Summer Camps

Our Summer Camps allow campers age 3-15 to explore and enjoy nature - live animals, hiking, gardening, stream and pond exploration, nature art, cooking, photography, crafts, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and more. Our Summer Camps are taught by talented, experienced, passionate, and safety-certified instructors.

Let your child explore, discover, and experience the outdoors this summer in a safe and caring environment.

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Our Summer Camp instructors and counselors

Our instructors

Our instructors are full-time school teachers, Delaware Nature Society staff and teacher naturalists – all are trained professionals and experts in the outdoors and education who go through intensive training in working with children and pedagogy, environmental education techniques, natural history, van driving safety, canoe and kayak safety, and outdoor safety. All instructors are background-checked, have certifications in first aid and CPR and are excited to share outdoor experiences with your camper.

Our interns

Our interns assist with 9- to 15-year-old camps and are college graduates and undergraduates in the fields of environmental education, wildlife science, or other formal education, and love nature.

Our counselors

Our counselors assist with 3- to 8-year-old camps and are high school students with an interest in nature, the outdoors and animals and love children.

Our Summer Camp team leaders

Ashland Nature Center: Courtney McKinley and Judy Montgomery
DuPont Environmental Education Center: Lesley Bensinger
Coverdale Farm Preserve: Michele Wales
Abbott's Mill Nature Center: Matt Babbitt

"The memories of camp, the campers, and my fellow counselors is priceless, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world."

- Katie C., 18 years old, Summer Camp 2014 counselor

Are you age 14 - 17? Do you love nature and kids? Join our Summer Camp counselor program!

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