Our 2019 camps are listed below!

If you have any questions or wish to get a registration form, please contact us at 302-368-5703 or Registration forms can also be downloaded here: 

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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.

Earth Explorers                       June 24-28, 2019                           Ages 7-11

What’s under your feet? Learn about the science of geology! Investigate the world of rocks and minerals and find out how they were formed.  Go rock and mineral hunting and start your own collection.

Fossil Hunters                          July 8-12, 2019                                Ages 7-11

Uncover the dinosaur story and find out what they tell us about pre-historic Delaware.  See real life dinosaur skeletons on our field trip.

Ancient Detectives                  July 15-19, 2019                              Ages 9-13

Follow the clues that people long ago left behind. Mystery, intrigue and science wrapped into one fun-filled week of digging, hiking, and observing!

Nature Rangers                        July 29- August 2, 2019               Ages 7-11

Love being outdoors? Is learning about nature something you love? Sharpen your skills to see the smallest things that usually go unnoticed. They can teach us big lessons!

Insect Inspectors                     August 12-16, 2019                        Ages 7-13

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.

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. We also offer daily pricing.

Please bring a lunch each day.

Summer camp kid with a jar.

Newark Parks and Recreation at Iron Hill Science Center & Museum

Insect Safari: August 5-9, 2019.  Join the fun at the Iron Hill Science Center, exploring native insects outdoors and in the collections. We will watch for important pollinators in our pollinator garden, express ourselves and what we are discovering through art, storytelling, and hands on activities, including songs and dance, ( join in our bee dance day!). Be amazed at the loads of fun, success, and environmental “savvy” that your child will show.  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