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What is Valley Day Camp?
Is Valley Day Camp a good idea for my child?
Camp Themes and Field Trips
Dates and Times
Camp Fees
Downloadable Information and Paperwork
Mission Statement

What is Valley Day Camp?

Valley Day Camp is a camp for children ages 6—12 years that promotes emotional, behavioral, and social growth. The camp is recreational, fun, and offers traditional summer camp activities. What makes this camp unique is that specialized programming is built into the daily activities to provide opportunities for growth in friendship skills, learning about feelings, communication and assertiveness, behavior management/self control, anger management, self worth, and self-confidence.

A low camper to staff ratio and well-trained camp counselors who have experience in mental health and education provide an exciting, safe, structured, and enjoyable atmosphere for your child. The staff not only uses planned times for teaching skills, but the recreational atmosphere provides opportunities for staff to coach children throughout the day in practicing the skills they are learning.

What will my child do at Valley Day Camp?

Fun activities that are designed to help him or her grow:

  • Pet Therapy - nurturing, grooming, and playful interactions with gentle animals guided by trained volunteers
  • Art Therapy - creative art activities and discussion designed and led by a certified art therapist
  • Group Therapy - small group activities including cooperative games, board games, discussion, journaling, and psychoeducational activities
  • and other specific therapies which may include Creative Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, and Drama Therapy

Recreational Camp Activities:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music activities
  • Drama / Role Play
  • Photography
  • Large Group Games (indoor and outdoor games)
  • Science Show
  • Field Trips

All camp activities include therapeutic elements!

Valley Day Camp is a great fit if any of the following are true:

  1. Your child would benefit from help in making and keeping friendships, learning ways to express feelings that are healthy, growing in self worth and self confidence, or learning effective communication and assertiveness.
  2. Your child struggles in traditional camp settings due to being overlooked, bullied, or unable to manage anger effectively.
  3. Your child is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Aspergers Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, or other special needs that affect his or her quality of life.

How may my child benefit from attending Valley Day Camp?

  • Enhanced self worth and greater self confidence
  • Better social skills and friendship skills
  • Improved anger management
  • Assertiveness and communication skills training
  • Age-appropriate behavior training
  • Healthier awareness of emotions and coping
  • Skills and techniques for dealing with anxiety and depression
  • Strategies for managing hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity
  • Prevention programs to reduce risk of bullying, school failure, aggressive behavior, substance use, and other difficulties
  • Support and resources for parents and siblings

Camp themes:

  • Week I: Wild Animal Adventures
  • Week II: Butterflies and Bugs
  • Week III: Travel the World

2011 Field Trips to be determined

Examples of previous field trips:

2011 Dates and times

Week One: August 1 – 5
Week Two: August 8 – 12
Week Three: August 15 – 19
Monday – Friday:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (extended care not available)

The Campus of Centreville School
6201 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE 19807

Valley Day Camp 2011 Fees:

Registration Fee: $300 (This fee holds your child’s space in the camp, covers the clinical screening, and is included in the total session fee)

Camp Session Fee: (Discount available for payment in full by June 30)

One Week $600  
One Additional Week $560 *multi-week discount applies
Second Additional Week $520 *multi-week discount applies


Additional Information

What is our mission?

Mission: To enhance the quality of life for children and families through the provision of state-of –the-art, high quality, accessible summer camp services and prevention programs