The CAMP BY PARENTS FOR PARENTS
NEW - Lego S.T.E.A.M.
Ryen Smith is the director of Lego STEAM. Ryen is well know throughout the New Castle area running Lego camps for various schools and camps. Students will be applying laws of engineering and architecture as they design and build bridges, buildings, catapults, pyramids and cars. The concepts of friction, gravity, torque and scale will be used in designing these structures.
We offer Early Bird discounts, multi-child and multi-week discounts. Some restrictions apply: you must choose either Early Bird, or Mult-Week discounts. You cannot have both. Details on Tuition Schedule.
Camp lunch is available at additional cost ($35/week) for either day camp or sport/specialty camps. Campers can choose from a tasty menu of hot or cold sandwiches and healthy salads. We provide a drink and dessert. Many children bring their lunch from home, in which case a beverage of juice or milk is served by courtesy of the camp.
Rates from $249!
NEW - Musical Theater
Jennifer Kelman, Lower School Music Instructor and Choral Director at Sanford School, will be running a week long Musical Theater Camp. During this week long camp, campers will learn music and choreography to songs from past and present Broadway shows. Campers will play improvisation and theater games that will guide them in writing a short script to go along with their production numbers for the performance on Friday! This camp does not require an audition, anyone who loves to perform is welcome to join!
This year’s field hockey coach Joanne Dolan. Joanne is the varsity field hockey coach for Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School in Springfield PA. She was a collegiate All-American while playing for Kutztown University. She has been coaching on the varsity level since 1997, This will be Joanne’s second year working for the Sanford Camps. The field hockey camp will introduce players to stick work skills, passing, offensive and defensive concepts, game play and rules. Skill development will be taught through drill and small game play.
Once you register through our online account, you can access your account anytime to make payments or update camper information. We keep in touch with email reminders such as what to bring for camp, or to announce field trips. We also have a shortened sport program of Junior Soccer Shots for children ages 4-6 for half-day instruction, and you can add a half-day of day camp to round out your child's summer fun!
NEW - Computer Kids
Karen Piacentino, Director of Computer Kids Club has joined us this summer. In our summer Camp, students will design a ping-pong game, program Minecraft characters, learn SCRATCH and ace CODING with numerous activities. Campers will learn how to type properly; play educational math activities, practice graphic design skills, and much, much more… Experience AWESOME! Space is limited, so register early.
Michele Buglio, former Miss Delaware candidate andowner of Dance HDC will run this program for us from her studio. Students will learn how to “strut their stuff” on the runway! Campers will meet with the buyer from NV Boutique to learn about what the new fashion trends will be for 2018. They will then design their own clothing and accessories, enjoy makeovers and perform in a fashion show.
Deerfield’s own Mike Tobiason will run the golf program and comes with a great reputation for working with youth. Mornings will be spent at Deerfield Golf Course under the supervision of Mike and his staff. Players will learn the fundamentals of a correct golf swing and will also receive training in specialty shots. By playing on a real golf course the players will learn about course management. Afternoons will be spent at a local driving range. Appropriate dress code required and bring your own clubs.
Billy Cunningham, head baseball coach at Appoquinimink High School will be back for his second year as baseball coach. Billy has been coaching baseball for over 10 years at the high school level and recentlycoached the state champion for the state of Delaware (2015). During the week Billy and his staff will work on hitting, fielding and throwing. Starting from a batting tee, all players will get plenty of swings. All players will receive instruction in infield and outfield technique. Players who want to be pitchers will be coached on how to throw a fastball and off-speed pitches for strikes.
Quarterback and Receivers
Bill DiNardo, head varsity football coach at Salesianum School will run our q-backs and receivers camp again. Bill has won multiple state championships for both Middletown and Salesianum schools. Coach Bill is also theDean of Students at Salesianum. For the quarterback and receivers camp, Bill and his staff will be emphasizing the basics of throwing and receiving a football. Quarterbacks will be drilled in center exchange, faking, running, and passing techniques. Receivers will be taught how to receive the ball using proper hand position and eye contact as well as running basic pass routes.
This year we welcome the return of Gina Trinsey to run our volleyball program. The Trinsey family is known thoughout the tri-state region for developing players who go on to succeed in their high-school and college careers. Coach Gina is looking for girls who have an interest in volleyball, but have little playing experience. Players will be taught the fundamentals of serving, passing, setting and spiking. Teamwork around the net will be emphasized. Players can expect a good workout from Gina and her staff every day.
Boys and Girls Basketball
Both the boy’s and the girl’s basketball programs will be under the direction of Stan Waterman, head boy’s basketball coach at Sanford School since 1991. Under Stan’s direction Sanford won multiple state championships. Stan played point guard at the University of Delaware and is theDean of Students at Sanford. He is considered to be an outstanding teacher of youth. Stan utilizes both courts of the sports center to set up stations for dribbling, passing, jump shooting and foul shooting. The afternoons are used for small team play, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, etc. By the end of the week all players are participating in full team scrimmages.
Soccer Shots™ Co-ed and Junior Soccer Shots™
Soccer camp will be offered through Soccer Shots™, a leader inyouth soccer development in the DE and PA area under the direction of Kevin Schneider, who is theDirector of Soccer Shots for the state of Delaware. Players will be taught the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting and passing. Mornings will consist of skill sessions and afternoons will be occupied with competitive games and scrimmages. There will be a half-day session for ages 4-6; and a full day session for children over 7 years old.
NEW - Girls Dance TV
Michelle Buglio has been our dance teacher for over five years; she is also the owner of Dance HDC at the Shoppes at Louviers. Michele’s enthusiasm and energy should result in an exciting camp for your child. All dancers will be transported in the morning to a professional dance studio for their dance instruction. Campers will recreate an age appropriate and popular music video, with costumes, choreography and video editing.
Co-ed Cross Country
Mike Losapio, cross country coach and teacher at Salesianum School will head this camp again this summer. Mike is an avid runner and can be seen running in various state marathons. Mike was coach of the year for cross-country in Delaware last year. He is very popular with the campers. Mike will be using the cross country course built on the Sanford campus. Mornings will be spent on training and running the new course, the afternoons will involve conditioning and games for endurance.
Co-ed Soccer Shots™ (4-12 Years Old)
Girls Volleyball (8-12 Years Old)
No Specialty Camps
Baseball (10-14 Years Old)
Girls Basketball (8-14 Years Old)
Computer Kids Club (8-14 Years Old)
Fashion (8-14 Years Old)
Lego S.T.E.A.M. (8-12 Years Old)
No Specialty/Sport Camps
Co-ed Cross Country (8-14 Years Old)
Quarterback & Receivers (8-14 Years Old)
Dance TV (8-14 Years Old)
No Specialty Camps
Co-ed Golf (8-14 Years Old)
Co-ed Musical Theater (8-14 Years Old)
Boys Basketball (8-14 Years Old)
Girls Field Hockey (8-16 Years Old)
The seven-week 2018 season for Sport/Specialty Camps begins Monday, June 18th this year, and the last day of Sport/Specialty Camps is Friday, August 17th. Camp will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. The sport/specialty camp day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends 3:15 p.m. We offer the same extended day care services for sport camp attendees as we do for the day campers.
The ten-week 2018 season for Day Camp begins Monday, June 18th this year, and the last day of camp is Friday, August 24th. Camp will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. The camp day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends 3:15 p.m. We understand the needs of working parents so we also offer extended day care mornings and afternoons for an additional fee.