2016 Guide to Summer Camp In and Around Indianapolis



Disclosure: This is a compliation of our featured summer camp sponsors in and around Indianapolis.  Want to include your camp in the list?  Contact Kait at [email protected] for more information!

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!

Park Tudor Summer Camps


Park Tudor’s summer programs are open to all Central Indiana students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and offer a great introduction to the extraordinary opportunities available at Park Tudor. From Cub Camp for 3 & 4 year-olds to the Innovators Institute for high school students, Park Tudor summer programs offer something for everyone – arts & crafts, sports, performing arts, science, literature, Spanish language immersion, chess & gaming, and more!

Visit PARK TUDOR’S WEBSITE for more information!


Level 10 Martial Arts Summer Camp

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Mom and Dad– What are your kids going to do this Summer?
They need a positive outlet for their energy and we LOVE teaching kids about wholesome values like Respect, Self-Discipline and Confidence!                                                                                                                                                                       We’ll go to work for YOU and help you teach them the things that you want them to learn. Best of all is that your kids already think what we do is COOL– so; they’ll have a BLAST doing it!!

Level 10 Martial Arts College presents the Super Summer Karate Sports Camp!

Perfect for Ages 5-12 (7:30am-6:00pm- Early drop-off/Late pick-up available)


Summer Camps at UIndy

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Combine summer fun with learning and skill development by enrolling your child in a UIndy summer camp. UIndy offers programs for kids in elementary through high school, and options include music, sports, theatre and other enrichment subjects.

With UIndy summer camps, you can expect:

-High-quality programs led by renowned faculty and successful coaches

-Affordable options

-Convenient location just 10 minutes from downtown

-Vibrant campus with top-notch facilities

For more information visit us OUR WEBSITE.

Camp Invention


Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

Simply stated – it’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules.

2016 Curriculum

With brand new programming every year, our 2016 program is bound to be EPIC! In the CrickoBot™ module, children will build their own DIY solar powered cricket. Participants will explore physics as they build a cricket sized trampoline, seasaw and tireswing.  Boys and girls will use reverse engineering by taking apart appliances and looking for interesting parts to use in a new invention throughout the I Can Invent: Maker Studio™.  During The Lab: Where Pigs Fly™, anything is possible! Children will explore demolitions, electronic sound, squid science, coding and make their own slime at the slime buffet. Finally, in the Epic Park™ module, Ed Venture and Angel Investor need help making the best new tourist attraction full of zip lines, water flumes, and hi-tech eco-hear. Future inventors will sketch up their best blueprints and clean green energy designs that will win over Angel and Ed for the chance to be Epic Park co-owners and operators!

Register on or before March 21, 2016 to receive $25 OFF the base price. Visit HERE for more information. 

P: 1-800-968-4332 | REGISTER HERE


Code, Game, and Create at iD Tech Camps!

iD Tech is inspiring the next generation of coders, game designers, engineers, and innovators. The secret? A fun camp environment where students express their creativity through technology. This summer, kids and teens ages 7-17 can learn to program, code apps, engineer robots, design video games, mod Minecraft, and more! These day and overnight summer programs are held at the 100+ prestigious campuses nationwide, including Butler, Purdue, Stanford, Caltech, Princeton, Yale, and many more.

iD Tech is the only camp that guarantees its low student-to-instructor ratio; courses are taught in small groups of only 8 students per instructor for the most personalized instruction—guaranteed. Through blended, project-based learning, students get to work with the big-name software as the pros use: Adobe, Android, Autodesk, iOS, Minecraft, Unreal, Unity, and more. And they collaborate in an environment where young, creative minds are surrounded by others who share similar interests.

Come see why more than 235,000 students have chosen iD Tech. Your child will meet new friends, learn awesome STEM skills, and build a foundation of knowledge that will make a positive impact in school, college, and future careers. Join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.

[email protected] | 888-709-8324 | Message Us

Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center

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Beth-El Zedeck Summer Camp offers class curricula for ages 12 months through 5 years.  This year’s theme, Commotion in the Ocean, is offered through two different sessions.  Session 1 runs from June 6 to July 1st and Session 2 begins July 5th and ends July 29th.  Various options for arrival and dismissal are available including early and late care.

Learn more HERE about pricing and availability.

E: [email protected] | P: (317)259-6854 | REGISTER HERE

Comedy Sportz Improv Summer Camps

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In our CSz Education 2016 Improv Summer Camps, participants will learn the basics of improv games and focus on confidence, commitment, listening skills, working with others, acceptance, and being creative, all in a supportive and safe environment and all while having fun. This week-long improv experience will end with an hour-long performance that friends and family are invited to watch!

Improv Summer Camp is a one-week session, running Monday through Friday from 1pm – 5pm. All camp sessions are held at the CSz Indianapolis Theatre in beautiful downtown Indianapolis on historic Massachusetts Avenue. Whether you are experienced performers or just want to get your feet wet, this is a camp for every experience level.  Cost is $199.00.

P:  317.951.8499 | REGISTER HERE

Orchard Summer Camps

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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!

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa

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CYO Camp Rancho Framasa offers fun & faith filled program opportunities for people of all abilities! Whether campers are singing their meal prayers, hiking in the woods, or doing an activity they’ve never done before self-esteem grows, relationships form, cooperation and courage happen ALL within a child who attends Camp Rancho Framasa for a few days! We offer a residential camp experience and a day camp experience. Our residential camp is located in the beautiful hills of Brown County, Indiana, and serves youth ages 7-18. Campers will experience outdoor fun with a cabin full of new friends during a 3 or 6 day program. Residential camp activities include swimming, games, archery, horseback riding, crafts, high ropes, faith, singing songs, and much more! Youth ages 12-15 can participate in one of our trip and travel programs – Explorer or Adventure Camp. These campers will practice low impact tent camping, cook several meals outside, and go on outdoor adventures around central and southern Indiana, such as canoeing, caving, and orienteering. Our Grasshopper Day Camp is located in Indianapolis, IN – rotating to 3 different locations. CYO Camp staff will lead day campers in crafts, games, water play, skits, prayer, songs, and a field trip down to our residential camp! Our core values are Camper Centered, Inclusive, Catholic, Humility, Staff Development, and Stewards of the Earth.

Detailed program information including camp fees and registration materials can be found at ON OUR WEBSITE.

E: Jackie Barnes at [email protected]P: 1.888.988.2839, x122

1st Maker Space 3D Printing & Design Camp

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3D Printing & Design Camp is a week long experience, for kids entering 3rd through 12th grade, where kids learn about 3D printing, design, engineering and basic electronics.  Campers will make their own creations using 3D printers, LEDs, motors and traditional tools.  They’ll use their imagination and apply engineering principles as they work in teams on projects and ‘making’ challenges.  They’ll learn practical math like length, angles, tolerances, volts, temperature and English/Metric conversion.  Every camper will bring home things they’ve made in addition to new skills and memories of a week of fun STEAM activities!

For more information visit us OUR WEBSITE.

Sprouts Cooking School Summer Camps

At Sprouts Cooking School, our mission is to get kids in the kitchen and teach them the love of cooking at an early age.  Children ages 3-10 will learn basic culinary skills using kitchen tools just their size and will have fun whipping up creative and tasty recipes.  Your Sprouting Chef won’t want to miss out on the FABULOUS line up of classes we have this Spring and Summer!  We’ve got holiday themed classes for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, classes with gifts for amazing mamas and teachers, and even classes for avid gardeners!   AND our SUPER popular Summer Camps are back with better-than-ever themes!

To register today head to: Sprouts Cooking School Summer Camps


Musical Theatre Summer Camps at The Biz

Located in Avon, The Biz Academy offers three different camps for kids of all levels and ages.  We have a one week camp for beginning theater lovers, and two, two week camps where we put together a full junior version show!

Check out our website for dates and pricing:  Thebiz-academy.com

Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps

Camp Invention

Comedy Sportz Improv Summer Camps

Conner Prairie Summer Camps

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa

FIRSTEP Engineering Summer Camp

Girls Rock Indianapolis Camp

Herron School of Art & Design Youth Art Camp

Indianapolis Art Center Art Camps

Indianapolis Museum of Art Summer Camps

Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Camps

Indy Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

IUPUI Day Camps

Level 10 Martial Arts Summer Camp

Orchard Summer Camps

Park Tudor Summer Camps

The Biz Musical Theatre Summer Camps

University of Indianapolis Summer Camps

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Summer Camps

1st Maker Space 3D Printing & Design Camp