Cape Carousel after-school program enters 20th year

Variety of courses provided to students in grades four to eight
November 28, 2017

The Cape Henlopen School District Cape Carousel after-school enrichment program recently completed the first of three sessions in its 20th year. Students taking part in the program showcased their work during a Nov. 14 community night at the Lewes School, where the Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon program takes place.

Over the past two decades, Cape Carousel has registered more than 8,000 students and provided more than 700 courses.

Forty different courses are offered each year to hundreds of students in three sessions. The free seven-week enrichment program is open to Cape students in fourth to eighth grades on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can attend one or both days during a session, and any or all of the sessions during the year. Class size is limited to 12 students.

Registration is now underway for the second session starting Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Wednesday, Jan. 3, to Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14, which are parent visitation days. Instructional time begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m.

Courses in the fall session included backyard games; scrapbooking; musical art; tennis; French and Italian cooking; a STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math – chemistry painting and clock-making project; pirates of the Delaware Bay; crafts – the animal edition; beading; theater; sewing; and edible science.

Suzanne Thurman, director of the local Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, offered her Feathers, Fins and Scales program, a popular class since Cape Carousel began.

The program’s coordinator is Dana Long and the program assistant is Lyn Buck. For more information call 644-7917 or go to