If we’re being honest, summer’s going to be a little weird this year.
Most activities and traditions are being canceled or modified, forcing families to get a little more creative with the downtime. Luckily, many 2020 summer camps are still forging ahead! Adapting to the times, these camps are implementing strict safety and health precautions, allowing kids to enjoy the summer camp experience while giving parents peace of mind.
If an in-person summer camp isn’t part of your family’s plan for this summer, check out our Virtual Summer Camp guide.
Explore 2020 Indianapolis summer camps that are still taking place on-site. This summer might be a little weird, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be great!
Phone: (317) 508-0535
Address:13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
Camp Dates: Weekly June 15 – July 31
Policy updates: The Adventure Camp experience has been adapted for safety, visit their website for full details
Adventure Camp includes a backyard zip line, swimming, canoeing, fishing, horse riding, crafts, hiking, challenge course, archery, and more! All outdoor action-packed fun! Camps are in a unique environment, with well-trained, skilled staff. M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm. Email: [email protected].
Phone: (317) 484-9622
Location: Multiple Locations
Camp Dates: 5/26 – start of school
With over 20 locations across the Greater Indianapolis area, the YMCA is proud to offer Summer Childcare to families in our communities. While fun and friendship will always be at the core of all YMCA programs, this summer, the health and well-being of participants, their families, and our staff is our top priority. We’ll do this through enhanced procedures, like curbside drop-off and pick-up, health screenings, and smaller group sizes. We can’t wait to spend the summer with you and your family!
Phone: (317) 955-7525
Address: 502 North Capitol Avenue, Suite B, Indianapolis
Camp Dates: July 20-24, 2020
Ages: Ages 7-9 (Ballet & Art) / Ages 5-6 (Sleeping Beauty Camp)
Policy updates: This year we will be capping each camp at 20 students, staggering snack times and bathroom breaks, and increasing sanitation measures.
At “Ballet and Art Camp” (ages 7-9), campers will be immersed in ballet, tap, art, and music classes to spark creativity, build confidence, and strengthen dance skills. “Sleeping Beauty Camp” (ages 5-6) is our half-day camp centered around the classic ballet. Each day includes ballet/tap class, storytelling, crafts, and more.
Address: 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel
Camp Dates: June 1 – July 31, 2020
Ages: 5-12 years
Camp FIRE is all about fun, innovation, responsibility, and education. While not every week is available, several weeks have spots open.
– Campers are only allowed to enroll in ONE camp location.
– We understand that this is a unique time and want to assure you that health and safety for all participants and staff members is our top priority.
– This camp will include activities for general camper interests with an emphasis on fresh air and active play.
Phone: (317) 255-2464
Address: 820 E 67th St, Indianapolis
Camp Dates: June 8-July 24 (Onsite camps begin in July)
Special information: Online Camps in June and July. Online and Onsite Camps in July.
Register now for online and onsite camps for ages 4-18. Online camps through June and July will combine physical and online resources alongside live streaming from our professional studios. Material kits will be made available via curbside pickup. Onsite camps offered in July will feature half and full-day options.
Phone: (317) 656-1757
Address: 9615 E 59th Street, Indianapolis
Camp Dates: Week of May 25th/June 1st/June 8th/June 15th/June 22nd/July 6th/July 13th/July 20th/July 27th
Ages: 3 and up
Policy updates: For more information on their new COVID-19 policies click here!
T.S.A.C. is the perfect blend of academics and summer fun! With our dual-language curriculum, your child can catch up and maintain their school knowledge while learning a second language! Outdoor activities, along with indoor sports, are also scheduled throughout the day to get your child up and moving!
Phone: (317) 251-9467
Address: 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis
Camp Dates: Jun 1-Jul 24
Ages: Grades K-8
Policy updates: Groups will be comprised of 10 children and 2 staff. There will be no intermingling between groups. Read more policies on their website.
For grades K-8. From friendship and confidence building to leadership and autonomy, Summer Care at the J days are full of fun activities parents appreciate and kids love. Our all-day childcare has been operating since April following FSSA guidelines. We are increasing our capacity for summer, training counselors (two counselors to 10 children) to instill in participants core values like kindness and appreciation. Non-member rates available. All are welcome.
Address: 1200 West Washington St. Indianapolis
Camp Dates: Weekly camps June 15-July 31, and new single-day camps
Ages: 5-14, single-day camps 6-9
Policy updates: For the safety of campers and staff there will be a number of changes to how camp operates this summer. This includes the wearing of masks by staff and campers, physical distancing, additional cleaning and sanitizing, health screenings of campers and staff and curbside drop off and pick up. Read more here.
The Indianapolis Zoo has camps for ages 5-14 years with a number of different themes. The Zoo has large outdoor spaces and campers will spend much of their time out exploring the Zoo. Campers will participate in a variety of exciting activities, games, special tours, animal presentations and visits to see the animals. Camp is the perfect mix of education and just pure fun at the Zoo!
Phone: (574) 387-6095
Address: 14751 Harvey Street, Vandalia, Michigan
Camp Dates: Session 3 (7/5-7/11), Session 4 (7/12-7/18), Session 5 (7/19-7/25), Session 6 (7/26-8/1), Session 7 (8/2-8/8)
At Camp Tannadoonah, we provide a traditional camp experience that focuses on helping our campers THRIVE and find their sparks! Let’s get back outside and back together this summer at Camp!
Phone: (317) 559-3210
Location: 4825 E. 96th St. Ste. 1000, Indianapolis
Camp Dates: Beginning June 15
Ages: 4 Months – 12 Years
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools offers year-round, indoor swim instruction and drowning prevention education to children of all abilities and ages as early as 4 months old. The facility offers a clean, safe, and comfortable learning environment with a 90 degree heated pool. Class times available 7 days per week, morning, afternoon, evening.
Phone: (317) 562-0550
Address: 2635 E 62nd Street Ste 2020, Indianapolis
Camp Dates: Flexible Scheduling
Ages: 5-18 years old
Policy update: Online or in-person available
There is another crisis right now-an an education crisis. Children may never recover the losses. Start this summer to set them up for success. We have certified teachers that can work with them in center and online.
Indy’s Child will continue to update this article as more camps update their 2020 summer camp plans.