Days of Summer Camp

The Days of Summer Camp was started in 2012 with a small group of about twenty children and has grown into a large summer day program. The goal of the camp is to allow children with Down syndrome the opportunity to have the experiences of summer camp while practicing independence, developing physical and emotional health as well as increasing their confidence levels. We strive to maintain an atmosphere where children can build great peer relationships as well as have a fun experience at camp!

Camp is a fun day camp experience for children with Down syndrome ages 3-13 years and their siblings ages 3-10 years. Children are provided with the traditional camp experience with crafts, games, and many other exciting activities, at no cost to their families. Campers are not required to be potty trained.

A certified nurse and teacher is on site at all times and young adults aged 15-25 serve as counselors. Counselors receive at least 40 hours of documented community service for their time.

2023 Camps

Camper Application Counselor Application Self Advocate Counselor Application

Sussex County

June 19-23, 2023

Sussex Academy Elementary School-  22051 Wilson Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947

 Kent County

July 10-14, 2023

Location TBD- South Dover Area

 New Castle County

July 31-August 4, 2023

Newark Charter Primary School- 2001 Patriot Way, Newark, DE 19711

Camp Coordinators

camps@dsadelaware.org

Madison Hudson has also been involved with Days of Summer Camp for the past seven years. Madison received Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education from Alvernia University and recently received her Masters degree in Autism and Severe Disabilities from University of Delaware. She works as a Kindergarten teacher in Smyrna School District. Madison will be responsible for management of our campers at Days of Summer Camp and iCan Bike Camp.

Madison Hudson

Camper Coordinator

Lauren Berry Pellegrini has been involved with Days of Summer Camp for the past seven years. Lauren received a Bachelors degree in Special Education from Wesley College and recently received her Masters degree from Western Governors University. She works as a Special Education Pre-K Teacher in Capital School District and lives in Dover with her husband Brandon, a Delaware State Trooper and former Days of Summer Camp counselor. Lauren is responsible for management of our camp counselors at Days of Summer Camp.

Lauren Berry Pellegrini

Counselor Coordinator