New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst is a unique summer camp experience for children ages 9-13 with and without disabilities. Camp Catalyst will empower campers to be catalysts for change in their communities who can redefine what it means to have a disability or to be a friend to someone with a disability.
Phone: (317) 222-3220
Address: 8450 North Payne Road, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Email: [email protected]
Gender of Campers: Inclusive of all genders
Special Needs offered: Inclusive of campers of all abilities
Dates: June 17-21, 2024
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Q&A with New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst:
What makes New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst unique?
New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst is a unique summer camp experience for children ages 9-13 with and without disabilities. Camp Catalyst will encourage campers to be confident, independent, productive citizens who will help to promote an inclusive society. New Hope of Indiana seeks to empower campers to be catalysts for change in their communities who can redefine what it means to have a disability or to be a friend to someone with a disability.
What activities are offered at New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst?
Campers will enjoy tie-dying, science experiments, crafts, jewelry making, water balloon fights, singing and dancing, games, and much more!
What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?
Typically, 4:1; needs are assessed during the application process and will help determine the ratio.
How much time do the campers spend outside?
Camp Catalyst will take place primarily outdoors and in an outdoor shelter house at New Hope’s main facility on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. In the case of inclement weather, camp may be moved indoors for safety.
Does New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?
Parents should pack a sack/cold lunch and two snacks for their camper.
What is the typical daily schedule for campers?
Each day revolves around a theme: Olympics, Safari, etc. Campers arrive at 9 a.m. and are greeted by counselors and peers with table games and crafts to warm up for the day. Sports and games that get campers moving happen through the middle of the day with lunch between activities to allow for a break. At the end of the day, we provide cool down activities to help transition campers back to their parents at 3 p.m.
How old are the counselors and how are they trained?
New Hope of Indiana has been providing care to individuals with disabilities for over 45 years. Our experienced and highly trained staff are well prepared to care for your camper. Camp Catalyst is led by a certified recreation therapist and all staff and volunteers undergo thorough background checks, training and preparation before your camper arrives. All counselors are over the age of 18.
What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?
New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst is an inclusive summer camp, and we offer accommodations to campers of all abilities.