We know that finding summer camps in Indy is on the top of every parent’s list of things to figure out. While summer in Indianapolis can be truly magical we KNOW as parents that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece together childcare and entertainment week by week and month by month. We hope that this guide to Indianapolis Summer Camps provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress free summer for all!
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YMCA summer programs are full of life-changing experiences, unforgettable memories, and keep the health and safety of kids, their families, and their staff as the top priority. With 13 locations across Indianapolis, care for ages 3-15, and an overnight camp at the beautiful Flat Rock River YMCA, they’re confident there’s a YMCA camp for your family.
Camp Cathedral is dedicated to providing every camper with a safe environment where he/she can learn, discover, and have lots of fun! They offer more than 50 enrichment camps, including theatre, music, art, civil air patrol, Minecraft, and community service. Their popular sports camps offer the opportunity to be coached by their state championship winning coaches. The camps are for Kindergarten through 9th graders, and both before-and after-camp care is available. Camps fill up quickly, so register today!
The Children’s House summer camp offers a relaxed environment for campers ages 3-14. The pre-school group will generally follow and explore the same weekly activities as older campers. They offer an environment with a myriad of learning opportunities. Camp activities include art, music, games, drama, swimming, field trips, and many outdoor activities. Campers may also participate in the library’s summer reading program. The Children’s House Day Camp is limited to 30 campers.
Brightly Art Studio is a joyful + creative process art based studio in Hendricks County that offers 8 weeks of summer camp experiences for children ages 5-11. During their camps, artists can expect to sculpt, paint, play, draw, & collage. All of their projects are open ended & designed to enhance the creative process. It’s Brightly’s mission to encourage community, explode creativity, & elevate fun.
Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with the all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25.
The Indianapolis Ballet is offering two different summer camps:
Ballet & Art Camp: For Girls & Boys | Ages 7-9
July 17 – 21, 2023 | 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
This summer ballet, music, and art join forces for a dynamite day camp inspired by the iconic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty! Located conveniently in downtown Indianapolis, campers will be immersed in ballet, tap, art, and music classes aimed to spark creativity, build confidence, and strengthen dance skills.
Half Day Camp For Girls & Boys | Ages 5-6
July 17 – 21, 2023 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Campers will be immersed in a week-long camp centered around the ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Each day includes an hour-long dance class with ballet and tap instruction, storytelling, craft projects, and a break for a snack. A treasured informal mini-performance is given at the week’s end, featuring choreography, props, and scenery created by the students.
To learn more and enroll in our Summer Camps, visit us at indyballet.org/summer!
At Heritage Christian, summer equals fun — for girls and boys, for scientists and athletes, for actors and artists, for engineers and myth busters, for astronauts and programmers! Their summer camps offer a unique environment where students can pursue their dreams and they have something for everyone!
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is excited to introduce new camp sessions and continue the tradition of camp favorites and themed weeks. Campers will enjoy the great outdoors, go swimming, hike, ride horses, and throw a hatchet, improve their mental health and they’ll make new friends and learn more about themselves than they ever thought possible!
Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has five unique camps, each situated on beautiful sprawling acres, and each with their own special touch. Activities vary by camp program/event/location, and may include: swimming, biking, hiking, jumping on the giant trampoline, horse or pedal car riding, arts and crafts, STEM exploration, cooking over a campfire, singing Girl Scout songs, and of course making new friends and keeping the old.
Based out of the Skip and Alex Lange Innovation Center, Discovery Day Camp is open to the public and has four different Discovery Tracks to chose from throughout the Summer. Regardless of which Discovery Track you choose your camper will also participate in Camp Belzer favorites like obstacle courses, The Maze, BB guns, archery, swimming, science experiments, crafts, and much more. With shooting sports and pool time everyday Discovery Day Camp is your home for the entire summer.
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir’s Imagine Summer Music Camp is a week-long musical experience where campers will Imagine everything that is special when you take a musical journey. Camp offers the highest quality choral music experience as well as fun musical activities and new friendships! Campers can join the ICC this summer by choosing the first session, June 5-9, 2023, or the second session, July 10-14, 2023.