Family camping at Cape Henlopen State Park

Group Camping


Group Camping — Primitive

Bring your group out for a few days and nights of camping at Delaware State Park's primitive campgrounds. Detailed information and application packets for each park are available on this page.

These sites are for tent camping only and may not include the amenities of standard campsites.

Primitive camping is available at these parks:

Brandywine Creek State Park

Number of Group Sites - 3

No minimum required, maximum 20 people per site

Youth groups only

Amenities
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Portable toilets
  • Amphitheater-style fire pit
Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3 per person per night $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

See the Primitive Camping Downloads section on this page for the Brandywine Creek Group Camping reservation form.

Cape Henlopen State Park

Number of Group Sites - 4

Maximum of 80 people or 4 groups

Available year-round

General Information:

The primitive campground at Cape Henlopen State Park is exclusively for youth group tent camping. The camp consists of a large open field with a small pavilion, a flag pole, andd a large fire ring. The field is surrounded by woods and has accessible wooded areas with picnic tables and campfire rings. Groups are welcome to camp in the open field or in the wooded areas next to the field. Camping sections are assigned, on a first-­come, first-served basis.

Amenities
  • Centralized frost-free water spigot
  • Portable toilets on site
  • Picnic tables and campfire rings throughout the campsite
  • Shared-use pavilion for all groups staying at the campground
  • Short walking distance to Herring Point beach and Gordon's Pond Trail
Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3 per person per night $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

Holts Landing State Park

Number of Group Sites - 3

No minimum required, maximum of 40 persons/10 tents per site

Amenities
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Shared portable toilets (2 ADA units)
  • No potable water – campers must bring their own water for drinking and food preparation
Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3 per person per night $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

Killens Pond State Park

Number of Group Sites - 4

Maximum 30 people per site

Amenities
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Non-potable water
  • Portable toilets
Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3 per person per night $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

Lums Pond State Park

Number of Group Sites - 3

No minimum required, maximum 50 persons per site

Amenities
  • Two portable toilets
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • No drinking water*
  • No electricity

* Guests are encouraged to bring their own containers and may use the water spigot at the campground or at the park office

Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3* $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

Trap Pond State Park

Amenities
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Portable toilet
Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3* $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

White Clay Creek State Park

Number of Group Sites - 2

No minimum required, maximum 15 people per site

Amenities
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Portable toilet
Rates
Resident $3 per person per night $20 non-refundable reservation fee*
Non-Resident $3* $40 non-refundable reservation fee*

*Reservation fee is applied to your overnight stay and is non-refundable.

Group Camping — Residential

lady playing guitar and two girls singing inside the youth group camping bedroom

Scout troops and other youth groups will enjoy fun-filled days and nights of resident youth group camping at Cape Henlopen State Park's group dormitories. Cape Henlopen's residential dorms are available for youth groups only.

Reservations

Reservations are awarded through a lottery system. Applications for the lottery are accepted from September 1 to September 30. The lottery for the upcoming year is run on October 1. Once reservations have been awarded by lottery, applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be received before a group's reservation is placed on our calendar

For more information and to check for availability about resident camping at Cape Henlopen, e-mail our Rental Venue Office or call (302) 644-5005.

Click for information about our dormitories:

Youth Camps I and II

Maximum capacity: 125 persons
Available April 1 through mid-October

  • 8 dorms/15 people per dorm
  • Furnished with 15 twin beds
  • Central mess hall includes
    • Air Conditioning
    • Large dining area
    • Full-sized industrial kitchen
  • Central bathhouse with showers
  • Outdoor campfire ring
  • Outdoor volleyball net
  • Walking distance to the main beach, The Point, and the playground
Rates for Camps I and II
Resident $140 per dorm per night
Non-Resident $180 per dorm per night
Non-Refundable Deposit One-night stay: 50% of balance. Multiple-night stay: Cost of one night's stay

Youth Camp III — The Officers' Club

Maximum capacity: 250 persons
Available year-round

  • Two climate-controlled dorms
  • Large central gathering and dining areas (heated, not air­conditioned)
  • On-site bathrooms with showers
  • Full-sized industrial kitchen
  • Outdoor campfire ring
  • Outdoor campground grill
  • Walking distance to the main beach, The Point, and the playground
Rates for Camp III
Resident $250 per dorm per night
Non-Resident $310 per dorm per night
Non-Refundable Deposit One-night stay: 50% of balance. Multiple-night stay: Cost of one night's stay

Attention Teachers: email us about Cape Henlopen's R.E.E.C.H. program, an exciting 2-day, 1-night coastal exploration experience for students in grades 7 and 8!