Central Indiana’s Hottest Summer Camps for the Kiddos

Did you go to summer camps back when you were a kid? We sure did, and we had a blast! If you want your children to have that same sort of fun (and get you a little bit of peace and quiet, too), check out this list of summer camps right here in Central Indiana.

For the Outdoor Lover

At least for us, summer camp brings back all sorts of fond memories of the great outdoors -– hiking, swimming, sailing, archery, arts and crafts, and so much more. If your child wants to follow in those same footsteps, there are several traditional sleepaway camps across Indiana, with Jameson Camps among the state’s oldest. Unlike some other organizations, fees for Jameson Camps are not set. Instead, they are based on household income, which helps create lasting memories for children while keeping things affordable for parents. Find a list of summer programs and other information at http://www.jamesoncamp.org/overnight-camps

For the Aspiring Artist

If your kids prefer an easel instead of the outdoors, Indianapolis and the surrounding area is home to some of the best art camps in the Midwest. Try the Indianapolis Art Center, for example, where week-long camps are designed to make art and new friendships! Campers ages four to 18 are invited, with sessions covering nearly all forms of art - painting, sculpting, woodworking, mixed media, glass blowing, murals, digital, and many others. Art camps get started June 11. Find a program and enroll online at https://www.indplsartcenter.org/camps

For the Coder

Does your youngster help you with all your computer problems? They’ll feel right at home at Indy STEM Camps. From playing Minecraft to getting serious with programming, there are programs designed for several age groups, with locations across the metro. Indy STEM Camps for weekly programs through the end of July. Check them out at http://www.indystemcamps.com/campofferings

For the Athlete

Healthy competition is the name of the game at Square One Camp, presented by Indiana Primetime Sports. At several week-long day camps for kids ages 4 up to second grade, young athletes will develop skills while also learning the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Basketball, baseball, football, and soccer are some of the sports offered. Each session wraps up with a fun-filled Camp Olympics. These sports camps kick off in June and run through August. For more information, visit https://www.indianaprimetimesports.com/product-category/camps

For the Future CEO

If your little one loves his or her lemonade stand, paper route, or helping out at your annual garage sale, BizTown Summer Camp is for them. This week-long camp operated by the Junior Achievement Academy of Central Indiana sharpens business skills through all kinds of creative activities. It also teaches campers about financial literacy– something a few of us adults could probably benefit from, too. BizTown is enrolling now. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-22 and 25-29, and July 16-20 and 23-27. Learn more from J.A. online at http://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-indy/ja-summer-camp