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WHITE CLAY CREEK STATE PARK


About the Park

The land that is today known as White Clay Creek State Park includes parts of the boundary line made famous by Mason and Dixon, who began their historic survey at “a post mark’d west,” a location that lies within the park.

Featured Program: Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike

Featured Program: Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike

Guest Speaker: Mike Ott. Meet at the Possum Hill Parking L. ot The Mason Dixon Line often cited in reference to the Civil War was really a survey to mark two large landholders' properties. The east-west boundary line began its history right here in the park. Join us on a moderate hike to this historic marker. Bring plenty of water. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 8. Free Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike Guest Speaker: Mike Ott. Meet at the Possum Hill Parking L. ot The Mason Dixon Line often cited in reference to the Civil War was really a survey to mark two large landholders' properties. The east-west boundary line began its history right here in the park. Join us on a moderate hike to this historic marker. Bring plenty of water. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 8. Free White Clay Creek State Park


As overdevelopment in the northern part of the state became a matter of increasing concern in the late 1960s, the state began to purchase lands adjoining a small recreational park, which in 1975 became known as Walter S. Carpenter State Park. State land acquisitions and donations from the Du Pont family and others eventually enlarged the park to over 3,600 acres. It was renamed White Clay Creek State Park in 1995. The White Clay Creek was named a National Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service in 2000, which added an additional layer of protection to the area.

Master Plan in Progress

The Division of Parks and Recreation is beginning the process of creating a master plan for White Clay Creek State Park. The purpose of this master plan is to provide a vision and a framework for the stewardship and use of the park.

Freshwater Fishing

Millstone and Cattail Ponds offer year-round fishing for bluegill and crappie, and a catch-and-release program for largemouth bass. The White Clay Creek offers anglers the opportunity to fish for stocked rainbow and brown trout. Trout fishing opens the first Saturday in April. A fishing license is required at all times when fishing. A trout stamp is required April through June 30th and again October through November. The creek closes to all fishing two weeks prior to the opening day of trout season. Get information on fishing permits.. WARNING: The State online automated fishing license system is NOT compatible with mobile devices or iPads and may encounter printing issues with touch screen computers and Apple products.

Hiking and Biking

trail at white clay creek with a wooden fence next to it

Over 37 miles of trails lead explorers to historic sites and scenic vistas overlooking lush valleys and impressive rock outcrops. Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy the large number of easy-to-moderate trails throughout the park. Of special interest are those at Possum Hill and the Judge Morris Estate, along with the Pomeroy Rail-Trail, which runs alongside White Clay Creek.

The Judge Morris Estate

Built in 1790, the former home of Delaware native Judge Hugh M. Morris is perfect for weddings, private parties, and business gatherings. Private tours of the Judge Morris Estate are available for groups up to 15 people. Multiple tours can be arranged for larger groups. Hold your event at the Judge Morris Estate

Upcoming Events

Intro to Fly Fishing

Monday, February 25, 2019

7 p.m.

Introduction to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying at the ChambersHouse Nature Center Monday, February 25: Fly Fishing Monday, March 4: Fly Tying 7 p.m. Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell andSam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basicsof fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by theFriday before the program. Free Call 302-368-6900 to register. White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center, 1475 Creek Rd, Newark, DE 19711, USA

Add to Calendar 2/25/2019 19:00 2/25/2019 20:30 America/New_York Intro to Fly Fishing Introduction to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying at the ChambersHouse Nature Center Monday, February 25: Fly Fishing Monday, March 4: Fly Tying 7 p.m. Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell andSam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basicsof fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by theFriday before the program. Free Call 302-368-6900 to register. White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center, 1475 Creek Rd, Newark, DE 19711, USA White Clay Creek State Park

Intro to Fly Tying

Monday, March 4, 2019

7 p.m.

Introduction to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying at the Chambers House Nature Center Monday, February 25: Fly Fishing Monday, March 4: Fly Tying 7 p.m. Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program. Free with paid entrrance fee. Call to register: 302-368-6900.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Intro to Fly Tying Introduction to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying at the Chambers House Nature Center Monday, February 25: Fly Fishing Monday, March 4: Fly Tying 7 p.m. Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program. Free with paid entrrance fee. Call to register: 302-368-6900. White Clay Creek State Park

Featured Program: Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike

Sunday, March 10, 2019

1 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Mike Ott. Meet at the Possum Hill Parking L. ot The Mason Dixon Line often cited in reference to the Civil War was really a survey to mark two large landholders' properties. The east-west boundary line began its history right here in the park. Join us on a moderate hike to this historic marker. Bring plenty of water. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 8. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike Guest Speaker: Mike Ott. Meet at the Possum Hill Parking L. ot The Mason Dixon Line often cited in reference to the Civil War was really a survey to mark two large landholders' properties. The east-west boundary line began its history right here in the park. Join us on a moderate hike to this historic marker. Bring plenty of water. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 8. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike

Sunday, March 10, 2019

1 p.m.

History Connections Series:Mason & Dixon’s Post Mark’d West HistoryHikeSunday, March 101 – 2:30 p.m.Guest Speaker: Mike OttMeet at the Possum Hill Parking Lot on Smith Mill Rd.The Mason Dixon Line often cited in referenceto the Civil War was really a survey to mark two large land holder’s properties.The east-west boundary line began its history right here in the park. Join uson a moderate hike to this historic marker. Bring plenty of water. Space islimited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 7. Call 302-368-6900 M-F 8am-4pm.Free with paid entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mason & Dixon's Post Mark'd West History Hike History Connections Series:Mason & Dixon’s Post Mark’d West HistoryHikeSunday, March 101 – 2:30 p.m.Guest Speaker: Mike OttMeet at the Possum Hill Parking Lot on Smith Mill Rd.The Mason Dixon Line often cited in referenceto the Civil War was really a survey to mark two large land holder’s properties.The east-west boundary line began its history right here in the park. Join uson a moderate hike to this historic marker. Bring plenty of water. Space islimited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 7. Call 302-368-6900 M-F 8am-4pm.Free with paid entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Hike with Vinny

Saturday, March 23, 2019

9:30 a.m.

Hike with Vinny Saturday, March 23 9:30 a.m. Hike with Park Superintendent Vincent “Vinny” Porcellini along the Penn Del Trail. Meet at Wedgewood Road Parking lot. Dress for the weather; bring plenty of water, and plan about 1 ½ hours of hiking and chatting. Pre-registration required by noon on March 22. Call 302-368-6900. Free with paid entrrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Hike with Vinny Hike with Vinny Saturday, March 23 9:30 a.m. Hike with Park Superintendent Vincent “Vinny” Porcellini along the Penn Del Trail. Meet at Wedgewood Road Parking lot. Dress for the weather; bring plenty of water, and plan about 1 ½ hours of hiking and chatting. Pre-registration required by noon on March 22. Call 302-368-6900. Free with paid entrrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

The Wedge, the Arc, and the Horn-History Hike

Sunday, March 24, 2019

1 p.m.

History Connections Series:The Wedge, the Arc and the Horn Sunday, March 24 1 – 2:30 Guest Speakers: Mike Ott and Andrea Cassel Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center The Arc Corner Monument signifies and interesting land swap between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join historians Mike Ott and Andrea Cassel for a discussion of the process and hike to the Arc Corner Monument, just around the corner from the Nature Center. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 21. Call 302-368-6900.Free with paid entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York The Wedge, the Arc, and the Horn-History Hike History Connections Series:The Wedge, the Arc and the Horn Sunday, March 24 1 – 2:30 Guest Speakers: Mike Ott and Andrea Cassel Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center The Arc Corner Monument signifies and interesting land swap between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join historians Mike Ott and Andrea Cassel for a discussion of the process and hike to the Arc Corner Monument, just around the corner from the Nature Center. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 21. Call 302-368-6900.Free with paid entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Featured Program: Tri-State Monument History Hike

Sunday, March 31, 2019

1 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Andrea Cassel. Meet at the nature center parking . lot This 4.2-mile hike to the Tri-State Monument follows the diverse habitats in this piedmont region and leads to an historic monument and survey marker with a rich and interesting history. Join local historian Andrea Cassel for this afternoon of hiking and history. Spaces limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, April 12. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Tri-State Monument History Hike Guest Speaker: Andrea Cassel. Meet at the nature center parking . lot This 4.2-mile hike to the Tri-State Monument follows the diverse habitats in this piedmont region and leads to an historic monument and survey marker with a rich and interesting history. Join local historian Andrea Cassel for this afternoon of hiking and history. Spaces limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, April 12. Free White Clay Creek State Park

TriState Monument Hike- M&D History

Sunday, March 31, 2019

1 p.m.

History Connections Series:Tri-State Monument History Hike Sunday, March 31 1 – 3:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Andrea Cassel Meet at the Cambers House Nature Center parking lot This 4.2-mile hike to the Tri-State Monument follows the diverse habitats in this piedmont region and leads to an historic monument and survey marker with a rich and interesting history. Join local historian Andrea Cassel for this afternoon of hiking and history. Spaces limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 28. Call 302-368-6900.Free with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York TriState Monument Hike- M&D History History Connections Series:Tri-State Monument History Hike Sunday, March 31 1 – 3:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Andrea Cassel Meet at the Cambers House Nature Center parking lot This 4.2-mile hike to the Tri-State Monument follows the diverse habitats in this piedmont region and leads to an historic monument and survey marker with a rich and interesting history. Join local historian Andrea Cassel for this afternoon of hiking and history. Spaces limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 28. Call 302-368-6900.Free with paid park entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Dam Removal and Bringing Back the Shad

Sunday, April 7, 2019

1 p.m.

Science Connections Series:Bringing Back the Shad in the White Clay Creek Sunday, April 7 1 – 3 p.m. Guest Speaker: Gerald J. Kauffman, Ph.D., Director Water Resources Center -Institute for Public Administration; University of Delaware On May 4, 2015 a hickory shad was reported caught near the foot of Red Mill Dam No. 2, possibly the first time in more than two centuries that anyone has caught a shad that swam on its own this far up the White Clay Creek. Removal of Dam No. 1 at the mouth of White Clay Creek made that possible. Learn more about this process and the next steps for this historic fish. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by the preceding Friday at noon. Call 302-368-6900.Free with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dam Removal and Bringing Back the Shad Science Connections Series:Bringing Back the Shad in the White Clay Creek Sunday, April 7 1 – 3 p.m. Guest Speaker: Gerald J. Kauffman, Ph.D., Director Water Resources Center -Institute for Public Administration; University of Delaware On May 4, 2015 a hickory shad was reported caught near the foot of Red Mill Dam No. 2, possibly the first time in more than two centuries that anyone has caught a shad that swam on its own this far up the White Clay Creek. Removal of Dam No. 1 at the mouth of White Clay Creek made that possible. Learn more about this process and the next steps for this historic fish. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by the preceding Friday at noon. Call 302-368-6900.Free with paid park entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

White Clay Creek Clean-Up

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8 a.m.

White Clay Creek Clean-Up Saturday April 13 Volunteer check-in 8 – 10 a.m. This event is part of the annual Christina River Cleanup. Check in at the nature center parking lot. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Pre-register through the Christina River Clean Up website: christinarivercleanup.org.

Add to Calendar America/New_York White Clay Creek Clean-Up White Clay Creek Clean-Up Saturday April 13 Volunteer check-in 8 – 10 a.m. This event is part of the annual Christina River Cleanup. Check in at the nature center parking lot. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Pre-register through the Christina River Clean Up website: christinarivercleanup.org. White Clay Creek State Park

Full Moon Friday Hike

Friday, April 19, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Join our naturalist for an evening hike on a paved trail, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Register with payment by noon on Friday and receive $1 discount. Pre-registration required. Call (302) 368-6900. $5 per personMeet at Possum Hill Parking Area- Smith Mill Rd for Tri-Valley Trail.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Full Moon Friday Hike Join our naturalist for an evening hike on a paved trail, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Register with payment by noon on Friday and receive $1 discount. Pre-registration required. Call (302) 368-6900. $5 per personMeet at Possum Hill Parking Area- Smith Mill Rd for Tri-Valley Trail. White Clay Creek State Park

C&D Canal Fossil Hunt- Spring Break

Thursday, April 25, 2019

2 p.m.

C&D Canal Fossil Hunt during Spring Break. Meet the Park Naturalist at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City near the C&D Canal to find and identify Delaware fossils. Contact Kathleen.Sullivan@state.de.us for directions. Pre-registration with payment required by Monday April 22. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child. Call to register: (302) 368-6900.

Add to Calendar America/New_York C&D Canal Fossil Hunt- Spring Break C&D Canal Fossil Hunt during Spring Break. Meet the Park Naturalist at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City near the C&D Canal to find and identify Delaware fossils. Contact Kathleen.Sullivan@state.de.us for directions. Pre-registration with payment required by Monday April 22. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child. Call to register: (302) 368-6900. White Clay Creek State Park

White Clay Creek Fest- Annual Event

Saturday, May 4, 2019

12 p.m.

White Clay Creek Fest 2019 Saturday, May 4 12 Noon to 4 pm Join Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, National Park Service, Suez Water,and other local organizations as we celebrate our precious natural resource – the White Clay Creek! Displays and exhibits related to the healthy water, healthy people, energy, recycling and our natural world. Also enjoy games, hikes, live music with Unity Reggae, Live Bird Show, and much more. Kid's crafts and face painting. For more info visit www.whiteclay.org. Free with State Park Entrance Fee (or annual sticker).

Add to Calendar America/New_York White Clay Creek Fest- Annual Event White Clay Creek Fest 2019 Saturday, May 4 12 Noon to 4 pm Join Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, National Park Service, Suez Water,and other local organizations as we celebrate our precious natural resource – the White Clay Creek! Displays and exhibits related to the healthy water, healthy people, energy, recycling and our natural world. Also enjoy games, hikes, live music with Unity Reggae, Live Bird Show, and much more. Kid's crafts and face painting. For more info visit www.whiteclay.org. Free with State Park Entrance Fee (or annual sticker). White Clay Creek State Park

Full Moon Friday Hike

Friday, May 17, 2019

8 p.m.

Join our naturalist for an evening hike, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Register with payment by noon on Friday and receive $1 discount. Pre-registration required. Call 302-368-6900. $5 per person Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area Pavillion.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Full Moon Friday Hike Join our naturalist for an evening hike, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Register with payment by noon on Friday and receive $1 discount. Pre-registration required. Call 302-368-6900. $5 per person Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area Pavillion. White Clay Creek State Park

Forest Nesting Songbird Survey

Sunday, May 19, 2019

10 a.m.

Science in the Field Series: Forest Nesting Songbird Survey Sunday, May 19 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Chris Bennett, Delaware State Parks Environmental Stewardship Manager The Division of Parks and Recreation is responsible for managing more than 26,000 acres of public land, managed for their natural habitats and the plants and animals which inhabit them. Each spring a forest nesting songbird survey is conducted in the park. After a short indoor presentation, we will head into the woods to see how the survey is conducted and learn about the park’s forest nesting songbirds. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by the preceding Friday at noon. Call 302-368-6900. Free with paid entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Forest Nesting Songbird Survey Science in the Field Series: Forest Nesting Songbird Survey Sunday, May 19 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Chris Bennett, Delaware State Parks Environmental Stewardship Manager The Division of Parks and Recreation is responsible for managing more than 26,000 acres of public land, managed for their natural habitats and the plants and animals which inhabit them. Each spring a forest nesting songbird survey is conducted in the park. After a short indoor presentation, we will head into the woods to see how the survey is conducted and learn about the park’s forest nesting songbirds. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by the preceding Friday at noon. Call 302-368-6900. Free with paid entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Mountain Bike Skills Series: Basics plus ride.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Join mountain biker Radley Miller for a small group mountain bike clinic, followed by a short associated ride. Must be 18 years or older. Space is limited, advanced registration with payment is required by the preceding Wednesday at noon. Call (302) 368-6900. $5 per person. Meet at Chambers House Nature Center includes 2.5 mile ride. Next ride: June 13 Flat Repair/Novice Skills, includes 3.3 mile ride

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mountain Bike Skills Series: Basics plus ride. Join mountain biker Radley Miller for a small group mountain bike clinic, followed by a short associated ride. Must be 18 years or older. Space is limited, advanced registration with payment is required by the preceding Wednesday at noon. Call (302) 368-6900. $5 per person. Meet at Chambers House Nature Center includes 2.5 mile ride. Next ride: June 13 Flat Repair/Novice Skills, includes 3.3 mile ride White Clay Creek State Park

Creekin’ for Critters

Monday, June 17, 2019

9 a.m.

Campers will spend lots of time in and near the creek looking for critters big and small. Our days include learning about habitats, turtles, mammals, water games and crafting! Plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Creekin’ for Critters Campers will spend lots of time in and near the creek looking for critters big and small. Our days include learning about habitats, turtles, mammals, water games and crafting! Plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day White Clay Creek State Park

Wilderness Survival

Monday, June 17, 2019

9 a.m.

Spend the week making shelters, finding food, filtering water and learning how to survive in the wilderness. Make a survival bracelet and hiking stick to help you as you explore the wilderness or even your local park.

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Wilderness Survival Spend the week making shelters, finding food, filtering water and learning how to survive in the wilderness. Make a survival bracelet and hiking stick to help you as you explore the wilderness or even your local park. White Clay Creek State Park

Caring for Animals

Monday, June 24, 2019

9 a.m.

This camp will explore the differences between wild animals and pets and how we care for both. Lots of outdoor play near the creek, crafts and live animal guests will be a part of this camp.

Add to Calendar 5 7 America/New_York Caring for Animals This camp will explore the differences between wild animals and pets and how we care for both. Lots of outdoor play near the creek, crafts and live animal guests will be a part of this camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Working with Animals

Monday, June 24, 2019

9 a.m.

Explore ways people work with animals such as dogs, bats, goats and butterflies. This camp includes trips to visit an animal veterinarian, animal rehabilitator, and a working farm. Guests include animal caregivers and ornithologists. Of course campers will squeeze in creek time, and games.

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Working with Animals Explore ways people work with animals such as dogs, bats, goats and butterflies. This camp includes trips to visit an animal veterinarian, animal rehabilitator, and a working farm. Guests include animal caregivers and ornithologists. Of course campers will squeeze in creek time, and games. White Clay Creek State Park

Ultimate Games

Monday, July 1, 2019

9 a.m.

Bring some pals for three days of games, relays and creek exploration. Then travel to Lums Pond for a friendly competition with campers from Lums Pond and Bellevue State Parks. Campers must be able to swim.

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Ultimate Games Bring some pals for three days of games, relays and creek exploration. Then travel to Lums Pond for a friendly competition with campers from Lums Pond and Bellevue State Parks. Campers must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Knights, Gnomes & Fairies of the White Clay Kingdom

Monday, July 8, 2019

9 a.m.

Explore the ‘kingdom’ of the White Clay Valley making fairy homes and castles from natural materials in this week of creek and forest exploration, games, crafts and more. Visitors to camp may include our Natural Resource “Knights” and Naturalist Forest “Fairy.”

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Knights, Gnomes & Fairies of the White Clay Kingdom Explore the ‘kingdom’ of the White Clay Valley making fairy homes and castles from natural materials in this week of creek and forest exploration, games, crafts and more. Visitors to camp may include our Natural Resource “Knights” and Naturalist Forest “Fairy.” White Clay Creek State Park

Adventure Rangers

Monday, July 8, 2019

9 a.m.

Learn to tackle the tasks of a park ranger in this camp about adventures and conservation. Includes an exciting adventure on a rescue boat, kayaking at Lums Pond and learning how to track animals in the park. Must be able to swim.

Add to Calendar 9 11 America/New_York Adventure Rangers Learn to tackle the tasks of a park ranger in this camp about adventures and conservation. Includes an exciting adventure on a rescue boat, kayaking at Lums Pond and learning how to track animals in the park. Must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Stream Splashers

Monday, July 15, 2019

9 a.m.

There is nothing like a good splash in the creek in the summer! Campers enjoy lots of wading in the creek, making boats and letting them float, fun fish crafts, games galore, plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Stream Splashers There is nothing like a good splash in the creek in the summer! Campers enjoy lots of wading in the creek, making boats and letting them float, fun fish crafts, games galore, plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day White Clay Creek State Park

Mines & Minerals: Creek Explorations

Monday, July 15, 2019

9 a.m.

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? Have hands-on fun constructing, experimenting and playing with minerals, water and more.

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Mines & Minerals: Creek Explorations 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? Have hands-on fun constructing, experimenting and playing with minerals, water and more. White Clay Creek State Park

Fantastic Frogs and Feathers

Monday, July 22, 2019

9 a.m.

Frogs are hopping, birds are chirping and the creek is flowing during this summer fun camp! Campers will dig deeper into our animal world such as frogs and toads, owls and forest friends. Plenty of creek time, active games, crafts and time outside.

Add to Calendar 5 7 America/New_York Fantastic Frogs and Feathers Frogs are hopping, birds are chirping and the creek is flowing during this summer fun camp! Campers will dig deeper into our animal world such as frogs and toads, owls and forest friends. Plenty of creek time, active games, crafts and time outside. White Clay Creek State Park

Outdoor Adventure Skills

Monday, July 22, 2019

9 a.m.

Challenge yourself as we go rock climbing at Alapocas, kayak at Lums Pond and mountain bike (mountain bikes are available to borrow or bring your own) at White Clay. Finish 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.

Add to Calendar 11 14 America/New_York Outdoor Adventure Skills Challenge yourself as we go rock climbing at Alapocas, kayak at Lums Pond and mountain bike (mountain bikes are available to borrow or bring your own) at White Clay. Finish 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. White Clay Creek State Park

Creek Creations

Monday, July 29, 2019

9 a.m.

Use supplies from the natural world like clay, leaves and vines to make beautiful creations of all shapes and sizes. Of course we’ll also spend plenty of time playing and exploring the creek!

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Creek Creations Use supplies from the natural world like clay, leaves and vines to make beautiful creations of all shapes and sizes. Of course we’ll also spend plenty of time playing and exploring the creek! White Clay Creek State Park

Single Track Shredders: WCCSP Mountain Bike Focused Camp

Monday, July 29, 2019

9 a.m.

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 at White Clay Creek, Brandywine Creek and Middle Run trails. Bike repair, riding techniques, behind the scenes at a bike shop, and coolin’ off in the creek are all part of the week. 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.

Add to Calendar 12 15 America/New_York Single Track Shredders: WCCSP Mountain Bike Focused Camp 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 at White Clay Creek, Brandywine Creek and Middle Run trails. Bike repair, riding techniques, behind the scenes at a bike shop, and coolin’ off in the creek are all part of the week. 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. White Clay Creek State Park

Pirates Treasures: Stream Explorers

Monday, August 5, 2019

9 a.m.

Argh you ready for a pirate week? Search for treasure, panning for gems and meet new friends while learning about the incredible treasures that make up our natural world.

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Pirates Treasures: Stream Explorers Argh you ready for a pirate week? Search for treasure, panning for gems and meet new friends while learning about the incredible treasures that make up our natural world. White Clay Creek State Park

White Clay Creek (WCC) Survivor

Monday, August 5, 2019

9 a.m.

Camp WCC Survivor combines the challenge of survival with the spirit of competition. Make your own raft, get first-hand experience in wilderness survival, boating, fishing, outdoor cooking and much more. Teamwork and leadership are the key to surviving this week. Must be able to swim.

Add to Calendar 10 14 America/New_York White Clay Creek (WCC) Survivor Camp WCC Survivor combines the challenge of survival with the spirit of competition. Make your own raft, get first-hand experience in wilderness survival, boating, fishing, outdoor cooking and much more. Teamwork and leadership are the key to surviving this week. Must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Camp Awesome

Monday, August 12, 2019

9 a.m.

Try a little bit of everything in this fun-filled camp! Go tubing, explore the woods, pan for creek gems, make nature gnomes, play games, create amazing art and go fishing for awesome fun. Must be able to swim.

Add to Calendar 8 10 America/New_York Camp Awesome Try a little bit of everything in this fun-filled camp! Go tubing, explore the woods, pan for creek gems, make nature gnomes, play games, create amazing art and go fishing for awesome fun. Must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

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