Indianapolis Area Summer Camp Programs for Kids | 2024

Indianapolis and Central Indiana Summer Camp Guide

It’s time to find the best summer camp for your kids and we have our favorite summer camp locations all listed in one place! If we missed your favorite, drop it in a comment below!

The Best Indianapolis Summer Camps

This guide features listings from our paid partners who were included by invite only.

DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics in Fishers

Six amazing weeks of camp right at your fingertips, every week better than the last, where fun is our ultimate goal! Make new friends, try new things, and learn gymnastics, ninja, and other skills from trained coaches in a positive and safe environment. Outdoor activities and special guests round out one amazing summer!

Sycamore Summer Programs

Sycamore’s summer program, Winner of the “2023 Best Summer Camps in Indianapolis” Award from The Indianapolis Star, is designed to help students discover and explore new topics and interests, and build confidence and creativity through total immersion. With instruction by Sycamore faculty and staff and trusted community partners, students will grow, learn, and have an awesome time during camps that are not to be missed.

Indianapolis Children’s Choir Summer Music Camp

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir’s A World Showcase Summer Music Camp is a musical experience where campers will enter a wonderful world of singing, artistry, leadership, and community. Camp offers the highest quality choral music experience and fun activities! Choose from the first camp session, June 3-6, or the second session, July 15-18.

Code Ninjas Summer Camps

In Code Ninjas summer camps, your child will explore coding, robotics, and some of their favorite video games, all while having a blast learning important STEM concepts. Build awesome robotics with LEGO® Spike Prime and Makey Makey, get hands on with stop motion animation or 3D printing, learn more about their favorite games while developing mods in Minecraft® or 3D worlds in Roblox®, and much, much more. Ages 5 to 14. Half and full day camp options. Enroll today!

Joyful Noise Music Camp

Do you know a child who enjoys music, art, and making new friends? Consider our week-long FREE summer day camp for kids in rising grades 3rd through 8th! Campers will make new friends in an inclusive Christian community, develop new musical and artistic skills, and take daily field trips around downtown Indy. Campers receive breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Indy Art Center

Let’s Get Creative Together: Summer Art Camps for Everybody! 
The Indy Art Center offers 110+ hands-on art camps. Whether you’re looking for a camp for a young artist, a creative teen, or a camp that the whole family can enjoy together, the Indy Art Center has something for everybody! 
Two locations: Broad Ripple + Fishers • Weeklong Camps • Morning + Afternoon Camps • Family Camps • Tuition Assistance • Payment Plans

BU: BeReal Camp

BU: BeReal is an immersive leadership and college experience at Butler University. Explore life at college as a high school student, discover how to develop and enhance your leadership skills, and forge your own path as a leader in a rapidly changing world. Students who participate in the rising 11th-12th grade week will earn a Butler college credit!

Wright's Camps

Turn your Summer… Upside down! Meet new friends, build muscles AND creativity, but most importantly… MOVE all Summer long. With our many Wright’s Gymnastics & NinjaZone facilities located throughout the greater Indianapolis area, one is sure to be convenient for you!

Kids Dance Outreach

Any child ages 8-11 can sign up for KDO’s Summer Program which runs for two weeks in June. This tuition-free program provides an opportunity for children in our community to experience what KDO is all about. Like all KDO programs, this summer camp uses unique teaching techniques and live music, to facilitate the success of students of every level. 

Fishers Parks

Summer vacation is a time for discovery! Fishers Parks offers camps for children ages 5+ to explore their interests, make friends, and shake their summer-break boredom. Whether your kid is an adventurer, nature-lover, artist, all-star athlete, or scientist-in-training, Fishers Parks offers something for everyone to keep kids active and learning.

Butler Discovery & Explorer Camps

Engage your curiosity at Butler University this summer! Discovery campers (rising grades 1-4) will be exposed to seeing art in nature.  Explorer campers (rising grades 5-7) will delve into observing and engaging in things that are growing and changing around the campus. Both camps center on teamwork, empathy, and the guiding light of curiosity!

SpringHill Christian Summer Camp

Kids need camp. Kids need a break from devices! Kids Need SpringHill Camp, just one hour from Indianapolis! Spend a week at summer camp where kids are encouraged to laugh, revel in adventure, make new friends, feel loved, do new things, run into courage, grow confidence, and experience faith and FUN in Seymour, Indiana.

Greenwood Parks

Go on an adventure with Greenwood Parks & Recreation! Every day at camp is always a little different from the day before, but that’s what makes camp so fun! Campers will create memories, make friends, and explore topics like sports, nature, art, and much more! 

Camp Invention

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From designing a light-up ball game to tackling global water challenges to starring in a prototyping game show, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25.

KidStrong Camp

When school is out, KidStrong Camp* is in! Your child will have a blast while learning with their peers and getting tons of physical activity. We’ll be reinforcing important skills like confidence, teamwork, physical fitness, social skills, good sportsmanship, and more! Curriculum includes activities to enhance your child’s character, physical and brain development along age-specific milestones.

Camp Cathedral

Summer is calling, so register your child now for Camp Cathedral! Camp Cathedral offers more than 50 academic, enrichment, and sports camps on Cathedral High School’s sprawling 40-acre campus. Camp Cathedral provides safe and fun experiences for Kindergarten through 9th-grade students. And before and after-care is available. Camp Cathedral runs June 3rd through July 26th, so visit and register today! 

The Center for the Performing Arts

Give your kids a creative, expressive experience this summer with arts camps at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel! The Prism Project, May 29-Jun 21, is a performing arts experience designed for youth ages 6-25 with disabilities. Also returning to the Center this year is Jungle Jams day camp, July 22-26, where children ages 5-7 learn about rhythm, groove, and positive character qualities through fun musical activities.

Youth Inspirations Theatre Summer Camp

Join us for a week full of fun activities, friends, learning, laughter and creativity as we explore the many facets of musical theater through acting, singing and dancing. Students will learn more about specific acting skills, dance technique, stage presence, and more. Each day they will rehearse parts for a mini musical to be performed at the end of the week. No previous training is necessary, but also welcomed.

Sprouts Cooking School

Join Sprouts Cooking School this summer for Indiana’s premier cooking camp for kids! During our culinary-themed camps, your child will learn a variety of culinary skills and will create a total of 10-12 delicious recipes. No need to worry about materials—all meals, groceries, set-up, food prep, and clean-up for the camps are provided! You just supply your Sprouting Chef! During the final day at camp, parents will be invited to join their camper for a Summer Camp Tasting.

Summer Experience at Park Tudor School

Park Tudor School has summer camps for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school! In keeping with the mission of Park Tudor School, you will find our summer programs offer small class sizes and varied experiences that will foster creativity and a joy for learning. Whether it’s academics, enrichment, STEM, performing arts, athletics, Spanish, or more, you’ll find the perfect summer camps for your child at Park Tudor. 

Heritage Christian Summer Programs

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! Our summer camps offer a unique environment where students can pursue their dreams … and we have something for everyone! Our camps are open to the entire Indianapolis community.

En Pointe Indiana Ballet Summer Camp

Ready to take your ballet training to the next level? En Pointe Indiana’s Ballet Summer Intensive draws experienced ballet students as well as high-profile guest instructors from across the globe. The immersive program focuses on improving essential skills while developing well-rounded dancers through an emphasis on classical  ballet and exposure to a wide variety of dance disciplines.

Jameson Camp

Jameson Camp provides all campers with a fun, safe, and supportive environment. We offer all the fun activities of camp such as swimming, camping, arts and crafts, and adventure programming. What makes our camp different from others is that our program is specially designed to assist children and youth to discover new skills, strengths, and self-confidence. Our trained staff help reinforce the value of personal responsibility, a positive attitude, and peaceful conflict resolution with children who often have experienced neglect, abuse, or are coping with other stressful situations.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Summer Camps

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has five unique camps, each situated on beautiful sprawling acres, each with their special touch. Campers will enjoy the great outdoors, go swimming, hike, ride horses, and throw a hatchet. They’ll improve their mental health, make new friends, and learn more about themselves than they ever thought possible!

Discovery Day Camp at Camp Belzer

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 choose from throughout the Summer. Discovery Day Camp serves youth aged 5-10 years old in age-specific groups with two dedicated staff members. With shooting sports and pool time every day Discovery Day Camp is your home for the entire summer. 

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