-$325

Tatnall School*

Wilmington, 892-4351
Activities: sports, drama, robotics, academics, chess, art, dance, graphic design, swimming, crafts
Ages: pre-K–grade 12
Duration: half and full days; 1- and 2-week sessions; June 15–Aug. 21
Price: $175–$475

Tower Hill School

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

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

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: 3–18
Duration: full days and aftercare; weekly; July 1–Aug. 6
Price: $175–$200

Urban Bike Project of Wilmington

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

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

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, COVID safety measures followed.
Ages: 3 years–grade 9
Duration: half and full days; weekly; June 21–Aug. 27
Price: $315-425

Wilmington Montessori School

Wilmington, 475-0555
Activities: Pool visits and virtual field trips
Ages: 12–14
Duration: half and full days; 3- and 5-day sessions; June 14–Aug. 20
Price: $140–$305

YMCA Summer Day Camp

Multiple locations
Activities: YMCA Summer Camp is operating with safety measures in place to keep everyone healthy and happy. Camp activities include art, music, natureand swimming. Plus, sports are designed to build confidence, new skills and untapped talent.
Ages: grades Pre-K–10
Duration: Varies, June 14–Sept. 3
Price: $170–$300

YMCA Camp Tockwogh

Worton, Maryland, (410) 348-6000
Activities: horseback riding, sailing, water sports, leadership, sports, mountain biking, fishing, arts and crafts, rock wall, ropes course, tubing, paddleboarding
Ages: grades K–10
Duration: overnight only; 3-day, 1-week and 2-week sessions; June 23–Aug. 20
Price: $380–$1,300

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