Summer Camps & Activities
Days of Summer Camp
Camp is open to children ages 3-13 years old with Down syndrome, and their siblings of the same age range.
Camp is at no cost to families.
Saint Anne’s Episcopal School
211 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Needed – Young adult counselors ages 16-22 years old. Counselors will receive at least 32 volunteer hours.
Any questions or concerns please contact camp director, Lauren Camp, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-757-2303.
Camp Barnes Over Night Sports Camp
Special Olympics Delaware’s overnight sports camp is a three-day, two-night camp – featuring sports training and traditional camp activities – held at Camp Barnes (directions), located near Bethany Beach in southern Delaware. Camp is offered to all registered Special Olympics Delaware athletes.
The camp features opportunities for attendees to enjoy recreational and camp-type activities including swimming, crafts, non-competitive games, fishing, crabbing and canoeing. In addition, campers have a chance to participate in a variety of traditional SODE sports throughout the three days.
Two camps will be held in August at Camp Barnes: August 9-11 and August 17-19. Application is due April 25.
Mary Campbell Center Summer Camps
The Mary Campbell Center offers two week camp sessions from June to August for children with special needs between the ages of 3-21 and their siblings. Activities include field trips, swimming, games, arts and crafts, and cooking. Teamwork is stressed throughout every activity. All camps are at the Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington DE.
Camp runs 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday. Specific program information will be available within the month.
New Castle County Recreation Center Summer Program
Contact Numbers for Recreation Centers and their summer camps
- Absalom Jones Senior Center 995-7636
- Appoquinimink Community Recreation Center 571-4004
- Art Studio 995-7661
- Garfield Park Community Recreation Center 571-4004
- Hockessin Community Recreation Center 239-8861
Registration and more information is online or call 302-395-5652. Camps and programs vary and are for ages 10 – adult depending on session.
- ADAPTIVE IRISH DANCE – Learn the art of Irish Dancing. Class is adapted for those with special needs. All ages and abilities welcome!
- ADULT ACTIVITY NIGHT - Come out and enjoy an evening of games, fun and activity. Activity night is open to any adult with an intellectual or developmental disability.
- FRIENDSHIP CLUB ACTIVITY NIGHT-NEW! - Join us for a fun evening of games and activities with friends! Open to individuals with and without disabilities. Register by calling 302-395-5652 or email email@example.com. Ages 10-17
- WII Games - Join us for a morning of Wii Games.
- Center crafts - Join us for a fun morning of spring flower making.
- CANDY MAKING - Take care of that sweet tooth. Make different candy molds and take the candy home with you.
- MEET THE MASTERS THROUGH THE ELEMENTS OF ART - Students (ages 12+) will partake on an adventure of seeing, as we view the paintings and sculptures of the Masters. Focusing on the Elements of Art (line, form, color and texture) participants will create both 2 and 3 dimensional art that expands their creativity and self-expression. Adaptive technology and 1:1 assistance is available for students needing additional support.
- SHOOTING BEAUTY – EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF BEAUTY, DISABILITY, AND THE ARTS - Students (ages 12+) will be introduced to the art of photography through IPads, IPhones and digital media. Students will create collages of themselves, their families and friends, and the world around them. Participants will be introduced to the basics of landscapes, portraits, photo editing and much more, merging photography and computer technology as a new form of self-expression, communication and pride. Adaptive technology and 1:1 assistance is available for students needing additional support.
Prompt & Play Summer Camps
The camp program is designed so children have the opportunity for both structured and non structured play. There are two camp options daily, one for ages 3-11 and one for ages 12-18. There is a different theme each week, designed to engage children’s creativity and imagination, while teaching them ways to interact with one another appropriately.
Prompt & Play will address all social needs, such as anger management, coping skills, non-verbal communication, and much more. They also address daily life skills. Children will learn that they can have fun, make friends, and feel safe all at the same time.
Fee is $350.00 per week
Camp Hours 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday – Friday
Prompt & Play
5157 W. Woodmill Dr, Suite 16 Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: (302) 691-5658 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camp Schedule and Themes
June 23rd – June 27th
Making Friends – Ages 3-11
Life Skills – Ages 12-18
Making Friends week emphasizes the skills of initiation, reciprocation, transitions between activities, and ending activities with peers.
June 23rd – June 27th
Making Friends – Ages 3-11
Life Skills – Ages 12-18
Making Friends week emphasizes the skills of initiation, reciprocation, transitions between activities, and ending activities
July 28th – August 1st
Using art and music
This week focuses on using the modality of Music, art and Creative expression to communicate ourselves, work through frustration, social anxiety, and have fun. It takes some of the natural talent children have and uses it to showcase their strengths thus limiting their weaknesses. It will also combine the initiation, reciprocation and social skills we teach every day.
August 4th – 8th
This week focuses on using the modality of Drama and acting to communicate ourselves, work through frustration, social anxiety, and have fun. It takes some of the natural talent children have and uses it to showcase their strengths thus limiting their weaknesses. It will also combine the initiation, reciprocation and social skills we teach every day. Through the use of acting, we can target skills children may not utilize daily.
August 11th – 15th
This week will focus on the exploration of our environment. Our younger group will explore areas in and around our facility whereas our older children will engage in daily field trips.
August 18th – 22nd
This week will include nutrition, Yoga, spiritual, physical, and overall wellbeing activities and skills. We will focus on body image, social happiness, mental clarity, and physical activity. The overall idea is ways to increase our overall happiness and wellness.
July 7 – July 11
Sports and Team Building
Sports week will focus on the social skills associated with being part of a team player such as good sportsmanship, teamwork, sharing, and communication.
July 14th –July 18th
Life Skills/Relationship Building
This week emphasizes the skills of initiating relationships with others and focuses on the skills necessary to keep a friendship and follow through of engagement with others. It explores how relationships are built and sustained over time. We focus on rude vs. non rude behaviors and social norms.
July 21st – July 25th
Cooking Camp focuses on using the mutual joy of cooking and eating food to bring children together. During these weeks, we will have the children cooking various recipes, serving one another, discussing the process and interacting in a positive way to make cooking something they can enjoy at home.