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August 4, 2009

Valley Day Camp is well underway - in fact, we are in the second week of Session I.
We are having a GREAT time getting to know the campers, playing games, teaching emotional awareness and coping, and working on friendship skills! The campers have attended faithfully and they have let us in on their interests, likes and dislikes, and even some of their struggles. We have seen children create art, discover things about themselves, make new friends, resolve conflicts, and try new things. It is so exciting to see the campers work together, problem solve, connect, and HAVE FUN!!

Thank you to everyone that has worked so hard to make this a reality and thank you to the parents who are willing to do whatever they can to provide excellent experiences for their children! 

May 6, 2009

DRI is delighted to announce that Valley Day Camp will be located on the campus of Centreville School (6201 Kennett Pike) in Centreville, Delaware. Centreville's beautiful campus is well-suited for children, creative activities, and outdoor fun. Please check out Centreville School's website for more information about their facilities and programs.

May 1, 2009

Early registration for Valley Day Camp is now through May 1st.
Reserve your space now!

April 12, 2009

Valley Day Camp will be featured on the 99.5-FM WJBR radio show, "Focus on Delaware," on Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 am.

March 11, 2009

Camp Fees Reduced

The DRI program development team is pleased to announce that the fee per camper for Valley Day Camp has been reduced to $1000 per session ($500 per week). The registration fee is now $300 and is included in the total fee of $1000. Special discounts (see registration page) still apply and payment plans are available.

DRI Continues to Seek Funding Opportunities.

The program development team continues to seek funding opportunities and support through corporate partnerships, grant proposals, volunteerism, and donations for Valley Day Camp. Balancing the costs associated with running a high quality summer camp and mental health program with affordability for families is vital. It is important to maintain the excellence and integrity of the therapeutic program, but it is not of benefit unless families can afford to send their children to the camp. Through a variety of means, we have been able to reduce the total price by more than 25%.

It is the goal of DRI to reduce the cost per camper significantly without compromising the quality of the camp or reducing the amount of therapeutic intervention provided. In order to provide this high quality program, the program development team of DRI continues to actively seek funding opportunities to support the therapeutic programming and daily operations of Valley Day Camp.   

We welcome input and ideas for funding, and we will provide updates.

March 3, 2009

Valley Day Camp online registration form now available! .