Every year we evaluate all our programs and listen to what our camp community has to say. Based on feedback from our campers and counselors, we’re so happy to announce that we’re modifying ‘Delaware Time’ and the Lenape Cabin Activity this summer!
Here’s what’s happening:
Delaware Time will be free choice EVERY DAY this summer, instead of every other day! Delaware Time allows our older campers the opportunity to socialize or choose open activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Counselors scheduled for this period will run their own optional activities like ultimate frisbee, bracelet making, arts and crafts, cultural exchange, etc… Campers do not have to take part, unless they want to.
Delaware Leadership Elective
The Delaware Leadership Elective (DLE) is a time for our older campers to give back to our community and/or participate in activities to develop their leadership skills. Some examples of what campers can do during DLE are mentoring younger campers, developing and leading their own activities, beautifying camp, community service, and beyond! We want them to be able to do something that is meaningful to them, so we also want to hear camper suggestions on what they would like offered. DLE will alternate with Delaware Minors (electives for Delaware Campers only) on a regular basis.
Lenape’s time is a bit more structured so that they can experience more of the camp program; however, we want to make sure that Lenape campers have time to bond with their cabin, with their building, and with others in the camp community. That’s why we’ve scheduled a period every day so that Lenape can alternate between these activities!