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Summer Camps


IMPORTANT NOTICE: 2018 Children's Learning Day Camp is sold out. If you are interested in the potential of second summer camp session later this summer, please send an email with the number of children you would be interested in enrolling to: [email protected] so that we may gauge interest. Thank you for your support.


Maritime Adventurers: Children’s Learning Day Camp

Children ages 7-12 are encouraged to join the Lewes Historical Society for a week long engaging,
educational, and enriching Summer Day Program Camp where they will come to appreciate the history
the Cape Henlopen area has to offer.

Set to Occur:

Monday, August 20th through Friday August 24th .

Each day a parent/guardian will drop off campers at 9:30am at The Lewes Historical Society’s Shipcarpenter Street Campus located at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in Lewes. Campers will be picked up at the end of each day at 3:30pm.
Activities will include: learning and playing Colonial era games, visiting the Society’s newly opened
History Museum, visiting the iconic Cannonball House Maritime Museum, photographing local
architecture & wildlife, painting, and kayaking along some of the original waterways of Lewes’s first
residents. Young campers will keep an adventure journal during the week. To celebrate the end of
camp, each student will host a small exhibit opening of the campers’ work to be held at the Midway Schoolhouse at 1pm on the final Friday of the session. Campers’ family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the exhibit opening to share in the exploits of their campers’ adventures.

Parents are expected to pack campers’ lunches daily. Afternoon snacks and bottled water will be
provided to campers daily by the Historical Society. Campers are expected to bring from home daily; a
backpack, which includes; their lunch, suntan lotion, sunglasses, and any prescribed necessary medicine
for allergies or existing conditions.
All arts & crafts activity supplies relating to the camp are included in the registration fee and will be
provided by the Historical Society.
On Thursday, campers should bring a bathing suit/clothing that can get wet and a spare pair of sandals or water shoes for the water adventure. Kayaks, oars, and children’s life vests will be
provided through partnership with Quest Kayak. All transportation between sites will be via walking.

For any other questions please contact (302)-645- 7670 or e-mail, Education Director Marcos Salaverria
at [email protected]

Register before June 25th – limit 12 children total Register after June 25th – limit 12 children total
Members: $225 for the week Members: $250 for the week
Non-Members: $250 for the week Non-Members: $265 for the week
Siblings/Multiple Booking Discount: Register one camper for one week of camp at regular price and receive a $25 discount on the second camper registered for that same week.

PLEASE NOTE: Camp is subject to cancellation if less than 5 campers are registered by Aug 6. Two weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the session.