Summer vacation is a time for discovery! Fishers Parks offers camps for children ages 4-10 to explore their interests, make friends, and shake their summer break boredom. Whether your kid is a backyard adventurer, an all-star athlete, or a scientist-in-training, check out our camp lineup to keep your kids active and learning!
Address: 11565 Brooks School Road Fishers, Indiana 46038
Email: [email protected]
Gender of Campers: Co-ed
Dates: June 7 – July 30
Hours: Half-day and full-day options available
Q&A with Fishers Parks:
What makes Fishers Parks unique?
At Fishers Parks, we work hard to offer something unique. The City of Fishers is blessed to have 24 beautiful parks properties that offer something for everyone, and our summer camp program is no different. These parks locations serve as the home base and backdrop to a majority of our camps. The Fishers Parks staff is made up of educators, event managers, naturalists, and more, and the collaboration of that team helps Fishers Parks annually offer a diverse set of camps, with themes in art, STEM, nature, wildlife, environmentalism, astronomy, messy and creative play, physical fitness, and more!
What activities are offered at Fishers Parks?
While we love educating kids about the environment and natural world around us, our camps offer more than a traditional nature camp. Parents can expect their kids to bring home unique art projects, take part in fun and exciting science experiments, play new games with new friends, learn about wildlife in our area, and become closer with the great outdoors! Depending on which camps are chosen, some are more nature focused, and others are grounded in art, different cultures, games and fitness.
What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?
Depending on which camp is chosen, the camper-to-counselor ratio is either 1:7 or 1:8.
How much time do the campers spend outside?
A lot! Because most of our camps are held in our parks, we strive to utilize the beautiful, outdoor space we have. Of course, weather can be tricky sometimes, and if weather becomes inclement, campers will move to the respective park building to continue to the day’s fun! Some crafts and projects may be done indoors.
Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?
All campers will need to bring a non-refrigerated lunch (brown bag lunch) to camp each day.
What is the typical daily schedule for campers?
Three of our four camp locations (Billericay Park, Holland Park, and Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve) will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our camp offerings at one of the Hamilton Southeastern school buildings provides a longer, full-day, running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All camps will have a break for lunch and plenty of restroom and hand-washing breaks.
How old are the counselors and how are they trained?
All camp counselors are at least 16 and older, most are 18 and older. Each counselor is required to be CPR and First-Aid certified. All counselors undergo a criminal background check, and also are required to go through a variety of online courses for child protection.
What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?
Historically, we’ve been able to provide accommodations for campers with special needs on a case-by-case basis, including meeting with parents or guardians to create a plan for inclusion for all to our camps, having 1:1 aids or nurses join the camper for the entirety of the camp week, and providing translators when needed.