Providing a safe and 

fun environment where young people can

learn about God,

build their faith,

and form friendships.

Conley's Camp

"Start children off
on the way they should go,
and when they are old
they will not turn from it."
~ Proverbs 22:6
What is Conley's Camp?
Conley's Camp is a ten-week summer day-camp for children going into 2nd - 5th grade. 
The camp features fun indoor and outdoor activities, games, Bible stories, a healthy breakfast and lunch, arts and crafts, and more!  While some students look forward to a summer filled with fun vacations and recreational activities, there are others in our community who cannot afford such costly adventures . . . who miss the structure, resources, and safety provided by school.  Conley's Camp endeavors to provide these children with fun, wholesome summer memories - all free of charge through the generous support of members of our church and community.

When is Conley's Camp?
Conley's Camp meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays when public schools break for the summer.  Monday and Tuesday activities are held at Conley's Church, Thursdays are "field days" that take advantage of the many fun activities our region has
to offer.

Who can attend Conley's Camp?

Brochures and applications are distributed to those who can most benefit from the services Conley's Camp has to offer.  Unfortunately, resources are limited and spaces fill up fast; Conley's accepts campers on a first-come, first-served basis.

How can I support Conley's Camp?

Financial donations may be sent to Conley's Church, 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes DE, 19958 - put "Conley's Camp" in the memo line, or donate online using the "donate" button at the bottom of the church's webpage - again, designate your gift to Conley's Camp.  We would also be happy to receive donations of the following:
     Playground Balls (8.5 inch, for Kickball, Dodgeball, etc.)


     Soccer Balls


     Hula Hoops

     Sidewalk Chalk
     Bean Bags


     Biodegradable Balloons


     Bubble Solution and Wands

     Craft Materials:

          Construction paper

          Paints (Acrylic, Water Color)

          Paint brushes (all sizes)

          Markers, large and thin size


          Colored pencils


          Glue (Elmers white glue, Glue Sticks)

          Children’s Scissors

          Tape (Scotch, Duct, Masking, Painters)


          Children’s Stickers

     Reusable Name Tags and Lanyards 

     Board Games (appropriate for ages 6-12) – suggestions:



          Charades for children


          Guess Who


          Apples to Apples children's version

Who is in charge of Conley's Camp?
Conley's Camp is a ministry of CYC and is under the supervision of Jay Bachman, the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Conley's United Methodist Church, and  Karen Lessey, Conley's Camp Director.  Jay, Karen, and their staff and volunteers are all dedicated to ensuring the welfare and healthy spiritual development of the children entrusted to their care.  Everyone who works with children at Conley's is required to pass a thorough fifty-state background check, have an excellent reputation in the church and community, and meet all requirements of our Safe Sanctuaries Policy.

Our Goal: recognizing that youth are an important part of the community, we will help them to grow in their understanding and relationship with God, with family, and with one another.