Our 2018 camps are listed below. If you have any questions or wish to get a registration form, please contact us at 302-368-5703 or

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NOTE: Fossil Hunters Summer Camp registration is now closed. Please check out the rest of the camps for other natural history subjects.

Camp Descriptions

Each camp includes activities that are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) oriented but hidden in fun educational instruction, arts and crafts, games, and indoor and outdoor activities, with professional and highly qualified counselors. Iron Hill Museum & Science Center in Newark, Delaware, has been connecting families to nature since 1968! Each summer, Iron Hill offers science adventure camps for youth ages 7-13 (depending on the week). Our counselors are trained to teach to various age ranges and excel at helping children learn in many way.


Summer Camp Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Before and After Care: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost of each camp: $185 per camper per week.

Extended care is $70 for the week or $30 for mornings and $40 for afternoons.

Please bring a lunch each day.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

Ages: 9 years old to 13 years old
Dates: June 25-29, 2018
Calling all girls! Let’s have fun exploring the importance of nature, all things science, and creative expression by building, collecting, and learning together!


Ancient Detectives

Ages: 9 years old to 13 years old
Dates: July 9-13, 2018
Follow the clues that people long ago left behind. Mystery, intrigue, and science wrapped into one fun-filled week of digging, hiking, and observing!


Fossil Hunters- Camp Registration for Fossil Hunters is now closed. 

Ages: 7 years old to 11 years old
Dates: July 16-20, 2018
Uncover the dinosaur story and find out what they tell us about pre-historic Delaware. See real life dinosaur skeletons on our field trip.


Earth Explorers

Ages: 7 years old to 11 years old
Dates: July 30- August 3, 2018
What’s under your feet? Investigate the world of rocks and minerals and how they were formed. Go rock hunting and start your own collection.


Insect Inspectors

Ages: 7 years old to 13 years old
Dates: August 6-10, 2018
Wings, legs, and body parts! Can you tell a katydid from a grasshopper? Learn to identify the insects in Delaware and how to catch and release safely.


Nature Rangers

Ages: 7 years old to 11 years old
Dates: August 13-17
Love being outdoors? Sharpen your skills to see the smallest things that usually go unnoticed. They can teach us big lessons!




Newark Parks and Recreation at
Iron Hill Science Center & Museum

These camp is are taught at the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center, but the registration is taken care of at Newark Parks and Recreation. Please see how to register for these camps below the camp descriptions. 

Nature Adventures: July 23-27.  Discover the delights of the world around you as you explore trees, flowers, birds, mammals, and special rocks.  Help your child to develop comfort, safe outdoor practices, and a love for the natural world through art, short walks on the premises, examination and discovery activities with the museum collections, and many other avenues of fun and celebration of the environment. Ages 5 – 8 years old.

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Both Camps 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., Monday through Friday. Fee: $246.00.

Extended care available from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. for $60

4 Easy Ways to Register:


  1. WALK-IN 220 South Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 Hours – Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. After hours drop box is always available!
  2. MAIL Newark Parks & Recreation 220 South Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  3. FAX (302) 366-7169