Welcome to Camp Opalanie!

Walnut Street YMCA
1000 North Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 472-9622

Get ready for an awesome summer adventure at the Walnut Street YMCA! Create lifelong memories, learn new skills and spend summer just being a kid!

At the Walnut Street Summer Camp, we are committed to providing kids with a safe and positive experience as we promote the Y’s core values, and encourage the joy of being active! Summer camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Here, kids have fun, learn about team building, make friends, develop a love of nature, engage in physical activities and become well-rounded members of our community. Be sure to download a copy of our Summer Camp guide for a full list of offerings.


Traditional Camp

Our campers will be encouraged to try new things every day. Each camper can choose from age-appropriate club activities where they explore art, science, cooking, sports, swimming and more. They also take part in team-building activities that help them gain appropriate social skills in the process. Each week, campers experience special events and/or field trips to area attractions at no additional cost. Trips to local parks allow for nature exploration including hikes, creek walks, and outdoor play.

Teen Summer Leadership Institute

The Teen Summer Leadership Institute is an opportunity for teens who are serious about being role models, learning counselor skills and gaining possible employment at the YMCA.

This program provides an atmosphere for teens to make new friends and develop a strong sense of self-esteem throughout the summer. The Teen Summer Leadership Institute curriculum includes topics such as role modeling, professionalism, risk management, injury management, child abuse prevention, behavior management, transition times, field trip management, ages, and stages of development, child interaction, leading activities, teamwork, daily planning, and learning to lead others.

To be eligible for the Teen Summer Leadership Institute, individuals must complete the Teen Summer Leadership Institute application, submit a copy of a recent school report card and may be asked to interview with a YMCA program director prior to beginning the program.

This program is FREE with proof of income eligibility.

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Campers must arrive by 9 a.m. and may not be picked up until 4 p.m.

 2020 Camp Session Dates

Week 1(June 15 – 19)

Week 2 (June 22 – 26)

Week 3 (June 29 – July 3)

Week 4 (July 6 -10)

Week 5 (July 13 -17)

Week 6 (July 20 – 24)

Week 7 (July 27 – 31)

Week 8 (August 3 – 7)

Week 9 (August 10 – 14)

Week 10 (August 17 – 21)

Week 11 (August 24 – 28)

2020 Day Camp Prices

Member: $195 per week
Community: $245 per week

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.