Summer 2024 Information

Policies & Safety Guidelines

Click here for Kingswood’s Policies and Safety Guidelines

Swimming this Summer

There will be no lifeguard at the waterfront. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children. Rules must be obeyed. A reaching pole and life buoy will be available. The hours will still be 1-5 pm when a staff member can be present with means to communicate with the farmhouse. No one can swim without a beach attendant being present!

Weekly Schedule

Click here for the weekly schedule.

Road Construction

A culvert on Sands Creek Road, close to the village of Hancock, will be replaced beginning in early July. Traffic will be limited to one lane with red lights for much of the summer.

On July 15-16 and August 12-13 the road will be completely closed.

During the day July 16-August 9 the road will be closed to the public during the day when DPW is working. It will be re-opened for evenings, overnights and weekends.

Dates may vary depending on the progress Delaware DPW makes.

When the road is closed, campers should continue on 17 W and exit at Deposit onto the route 8/route 10 . Continue on route 10 toward Walton. This will take you along the Cannonsville Reservoir. Sands Creek Road is a right hand turn off of route 10.

For long time members of the Kingswood community, you will remember this as the route to Kingswood after the flood in 2006.

If using a GPS, it is wise to download your maps prior to leaving Hancock as signals can be spotty.

Financial Assistance and Mentoring Programs

Kingswood is now offering financial assistance for campers and mentoring for families and groups new or relatively new to camping. We want everyone to have a chance to enjoy our little piece of heaven on earth.

Click on the links below to learn more and to apply.

For Financial Assistance

To Request a Mentor

We Need Mentor Volunteers

We need a people to volunteer to help new campers prepare to come to Kingswood and to provide a little support to learn a bit more about all that goes into a fun stay at Kingswood. Click below to learn more and to volunteer.

To be a Mentor

Kingswood Outreach

This summer we request that each camper bring a canned good or other non-perishable food. When a group finishes camping, they may also opt to donate their leftover unopened food.

Families in the greater Hancock community have been impacted by the changes in the economy. These food items will be delivered to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Hancock. It’s a cooperative endeavor by all the churches. 

On rainy days, families may pick up a no sew blanket project to make for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.