Five Great Summer Camps at the Beach

Are you looking for a great summer camp for your kids or grandkids? There are five great camps right here at the Delaware beaches! Check out these options…


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Are you looking for a great summer camp for your kids or grandkids?  There are five great camps right here at the Delaware beaches!  Check out these options:

1.  Alley-Oop Skim Summer Camp in Dewey Beach
One of the most recognized names in the sport of skimboarding, Alley-Oop is heading into its 11th season of teaching.  All levels from the beginners basic to advanced are welcome at this day camp.  Their most popular camp, the “Delaware Full Session” is a week of instruction, demonstration, and practice combined with traditional summer fun!  All campers get a chance to participate in a mini-contest in SKIM USA format at the end of the week.  Alley-Oop runs week long (Monday-Friday) camp sessions from June 25th-August 10th.  The “Delaware Full Session” is for kids ages 6-16 and is priced at $375 for the week.

2.  Camp Arrowhead in Lewes
Camp Arrowhead is situated along the beautiful Rehoboth Bay.  Run by the Episcopal Diocese of Wilmington, Camp Arrowhead offers camping opportunities for kids entering grades 2nd-11th.  Camp Arrowhead offers programs specifically geared for each age group from their “Taste of Camp” which is a 3 night camp for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade all the way through their “Pathfinder” program for 10th and 11th graders.  There is also a day camp offered for kids entering grades 3rd-6th.  Sessions run from Sunday to Friday or Saturday (depending on the session) from June 24th through August 11th.  Prices range from $255-$925 depending on the age, length of stay, and focus area of the camper.

3.  Cape Henlopen Summer Camp in Lewes
Cape Henlopen offers ten day camp options throughout the summer.  Each session is geared toward a specific age group from age 5-12 and focuses on a specific topic.  Sessions begin June 18th and run through August 17th.  Cost ranges from $60-$200 depending on the session chosen (length of sessions vary).  Sessions are:

  • Sea Sights & Sounds – 6/18-6/22 (ages 5 & 6)
  • Buddy Up with Nature – 6/25-6/29 (ages 7 & 8)
  • Tails & Scales – 7/2-7/3 (ages 5 & 6)
  • Fur & Feathers – 7/5-7/6 (ages 5 & 6)
  • Adventure Bound – 7/9-7/13 (ages 9 & 10)
  • Fit to Survive in Nature – 7/16-7/20 (ages 7 & 8)
  • Time Travelers – 7/23-7/27 (ages 10-12)
  • Enviro-Quest – 7/30-8/3 (ages 9 & 10)
  • Move Over Nature – 8/6-8/10 (ages 7 & 8)
  • Splash & Dash – 8/13-8/17 (ages 5 & 6)

4.  Clear Space Theater Company Camp in Rehoboth Beach
Clear Space Arts Institute offers five one-week day camp “intensives” ideal for the aspiring actor/actress in your midst!  Appropriate for grades 1-12, only 40 students are accepted to each week of this popular program, so early application is recommended.  During each session, kids work together to create & perform a condenses version of a popular musical or play.  This year 1st-3rd graders will produce Cinderella (7/9-7/13), 4th-6th graders will produce Mary Poppins (7/16-7/20), and 7th-12th graders will produce Hello Dolly (7/30-8/3).  There are also two all ages week – The Adventures of Sinbad (7/23-7/27) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (8/6-8/10).  Camp runs from 8:45-4:30 each day and tuition is $275 for the week.

5.  Kids Cottage in Rehoboth Beach
Kids Cottage runs popular day camps for kids from June 18th-August 24th.  Each week of camp is divided into three separate sessions based on age (age 3, ages 4-5, and ages 6-7) and each session has a fun theme to guide the week.  Some themes this year include “Adventureland”, “Going Green”, “Ooey Gooey Science,” and “Treasure Hunters.”  These camps are $149/week and fill up fast!

Thinking of buying or selling a home around the Delaware beaches?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266!

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