Summer Camps 2019

Three students with DNA model

New Arc Academy

Current 4th–7th grade students will explore the world of forensic science at this technology-centered, fast-paced camp. Students will explore robotics, Scratch programming, and drones. Students will become forensic detectives as they sort through clues to solve criminal and historic mysteries.

Location: University of Delaware

Who: Grades 4–7

Cost: $650. 10% tuition discount for returning students, 10% discount for the second child in the family. Limit one discount per family.

Dates: July 22–August 2, 2019

Hours: 9 a.m–3 p.m. No before or after care provided.

 
Teacher assists two students with a coding assignment

Week of Code

Can’t get enough of coding? Or maybe you want to see what it’s about? Whether you want to develop the next great app or brush up on your skills, this coding-intensive program is for you. Students in grades 5-8 will program with Processing, a Java-based, object-oriented language, work toward producing an Android app, and interact with robots and micro-controllers.

Location: University of Delaware Newark campus

Who: Grades 5–8

Cost: $395

Dates: July 15–July 19, 2019

Hours: 9 a.m–3 p.m. No before or after care provided.

 
Girl uses examines caterpillar through magnifying glass

Critter Creature Camp

Do you love bugs and anything that creeps, crawls and hops? We do! Use your five senses to explore the habitats of worms, bugs, frogs and more! With their trusty explorer’s boxes, campers will examine critters of the great outdoors. From the forest to the creek to the meadow, we will study creatures of all kinds. We will even build a worm farm! We will read books about critters, observe and take data and learn from real “bug doctors”. Get ready to be a zoology explorer!

Location: University of Delaware Lab School

Who: Ages 4–6

Cost: $625

Dates: June 17–July 19, 2019 (closed the week of July 1)

Hours: 9 a.m–12 p.m., Monday through Friday

 
Three children examine vegetables at garden on UD campus

Early Learning Center Summer Camp

The UD ELC Summer Camp offers a comprehensive camp focused on supporting the whole child by nurturing his/her interests. Through discovery learning opportunities, campers will foster their passion to learn, think, and grow. Campers will have an opportunity to experience the UD campus and community through local field trips.

Location: University of Delaware Early Learning Center

Who: Students who have completed kindergarten through third grade

Cost: $325 per week, with additional cost for after care

Dates: June 17–August 16, 2019. Weekly registration, 4 weeks minimum.

Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Optional after care 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 
Two children look in creek for frogs

Nature Explorers Camp

What can children learn by splashing in puddles? In rolling down hills? Watching the movement of clouds and tall trees while lying on their backs? Adventures in our meadow, trails, woods, and hills provide opportunities to learn to observe nature up close, wonder, question, imagine, create and build their knowledge of nature. Nature Explorers Camp offers children a world of opportunities to develop a sense of wonder and become explorers and stewards of the natural world.

Location: University of Delaware Lab School

Who: Ages 30 months–3 years

Cost: $625

Dates: June 17–July 19, 2019 (closed the week of July 1)

Hours: 9 a.m–12 p.m., Monday through Friday

 
Teacher reads to students

Read it Again Please! I Can Be Mindful Camp

Children love being read to and reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to build early literacy skills. In its 5th year, the I Can Be Mindful Summer 2019 Camp will focus on using classic and new pieces of children’s literature to teach and build mindfulness concepts and techniques.  To be mindful means to pay attention to the here and now with kindness and curiosity. It entails learning to bring awareness to our thoughts, emotions, and body sensations as they relate to what we are experiencing in a given moment; learning to approach these experiences with curiosity and to embrace them. Through mindfulness activities children learn to harness and maintain focus by staying present, to engage in creative problem solving and to cultivate compassion for themselves and others. Each day campers will explore these concepts through the lens of characters and experiences found in that day’s read aloud. Activities will be planned to help children make connections and to build the skills listed above. Camp activities will include daily yoga sessions and other mindfulness-based practices, community field trips, water-day Fridays, outdoor learning experiences, and more.

Location: University of Delaware Lab School

Who: Ages 3–6

Cost: $850

Dates: June 17–July 19, 2019 (closed the week of July 1)

Hours: 9 a.m–2 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m–12 p.m., Friday.

 
Girl uses computer

STEAM – Escape Camp

This exciting STEAM week offers campers a chance to Escape! Yes, escape from a digital game and lock boxes, while developing the skills and strategies needed to create their very own escape game. Throughout the week, campers will also visit Science, Technology, and Art facilities on the UD campus. Finally, the week will culminate with an exciting trip to a local Escape Room where students will put their new strategies into practice!

Location: The College School on University of Delaware’s Children’s Campus, Newark

Who: Current 4th–6th graders

Cost: $375, discount for for UD employees or sibling registrations

Dates: June 17–June 21, 2019

Hours: 9 a.m–3 p.m. After care available.

 
Boy and girl build robot

STEAM – Robotics Camp

This one-week TCS STEAM Camp provides students with an introduction to robotic devices and basic computer coding. Utilizing platforms such as Google’s Blockly and MIT’s SCRATCH, students will actively engage in these programming languages. Creative thinking and reasoning skills will be applied, as children interact daily with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math projects, as well as interactive games sessions.

Location: The College School on University of Delaware’s Children’s Campus, Newark

Who: Current 1st–4th graders

Cost: $375, discount for for UD employees or sibling registrations

Dates: June 17–June 21, 2019

Hours: 9 a.m–3 p.m. After care available.