Full-Day Camps

Full-Day Recreation Camps 

With 5 sites across New Castle County, our campers get to enjoy a variety of weekly themes focusing on programs and events such as supervised games and activities, daily outdoor time, non-competitive sports, arts and crafts, along with educational presentations and life skills development. Each week, campers travel to different field trip sites and get to enjoy visits from Mr. Softee, and trips to the pool. All of these amenities are included in the camp fees.

  • Ages 7-12
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $130 per child per week 
  • Extended care available from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.for an additional $35 per child per week

Registration opens March 1

Lorewood Grove Elementary

810 Mapleton Ave, Middletown, DE 19709
8 Weeks, June 22-August 14

Garfield Park Community Recreation Center - New Castle

26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle DE 19702
8 Weeks, June 22-August 14

Brandywine Springs Elementary - Pike Creek

2916 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19808
6 Weeks, June 22-July 31

Richey Elementary School - Newport

105 East Highland Avenue, Newport, DE 19804
8 Weeks, June 22-August 14

Talley Day at Brandywine Hundred Library - North Wilmington

1300 Foulk Road, North Wilmington, DE 19803
10 Weeks, June 22-August 28

Specialty Full-Day Recreation Camps

Science Explorers Camp

Explore the wonderful world of science with hands-on activities designed to inspire and appeal to a variety of interests in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society. 

Rockwood Park, 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
3 weeks, July 13-17, August 3-7, August 17-21.

Artventures Camp

Explore your creativity by creating abstract art using watercolors, pen and ink. Learn color mixing, pointillism and make 3D paper sculptures. Led by a resident artist, includes a field trip and one day of swimming.

The Art Studio, 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804
1 week,  July 20-24

Musical Theatre Camp

Campers enjoy drama workshops, theatre games, singing, and acting/improv. Includes a field trip and one day of swimming. In partnership with Child Drama Workshops. 

The Art Studio, 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804
1 week, July 27-31.

Field Trips

New Castle County Summer Recreation Camps offer campers a fun-filled summer, including a weekly field trip to a variety of exciting places and venues in the tri-state area. Check out these awesome locations! These activities are for full-day and specialty rec camps only.

*Trips are subject to change due to camp scheduling.

Week 1: Christina Roller Rink

Week 2: Main Event

Week 3: Brandywine Zoo

Week 4: Franklin Institute

Week 5: Pleasant Hills Bowling Alley

Week 6: Fort Delaware

Week 7: Iron Hill Science Center

Week 8: Rockwood Park & Museum

Week 9: Mt. Cuba Observatory

Week 10: Oasis Family Fun Center

Weekly Themes and Friday Fun Days

Friday Fun Days are designed for campers and counselors to dress up according to a weekly theme. Campers are encouraged to participate in Friday Fun Day dress-up festivities. Please don’t purchase anything for these costumes, just be creative with what is already available! 

Week 1We Are Family; Friday Fun Day: Crazy Hat Day

Week 2: Explore the West; Friday Fun Day: Cowboys and Cowgirls Day

Week 3: Wild, Wild Animals; Friday Fun Day: Stone Pets Day

Week 4: Under The Sea; Friday Fun Day: Let’s Go “Fishing” Day

Week 5: We’re All Superheroes!; Wear Your Cape Day

Week 6: Olympics Games; Friday Fun Day: Wear Your Medals Day

Week 7: Arts Alive; Friday Fund Day: Tie Dye Day

Week 8: Backyard Bash; Friday Fun Day: Delaware Day

Week 9: The Moon, The Sun, and the Stars; Friday Fun Day: Create Your Universe Day

Week 10: Fall Forward; Friday Fun Day: Camp Favorites and Best Adventures Day

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