Our Programs

Middle School Special Interest Camps


Week of July 8
Hogwarts is coming to Wilmington Friends School! Harry Potter fans are invited to a week at Hogwarts to participate in an intensive magical educational experience. We’ll begin the week by going to Diagon Alley to get our magic supplies. Then the campers get sorted into houses, followed by lessons in charms, potions, transfiguration, defense against the dark arts, and divination. Along the way we’ll play quidditch, duel with spells, enter the Triwizard Tournament, Sorcerer’s Stone Challenge, and Horcrux Hunt. At the end of the week, campers will take their O.W.L.s and celebrate with an end of term feast. Campers who previously participated in Camp Hogwarts will engage in several second year lessons, as well as take their N.E.W.T.s. 


Cooking: Farm to Camp
Week of July 22
Summer is the perfect time to explore the culinary arts. What better way to do so than in the company of friends. Farm to Camp provides our young culinary artists the chance to explore the world of organic farming combined with cooking.  Campers will maintain and harvest produce grown at the WFS Organic Garden to be used throughout the week. Field trips to local farmers markets will provide campers with other fresh and healthy ingredients to supplement delicious recipes. The week will culminate with a picnic lunch at our off campus garden site at Bellevue State Park.

Local Adventure

Week of July 29
The Best of Indoor and Outdoor Adventure
Due to its extraordinary popularity last year, we are proud and excited to offer The Best of Indoor and Outdoor Adventure once again to middle school campers. Full of exciting and challenging experiences, this program will help campers develop teamwork skills while pushing the limits of their comfort zone. Along the way, they’ll get a taste of some of most talked about attractions in the area. Daily excursions will be chosen from the following based on availability and weather conditions during the time of booking: Tubing down the Brandywine, High Ropes Team Building at Sandy Springs Adventure Park, Icore Ninja Warrior Gym, Sahara Sam’s Indoor Waterpark, Delaware Rock Gym, IMAX Theater, Rehoboth Beach and more! Don’t miss out!
*Note: Due to unexpected weather conditions, some outdoor activities may be replaced with indoor ones such as visits to local museums, climbing gyms, and Family Fun Centers.

Service Learning Camp

Week of August 5
Service Camp is geared to present campers with a diversity of opportunities for service and outreach in the broader community. To this end, directors and counselors will guide students through projects that will give back to the community in many ways. The program will include visits to the WFS community garden, Delaware Food Bank, Lutheran Community Services and Brandywine Creek State Park. Other projects will be added depending on community needs at the time of the program.

Camp Grit

Week of August 10
Camp Grit is a leadership summer camp designed to develop mental, physical and emotional resilience in young people. This hands on camp is to teach through example; practice, structured play, growth vs fixed mindset, character strengths, daily movie/ video instruction and guest speakers including college, professional athletes, coaches and business entrepreneurs. 

Grit has been proven to be the most important factor in determining future success and every adolescent has the ability to develop it. Developing and maintaining grit is a daily practice based on implementing the right habits, skills, and attitude. Camp Grit will strive to take your child from where they are now and help them build on that foundation.
101 School Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
302.576.2900   |   info@wilmingtonfriends.org

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