Registration open for May 4 Camp Barnes race

April 21, 2014

The fourth annual race to benefit Camp Barnes will be held Sunday, May 4, at the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge.

The race will feature a 10K, 5K and a one mile walk starting at 1 p.m. at Camp Barne's Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, 37171 Camp Barnes Road, Frankford. Overall and master champions will be named along with the top three male and female runners covering nine age groups.

Preregistration is through Sunday, April 27, for $20 entrance fee for the 5K and one mile walk and $25 for the 10K. All preregistered entrants will receive a short sleeve T-shirt.

Regular registration will be held Monday, April 28, through race day. Regular entrance fee is $25 for the 5K and one mile walk and $30 for the 10K.

Camp Barnes, located on Miller’s Creek, a tributary of Little Assawoman Bay, has served the needs of thousands of children from throughout Delaware since 1947. Camp Barnes was originally designed to provide children who were unable to attend summer camp an opportunity to experience life at a summer youth camp.

The summer camp is an overnight residential camp run by the Delaware State Police and is open to children between the ages of 10 and 13 at no cost to the camper or family. Camp Barnes accommodates 60 campers per week for six weeks. The camp is in session from early July through August. All children are eligible to attend regardless of family income.

One of the many positive aspects of Camp Barnes summer camp is the innovative use of adventure-based outdoor learning experiences. Camp Barnes has on its grounds an extensive outdoor initiative course with 17 initiative and team-building elements.

Some of the many activities campers participate in throughout the week include swimming in an Olympic size pool, kayaking in Miller’s Creek, arts and crafts, nature walks, and talent shows. Campers also enjoy a scaled down version of the Olympics and state police demonstrations by the K-9 unit.

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