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Youth Summer Camps 2020

Summer camps at DSU

Youth Enrichment Virtual Camp Information

All camps are virtual and conducted using an interactive online platform. All campers will receive a kit (via regular mail or parent pick up) that will enable them to participate in interactive online platform activities. All program activities will be facilitated by the camp aide program leader.  

Note: A Summer Food Service Program is available for youth who require breakfast and lunch accommodations. For questions, please contact your local food bank. There are food banks available in all Delaware counties and school districts.

For all Youth Enrichment Camps, a mandatory, non-refundable ACE Registration Fee of $35.00 must be paid.

Youth Enrichment Virtual Camps 

Steam Adventures: Treasures of the Earth (Earth Science Virtual Camp) – Grades 5th to 8th

Campers will assume roles as Oceanographers and cartographers. Campers will explore the depths of the ocean to discover how islands are created. Experiential and interactive games will allow campers to investigate the wonders of weather and climatology. Though these activities, campers will examine the earth’s natural resources and be challenged to create new methods of preserving raw materials.

Camp Details

Duration: July 6 – Aug. 21


  • Morning Session: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch on your own: 12:00 PM-1:20 PM
  • Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $250 ($50 discount when registered with a sibling)


Filmmakers in the Making - ages 13 to 15

September Tenth Arts Filmmaker Workshop is now available for the first time. Aspiring young filmmakers can experience the best of independent filmmaking, writing, producing, directing and much more through September Tenth Arts Filmmakers innovative platform which was designed specifically for young filmmakers.

July 6 – July 24

$200 per student


Creative Writing - ages 13 to 15

Looking to become and author, journalist, or a blogger? Come learn how to creatively unlock the imagination in your minds and apply to the paper for all to see and experience for uniqueness. Young writers in the making taking the step getting their voices hear.

August 3 – August 21

$200 per student

To register for or have questions about the camps above, please email us at ace [at] desu.edu or call our office at (302) 857-6144.

NOTE: A mandatory, non-refundable ACE Registration Fee of $35.00 must be paid for registration to be complete.

SimplyCoding Camp



A self-paced interactive online curriculum that teach youth how to code their own computer games, websites, and apps through the correct structure and environment. Simply Coding teaches kids through the medium of games to actually write their own code in a text editor and host their projects online (github).

For more information on this camp, visit https://simplycoding.org/

For information on their curriculum, visit https://simplycoding.org/curriculum

Registration and Information


Delaware State University Summer Camps


Ages 12 to 18; Day campers as well as over night 

This Track & Field Camp is designed as a comprehensive training camp program which focus on track & field fundamentals including drills, pacing, strength endurance, speed and core strengthening as well as the mental edge training necessary for top athletic performances.  We work with athletes of all ages and abilities to help you get better, they will be coach by some of the best coaches in the East.  Campers experience the overnight dorm setting, eating in our dining facilities and, yes, having pizza night after a hard day on the track.  Athletes leave with a better sense of track knowledge and skills.  Teaching the athlete about each discipline and making sure they are ready to go for whatever season they need to compete.  Coaching staff will have Alecia Shield Gadson, Olympic Coach in 2016, on hand to teach and coach our campers.  We will have Olympic athletes come speak with campers about what it takes to be a great athlete.  Also scheduled are question and answer sessions in the evening.
Game nights are always fun- play games with your favorite day session coach.  This camp is designed for fun.

June 28 – July 2 

Please contact Gwendolyn C. Harris at gcharris [at] desu.edu for more details.

Cost and registration information


Program Title: Renewable Energy Summer 2020 Virtual Program

The Renewable Energy Education Center at Delaware State University is offering a one-week online program. Students will go through a self-paced lesson plan and explore about the facts on climate change, the energy profiles of the U.S. and Delaware, and the major types of renewable energy sources.

Students will need to have access to a computer with internet connection and will submit a completed poster on their learning. Upon completion of the program, students will be provided with a $50 stipend as the reimbursement for the necessary supplies purchased for the activities. 

Camp Details
Ages: Rising 8th – 11th graders
Cost: FREE*
Registration Deadline: 06/13/20
Time Expected: 1-2.5 Hours Each Day

Students learn and explore about:

•    Cause & Effect: Climate Change (Day 1)
•    U.S. & DE Energy Profiles (Day 2)
•    Hydropower (Day 3)
•    Solar Energy (Day 4)
•    Wind Power (Day 5)
Required Materials:
•    Student is expected to have access to a computer with internet connection,
•    Notebook and necessary stationary (*),
•    Tri-fold poster board (*),
•    Construction paper (*).
Questions? Email Dr. Weiping Song at wsong [at] desu.edu



DSU Food Biotechnology Virtual Summer Camp for High School Students

8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

The Summer Food Biotechnology Camp is an exciting STEM program available at Delaware State University. It offers high school students current 8th graders the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at the college level in the Food Science Program at DSU. The camp is scheduled for August 3 - 7, 2020, 10 AM - 12 PM each day.

Students will be able to learn about food science virtually through experiments performed at home with basic ingredients. Students will learn about topics including COVID-19 and how to make hand sanitizer; yeast and how it’s used to make ginger ale; the properties of food by making gummy bears and ice cream, and other experiments. A list of supplies needed (optional) if students want to participate at home in some or all of the experiments will be emailed a week before summer camp.

Camp Details
Ages: Grades 8th – 11th
Cost: $30 
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2020

Register below! The Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.
Sign up using the online registration and payment system linked below:



For more information, contact:

Dr. Jung L. Lee; jlee [at] desu.edu or Jessica Dezell; jdezell [at] desu.edu
Department of Human Ecology
Delaware State University

Preview Dr. Lee’s lab below: