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Summer Camps


Find the Right Summer Camp

Delaware State Parks offer exciting summer day camps all over Delaware! Below is a list of the camps we will be offering this summer. We have something for everyone!

Registration begins on February 7, 2022

Campers and parents must follow current health guidelines, which may include screening and/or face coverings. Visit COVID-19 information page for the latest information.

Programs and activities may change based on current Covid-19 guidelines.

Alapocas Run State Park - Adventure Rock Climbing Camp - FULL

For ages 11 to 13

July 11 - July 15, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Test your strength, agility and concentration while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will learn the basics while climbing and hiking at Alapocas Run State Park. Climbing equipment is provided.

Cost: $280

Bellevue State Park - Recreation Camp: Wild Wild West

For ages 7 to 11

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.

Cost: $195

Bellevue State Park - Travel Fishing - FULL

For ages 12 to 15

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Campers travel to different fishing sites each day including an offshore charter boat trip and a canoe trip on the Brandywine. Participants will learn about fresh and saltwater fishing, fly fishing, fishing ethics, safety and techniques. This camp is appropriate for all skill levels. All necessary supplies are included, though campers are allowed to bring their own equipment if they wish. Trips involve travel to sites 15 minutes to 1.5 hours away.

Cost: $305

Bellevue State Park - Young Explorers: Senses - FULL

For ages 4 to 6

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore nature through exciting crafts and adventure hikes, with each week having its own theme! Parents, get a chance to see what your little one learned at the “Look What We Did” wall at the end of the week.

Cost: $110

Brandywine Creek State Park - Water Adventures

For ages 8 to 10

July 11 - July 15, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cool off this week as we explore the creek, the marsh, and ponds around our park! Learn about the science of water with fun activities, games, and experiments. Play water games, fish and hike in the creek, and relax on the Brandywine! Campers must be able to swim.

Cost: $240

Brandywine Zoo - Junior Zoo Keepers - FULL

For ages 12 to 15

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ever wonder what being a zookeeper really involves? Discover how our animals are cared for, practice your husbandry skills cleaning animal habitats, prepare animal diets, create enrichment, and visit behind-the-scenes to see how the zoo really works!

Cost: $345

Cape Henlopen - Colorful Cape - FULL

For ages 7 to 8

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Art and nature go hand in hand at Cape Henlopen. Learn more about the beautiful scenery and creatures at Cape as we create our own beautiful creations.

Cost: $205

Killens Pond State Park - Aquatic Adventures - FULL

For ages 10 to 13

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 . Camp will take a walk to the waterpark to splash around Wednesday.

Cost: $180

Lums Pond State Park - Pirates of the Pond - FULL

For ages 6 to 9

July 11 - July 15, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Aargh you ready for some mid-summer fun with a week of water play, pirate games and treasure hunts? Includes nature exploration, animal encounters, crafts, and lots of water activities like water squirters, paddle boating, and dip netting in the pond.

Cost: $230

Trap Pond - Art in the Park - FULL

For ages 7 to 14

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you love arts and crafts? This is the camp for you. Enjoy adventures around the park to draw inspiration for your works of art. Paint, sculpt and craft.

Cost: $200

White Clay Creek State Park - Knights, Gnomes & Fairies of the White Clay Kingdom - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Explore the ‘kingdom’ of the White Clay Valley during this week of crafting fairy homes and castles and using your imagination during many other themed crafts and games. Visitors to camp may include our Natural Resource “Knights” and Naturalist Forest “Fairy”.

Cost: $215

White Clay Creek State Park - Outdoor Adventure Skills - FULL

For ages 11 to 14

July 11 - July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy exploring outdoor sports here at White Clay Creek with hiking, tubing, fishing and beginner mountain biking (mtn. bikes are available to borrow or bring your own). We will take a field trip to Lums Pond for kayaking as well. We’ll wrap up the week with a bike ride to a cool spot in town. Campers must bring a properly fitted, CPSC-approved helmet and be able to swim.

Cost: $225

Alapocas Run State Park - Rock and Rappel Climbing Camp - FULL

For ages 13 to 15

July 18 - July 22, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Challenge your mental and physical skills while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will discover the basics of top rope climbing, belaying and rappelling while having an adventure. Climbing equipment is provided.

Cost: $330

Bellevue State Park - Photography - FULL

For ages 7 to 10

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Explore different photography techniques with photo challenges, crafts, and games. Parents will get to see the campers’ album in an end-of-the-week display. All supplies, including two disposable cameras and photo printing costs, are included in the camp fee.

Cost: $240

Bellevue State Park - Recreation Camp: Pirates Cove - FULL

For ages 7 to 11

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.

Cost: $195

Bellevue State Park - Travel Fishing - FULL

For ages 12 to 15

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Campers travel to different fishing sites each day including an offshore charter boat trip and a canoe trip on the Brandywine. Participants will learn about fresh and saltwater fishing, fly fishing, fishing ethics, safety and techniques. This camp is appropriate for all skill levels. All necessary supplies are included, though campers are allowed to bring their own equipment if they wish. Trips involve travel to sites 15 minutes to 1.5 hours away.

Cost: $305

Brandywine Creek State Park - Water Adventures

For ages 8 to 10

July 18 - July 22, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cool off this week as we explore the creek, the marsh, and ponds around our park! Learn about the science of water with fun activities, games, and experiments. Play water games, fish and hike in the creek, and relax on the Brandywine! Campers must be able to swim.

Cost: $240

Brandywine Zoo - Legendary Creatures - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Unicorns, dragons, and bigfoot, oh my! Discover the legends of mythical creatures and the real life animals they are inspired by, then get creative and invent a mythical creature of your own!

Cost: $245

Cape Henlopen - Time Travelers - FULL

For ages 8 to 10

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Go back in time as we visit Cape Henlopen throughout history. Find out everything from how Cape got its shape, to why the towers were built.

Cost: $230

Killens Pond State Park - Junior Naturalist - FULL

For ages 6 to 9

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn what it takes to be a Naturalist. Discover the reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, insects, and fish of the park while hiking, water games, and fishing. Camp will take a walk to the waterpark to splash around Wednesday.

Cost: $180

Lums Pond State Park - Fish, Fish, Fish - FULL

For ages 7 to 10

July 18 - July 22, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Campers spend the week making lures, learning how to cast and of course, fishing! We’ll make fish prints and do some science experiments! Get an up-close look at Delaware’s native fish and take part in a Friday fishing tournament where everyone’s a winner!

Cost: $230

Trap Pond - Creature Feature - FULL

For ages 7 to 14

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This camp focuses on the wide array of creatures that live here at Trap Pond. Learn how to view and safely observe the many types of wildlife at Trap Pond State Park.

Cost: $175

White Clay Creek State Park - Adventure Rangers - FULL

For ages 9 to 11

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Park Rangers have a very exciting and important job when it comes to protecting and conserving our park. Spend the week exploring the park through the eyes of a Ranger, by learning animal tracks, talking to the Rangers of our park and having a conservation conversation.

Cost: $225

White Clay Creek State Park - Creek Creations - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

July 18 - July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The creek and its surrounding areas offer lots of natural supplies to be used for crafts and activities! We will be spending lots of time in the water and making creek crafts this week! This fun-filled week will consist of learning about the creek’s gems, creating nature crafts and spending time in and around the creek!

Cost: $215

Alapocas Run State Park - Adventure Rock Climbing Camp - FULL

For ages 11 to 13

July 25 - July 29, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Test your strength, agility and concentration while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will learn the basics while climbing and hiking at Alapocas Run State Park. Climbing equipment is provided.

Cost: $280

Bellevue State Park - Bug Adventures - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you buggy for insects? Explore the wonderful world of insects with hikes, crafts, activities, and more. By the end of the week, you will definitely love bugs!

Cost: $185

Bellevue State Park - Recreation Camp: Under the Big Top

For ages 7 to 11

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.

Cost: $195

Brandywine Creek State Park - Nature Scientists

For ages 9 to 12

July 25 - July 29, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Become a Nature Scientist this week as we explore the park and perform fun and cool experiments! Build a bird’s nest from scratch, make film canister rockets, visit the marsh and learn about wetlands, make a sundial with just your friends and some chalk, learn about non-Newtonian fluids, and craft your very own egg drop container!

Cost: $240

Brandywine Zoo - Slime, Poo, and Bugs Too

For ages 6 to 8

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What might be gross to us could be the key to an animal’s survival! Learn how condor poop helps them cool down, how lemurs fight with stink, and how cockroaches are helping the world in this fun camp.

Cost: $245

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Cape Henlopen - Water Buddies - FULL

For ages 5 to 6

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For our water lovers! Explore the types of water in the park, the plants and animals who use it and play loads of water games!

Cost: $120

Killens Pond State Park - Nature Explorers - FULL

For ages 10 to 13

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discover the reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, insects, and fish of the park while hiking, kayaking, and fishing. We will record what we find along the way. Camp will take a walk to the waterpark to splash around Wednesday.

Cost: $180

Lums Pond State Park - Wildlife Ranger Adventures - FULL

For ages 7 to 10

July 25 - July 29, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Kayak the pond in search of wildlife and learn about the adventures you can have when working with wildlife! Peek behind the scenes in conservation efforts, conduct wildlife research, and enjoy a week of exciting adventure at Lums Pond.

Cost: $230

Trap Pond - Vets and Pets - FULL

For ages 7 to 14

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This camp is for those who aspire to work with animals or want to take good care of their pets. The animals we will learn about will include reptiles, domestic pets, and even farm animals.

Cost: $200

White Clay Creek State Park - Single Track Shredders: WCCSP Mountain Bike focused camp

For ages 12 to 15

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This camp is specifically designed for experienced bikers with six or more miles of all-terrain experience. Join other avid young bikers from the region for a week-long mountain biking experience. The week includes rides all around at White Clay Creek and Middle Run trails. Bike repair, riding techniques and coolin’ off in the creek are all part of the mountain bike camp. Campers should bring their own mountain bike (bikes are available to borrow) and a properly fitted, CPSC-approved helmet, bike gloves and be able to swim.

Cost: $330

White Clay Creek State Park - Stream Splashers - FULL

For ages 4 to 6

July 25 - July 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There is nothing like a good splash in the creek in the summer! Campers enjoy a week full of creek play, making and floating their own boats, animal crafts, and enjoying what nature has to offer with their new friends.

Cost: $120

Bellevue State Park - 2022: A Park Odyssey

For ages 12 to 15

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Embark on your own Odyssey by exploring State Parks across Delaware! Climb high on the outdoor Rock Wall of Alapocas Run, take on the zip line adventure course at Lums Pond, or go seining at Cape Henlopen, plus so much more.

Cost: $305

Bellevue State Park - Recreation Camp: Code Breakers - FULL

For ages 7 to 11

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.

Cost: $195

Bellevue State Park - Young Explorers: Nature's Rainbows - FULL

For ages 4 to 6

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore nature through exciting crafts and adventure hikes, with each week having its own theme! Parents, get a chance to see what your little one learned at the “Look What We Did” wall at the end of the week.

Cost: $110

Brandywine Creek State Park - Outdoor Adventures - FULL

For ages 11 to 14

August 1 - August 5, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Get wet and wild! Come join us this week to learn all about water. Explore the different areas of water we have in the parks. Do a stream study, hike in the creek, go fishing, float down the Brandywine in a tube, then paddle down in a canoe, and take a trip to the water park at Killens Pond!

Cost: $275

Brandywine Zoo - Survival in the Wild - FULL

For ages 9 to 11

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ever wonder how animals thrive in unique, extreme environments? Join us for an exciting week of camp, learn all about the amazing adaptations that help animals all over the world survive, and even pick up a few survival tips for yourself!

Cost: $345

Cape Henlopen - Summer Survivors - FULL

For ages 7 to 8

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to be a Cape Survivor? Compete in team trials, solve puzzles and challenge yourself as we learn how other living things survive at Cape.

Cost: $205

Killens Pond State Park - The Power of Plants

For ages 6 to 9

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discover how plants create their own power to then become a source of shelter, food, water, and much more! Camp will take a walk to the waterpark to splash around Wednesday.

Cost: $180

Lums Pond State Park - Lums Pond Anglers (Session 2) - FULL

For ages 10 to 13

August 1 - August 5, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This fishing camp will take campers on an adventure to explore some of the best fishing spots at Lums Pond. Campers will get to experiment with different types of bait, and head out on the water to test their angling skills! Campers may bring their own equipment, but all equipment needed will be provided.

Cost: $255

White Clay Creek State Park - Mines and Minerals - FULL

For ages 9 to 11

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you familiar with things like obsidian and mycelium in the virtual world? How great would it be to see and touch the real thing in the natural world? Explore some of the many amazing features the Earth has to offer during a week of hands-on constructing and experimenting, along with enjoying time at the creek.

Cost: $225

White Clay Creek State Park - Pirates Treasures - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

August 1 - August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Argh you ready for a pirate week? Spend your ‘shipwrecked’ days searching for treasure, panning for gems and meeting new pirate friends while learning about the incredible treasures that make up our natural world.

Cost: $215

Bellevue State Park - 2022: A Park Odyssey

For ages 12 to 15

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Embark on your own Odyssey by exploring State Parks across Delaware! Climb high on the outdoor Rock Wall of Alapocas Run, take on the zip line adventure course at Lums Pond, or go seining at Cape Henlopen, plus so much more.

Cost: $305

Bellevue State Park - Junior Naturalist - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Become a Junior Naturalist for Bellevue! Uncover something new each day, with fun crafts and excursions to help you learn it all. Plus, keep track of all you see in your very own nature journal!

Cost: $185

Bellevue State Park - Recreation Camp: Ooey Gooey - FULL

For ages 7 to 11

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.

Cost: $195

Brandywine Creek State Park - Nature Explorers - FULL

For ages 5 to 7

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every day is a new adventure! Join us this week to explore the different habitats around our park and the creatures that call them home. Visit the meadows, forest, scenic hills, and even the creek. Do themed crafts and games, and learn all about nature.

Cost: $180

Brandywine Zoo - Animal Superpowers - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Animals have some amazing super powers to help them survive in their environments!  Learn about different animal powers and adaptations through activities, crafts, and live animal encounters.

Cost: $245

Brandywine Zoo - Zoology 101 - FULL

For ages 14 to 17

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever thought about a future career working at a zoo? During this week, you’ll get a truly hands-on experience to understand what it takes to work at a zoo!  You will be trained to handle some of our ambassador animals, assist in animal care and feeding, contribute to our Urban Wild research project, and lead your own education program on the last day of camp.

Cost: $345

Cape Henlopen - Cape Explorers - FULL

For ages 8 to 10

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Become a Cape expert as we explore a different area of the park each day. Come prepared for anything!

Cost: $230

White Clay Creek State Park - Camp Awesome - FULL

For ages 9 to 11

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a little bit of everything in this fun-filled camp! Pan for creek gems, make nature gnomes, play games, hike through the park, tubing and possibly kayaking, create amazing art and go fishing for awesome fun. Must be able to swim.

Cost: $175

White Clay Creek State Park - Creek Safari - FULL

For ages 4 to 6

August 8 - August 12, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on an expedition in this action packed week of exploring the creek and woods. Learn about wildlife through outdoor games, crafts and lots of creek time!

Cost: $120

Bellevue State Park - Recreation Camp: Amazing Animals - FULL

For ages 7 to 11

August 15 - August 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.

Cost: $195

Brandywine Zoo - Talk to the Animals - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

August 15 - August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Noises, smells, and body language. Animals “talk” in lots of ways, but what are they saying? Join us and discover how you can better talk to the animals!

Cost: $245

Cape Henlopen - Tail Tales   - FULL

For ages 5 to 6

August 15 - August 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dive into great books about animals we find at the park combined with exploring outside. Each day will take on a theme from a new story.

Cost: $120

Brandywine Zoo - Home Sweet Habitat - FULL

For ages 6 to 8

August 22 - August 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rainforests, mountains, deserts, and even our own backyards; animals are found in all sorts of habitats! Each day we’ll learn about a different habitat and the amazing animals that call it home.

Cost: $245