DE 4-H Summer Day Camps 2018

Delaware 4-H provided many Day Camps throughout the summer of 2018. These annual camps were held at numerous locations statewide where 4-H staff and teen counselors planned and implemented a variety of programs for over 350 4-H members and youth in the community.

New Castle County camps included a STEM You Can! Camp for girls, an Animal Science Camp, a Cloverbud (ages 5-7) camp with a Down on the Farm theme and a traditional 4-H Camp (ages 8-12). The 4-H Day Camp classes included Photography/Videography, Outdoor Cooking, Exploring 4-H, STEM, Theater and Sports and Fitness.

The Kent County Camp had an Around the World theme. Class topics were Cultural Crafts, Science, Outdoor Recreation, Foods/Nutrition and Team Building Programs from MarDel Watermelon Queen, DE Dairy Princess, and DE Farm Bureau Traveling Ag Lab.  Camps for Military youth included Escape Camp, which focused on escape rooms and puzzles to help teach communication and critical thinking skills. Military youth also enjoyed the STEM/Maker Camp where campers focused on learning to program and use a 3D printer, 3D Pens, Virtual Glasses and Mini Drones. The final Military Camp was Where in the World Camp. This camp taught about the different countries that a youth’s parent could be deployed or where they could be stationed. Campers cooked food from the different countries and learned about their traditions, hobbies, schools, transportation, etc.

Leslie Webb, Dairy Princess

Sussex County Camp had a Fairy tales theme. Class topics included Science, Food/Nutrition, Sports and Fitness and Crafts. Campers enjoyed taking a field trip to the Georgetown Library to watch a play and learning about different types of fairy tales. The Delaware Dairy Princess and Delaware 4-H member, Leslie Webb, also visited the camp to talk about the importance of dairy in your diet. The campers were able to make their own smoothies with different types of fruit, yogurt and milk.

Delaware 4-H looks forward to providing these types of camps to our 4-H members and youth in our communities each summer! For more information on our camp programs, please contact your local county 4-H office in early spring for registration information.