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.
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.
DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics in Fishers
Eight 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! Buy 7 weeks of camp, get 8th week free.
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.
Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our 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.
Kids Dance Outreach
Ages 8-11, tuition free program ($25 one-time registration fee to reserve spot). The Kids Dance Outreach program uses unique dance styles along with live music, allowing students of every level to succeed! Space is limited and will be on a first come first served basis. *No previous dance experience necessary.
Sycamore Summer Programs
The Center for the Performing Arts
Get ready for Down on the Farm fun with Prancing Ponies this summer. We have toddler, preschool, and elementary-age options. Kids will ride horses daily, do farm-based crafts, and learn about life on the farm while they wash pigs, bottle-feed calves, sheer sheep, collect eggs, and more! Camps are $275 per week and run Monday-Friday from June 5-30.
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.
Indianapolis Children’s Choir Summer Music Camp
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir’s Imagine Summer Music Camp is a week-long musical experience where campers will Imagine the possibilities music can bring to their lives. Camp offers the highest quality choral music experience and fun activities! Choose from the first camp session, June 5-9, or the second session, July 10-14.
BU: BeReal Camp
Discover and enhance your leadership skills and forge your own path as a leader in a rapidly changing world. You’ll live in a dorm, explore campus locations like the recreation center and eSports, visit locations like Newfields, participate in a variety of activities and information sessions led by University departments.
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!
Goldman Union Camp Institute
Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) is a Reform Jewish Movement summer camp serving the Midwest since 1958. Our campers and staff create and live in an atmosphere not only where it is cool to be Jewish, but it is celebrated. Goldman Union Camp Institute is a place where children grow and mature into responsible, knowledgeable Jewish young adults. What they take from camp never leaves them…the friends…the music…the campfires…the education…the memories that only GUCI can provide.
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.
Sprouts Cooking School
During our specialty 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, craft supplies, 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.
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.
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.
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. Experience summer at Park Tudor and discover the magic that happens when summer fun meets great teaching!
24 thoughts on “Indianapolis Area Summer Camp Programs for Kids | 2023”
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I’ve got a couple of LEGO fans who would love the LEGO camp + I love the work that KDO does. What a great list!
These all sound so fun! I wish I would’ve gone to some like this when I was a kid.
This is such a great resource! I’m especially interested in the robotics camp for my stepson. Thanks for the list!
we have terrific visual art experience camps this summer at ART WITH A HEART. Teacher/student ratio is excellent and a fully equipped studio, outstanding/energetic teacher-artists, and creative minded kids make for a swell experience. To whom do I send details? http://www.artwithaheart.us
I don’t think this seems like a good list…..a google search yields better results. ??
Thanks Joyce for this comment, it’s super helpful.
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As of June 1, 2020. Carmel Clay Camps said they are not taking campers past 6th grade. Due to their “numbers restrictions”(as stated in an email to me) ☹
Thank you for the update!
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