Applications for Camp Barnes will be open March 1, 2020.

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Camp Barnes is a recreational summer camp that is run and operated by the Delaware State Police.  Camp Barnes is an overnight camp that is FREE to those attend. Children between the ages of 10-13, who are residents of the State of Delaware, are eligible to apply.

Applications for Camp Barnes will be available online or at any Delaware State Police Troop on March 1st 2020.  Applications can be downloaded at the camp’s website starting March 1st.  Dates for the camp and camp orientation dates will be included with the application and listed on the website.

Some of the many activities campers participate in throughout the week include the following:

* Swimming in an Olympic size pool

* Kayaking in Millers Creek

* Archery

* Basketball

* Soccer

* Lacrosse

* Arts and Crafts

* Nature Walk

* Fishing/Crabbing

* Talent Show

* Camp Olympics


Camp Barnes has a staff of 16 counselors (eight male and eight female).  All Counselors are required to submit to a criminal background and are interviewed prior to being hired.  The staff also includes one on site nurse, one head cook, and one assistant cook.  A Delaware State Trooper will be on duty at all times when the camp is in session.

Camp Barnes is NOT a boot camp or intended for youth with behavior or disciplinary problems.

It is encouraged that all parents get an updated physical for their children as soon as possible, because spots fill up quickly.  Campers will not be assigned a week until an up-to-date physical is received.

If you have any questions please contact Cpl/3 Shawn Hatfield at 302-752-3834, or at

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