Summer Camps at Brandywine Creek

About Brandywine Creek
State Park Summer Camps


 

How to Register

To register, download a registration packet and complete the form. The registration form must be completely filled out and payment received to process for registration.

Submit your forms by:

Dropping them off at
Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center/Office
41 Adams Dam Rd.
Wilmington, DE

or

Emailing them to
Lisa Watt or Sheila Linn

or

Faxing them to:

(302) 577-7756

Phone, e-mail and faxed registrations will be accepted beginning Monday, February 6.
Mail-in registrations cannot be accepted. You will not be guaranteed a spot with a mailed-in registration.

Outdoor activities will be held as weather permits. After care, when available, is offered Monday through Thursday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. for an additional fee of $40 for the week or $15
per day.

Forms of payment accepted:
Check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover
We accept payment:
In person or over the phone with credit card number
Payment due: 100% of payment is due at time of registration

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests to reschedule must be received no fewer than 30 days before camp begins and will be subject to an administrative fee. There will be no refunds or rescheduling within 30 days of the start of camp.

Find A Camp at
a Different Park:

Our Day Camps

Spring Break Nature Camp


For ages 7 to 10
April 2–6
8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of the park through games, activities, and cool nature art. Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No after care.
Cost: $200 or $50 per day

Nature Explorers


For ages 5 to 7
June 11–15
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Become a Nature Sleuth! Explore the forests, meadows, and marshes here at the park. Discover a new animal and its habitat each day through fun activities like hikes, creek investigations, nature games, and crafts. No after care. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $165

Outdoor Adventure Camp - Travel Camp: Session I:


For ages 11 to 14
June 18–22
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, and survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week. They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No after care available.
Cost: $260

Water Adventures Session I


For ages 8 to 10
June 18–22
8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
From swimming and tubing the Brandywine to stream stomps, boat races, and raft building contests, campers will cool off and learn about aquatics! We will play games, hike trails, visit the marsh, and have adventures! Campers must be able to swim. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $225

Nature Wonders Half-Day Camp: Session I


For ages 4 to 6
June 25–29
9 a.m.–Noon
Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore!
Cost: $125

Nature Scientists


For ages 9 to 12
June 25–29
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Nature is wacky and wonderful; join us as we make things fly, ooze and light up, and drop things from the roof. Campers will perform fun, safe experiments to power a potato, build an egg parachute, build a kite, make a film canister rocket, make their own ice cream and rock candy, and more. We will use our scientist skills as we explore hiking trails, tube the Brandywine, and stomp through the creek! We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $225

Wilderness Survival Session I


For ages 7 to 10
July 9–13
8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land. Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track and study animals, use a compass, fish, how to be safe in the water, and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $225

Nature Arts Camp: Session I


For ages 9 to 12
July 9–13
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Join our Art School camp counselors and spend the week creating art in the park. Each day will feature a different artistic technique for campers to learn, including watercolors, acrylic paints, sketching, plein air drawing, and painting. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Parents will join us for an art show at the end of the week!
Cost: $250 (includes material fee)

Nature Wonders Half-Day Camp: Session II


For ages 4 to 6
July 16–20
9 a.m.–Noon
Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore!
Cost: $125

Water Adventures Session II


For ages 8 to 10
July 16–20
8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
From swimming and tubing the Brandywine to stream stomps, boat races, and raft building contests, campers will cool off and learn about aquatics! We will play games, hike trails, visit the marsh, and have adventures! Campers must be able to swim. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $225

Outdoor Adventure Camp - Travel Camp: Session II


For ages 11 to 14
July 23–27
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, and survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week. They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No after care available.
Cost: $260

Wilderness Survival Session II


For ages 7 to 10
July 23–27
8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land. Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track and study animals, use a compass, fish, how to be safe in the water, and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $225

Wilderness Survival Session III


For ages 7 to 10
July 30–August 3
8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land. Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track and study animals, use a compass, fish, how to be safe in the water, and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!
Cost: $225

Nature Arts Camp: Session II


For ages 8 to 10
July 30–August 3
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Join our Art School camp counselors and spend the week creating art in the park. Each day will feature a different artistic technique for campers to learn, including watercolors, acrylic paints, sketching, plein air drawing, and painting. We have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Parents will join us for an art show at the end of the week!
Cost: $250 (includes material fee)

Nature Wonders Half-Day Camp: Session III


For ages 4 to 6
August 6–10
9 a.m.–Noon
Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore!
Cost: $125