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: 8100 E. 106th Street, Suite 150, Fishers, IN 46038 (main office)
Email: [email protected]
Gender of Campers: Co-ed
Dates: May 30 – August 4
Hours: Half-day and full-day options
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 and facility 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, nature and and STEAM enthusiasts, and so much more, and the collaboration of that team helps Fishers Parks annually offer a diverse set of camps, with themes in nature, art, messy and creative play, tech and STEAM, physical fitness, and more!
What activities are offered at Fishers Parks?
While we love educating kids about the natural world around us, Fishers Parks’ camps go beyond what a traditional parks and recreation department offers with a heavy focus in STEM and art. For camps based outdoors and in Fishers Parks, 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 arts and culture, games, tech, creating at our makerspace, or life on our farm. We’re excited to further diversify our camp options in 2022 through partnerships with the Indianapolis Art Center, Snapology, Sewful Cheryl, and High Frequency Arts to bring a full lineup of camp options to the Fishers Parks Maker Playground! Additionally, we’re expanding our Fishers AgriPark summer camp program for offerings in farm animal care, farm equipment and operations, gardening and crops, and more!
What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?
Depending on which camp is chosen, the camper-to-counselor ratio is typically 1:7 or 1:8 and would not exceed 1:10.
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 with crafts, STEAM projects, games, etc. All camps at the Maker Playground are mostly indoor in our Maker Labs, Think Tank, and Makerspace.
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, along with a snack and water bottle.
What is the typical daily schedule for campers?
Half-day options (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) are available at five Fishers Parks properties (Maker Playground, Holland Park, Billericay Park, Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers AgriPark). Our full-day camp option (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) is held at Cumberland Road Elementary in partnership with HSE Schools. All camp weeks run Monday through Friday, with exceptions for holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day). All camps will have a break for lunch and plenty of restroom, hand-washing breaks, and water breaks.
How old are the counselors and how are they trained?
All camp counselors are at least 16 or older, and many 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 always 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.