Registration open for FREE New Castle History Camp, July 24–28, 2023

Children ages 10 to 13 are invited to explore the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns during the FREE New Castle History Camp that will take place from July 24 to 28, 2023, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in New Castle, Delaware. Campers will learn about the early history of the town starting with Native Americans through the colonization of the area by the Dutch, Swedes and English. At the end of each day, campers will test their skills as historians by researching and designing a creative group-project that will be presented to friends and family on Friday, July 28, 2023 at the New Castle Public Library.

Photo of the New Castle History Camp 2023 poster

Registered campers must be dropped off each day between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., and picked up between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. from the New Castle Public Library, 424 Delaware St. In addition to sessions at those locations, camp activities will be hosted and conducted by several of the town’s most prestigious history organizations including the First State National Historical Park, New Castle Historical Society and the Delaware Historical Society’s Read House and Gardens.

Open to children ages 10 to 13, the New Castle History Camp is free but advance registration is required and limited to the first 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes June 30, 2023 at midnight or when there are no longer any openings, whichever happens first. To register, send an e-mail to the New Castle Court House Museum at with the following information:

  • Number of children you are registering
  • If you would like to schedule a phone call to discuss any questions or concerns

For detailed information on the New Castle History Camp, click here. For additional questions, contact New Castle Court House Museum Lead Interpreter Juliette Wurm at

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