2017 Guide to Summer Camps in and Around Indianapolis

Disclosure: This is a compliation of our featured summer camp sponsors in and around Indianapolis.

We know that finding summer camps in Indy is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer in Indianapolis can be truly magical we KNOW as moms 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 summer camps in Indy provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress free summer for all!

Orchard Summer Camps are about having fun, making new friends and having fantastic experiences. We offer camps for ages 3 -8th grade in a small, safe environment. Camps are week long half day or full day programs. Campers can choose camps in the outdoors (hiking or canoeing) or in the gym (dodgeball, basketball), on the field (flag football, and ultimate frisbee) or in the classroom ( science, reading, math, art, drama) We have an interest for everyone. Orchard camps offer before and after care as well.

Check out our catalog at www.orchard.org

The Orchard School is located near Holiday Park at 64th Street and Springmill.  We have over 40 acres that we use for exploring, playing and creating throughout the summer.  Come and play at Orchard this summer!

615 W. 64th Street


Children's Learning Adventure -
Mad Summer Science Camp

Each week, campers will engage in lessons related to our Mad Summer Science theme packed with exciting activities, crafts, games, sports, field trips, and so much more! Mad Summer Science Camp is all-inclusive with no hidden fees! We also offer flexible scheduling so you only pay for the weeks your child attends!

760 E. 116th Street
Carmel, IN 46032


Camp Invention

Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Children work together to transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet. They take risks as budding business owners, blast rockets, air cannons, and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local, certified educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s confidence in their natural ability to dream and create. Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Use promo code LocCamp17 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration or LocCamp2017 after 3/21 to save $15 on registration.

Multiple locations
in Indy!


Sprouts Cooking School

Join Sprouts Cooking School this summer for the premier cooking camp experience! Sprouting chefs will learn, create and taste some of their favorite dishes at a variety of culinary camps we have on our summer menu! During a 4-day camp, children will make an average of 10-12 recipes. They will also make at least two crafts. No need to worry about materials – all meals, groceries, craft materials, set-up, food prep and clean-up for the camps are provided! You just supply the Sprouting Chef! All camps are four days long and run Tuesday-Friday with two instructors per eight children. Students will receive one recipe card per day and eat the food they prepare each day. A “Family Dinner” will take place during the final hour of each camp. This is a special time for 1-2 guests to come to the store and sample the food their student has created during camp.

Join us at our new location in Carmel, off of East Main and Hazel Dell Parkway!

13190 Hazel Dell Pkwy
Unit 100
Carmel, IN 46033

Stony Creek Swim Center Summer Camps

Stony Creek Camps provide a fun, engaging way for children 5 and older to make lasting friendships and learn the exhilarating feeling that only comes from being a part of something bigger. Our campers enjoy 2+ hours of pool time which includes a small-group swim lesson and free time. We utilize both indoor and outdoor activities while we learn to play sports, engage in ice-breakers and put our own personal spin on fun crafts!

Stony Creek strives to create life-long swimmers and our camp is no exception. We want our campers to not only know how fun the water is but also how to be safe in and around it. Because swimming is not only fun…it’s a necessity!

15550 Stony Creek Way
Noblesville, IN


Butler Bulldog Soccer Camp

Butler Bulldog Soccer Camp for boys and girls has a long tradition of hosting the largest and most comprehensive soccer camp for Indianapolis players. Our youth soccer camp, provides a quality curriculum focused on skill development, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of living an active lifestyle.

[email protected]

Butler University
Indianapolis, IN


Line + Form Atelier

Line+form Atelier is a process-based art studio for children and teens located in the Historic Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis. The atelier is Reggio-inspired and has been carefully curated to fit your young artists creative needs. We are excited to host six weeks of Summer Art Camp beginning June 12th with themes ranging from Art+Nature, Wizards and Fairies, Weaving, Insects, Theatre, and more! Half-day camps are from 9-12pm and full-day from 9-3pm. Camp is suitable for artists age 5-12. Sibling discounts available! 

5612 E. Washington St
Indianapolis, 46219


Off the Wall Sports

Off The Wall Sports offers a great Summer Camp for kids 5-13 years old!  Register your child or children for as little as one day or for as much as the whole summer.  Lunch, early drop-off and late pick-up are included, no additional fee’s!  This camp has proven to be a great alternative to “day-care”!  The campers are kept active with a wide variety of activities including Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Kickball, Indoor Rock Climbing, Dodgeball, a variety of tag games and relay races, and much, much more!  We have over 100 different games on a rotating schedule.

1423 Chase Ct
Carmel, IN 46032


CYO Camp Rancho Framasa

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa offers fun, inclusive, faith filled camps for children of all abilities! Our residential camp is located on 297 beautiful acres in Brown County, IN and offers a variety of camps for kids ages 7-18. Our day camps are run out of Indianapolis for kids entering K-3rd grades. Campers of all of our camps have outrageous fun with a group full of peers, participating in activities such as swimming, horseback riding, high ropes, drama, sports, games, arts and crafts, fire-building, canoeing, archery, singing, campfires, and so much more! We are an American Camp Association accredited camp and a United Way Agency camp, operated by the Catholic Youth Organization.

[email protected]

2230 N. Clay Lick Rd
Nashville, IN 47448

888-988-2839 x122

Camp Cathedral

Camp Cathedral is dedicated to providing every camper with a safe environment where he/she can learn, discover, and have lots of fun! We will be offering more than 36 enrichment camps including theatre, music, art, language, math, technology, discovery, and community service. Our ever-popular sports camps offer the opportunity to be coached by 10 state championship winning coaches! No matter what your sport, you can find it at Camp Cathedral: baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

Choose one camp or 14 camps, you decide, but no matter what you choose, we promise that your child will learn, discover, have fun, and make friends!


5225 East 56th St
Indianapolis, 46226


iD Tech

We are the world’s #1 summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 6 – 18! At iD Tech, we offer day & overnight summer camps for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, and more. iD Tech has specific programs for girls, teens, tweens, and young learners. Courses are led by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in a fun, energetic and experiential environment. In addition to providing entertaining and age-appropriate activities, our STEM summer camps are loaded with original, real-world curriculum and professional software. With personalized, hands-on instruction for all skill levels and small class sizes of just eight students per instructor, we anticipate our students to become the world’s next creators of innovative technology!

Butler University and Locations Nationwide


Summer U at University High School

University High School presents Summer U! We offer camps for 1st through 12th grades on our campus in Carmel, Indiana. UHS provides an environment that encourages and cultivates passionate young learners. Our mission is to expand the hearts and minds of students and to nurture excellence through academic, creative, and physical achievement. Our summer programs are no different. Our incredible staff and community have a deep understanding of what it means to be a Trailblazer! This year we are offering courses that include filmmaking, yoga, robotics, computer and gaming development, Minecraft, ceramics, a Made-by-Hand craft crash course, theatre immersion camp, and much more. Also new to this summer season: Before and after care!  

2825 W. 116th Street
Carmel, IN 46032



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