Summer Camp at Hagley

Summer Camp at Hagley

NEXT DATE: August 12, 2022  |  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |  Friday
category: Family Programs  |  location: Visitor Center

Hagley is offering two weeks of summer camp activities.  Camp provide a fun, hands-on environment in which to learn and make new friends.

Life Long Ago
Campers are immersed into life in a 19th-century black powder factory and workers’ village.  Each day campers explore different activities common during the 1800s, such as gardening, cooking, making toys, dancing, and much more. Campers also participate in tasks specific to a powder factory, like firing off charges of powder, making barrels, and constructing waterwheels. The camp week culminates in a carnival when campers can share what they have learned with their families.

August 8-12 - Life Long Ago Camp (ages 7-9) SOLD OUT

Civil War
Campers march into the past to discover what life was like for Civil War soldiers and for those left on the home front.  Each day will have a different theme exploring the DuPont Company war effort, such as drilling, wartime food rations, signaling, battlefront medicine, leisure during wartime, and many more.  The camp week will conclude with a Grand Parade for campers and their families.  

July 11-15 - Civil War Camp (ages 10-12) Click here to register

Campers investigate scientific and engineering concepts and complete hands-on challenges.  Each camp day will focus on a different topic in science and include subjects in life science, physical science, technology, and engineering. Check the webpage in the spring for specific topics. Finally, there will be a Science Expo at the end of the week where campers can show off their projects and favorite demonstrations for their families.

July 11-15 - STEM Camp (ages 7-9) SOLD OUT

Hagley incorporates Delaware COVID-19 guidelines into the summer camps.

Camps are staffed by adult camp instructors and teenage camp counselors. Teens interested in volunteering can sign up to be counselors at Training is provided.

Camp Schedule:
Camps operate Monday-Friday
Camp Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.        
Drop Off begins: 8:30 a.m.


Non-members: $350 per week.

Hagley Members: $290 per week

For questions, please contact Education Program Coordinator Jeff Durst at (302) 658-2400 ext. 285 or




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