With seven branches in Delaware, the Y hosts camps for 11 weeks starting in June. All locations offer one-week camps grouped by ages, generally ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. There are camps for lacrosse, football, basketball and baseball. “Circus Camp” (July 16-20) at the Brandywine Y teaches kids to perform moves seen under the Big Top. Some specialty camps feature trips to area attractions. The Bear site’s “Gnomes and Fairies” (July 9-13), for instance, takes girls sporting wings and boys in gnome hats to Winterthur and Longwood Gardens.
Fee: $106-$295, depending on the camp