Day Camps

Five Locations

Cedar Lane Elementary School

8 weeks

1259 Cedar Lane Rd, Middletown

REGISTER
ONLINE

Garfield Park Community
Recreation Center

8 weeks

26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle

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ONLINE

Brandywine Springs Elementary School

8 weeks

2916 Duncan Road, Wilmington

PLEASE CALL
(302) 395-5654 to 
REGISTER

Richey Elementary School

8 weeks

105 E. Highland Avenue, Wilmington 

PLEASE CALL
(302) 395-5654 to REGISTER

Talley Day Camp

10 weeks

 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington

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ONLINE

Campers enjoy weekly themes, daily fresh air time, non-competitive sports, supervised games and age appropriate activities, arts and crafts, weekly swimming and visit from Mr. Softee Ice Cream Truck, educational presentations and guests. Summer Campers and counselors spend 20 minutes a day engaging in reading with materials provided by New Castle County Libraries. New Castle County Summer Reading Challenge will be implemented at all camp locations: Libraries Rock!

Purchase of Care (POC) accepted. Limited financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants. Call the camp office at 302-395-5654 for more information.

WEEKLY SESSIONS

  • Ages 7-12
  • Camps fees are $125 per week ($110 for July 2-6 NO Camp July 4th)
  • Extended Care is $35 per child per week (7:30 a.m.-9 and 4-5:30 p.m.)
  • A limited number of Financial Aid and Purchase Of Care scholarships available.
    Please call 302-395-5654 for more information about financial aid.

Session Weekly Theme
Field Trip
Fun Friday Notes
June 18-22 Journey into summer
Christiana Roller Rink
Camouflage Day  
June 25-29 “P” Week
Pleasant Hills
​Bowling Alley
P Party Dress in Purple, Pink, Penguin or Potter (Harry) Day  
July 2-6 May the 4th
​Be with you
Coverdale Farms
Star Wars/Space Day  
July 9-13
Beach Party
Franklin Institute
​ with IMAX
Beach Attire Day
 
July 16-20
Get Down and Dirty
Delaware Agricultural Museum
Mustache Day
 
July 23-27 Wacky Tacky Launch Trampoline Park Mismatch Day  
July 30-
​Aug 3
There’s an artist in all of us Crayola Factory Tye Dye Day  
Aug. 6-10 Be a good sport Rockwood Park and Museum Professional Sports Team Day  
Aug. 13-17 Adventures close to home Delaware Children’s Museum and Riverfront Putt Putt Golf Delaware Day Talley Day Only
Aug. 20-24 Wet-n-Wild Wipeout Killen’s Pond Water Park Crazy Hat Day Talley Day Only

REGISTRATION: 

Pre-registration is required. A $25, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot for each session; all balances are due one week prior to the start of camp. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens on March 1.

LUNCH/SNACKS:

Campers must bring their own lunch and morning and afternoon snacks each day. Food Bank and or Summer Feeding meals are available at select sites. Call the camp office to verify if camp site has lunch provided.

CAMP FORMAT:

Camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. An extended care package including pre-care from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. and after-care from 4-5:30 p.m. is available at all camp locations for $35 per child per week.

ACTIVITIES:

Daily camp programming includes arts/crafts, weekly themes, fitness and nature activities, sports games and contests, and recreational and educational programming. Summer Reading Challenge and Healthy Eating programs.

FIELD TRIPS:

Camp includes a swimming trip and one field trip per week (POC registrants must pay a non-refundable activity fee of $ 15 per week, per child). Children will be transported to sites that offer roller skating, swimming, and bowling, trampoline park, Carousel Park, Franklin Institute, Oasis Fun Center and more.

New Castle County Summer Camps is a Purchase of Care Provider. Please call the Camp office at 302-395-5654 for more information.

Nemours
University of Delaware
4H Logo
Delaware Nature Society
Healthy Kids Deleware
Library Emblem
Emergency Management Patch
Ashland Nature Center

Proud Partners with NEMOURS HEALTH and PREVENTION SERVICES, HEALTHY KIDS DE, FOOD BANK of DE, NEW CASTLE COUNTY LIBRARIES, NCC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF DE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION 4-H


Contact Us

302-395-5632

Heather Mergenthaler
Camps Coordinator
hmergenthaler@nccde.org