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Get ready for an awesome summer adventure at Camp Oowassis! Create lifelong memories, learn new skills, and spend summer just being a kid!

Sussex Family YMCA
20080 Church Street
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 296-9622

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

Extended care is offered from 7 am – 9 am and 4 pm – 6 pm at no additional cost.

Sussex Summer Camp 2022

Traditional Camp (Completed K - 8th grade)June 13 - August 26$190$240
Teen Leaders
(12 - 16 Years)
June 27 - August 19FREEFREE
Basketball Camp
(6 - 13 Years)
June 20 – 24$215$275
Splash Camp
(5 - 13 Years)
June 27 - July 1
July 25 - 29
August 15 - 19
(6 - 13 Years)
July 5 - 8
August 1 - 5
(6 - 13 Years)
July 18 - 22$215$275
(6 - 13 Years)
August 8 - 12$215$300

Note: When enrolling your child in camp, please select the camp group that aligns with the grade your child will have COMPLETED by June.

Dates:  June 27 – August 19
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Ages:  12 -16 years
Cost:  FREE

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The Teen Leadership Program focuses on the advancement of cultural thinking, academic achievement, community awareness and character development while embracing the philosophy of the YMCA.  All participants are given tools to become the leaders of tomorrow within their own communities.  Teens can look forward to the following:

  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Beach Trips
  • Leadership enrichment activities
  • Character development opportunities
  • Physical Fitness opportunities
  • Career/Financial Seminars and Workshops for youth

**Transportation is provided, and pre-registration is required.

Are lunches being provided this Summer?
Parent/Guardian(s) must ensure your child has a packed, well-balanced lunch each day.  Afternoon snack will be provided by the Sussex YMCA.

Are field trips planned for this Summer?
We are currently working to provide a combination of off-site and in-house field trips that are fun and engaging. Off-site trips are subject to change or cancellation.  Stay tuned!

Are beach trips planned for this Summer?
Currently, we are still planning to attend the beach weekly as we have in past Summers.

What does my child need to bring DAILY?
All children must have:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim attire (bathing suit, water shoes/flip flops, towel, goggles-optional)
  • Packed Lunch
  • Weather appropriate attire

Can my child bring electronics to camp?
Campers are NOT PERMITTED to bring the following:

  • Electronics (Ipad, cell phone, tablets)
  • Toys
  • Jewelry or other valuable possessions
  • Pets
  • Alcohol or drugs of any kind (will result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from camp)
  • Anything else perceived as inappropriate

*Items not permitted will be confiscated and held in the camp office until the end of the week or until arrangements have been made for pick-up.  Multiple offenses are subject to a camper’s dismissal from camp for the remainder of the Summer season.

How do I contact the Camp Director or someone from the administration?

  • The Camp Director (or administration) can be reached, during camp hours, at 302-510-1265. The Camp Director can be reached via email (outside of camp hours) at sneal@ymcade.org.
  • Coming soon: Parents will be able to download the Procare app to get real-time messages to the campground regarding your child.

How late can I register my child for camp for the following week?
Camp enrollment for the upcoming week closes on Wednesdays at noon, THE WEEK PRIOR. For example, for the camp week of June 27th, enrollment closes on June 22nd at noon.  No exceptions for enrollment after that time will be made without the Camp Director’s approval.

If my child is placed on the waitlist, when will I be notified if a spot becomes available?
If spots become available, families will be contacted via phone by the Thursday prior to the upcoming week of camp. If you do not receive a call, you will receive an email letting you know that no spots were available.

Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.


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Fall Festivals at the YMCA

Join us for our Annual Fall Festivals the last weekend in October. Events are open to non-YMCA members, and include a variety of family-friendly activities such as trunk or treats, costume contests, crafts, food, haunted houses, and more. For details by location visit www.ymcade.org/fallfest.