Summer Camps at Killens Pond

About Killens Pond State Park Summer Camps


Registration Now Open
Call (302) 284-4299
to reserve your child's spot!

Pre-care for summer camps is available 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and  post-care until 5p.m. for an additional fee.  Call (302) 284-4299. We reserve the right to cancel camps that have fewer than five participants.

How to Register

Call (302) 284-4299 to check availability, then download a registration packet, complete the form and either mail or fax it in, or drop it off at the park's Nature Center.

Send by Mail to:

Attn: Nature Center
5025 Killens Pond Road
Felton DE 19943

Or Fax to:
(302) 284-1003; OR


Or drop off registration forms to:

Killens Pond Nature Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Payment accepted:

Check, Cash or Credit Card (by phone or in person at the Nature Center)

Payment due:

To hold the spot in camp: $25 due per child per camp (non-refundable, but can be transferred to another available camp)
Remaining balance due June 1.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations or rescheduling must be received in writing 30 days before the start of camp in order to receive a refund. Cancellations or rescheduling will be subject to a $30 administrative fee.

Please refer to the registration packet for other information and policies.

Find A Camp at
a Different Park:

Our Camps


Water Wonderland

Session:
Monday, June 15, 2015 to Friday, June 19, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 9
Cost: $150 per camper

About the Program: Enjoy a week of all the water Killens Pond has to offer. Campers will explore the pond on paddleboats, discover the critters in the pond by dip-netting and fishing, and take daily swim lessons at the water park. All swimming levels are welcome.


Survivor

Session:
Monday, June 22, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 9 to 13
Cost: $225 per camper

About the Program: Learn the necessities of surviving in the wild. Acquire orienteering, shelter building and fire starting skills, and put your abilities to the test when we camp out on Thursday night. Dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided.


Puzzles at the Pond

Session:
Monday, June 29, 2015 to Friday, July 03, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 10
Cost: $150 per camper

About the Program: Spend the week finding clues to solve a puzzle. Learn how science is like a puzzle and use inquiry skills to create your own nature experiment to solve. Finish off the week with a Star- Spangled science experiment.


Fishing Camp

Session:
Monday, July 06, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 12
Cost: $165 per camper

About the Program: What lives in the different waterways of Delaware. Fishing excursions for the week will include freshwater fishing in Killens and Coursey’s Ponds, seining at Cape Henlopen, fish dissection and more. No experience is needed; we supply bait and equipment.


Pirates of the Pond

Session:
Monday, July 13, 2015 to Friday, July 17, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 9
Cost: $165 per camper

About the Program: Ahoy! Calling all pirates for a week of treasure hunting, map navigating and ship building. Explore the “sea” on paddleboats, and spend some time making your own treasure chests. We will visit Cape Henlopen to become pirates and explore the Fenwick Island Treasure Museum!


The Extremely Amazing Race

Session:
Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 9 to 13
Cost: $195 per camper

About the Program: This week takes campers on extreme adventures around the state. We will head to new locations to participate in activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, fishing and stand -up paddle-boarding (must know how to swim).


Where the Wild Things Live

Session:
Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 10
Cost: $165 per camper

About the Program: Walk on the wild side this week to learn more about the animals of our world. Participate in games and activities exploring the world of the wild. We will visit the Brandywine Zoo and the Delaware State Fair.


Boating Basics

Session:
Monday, August 03, 2015 to Friday, August 07, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 12
Cost: $175 per camper

About the Program: Paddle, kayak, and canoe yourself through Delaware’s waterways. This week of camp will teach the basics of boating with trips on a catamaran at Fenwick Island, tubing on White Clay Creek and a pontoon boat ride at Trap Pond. Boating experience is not required.


Ecological Explorations

Session:
Monday, August 10, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 10
Cost: $150 per camper

About the Program: Delaware’s diverse ecosystems offer much to be explored. Learn what makes a healthy ecosystem, and then use your knowledge to test the health of various ecosystems around the park.