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Killens Pond State Park


Special Notice 8/9/19

Killens Pond Road closed for construction July 22 – Aug. 16

Killens Pond Road, from Paradise Alley Road to Scrap Tavern Road, is closed to through traffic until August 16 for construction. Detour signs route traffic from the day-use side of the park to the campground throughout the construction period. Visitor access from Route 13 to the campground entrance on Paradise Alley Road and to the main park entrance from Killens Pond Road is not impacted. The bridge is closed to pedestrian traffic. The park is open during the construction period.

About the Park

The centerpiece of Killens Pond State Park, conveniently located in central Delaware, is the 66-acre millpond, which was established in the late 1700s. Before the pond was created, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. Killens Pond became a state park in 1965.

Featured Program: Composting for Beginners - CANCELLED

Ever wonder how you could put your kitchen scraps to use instead of throwing them in the trash? Learn why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/25/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Composting for Beginners - CANCELLED Ever wonder how you could put your kitchen scraps to use instead of throwing them in the trash? Learn why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Killens Pond State Park


Fishing and Boating

boats at killens pond

The pond is home to largemouth bass, catfish, carp, perch, crappie, bluegills, and pickerel, all of which await the patient angler.* A convenient boat launching ramp is available, and canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented during the summer. Paddlers will also enjoy the park's water trail up the Murderkill River.

A fishing license required to fish in Delaware State Parks. Get info about fishing permits

Check prices or get more detailed info on how you can canoe, kayak, or paddle Killens Pond

Waterpark Thrills

The waterpark at Killens Pond State Park

Starting from 54 feet in the air, our two speed slides and two spiral slides with tunnels offer heart-pounding excitement for those who dare! The main pool's zero-depth entrance makes getting in and out easy, and smaller visitors will enjoy the tot pool and tot lot, featuring bubblers, ground water jets, small slides, and a pool-side waterplay system. A food concession and swim shop offer everything you need for a day full of waterpark fun. A separate per-person admission fee is charged at the waterpark. Visit our waterpark page

Camping and Cabins

The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond. Click for Camping Information

Recreational Activities

Hiking and biking trails and a cross-country running course wind through several types of habitat featuring native plants and animals. Game courts and ball fields satisfy the athlete, and an 18-hole disc golf course challenges players to test their skill with a flying disc. The park also features playground equipment and picnic areas, and four pavilions are available to reserve for larger group events. Educational and recreational programs are conducted throughout the year at the Killens Pond Nature Center, which also features a permanent exhibit of local reptiles and amphibians and is also available for meetings and private events. Rent the Killens Pond Nature Center

Nature Preserve

Fork Branch Nature Preserve – contains mature upland forest and is the second largest forest tract in the St. Jones River watershed and coastal plain pond wetlands. Barred owls nest in the mature floodplain forest (Barred owls are a species of conservation concern due to the little mature floodplain remaining in Delaware) and it is also home to a variety of migratory and resident birds including Red-shouldered Hawk, another species of conservation concern, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, White-breasted Nuthatch and Pileated Woodpecker..

The preserve is located at the corner of Kenton and West Denneys roads, along the Maidstone Branch in the St. Jones River Watershed.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only). Parking on site.

Acreage: 257 acres

Upcoming Events

Floral Design - Easter Centerpiece - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 11, 2020

10:00 AM

Would you like personalized decorations for your home this spring? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25per class

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/11/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Floral Design - Easter Centerpiece - CANCELLED Would you like personalized decorations for your home this spring? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25per class Killens Pond State Park

Leave it to Beavers! - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 12, 2020

1:00 PM

Have you ever seen a tree chewed on by beavers and wanted to learn more about them?! Join a naturalist to learn all about beavers! Free

Add to Calendar 4/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/12/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Leave it to Beavers! - CANCELLED Have you ever seen a tree chewed on by beavers and wanted to learn more about them?! Join a naturalist to learn all about beavers! Free Killens Pond State Park

Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED

Monday, April 13, 2020

8:30 AM

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/13/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/13/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

8:30 AM

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/14/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting - CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

7:00 PM

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 7:00:00 PM 4/14/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting - CANCELLED The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

8:30 AM

Ages 6-10.Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/15/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED Ages 6-10.Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED

Thursday, April 16, 2020

8:30 AM

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/16/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED

Friday, April 17, 2020

8:30 AM

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full ofoutdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there arefewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/17/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp - CANCELLED Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full ofoutdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there arefewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Volunteer Project - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 19, 2020

10:00 AM

Come out to Killens Pond and give back with a Park Project. Meet at the Nature Center. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information please contact Volunteer Manager Alison.Romano@state.de.us, (302) 900-1423.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/19/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Volunteer Project - CANCELLED Come out to Killens Pond and give back with a Park Project. Meet at the Nature Center. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information please contact Volunteer Manager Alison.Romano@state.de.us, (302) 900-1423. Killens Pond State Park

Homeschool - The Water Cycle and You - CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

1:00 PM

Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE

Add to Calendar 4/21/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/21/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - The Water Cycle and You - CANCELLED Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE Killens Pond State Park

Featured Program: Composting for Beginners - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 25, 2020

1:00 PM

Every wonder how you could put your kitchen scraps to use instead of throwing them in the trash? Join naturalists to learn how to decrease your waste and make your own natural fertilizer – compost! Program will include a presentation on why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Free

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/25/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Composting for Beginners - CANCELLED Every wonder how you could put your kitchen scraps to use instead of throwing them in the trash? Join naturalists to learn how to decrease your waste and make your own natural fertilizer – compost! Program will include a presentation on why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Free Killens Pond State Park

Photo Contest Drop-off Begins - CANCELLED

Sunday, May 3, 2020

12:00 AM

Entries due May 3 – 9, 2020. Photos must be taken in a Delaware State park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20” and must have a sturdy hanger on the back. Entries have an entry fee for each photo – drop off at Killens Pond Nature Center 10am-4pm. Age categories, up to 12years: Free, 13-18years: $4/photo, 19-107years: $6/photo, 108years+:Free

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 12:00:00 AM 5/4/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Photo Contest Drop-off Begins - CANCELLED Entries due May 3 – 9, 2020. Photos must be taken in a Delaware State park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20” and must have a sturdy hanger on the back. Entries have an entry fee for each photo – drop off at Killens Pond Nature Center 10am-4pm. Age categories, up to 12years: Free, 13-18years: $4/photo, 19-107years: $6/photo, 108years+:Free Killens Pond State Park

Archaeology Month: Make-a-Pot - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

12:00 PM

Join State Parks’ archaeologists for this hands-on program to learn the basics of ceramic pottery using molding clay and why the invention of pottery was important to the Native people of the region. Each participant will be able to take their creation home with them. Space is limited and registration is required. Free

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 12:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Archaeology Month: Make-a-Pot - CANCELLED Join State Parks’ archaeologists for this hands-on program to learn the basics of ceramic pottery using molding clay and why the invention of pottery was important to the Native people of the region. Each participant will be able to take their creation home with them. Space is limited and registration is required. Free Killens Pond State Park

Archaeology Month: Archaeology Talk and Walk - The Charles Tilton Site - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

2:00 PM

Join State Park archaeologist John McCarthy to hear the story of Charles Tilton, a free Black farmer whose land is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This illustrated talk will review what we know from documents and objects about this family. Artifacts from the site will also be on display. Then, weather permitting, visit the site with John to learn more about the current investigations of the site. Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear required. Free

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 2:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Archaeology Month: Archaeology Talk and Walk - The Charles Tilton Site - CANCELLED Join State Park archaeologist John McCarthy to hear the story of Charles Tilton, a free Black farmer whose land is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This illustrated talk will review what we know from documents and objects about this family. Artifacts from the site will also be on display. Then, weather permitting, visit the site with John to learn more about the current investigations of the site. Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear required. Free Killens Pond State Park

Preserving Petals - CANCELLED

Sunday, May 10, 2020

11:00 AM

Do you love those lilies? Wish those lilacs would last longer? Looking for a new art piece for your wall? Bring your Mother for this special program and find out simple ways to press and preserve your flowers for years to come. Learn how to make your own flower press and what flowers work best for preservation. Flowers provided, get to take home your own flower press. Registration required. $15 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/10/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Preserving Petals - CANCELLED Do you love those lilies? Wish those lilacs would last longer? Looking for a new art piece for your wall? Bring your Mother for this special program and find out simple ways to press and preserve your flowers for years to come. Learn how to make your own flower press and what flowers work best for preservation. Flowers provided, get to take home your own flower press. Registration required. $15 per person. Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting - CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

7:00 PM

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 5/12/2020 7:00:00 PM 5/12/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting - CANCELLED The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Homeschool - May Flowers - CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

1:00 PM

Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/13/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - May Flowers - CANCELLED Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE Killens Pond State Park

Floral Design - Spring Wreath

Saturday, May 16, 2020

10:00 AM

Would you like personalized decorations for your home this spring? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25per class

Add to Calendar 5/16/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/16/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Floral Design - Spring Wreath Would you like personalized decorations for your home this spring? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25per class Killens Pond State Park

Archaeologist Month: Stone Tool Workshop [Time Travelers]

Saturday, May 16, 2020

1:00 PM

See skilled “flint knappers” Paul Shipper and Jim Martin demonstrate the skills that Native people used to make chipped stone tools. In addition, they will demonstrate primitive fire making (flint and steel method) – a skill visitors can try out themselves, weather permitting. Part of the Time Travelers Program. Free

Add to Calendar 5/16/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/16/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Archaeologist Month: Stone Tool Workshop [Time Travelers] See skilled “flint knappers” Paul Shipper and Jim Martin demonstrate the skills that Native people used to make chipped stone tools. In addition, they will demonstrate primitive fire making (flint and steel method) – a skill visitors can try out themselves, weather permitting. Part of the Time Travelers Program. Free Killens Pond State Park

Wild Flower Walk

Sunday, May 17, 2020

11:00 AM

Join a naturalist on a hike along the Pondside Trail to look for and identify spring wildflowers. Free

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/17/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wild Flower Walk Join a naturalist on a hike along the Pondside Trail to look for and identify spring wildflowers. Free Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayride

Friday, May 22, 2020

6:30 PM

Ride the wagon around the fields and forests of the park. Meet near campground amphitheater. $4 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/22/2020 6:30:00 PM 5/22/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayride Ride the wagon around the fields and forests of the park. Meet near campground amphitheater. $4 per person. Killens Pond State Park

Campground Night Hike

Friday, May 22, 2020

8:00 PM

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5hours, and participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Dogs on leash welcome. Free

Add to Calendar 5/22/2020 8:00:00 PM 5/22/2020 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Night Hike Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5hours, and participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Dogs on leash welcome. Free Killens Pond State Park

Featured Program: Kayak and Campfire

Saturday, May 23, 2020

6:30 PM

A guided kayak program on Killens Pond paired with a cozy campfire afterwards. Participants must be 10 years or older. Program has limited space so Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. $20 per person

Add to Calendar 5/23/2020 6:30:00 PM 5/23/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Kayak and Campfire A guided kayak program on Killens Pond paired with a cozy campfire afterwards. Participants must be 10 years or older. Program has limited space so Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. $20 per person Killens Pond State Park

Wetland Critters

Sunday, May 24, 2020

11:00 AM

Enjoy a naturalist-led program that includes an up-close encounter with some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Free

Add to Calendar 5/24/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/24/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Enjoy a naturalist-led program that includes an up-close encounter with some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Free Killens Pond State Park

Photo Contest Judging and Celebration

Sunday, May 31, 2020

2:00 PM

Join us at the Nature Center for the photo contest judging and see which photos get picked for awards. Light refreshments will be provided. Entries due May 3 – 9, 2020Photosmust be taken in a Delaware State park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20” and must have a sturdy hanger on the back. Entries have an entry fee for each photo – drop off at Killens Pond Nature Center 10am-4pm. Age categories, up to 12years: Free,13-18years: $4/photo, 19-107years: $6/photo, 108years+: Free

Add to Calendar 5/31/2020 2:00:00 PM 5/31/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Photo Contest Judging and Celebration Join us at the Nature Center for the photo contest judging and see which photos get picked for awards. Light refreshments will be provided. Entries due May 3 – 9, 2020Photosmust be taken in a Delaware State park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20” and must have a sturdy hanger on the back. Entries have an entry fee for each photo – drop off at Killens Pond Nature Center 10am-4pm. Age categories, up to 12years: Free,13-18years: $4/photo, 19-107years: $6/photo, 108years+: Free Killens Pond State Park

Creepy Crawlers

Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00 AM

Discover what slithers and crawls, what swims and flies, and what’s slimy, scaly, smooth, and fuzzy. Through games, crafts, and discovery activities campers will learn all about how and why these creepy crawlers are everywhere.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Creepy Crawlers Discover what slithers and crawls, what swims and flies, and what’s slimy, scaly, smooth, and fuzzy. Through games, crafts, and discovery activities campers will learn all about how and why these creepy crawlers are everywhere. Killens Pond State Park

Fun in Fitness

Monday, June 29, 2020

12:00 AM

Enjoy the endless ways to stay active outdoors from yoga, rock climbing, and kayaking to hiking and fishing. Learn how to prepare yourself for high adventure activities to keep you safe and fit while having fun. This action packed camp will be filled with games, trips to the Killens Pond Life Course, and an obstacle course to test your skills at the end of the week. Travel time: Delaware Rock Gym (1 hour).

Add to Calendar 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/3/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Fun in Fitness Enjoy the endless ways to stay active outdoors from yoga, rock climbing, and kayaking to hiking and fishing. Learn how to prepare yourself for high adventure activities to keep you safe and fit while having fun. This action packed camp will be filled with games, trips to the Killens Pond Life Course, and an obstacle course to test your skills at the end of the week. Travel time: Delaware Rock Gym (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Living History

Monday, July 6, 2020

12:00 AM

Experience the rich history of Delaware. Travel back in time to Colonial, Civil War, and World War II eras. Ride in the steam cars at Auburn Valley State Park, and tour Historical Dover, Fort Miles and Fort Delaware. Travel times: First State Heritage Park (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour), Auburn Valley (1 hour, 20 minutes), and Fort Delaware (1 hour).

Add to Calendar 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Living History Experience the rich history of Delaware. Travel back in time to Colonial, Civil War, and World War II eras. Ride in the steam cars at Auburn Valley State Park, and tour Historical Dover, Fort Miles and Fort Delaware. Travel times: First State Heritage Park (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour), Auburn Valley (1 hour, 20 minutes), and Fort Delaware (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Pirate Adventures

Monday, July 13, 2020

12:00 AM

Ahoy Matey! Discover treasure from shipwrecks off the Delaware coastline, build your own pirate ship, use the seining techniques of sailors, and dress up in your best pirate gear for the final day and follow the map to the hidden treasure! Travel times: Indian River Life-Saving Station (1 hour) and Cape Henlopen (1 hour).

Add to Calendar 7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Pirate Adventures Ahoy Matey! Discover treasure from shipwrecks off the Delaware coastline, build your own pirate ship, use the seining techniques of sailors, and dress up in your best pirate gear for the final day and follow the map to the hidden treasure! Travel times: Indian River Life-Saving Station (1 hour) and Cape Henlopen (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Wilderness Survival Camp

Monday, July 20, 2020

12:00 AM

Learn what it takes to prepare for outdoor adventure activities like backpacking, camping, and boating. Put your skills to the test and become a master at shelter building, fire safety, orienteering, and a wide range of primitive skills. The week will end with overnight camping at the park on Thursday. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Wilderness Survival Camp Learn what it takes to prepare for outdoor adventure activities like backpacking, camping, and boating. Put your skills to the test and become a master at shelter building, fire safety, orienteering, and a wide range of primitive skills. The week will end with overnight camping at the park on Thursday. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided. Killens Pond State Park

Aquatic Adventures

Monday, July 27, 2020

12:00 AM

Love the water? Want to a fun way to stay cool and beat the heat? Be prepared for a splash from water games, waterslides, and boating activities that make for some great H2O experiences.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Aquatic Adventures Love the water? Want to a fun way to stay cool and beat the heat? Be prepared for a splash from water games, waterslides, and boating activities that make for some great H2O experiences. Killens Pond State Park

Junior Naturalist

Monday, August 3, 2020

12:00 AM

Learn what it takes to be a naturalist. Discover the reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, insects, and fish of the park while hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Assist naturalists with the husbandry of our resident Animal Ambassadors. Use artifacts from the nature center collection to create a fun project to put your naturalist skills to the test.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Naturalist Learn what it takes to be a naturalist. Discover the reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, insects, and fish of the park while hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Assist naturalists with the husbandry of our resident Animal Ambassadors. Use artifacts from the nature center collection to create a fun project to put your naturalist skills to the test. Killens Pond State Park

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