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 in all three counties. 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 and have a fun experience at camp!
Camp is a fun day camp experience for children with Down syndrome ages 3-13 and their siblings ages 3-10. 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.
As stated in the camp application, not every camper is guaranteed a spot at camp just because they applied. Campers will be limited to attending one out of the three camps. Official acceptance to camp of all campers and counselors will be determined by DSA staff and is not guaranteed.
A certified nurse and teacher are on-site at all times, and young adults ages 15-25 serve as counselors. Counselors receive at least 40 hours of documented community service for their time. We will also accept a limited number of Counselors in Training ages 12-14.
Applications are due by June 1, 2024 for both Campers and Counselors.
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Sussex County: June 24-28, 2024
DSADE Milton Office: 28607 W Meadowview Dr, Milton, DE 19968
Kent County: July 15-19, 2024
David E. Robinson Elementary School: 1038 Briarbush Rd, Magnolia, DE 19962 (pending confirmation)
New Castle County: July 29-August 2, 2024
Tatnall Upper School Gymnasium: 1501 Barley Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
Open to children with Down syndrome ages 3-13 and their siblings ages 3-10. Siblings are defined as through blood, marriage, or adoption.
Camp is open to families that live in the state of Delaware or a bordering state within 15 miles of the state line.
Young adults ages 15-25 are encouraged to volunteer as counselors. Counselors receive at least 40 hours of documented community service for their time.
A limited number of Counselors in Training ages 12-14 will be accepted.