The Delbarton Summer Programs are rooted in the 1500 year Benedictine tradition of excellence in education and the development of the whole person. Our philosophy promotes the unity and the development of body, mind and spirit within the growing human being. As such, Delbarton is pleased to offer the community a coeducational academic summer session for students Grades 4-12 and a summer sports camps for boys Grades 3-9.
The Delbarton Summer Session is a state-accredited, co-educational academic program to advance and enrich the education of students entering grades six through twelve. Experienced Delbarton teachers lead small classes in a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned pavilion.
The Delbarton Sports Camps is a summertime extension of the successful Green Wave athletic program, where young athletes learn the keys to success in sports and in their personal lives. Held on the expansive Delbarton campus, weekly sports-specific camps (for campers entering Grades 5-9) and general sports camp (for campers entering Grades 3-8) builds upon the more than forty-year day camp program previously offered. Our coaches emphasize the pleasure of playing each sport while developing athletic skills and good sportsmanship. In addition, our sports camps provide an outstanding opportunity for students to supplement their academic program while attending the summer session.
Sports Experience camp went global on July 21...anyone for Cricket?
On July 21, Delbarton Sports Experience Camp went global...campers were introduced to Cricket, a bat-and-ball game unfamiliar to most baseball-playing American youngsters. Although cricket's origins are unclear, the first recorded cricket match took place in south-east England in the 16th century. The popular sport spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, and today the ICC, the game's governing body based in Dubai, has over 100 members. Cricket is the world's second most popular spectator sport, after association football (soccer to Americans) and is followed primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the Indian subcontinent, southern Africa and the West Indies.
Campers were fortunate enough to get lessons from a master: recent grad Zohaib 'Z' Ahmad '16 plays in a cricket league out of Newark and had the skills to prove it. He and fellow counselor Tim Gearty '16 tooks turns as bowler -- pitcher in baseball -- while campers lined up to try their hand as batsmen. At least one camper had prior experience and the others were quickly catching up.
Cricket was one of several sports young Delbarton campers rotated through on a beautiful July morning at Sports Experience camp. Lunch with new friends and horsing around in the pool were to follow. There may be better ways for a young man to spend a summer day...but we can't think of any right now. (Note: Today is the last day to sign up for the final week of Sports Experience camp. Click here for details.)