Camps

Each summer, Delaware 4-H offers opportunities for youth to participate in coeducational day and overnight camping experiences. Camps may be offered through state-wide enrollment or by specific county.


4-H STATE OVERNIGHT CAMPS


Contact 302-831-2509 or  de4h@udel.edu for more information about State Camps.
 

4-H Environmental Camp — June 9-11, 2023

This residential overnight experience allows campers to explore basic soil and environmental science curriculum through hands-on discovery. Getting your hands dirty, exploring the marshes, or looking for critters was never so much fun!  Campers will attend a variety of classes related to the environment taught by University of Delaware graduate students. Previous camp classes included topics such as “Is River Water Safe to Drink? and “Digging Up the Dirt on Soil Microbes.” New classes are developed every year. Recreation time, such as swimming and kayaking, is included. 

June 9, 2023, 3:00pm thru June 11, 10:00am

Ages: 8-12 years (as of June 1, 2023)

Location: Camp Barnes, Frankford, DE.

Cost: $145

REGISTRATION opens March 1, 2023 for enrolled 4-H’ers. Public registration opens April 1, 2023 as space allows.
 

4-H State Camp — June 12-17 or June 19-24

The Delaware 4-H State Camp experience provides lasting memories and the chance to make lifelong friends. Surrounded by nature, campers can disconnect from technology and focus on developing healthy life skills. Campers are assigned to a people group for afternoon and campfire activities. Campers may only attend one session.

Week 1:  June 12, 10:30am thru  June 17, 10:00am

Week 2:  June 19, 10:30am thru  June 24, 10:00am 

Ages: 10-19 years (as of June 1, 2023)

Location: Camp Barnes, Frankford, DE.

Cost: $375

REGISTRATION opens March 1, 2023 for enrolled 4-H’ers. Public registration opens April 1, 2023 as space allows.


4-H Day Camps

 

New Castle County

Contact 302-831-8965 or Serena Conner at serenac@udel.edu for more information about New Castle County Camps.

Spring Break STEM Camp- April 11-13, 2023

Join 4-H as we travel to outer space, underwater and explore the earth during a three day spring break experience. Campers will have a hands-on learning experience with NASA approved sun science, water and earth experiments, and learning in a fun-filled and safe environment. Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will provide their own lunch. 

April 11-13, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 11-14 years old (as of 1/1/2023). Limited to 20 campers.

Location: University of Delaware, New Castle County Cooperative Extension, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE.

Cost: $125

REGISTRATION open February 1, 2023


Newark 4-H Day Camp — June 26-30, 2023

Kitchen Chemistry, Animal Science, Health and Wellness, Photography, STEM, and more.  These are some of the classes that campers may be able to select at our traditional 4-H Camp.  Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will have a wonderful hands-on experience in a fun-filled and safe environment. The week will conclude with an exciting council circle where groups will show off their talents. Campers will experience fun and active days on the beautiful grounds of the University of Delaware campus! Campers will provide their own lunch. 

June 26-30, 2023, 8:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 8-12 years old (as of 1/1/2023). Limited to 50 campers.

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall, Newark, DE.

Cost: $200

REGISTRATION opens March 1, 2023


Cloverbud Day Camp — June 26-30, 2023

During this exciting camp, campers will rotate through 4-H mini-stem classes. Each day the campers will experience topics including Healthy Living, Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM), and more! Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will have a wonderful hands-on experience in a fun-filled and safe environment on the beautiful grounds of the University of Delaware. Campers will provide their own lunch. 

June 26-30, 2023, 8:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 5-7 years old (as of 1/1/2023). Limited to 20 campers.

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall, Newark, DE.

Cost: $200

REGISTRATION opens March 1, 2023


Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Camp — June 26-30, 2023

CIT Camp runs in conjunction with Newark Day Camp. Teens 13 and older are encouraged to tackle a hands-on leadership experience. This counselor training program is designed to equip teens with leadership skills that will prepare them to serve as camp counselors in the future. This camp is for teens who are age 13 by May 30. Training will involve camp counselor protocol, risk management, team building, camper safety, and problem solving. Completion of this program is strongly encouraged for those teens who wish to become a 4-H summer camp counselor. Campers will provide their own lunch. 

June 26-30, 2023, 8:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 13-16 years old (as of 5/30/2023). Limited to 15 campers.

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall, Newark, DE.

Cost: $180.00 

REGISTRATION opens March 1, 2023


 

Kent County 

Contact (302) 730-4000 or Caroline Del Vecchio at cadv@udel.edu for more information about Kent County Camps.

 

Kent County Day Camp — June 26-30, 2023

Includes a traditional camp and  cloverbud camp

Learning by Doing, Making New Friends, Playing Fun Games

Campers will participate in classes related to the three mission mandate areas of 4-H: Civic Engagement, Healthy Living and Science. Activities include guest presenters, traditional people groups, singing camp songs, yells and skits. The camp will provide drinks and t-shirts. Campers will need to bring their lunch daily. Space is limited, register early.

June 26-30,2023  9:00-4:00 PM Daily - no before or after care available

Ages: 5-11 years old (as of 1/1/2023).
Limited to 30 Traditional (age 8-11) and 16 Cloverbud (age 5-7)  campers.

Location: Harrington Moose Lodge, Harrington, DE

Cost: $135.00 - Sibling discount available, please contact the 4-H Office at 302-730-4000

REGISTRATION opens April 3, 2023


 

Sussex County 

Contact Kaleb Scott at 302-831-3350 or kjscott@udel.edu for more information about Sussex County Camps.
 

Experience Extension Day Camp — June 26-30, 2023

Youth ages 10-14 will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning activities with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension staff. Topics include Agriculture Education and careers, Horticulture and gardening, Nutrition and food safety, Poultry, Plant and Soil science, Entomology, 4-H healthy living, and science activities. 

June 26-30, 2023, 9:00am – 12:30pm (this may change to a full day) 

Ages: 10-14 years old (as of 1/1/2023). This camp is limited to 30 campers.

Location: Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown, DE,

Cost: $50

REGISTRATION opens April 1, 2023
 

Georgetown Day Camp — August 7-11, 2023

Youth ages 5-10 will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning activities through classes and activities led by 4-H teen leaders. Activities in the past have included: Food preparation and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Science activities, outdoor recreation, daily educational workshops.

August 7-11, 2023, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Ages: 5-10 years old (as of 1/1/2023). Limited to 50 campers.

Location: Old Paths Church, Georgetown, DE.

Cost: $100 ($25 off per additional family member; 2 kids - $175, 3 kids - $250)

REGISTRATION opens April 1, 2023