Day Camps

New Castle County Summer Recreation camps offer campers a fun-filled summer including a wide variety of age-appropriate, supervised activities and experiences. Activities are designed around an exciting weekly camp theme and culminate in a Friday Fun Day. Campers also enjoy a weekly field trip to a variety of exciting places & venues in the tri-state area. In addition, every Friday is a dress-up day complete with each camp participating in special games. This is an opportunity for campers and Counselors alike to show off their creativity and have fun! It’s very important to choose the right Summer Camp for your child, which is why you will want to check out this extensive list of Summer Camp Programs.
Day Camps
June 15 – August 21


Ages 7-12
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
$120 per child per week
Extended care,  $35/week, (from 7:30 a.m. and until 5:30 p.m.)

Weekly Field Trips Include:
 Franklin Institute, Zoo, Trampoline Park, Blue Rocks Game, and Killen’s Pond Water Park, Roller & Ice Skating, Putt Putt Golf and more! 

Weekly Themes Include: Challenge Week, Frozen Week, Hunger Games Week, Movie Magic Week, Outside the Box Week, Talk Like a Pirate Week, Game Show Week, and more!

Visits From: Mr. Softee Ice Cream Truck, educational programs.

Each camp spends 15 minutes a day engaging in reading and
participating in the New Castle County Summer Reading Club .
This year’s theme is Every Hero Has A Story.

Five Locations:
  • Cedar Lane Elementary School (1259 Cedar Lane Rd, Middletown, DE 19709)
  • Garfield Park Community Recreation Center (26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle 19720)
  • McKean High School (301 McKennans Church Road)
  • Richey Elementary School (105 E. Highland Avenue, Wilmington 19804)
  • Talley Day Camp (1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington 19803)
(302) 395-5600

Heather Mergenthaler
Camps Coordinator
hmergenthaler@nccde.org

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