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Send the Kids to Camp This Summer - Register Now

Apr 09, 2015 09:38AM ● Published by Kevin

Photo courtesy of Newark Parks and Recreation.

Newark's parks and recreation department recently released its summer camp programs for kids. Here is a full list of options and registration information.

Sports

Spring Break Skateboarding Camp – ages 5-12, Apr 6-10, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri, Handloff Park Skate Spot. Fee is $170 and the Newark resident discount fee is $150.

Delaware Soccer Tots Camp – for ages 3-6, July 6-9 and July 20-23, 9-11:30am, Mon-Thu, Downes Elementary School.  Fee is $99 and the Newark resident discount fee is $89.

Delaware Soccer Day Camp – for ages 7-12, July 6-9 and July 20-23, 9-1pm, Mon-Thu, Downes Elementary School.  Fee is $163 and the Newark resident discount fee is $150.

Basketball Camp – for ages 6-15, June 15-18 and Aug 3-6, 8am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu, Newark High School. Fee is $125 and the Newark resident discount fee is $110.

Tennis Camp – for ages 6-12, June 22-26 and July 27-31, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri, Handloff Park. Fee is $97 and the Newark resident discount fee is $79.

Disc Golf Camp – ages 8-14, June 22-25, 1-4pm, Mon-Thu, White Clay Creek State Park. Fee is $127 and the Newark resident discount fee is $110.

Delaware Soccer Tots Camp – for ages 3-6, July 6-9 and July 20-23, 9-11:30am, Mon-Thu, Downes Elementary School.  Fee is $99 and the Newark resident discount fee is $89.

Delaware Soccer Day Camp – for ages 7-12, July 6-9 and July 20-23, 9-1pm, Mon-Thu, Downes Elementary School.  Fee is $163 and the Newark resident discount fee is $150.

Junior Golf Camp – ages 7-17, Jul 13-17, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club. Fee is $287 and the Newark resident discount fee is $258.

Skateboarding Summer Camp – ages 5-12, Jul 13-17, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri, Handloff Park Skate Spot.  Fee is $170 and the Newark resident discount fee is $150.

Total Play Multi- Sports Camp – ages 5-11, July 20-24, 9am-4pm full day, 9am-12:30 half day morning, 1-4pm half day afternoon, Fairfield Park. Full day fee is $255 and Newark resident discount fee $236, morning half day fee is $220 and Newark resident discount fee is $199, afternoon half day fee is $168 and Newark resident discount fee is $149.

First Play Lacrosse Camp – ages 6-14, Jul 20-24, 6-7:30pm, Mon-Fri, Fairfield Park. Fee is $220 and the Newark resident discount fee is $199.

Sports Squirts Camp – ages 3-5, July 20-24, 4:30-5:30pm, Mon-Fri, Fairfield Park. Fee is $115 and the Newark resident discount fee is $99.

Volleyball Camp – grades 5-9, July 27-31, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri, Newark Charter. Fee is $176 and the Newark resident discount fee is $156.

Archery Camp – ages 8-12, Aug 10-14, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri, New Castle 100 Archers Club. Fee is $156 and the Newark resident discount is $137.

EXPERIENCE DELAWARE’S PREMIER SPORTS CAMP by the US Sports Institute

The US Sports Institute (USSI) offers quality camps and clinics to children of all ages and abilities.  This summer, experience over 15 sports in one week through Newark Parks and Recreation   Our famous Multi Sports Camps provide campers, ages 5-11 years, with a fun-packed time in an enjoyable environment where they can develop a wider range of sporting skills, while developing teamwork and interpersonal skills at the same time! This camp will be held Jul 20-24 from 9am-4pm with half day options available.  We also are offering multi-sport camps for ages 3-5 years with Total Sports Squirts being held July 20-24 from 4:30-5:30pm! Participants have the opportunity to try Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Parachute games and more in a safe, structured environment.

We will also be offering Lacrosse Camp for ages 6-14 years from 6-7:30 pm , July 20-24! Participants will have great fun learning this exhilarating, fast paced game. All participants will learn the fundamentals of the sport including, stick handling, passing, scooping, dodging and shooting as well as many other key techniques. Ideal for beginners (no experience required) or intermediate players. Equipment can be provided. USSI will provide your child with a lasting memory of sporting fun!

For more information contact the Recreation Office at 302-366-7000 or register online at www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation.

Rittenhouse Explorers Camp

Rittenhouse Explorers is a NEW half day nature-oriented camp located at Rittenhouse Park. Activities include nature appreciation, archery, camping skills, canoeing, craft projects, hiking, songs and much more. Children must be age 5 and completed Kindergarten by the first day of camp. Camp hours are 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday. Session I will run June 15-June 26, Session II will run June 29-July 10, Session III will run July 13-July 24 and Session IV will run July 27-August 7. Fees for all sessions are $140 and the Newark resident discount fees are $120.

RITTENHOUSE ROCKS

Rittenhouse Rocks is an extension of the popular day camp, conducted at Rittenhouse Park for ages 7-12. This camp will include field trips and a continuation of favorite activities from Rittenhouse Camp including archery, canoeing and campfire cooking. Each child is to bring their own lunch. A beverage is available each day. More information will be available March 2015. 

For more information contact the Recreation Office at 302-366-7000 or register online at www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation.

Computer Explorers

Newark Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for Computer Explorers Camps held at the George Wilson Community Center.  Four camps are offered this Summer. 

INTRO TO ANIMATION CREATIONS for ages 7-9, August 3-7, 9am-11:45am, Mon-Fri, George Wilson Center.  Fee is $170 and the resident discount fee is $149. Dive into the world of video animation and coding with Scratch®, MIT’s innovative programming language created just for kids!

COMPUTER Explorers: AWESOME ROBOTICS by C.A.K.E. CO.! for ages 8-11, August 3-7, 12:45-3:30pm, Mon-Fri, George Wilson Center.  Fee is $170 and the resident discount fee is $149. Being a member of the Creative Answers Kids Engineering Company, aka, C.A.K.E. Co. has never been better as campers take building and programming to the next level using the LEGO® WeDo Robotics software and two different WeDo Construction sets.

Computer Explorers: ROBOT RALLY I for ages 6-8, August 10-14, 9am-11:45am, Mon-Fri, George Wilson Center.  Fee is $170 and the resident discount fee is $149. Young programmers will write their own programs to make virtual robots sing, dance, help tell stories and play music; and send BeeBot through courses and missions.

Computer Explorers: STEM ADVENTURES IN BUILDING & PROGRAMMING

for ages 9-11, August 10-14, 12:45-3:30pm, Mon-Fri, George Wilson Center.  Fee is $170 and the resident discount fee is $149. This hands on exploration of engineering and coding combines building with Legos and programming with Scratch, created by MIT’s Media Lab

For more information call 366-7000.  To register online, visit www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation or visit the Parks and Recreation office at South Main St, Newark, DE. 

Camp GWC

Newark Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for Camp GWC, Newark’s most flexible day camp, held at the George Wilson Community Center.  This camp gives children a wide variety of activities to enjoy including games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming and exciting week-long themes.  A trip is planned each week to local areas of interest.  Activities will take place inside and out at the George Wilson Center and Park, located at 303 New London Road in Newark.

The camp is for ages 6-13.  One week sessions are scheduled June 15– August 7. Cost is $126 per week.  The Newark Resident Fee is $106.  Camp hours are 8:30am-3:30pm with before (7:30-8:30am) and after (4-5:30pm) camp care available at an additional fee. Half day options are also available 8:30am-1pm or 12-3:30pm.

For more information contact the Recreation Office at 302-366-7000 or register online at www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation.  

Art

Art Camp I

Create new projects using different mediums and techniques each day. Two dimensional and three dimensional projects will be explored. Camp will be held on Mon- Fri Jun22 through 26 from 9am until 12pm at George Wilson Center. Registration fee is $173 and the Resident Discount Fee is $150 Ages: 5-7 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten)

Art Camp II

Create new projects using different mediums and techniques each day. Two dimensional and three dimensional projects will be explored.  Camps will be held on Mon- Fri Jul 6 through 10 from 9am until 12pm at George Wilson Center. Registration fee is $173 and the Resident Discount Fee is $150 Ages: 8-14

Drawing and Painting Camp

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in this week long camp. Classes will be held on Mon- Fri Jul 13 through 17 from 9am until 12pm at George Wilson Center. Registration fee is $173 and the Resident Discount Fee is $150. Ages: 8-14

Pottery Camp

Create decorative items from a lump of clay. For ages 8-16, July 13-17, 12:30-2:30pm or 2:45pm-4:45pm, or August 3-7, 10am-12pm or 12:15-2:15pm. Mon-Fri, George Wilson Center.  Fee is $113 and the resident discount fee is $94.

For more information contact the Recreation Office at 302-366-7000 or visit www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation to register online.

Additional Camps

Eco Kids Camp

Eco Kids will spend a week exploring the environment and learning ways to help preserve the environment through hands on activities, educational sessions and recycled crafts. Camp will be held on Mon- Fri Jul 20 through 24 from 1 until 4pm at George Wilson Center. Registration fee is $88 and the Resident Discount Fee is $70 Ages: 5-8 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten)

Safe Kids Camp

Teaching kids how to be safe in an ever changing world. Strangers, fire safety, fun on wheels a and in the water, accidents and emergencies and more will be taught while having a great time during camp. Camp will be held on Mon- Fri Jul 27 through 31 from 9am until 4pm at George Wilson Center. Registration fee is $138 and the Resident Discount Fee is $118 Ages: 5-8 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten)

For more information contact the Recreation Office at 302-366-7000 or visit www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation to register online.

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