Summer camps offer fun and learning
● By Richard Gaw
The Arc of Chester County
900 Lawrence Dr., West Chester
Paradise Farms in Downingtown is the location for week-long day camps this summer. Camp Safari and Teen Camp offer children and teens a camp experience regardless of disability. Teen Camp is slated for Aug. 10-14. Camp Safari is scheduled for June 15-19 and Aug. 24-28. Call 610-696-8090, ext. 240, or visit www.arcofchestercounty.org.
Summer camps are offered in five sessions for grades 2 to 11 from June 22 to Aug. 9 at a wooded site on the Rehoboth Bay. Call 302-945-0610 or visit www.camparrowhead.net.
Summer camps are offered this summer for ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12, and 13 to 17, with outdoor activities and exploration of career pathways. Call 410-392-3366, ext. 628, or visit www.cecil.edu/youth.
Centreville Layton School Summer Program
6201 Kennett Pike, Centreville, Del.
A summer program is offered for youngsters from June 22 to July 24. Call 302-571-0230 or visit www.centrevillelayton.org.
The Chester County Intermediate Unit
Students entering fifth through ninth grade can explore careers such as animal science, game design, and culinary arts in July. There are locations in Phoenixville, West Grove and Downingtown. Call 484-237-5525 or visit www.cciu.org/summer.
Delaware Aerospace Academy
Children in grades 1 to 10 can take summer camps focusing on science and technology, engineering, mathematics and space exploration, with a variety of packages available at Newark or Smyrna, Del., locations. The Day Academy takes place June 22 to 26 and the Overnight Academy runs July 5 to 10. There is also an Ocean and Dinosaur Exploration Camp from June 29 to July 3. Call 302-834-1978 or visit www.dasef.org.
Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media Line Rd., Media
Camps in cooking, karate, arts, sciences, languages and more are available from June 22 to Aug. 6. Visit www.dccc.edu.
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Del.
Thirty two summer camps are offered for ages 2 to 13, exploring the natural world. Call 302-658-9111 or visit www.delmnh.org.
41 Tailwinds Ln., North East, Md.
Horse Camp to learn the basic skills of horsemanship is offered on weekdays this summer. Call 410-658-8187 or visit www.fairwindsstables.com.
1 Neumann Dr., Aston
Online summer classes are available for the public, running from May 18 to Aug. 19. Visit www.neumann.edu/summer.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Three resident camps and three day camps are open to girls entering grades 1 to 12 this summer, focusing on a wide range of outdoor skills and interests. Visit www.gsep.org/camps.
Hockessin Athletic Club
100 Fitness Way, Hockessin, Del.
Summer camps are offered for ages 3 to 12, with swimming, crafts, sports, games and volunteering. Call 302-239-6688 or visit www.hachealthclub.com.
New Garden Flying Field
Future Aviators Summer Camp is offered for ages 7 to 15 from July 6 to 10, and from Aug. 10 to 14. Call 610-268-2619 or visit www.newgardenflyingfield.com.
Saginaw Day Camp
740 Saginaw Rd., Oxford
Camps are available from June 29 to Aug. 21 for first to 11th graders. There is an open house on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 888-477-CAMP or visit www.saginawdaycamp.com.
6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Del.
The school offers day camps for ages 3 to 14, with sports and arts camps for ages 8 to 14, and specialty camps in tennis (June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19, June 22 to 26) and basketball (June 22 to 26). Visit www.sanfordschoo.org.
1501 Barley Mill Rd., Wilmington, Del.
Summer camps are offered from June 15 to Aug. 21 for ages 3 through 12th grade. There are sports camps, an on-site pool, music classes, science and technology classes, dance camps and more. Bus trips to local attractions are available. Call 302-892-4347 or visit www.tatnall.org/summer.
University of Delaware Community Music School
University of Delaware campus, Newark, Del.
Summer camps are offered for children under 5 up to 12th graders in composition, musical theater, jazz, choral music and more. Call 302-831-1548 or visit www.music.udel.edu/cms.
West Chester Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Summer Day Camp for ages 5 to 10 is offered from June 22 to Aug. 14, with a variety of bus trips and other options. Camp Big for ages 11 to 14 is offered June 22 to July 17, and July 20 to Aug. 14, with a variety of bus trips and other options. Registration deadline is June 12. Call 610-436-9010 or visit www.west-chester.com.
West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts
Classes are offered at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester.
One-week summer theater camps are offered for ages 4 to 7 from June 15 to Aug. 7. Call 484-995-2915 or visit www.westchesterstudio.com.
Wilmington Friends School
Summer camps are offered from June 15 to Aug. 21. A Lower School Camp is for children ages 2 to 11, with weekly themes and activities. A Middle School Camp is for ages 11 to 14, with activities and themes. Call 302-576-2998 or visit www.wilmingtonfriends.org/summercamp.
Wilmington Youth Rowing Association
500 E. Front St., Wilmington, Del.
Two camps are offered: “Row For It!” from June 29 to July 16; and “Rowing 101” from June 22 to 26 and Aug. 10 to 14. Call 302-777-4533 or visit www.wyra.org.
YMCA Camp Tockwogh
An overnight camp on the Chesapeake Bay offers summer camps for ages 5 to 16 from June 17 to Aug. 23. Camp tours are available on May 17. Visit www.ymcacamptockwogh.org..