Day Camps

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Five Locations

Cedar Lane Elementary School

1259 Cedar Lane Rd, Middletown

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Garfield Park Community
Recreation Center

26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle

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McKean High School

301 McKennans Church Rd., Wilmington

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Richey Elementary School

105 E. Highland Avenue, Wilmington 

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Talley Day Camp

 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington

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A traditional full-day camp with a variety of age-appropriate, supervised activities and experiences. All activities are designed around an exciting weekly theme and culminate in a Friday Fun Day where campers and counselors dress-up and play special games. Campers also enjoy a weekly field trip to a variety of exciting destinations in the tri-state area as well as a swimming trip each week.

Weekly activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fun weekly themes
  • Fitness and nature activities
  • Sports games and contests
  • Educational Programming
  • Friday Fun Day
  • Field Trip
  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • Healthy Eating Programs
TEN WEEKLY SESSIONS
Camps are $125 per week ($110 for July 5-8 NO Camp July 4th)
Extended Care is $35 per child per week (7:30am-9 & 4-5:30 p.m.)
For children Ages 7-12
A limited number of Financial Aid & Purchase Of Care scholarships available.
Please call (302) 395-5654 for more information about financial aid. 


Session I: June 20-24
Session II: June 27-July  1
Session III: July 5-8 (no camp on July 4)
Session IV: July 1 1-15
Session V: July  18-22
Session VI: July 25-29
Session VII: Aug 1-5
Session VIII: Aug 8-1
Session IX: August 15-19 (Garfield & Talley Day ONLY)
Session X: August 22-26 (Garfield & Talley Day ONLY)

For a list of weekly themes, field trips, frequently asked questions and camp policies check out the 2016 Camp Guide.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required. A $25, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot for each session; all balances are due one week prior to the start of camp. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens on March 1. 

LUNCH/SNACKS: Campers must bring their own lunch and morning and afternoon snacks each day. Food Bank and or Summer  Feeding meals are available at select sites. Call the camp office to verify if camp site has lunch provided.

CAMP FORMAT: Camps run from 9am-4pm, Monday through  Friday. An extended care package including pre-care from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. and after-care from 4-5:30 p.m. is available at all camp locations for $35 per child per week.

ACTIVITIES: Daily camp programming i ncl udes arts/crafts, weekly themes, fitness and nature activities, sports games and contests, and recreational & educational programming. Summer Reading Challenge and Healthy Eating programs.

FIELD TRIPS: Camp i ncl ud es a swimming trip and one field trip per week (POC registrants must pay a non-refundable activity fee of $ 15 per week, per child) . Children will be transported to sites that offer roller skating, swimming, and bowling, trampoline park, Carousel Park, Franklin Institute, Oasis Fun Center and more.

New Castle County Summer Camps is a Purchase of Care Provider. Please call the Camp office at (302) 395-5654 for more information. 

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Contact Us

(302) 395-5632

Heather Mergenthaler
Camps Coordinator
hmergenthaler@nccde.org