Tyler’s Camp is named for Tyler Brown, a Salesianum senior that was killed in a car crash in March 2016. Tyler was the true picture of a modern-day Renaissance man. He explored, tried, succeeded, and sometimes failed, but he never failed to try again. Tyler was an artist, who planned to go to Syracuse University for architecture. He was involved in community service – and Tyler’s Camps is something he would have loved to be a part of. In his spirit, we built this program to increase access to creative arts, performing arts and athletics programs for low income kids in our city. Tyler’s legacy embodied a truth that arts and sports are fundamental to our humanity – to our ability reflect and grow.
Through an honorarium to SummerCollab from SALSthon, Tyler’s Camp was founded in 2016 to create a place where all kids could explore their interests, their curiosities, and their passions. Since its first year, Tyler’s Camp has expanded to 5 locations across the state of Delaware, serving over 1,000 campers in 2018.