Kids at a Day Camp with a kayak

Summer Camps


Find the Right Summer Camp

Delaware State Parks offer summer day camps all over Delaware, from Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington to Cape Henlopen in Lewes, and plenty in between! Check back in January for details and registration information for our 2019 camps.

Rock and Rappel Climbing Camp - Alapocas Run State Park

For ages 13 to 16

July 22 - July 26, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Challenge your mental and physical skills while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will discover the basics of top rope climbing, learn belaying and rappelling, and have an adventure. Climbing equipment is provided.

Cost: $325 per climber

Outdoor Adventure Camp Session II - FULL - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 11 to 14

July 22 - July 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $265

Best of Boat Worlds - FULL - Killens Pond State Park

For ages 9 to 12

July 22 - July 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In this travelling camp we will be experiencing all of the different ways to be out on the water. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour at Trap Pond State Park, take a ride on some canoes here at Killens and slide on into peddle boats at Lums Pond! Travel Times: Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour).

Cost: $195

Awesome Outdoors Camp - Lums Pond State Park

For ages 10 to 13

July 22 - July 26, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hone those outdoor survival skills by making bamboo fishing poles, hiking sticks, and lean-tos. Meet outdoor professionals who will teach campfire making, tracking, and archery. As a special treat campers will be able to meet Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo, who has some outdoor skills of his own! Includes an outdoor recreation field trip.

Cost: $250

Fishing Camp (Traveling Camp) -FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 11 to 15

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $300 per week

Water Wonders - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 7 to 11

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $185 per week

Nature Wonders Session II - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 4 to 6

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - Noon

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $125/$30 per week/session for Lunch Bunch

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Advanced (B) - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 11 to 15

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

Cost: $340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Animal Super Powers! - FULL - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 6 to 10

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp - Animals have amazing super powers to help them survive in their environments! Learn about different animal powers and adaptations through activities, crafts, and live animal encounters.

Cost: $240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Calling All Creatures Camp - FULL - Cape Henlopen State Park

For ages 7 to 9

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $200

Fantastic Frogs and Feathers - FULL - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 5 to 7

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $195

Outdoor Adventure Skills - FULL - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 11 to 14

July 22 - July 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp. - 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.

Cost: $225

Wilderness Survival Session II - FULL - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 7 to 10

July 29 - August 2, 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 animals and study how to use a compass, fishing, river safety and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We’ll 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 Explorers Session II - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 5 to 7

July 29 - August 2, 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. We’ll 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

Superheroes - FULL - Killens Pond State Park

For ages 7 to 10

July 29 - August 2, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $195

Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp - Lums Pond State Park

For ages 8 to 11

July 29 - August 2, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Animals have wild adaptations for survival! Fish can make slime to slip away from trouble. Snakes can slither their bodies through tiny spaces. Flying squirrels can soar from tree to tree. We will explore animal adaptations through up-close encounters with real live animal guests and a rock climbing field trip then try our hand at a few science experiments (including slime) to learn more about wild survival!

Cost: $250

Naturalist Apprentice - Bellevue State Park

For ages 10 to 13

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is for serious nature lovers. We will develop your naturalist skills and explore environmental stewardship principles. We will create and use field guides, journals, crafts and more!

Cost: $210

Extreme Sports Camp with Overnight - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 12 to 15

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $350

Out of This World - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 7 to 11

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $185 per week

WILD Animal Careers - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 11 to 15

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Have you ever thought about a future career working with animals? Discover what it takes to care for, feed, train, and work with different animals. During this week campers will be provided the opportunity to explore a variety of animal related careers.

Cost: $340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (C) - FULL - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 8 to 12

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp - Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

Cost: $340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Park Adventurers Camp - FULL - Cape Henlopen State Park

For ages 10 to 12

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $225

Creature Feature - Trap Pond State Park

For ages 7 to 12

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn all about the different animals that live in zoos, in Trap Pond, and all around the world! We will be visited by animals from the Brandywine Zoo, and take a trip to the Salisbury Zoo. We will also have the chance to see aquatic animals from a pontoon boat and a canoe. Find out where the wild things are at this exciting camp! Travel time to Salisbury Zoo: 25 minutes.

Cost: $150

Creek Creations - FULL - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 6 to 8

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $195

Single Track Shredders: WCCSP Mountain Bike Focused Camp - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 12 to 15

July 29 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.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.

Cost: $325

Outdoor Adventure Camp Session III - FULL - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 11 to 14

August 5 - August 8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $265

Nature Arts Camp - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 9 to 12

August 5 - August 9, 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 campers will learn, including watercolors, acrylic paints, sketching, plein air drawing & painting. Parents will join us for an art show at the end of the week! We’ll 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: $250 (includes material fee)

Time Travelers - Killens Pond State Park

For ages 9 to 12

August 5 - August 9, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Travel back in time in this week of camp with trips to Fort Delaware, the John Dickinson Plantation, and Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen. Travel times: Fort Delaware (1 hour), John Dickinson (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour).

Cost: $195

Lums Pond Water Warriors - FULL - Lums Pond State Park

For ages 10 to 13

August 5 - August 9, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $250

Intro to Photography - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 7 to 10

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $235

Volunteerism Camp - Bellevue State Park

For ages 12 to 15

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit different local sites throughout the week to participate in daily service projects and learn about the organization’s activities and volunteer opportunities. Service projects include experiences such as packing food, a canoe clean-up, and gardening. This qualifies for hours of service needed for school. Trips involve travel to sites 15 to 45 minutes away.

Cost: $225

Pirates Cove - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 7 to 11

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $185 per week

Talk to the Animals - FULL - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 6 to 10

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp

Cost: $240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Cool Keeper Tools - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 4 to 5

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Discover some of the cool tools our zoo keepers use and practice using some, too!

Cost: $130 ($110 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Weird Cape! Camp - FULL - Cape Henlopen State Park

For ages 7 to 9

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $200

Junior Naturalist - Trap Pond State Park

For ages 10 to 13

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Calling all aspiring naturalists! During this camp we will learn all about plants, animals, and the great outdoors. We will learn the basics of outdoors survival including fire-building and shelter-making.

Cost: $175

Pirates Treasures: Stream Explorers - FULL - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 6 to 8

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $195

White Clay Creek (WCC) Survivor - FULL - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 10 to 14

August 5 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $225

Young Explorers Camp: What’s That Habitat? - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 4 to 5 (or young 6)

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - Noon

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $100 per week

Extreme Sports Camp - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 12 to 15

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $330

Hands on History - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 7 to 11

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $185 per week

Nature Wonders Session III - Brandywine Creek State Park

For ages 4 to 6

August 12 - August 16, 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! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session.

Cost: $125/$30 per week/session for Lunch Bunch

ZSI: Zoo Science Investigators - FULL - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 6 to 10

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This camp is full, please choose another one

Cost: $240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Color Me Wild! - FULL - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 4 to 5

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp

Cost: $130 ($110 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Claws and Paws Camp - FULL - Cape Henlopen State Park

For ages 5 to 6

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - Noon

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $115

Vets and Pets - Trap Pond State Park

For ages 9 to 12

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Do you want to work with animals? If so, this is the camp for you! We will learn all about how to care for animals from alpacas to butterflies. Explore how people work with animals at zoos and on farms. This camp includes visits from animal professionals and up close encounters with animals!

Cost: $175

Camp Awesome - FULL - White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 8 to 10

August 12 - August 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $215

Creepy Crawlies - FULL - Bellevue State Park

For ages 7 to 11

August 19 - August 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Cost: $185 per week

Food Chains, Poo, and Bugs Too! - Brandywine Zoo

For ages 6 to 10

August 19 - August 23, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Food chain Fun? Yes! If anyone can make food chains FUN it is the zoo! Animals and plants thrive on one another and campers will have the opportunity to see the food chain come alive… and full circle with poo and bugs too!

Cost: $240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)