Fun in the Sun: Summer Camp 2023 Recap

Our summer camp was filled with tender laughs, smiles, and friends this year. Campers splashed into summertime, enjoying swimming, sports, arts, crafts, and more. Our campers did everything—from being Olympians, discovering animals, exploring the park, and solving mysteries. We made art and science projects and played many games. We’ve even raised money for charitable causes to spread joy and support in the community.

But most importantly, our campers experienced everlasting thrills and memories during the quality time they shared with their friends. We’re delighted to continue such an excellent camp from its humble beginnings in 2007. See you next year!

Boat Races

Five camp groups designed five cardboard boats for our annual boat races in the outdoor pool.

Our teams were: Wolverines, Buckeyes, Blue Hens, Panthers, and the Lions.

Counselors chose the name of their groups related to the theme of college mascots at the beginning of summer.

We had 287 campers this year!

This year, we had 40 summer camp counselors.

On average, our campers were registered for FIVE weeks of the summer

Week nine (Aug 7-11) was the highest enrollment week of the summer.

We raised $1,800 this year for both the Special Olympics of Delaware and the DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities) for a grand total of $3,600

This brings the total $79,000 raised by our campers and families for these and other worthy causes since 2007.

New to camp: New themes for our camp this year include Mad Scientist, Detective Challenge and Enchanted Forest.

We asked our campers and counselors what they liked about camp. Here’s what we heard:

Our campers:

  • Playing on the playground and riding bikes
  • Gym time
  • Going outside
  • Playing with my friends
  • Seeing my old friends, making new friends, and having the best day ever
  • The gym

Our counselors:

  • “My favorite moment of camp is putting smiles on the kids’ faces and seeing them have the best time of the summer!”
  • “Watching all the kids make friends and grow their connections throughout the summer.”
  • “Seeing the joy and smiles on kids’ faces in the morning.”
  • “The pep rallies!”

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