Delaware Outdoor Family Programs
Have you ever camped under the stars, gone on a nighttime nature hike or caught a striped bass from the surf? Join us for a variety of activities in nature as you learn more about camping with the Delaware Outdoor Family program. All levels of experience are welcome, and first-time campers are encouraged to participate. Enjoy the outdoors with fellow Delaware Outdoor Families, and you will leave ready to plan your own camping adventures.
Programs are held at various Delaware State Parks, and park staff will guide your family through the experience. Learn how to set up camp, pitch a tent, start a fire, cook outdoors, and much more!
Delaware Outdoor Family Camping Trips
Delaware Seashore State Park: Saturday 10/19 – Sunday 10/20
Enjoy camping at the Indian River Lifesaving Station just steps from the beach, and learn about the history of the Delaware Seashore. Become a pro at setting up your campsite, and enjoy a nighttime beach campfire.
Registration and Information: (302) 227-2800
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2013
You provide: tent, sleeping pad or air mattress, sleeping bag, dinner and breakfast foods
We provide: tent and sleeping pad (if needed- you must request ahead of time), hot dogs, burgers and veggie burgers for dinner
$60 per family (maximum of 5 individuals)
- Set Up Camp: know your equipment, pitching a tent
- Lantern Tour: Explore the history of the Lifesaving Station in the dark on this guided lantern tour
- Build a Fire, Outdoor Cooking: How to safely start a fire, tips on outdoor cooking as we prepare dinner
- Campfire on the Beach: After dinner, share ghost stories and make s’mores around the fire. (Beach fires aren’t typically permitted, so this is an exciting opportunity!)
- Breakfast: Q&A with park staff
- Break Camp: packing up your gear, follow Leave No Trace principles
More Upcoming Activities for Your Family
Trap Pond Outdoor Series, Primitive Carpentry at Trap Pond, Baldcypress Nature Center
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Learn techniques used by the Civilian Conservation Corps and early pioneers. Discover some of the tools used in the trade before electric power tools.
$4 per person
Moonlight Stroll at White Clay Creek State Park
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Saturday December 14
Join us on a moonlight stroll along the creek. Bring a travel mug and lid for hot chocolate. Recommended for all ages. $5 per person.
“Park After Dark” Program
You must pre-register for all Park After Dark programs by calling and paying the Friday of or before by 3pm.
Call Park Office to register (302) 368-6900.
Park entrance fee is in effect.