The Indianapolis area is teeming with top-notch summer camp programs where kids spend their days learning new skills, making new friends and building memories that will last a lifetime. We turned to six Indianapolis summer camps to find out what makes their program unique. Impact 2818 - Photo credit: facebook.com\/impact2818 Impact 2818 Impact 2818 has six Hoosier church camp locations for children and youth from kindergarten through graduating seniors, as well as family camps and adult special needs camps. Our church camps provide encouraging communities and challenge by choice adventures that help campers find victories and celebrations in personal discovery and physical obstacles. Each year over 1,000 volunteers lead our campers as counselors and guides at camp.\u00a0 Volunteers are passionate followers of Christ,\u00a0and undergo intensive volunteer screening and training. They\u00a0care deeply\u00a0for youth and about children discovering that Christ is about hope and not judgment. Find out more at beacamper.com. Summer Art Camps at the Indianapolis Art Center - Photo credit: facebook.com\/IndplsArtCenter Summer Art Camps at the Indianapolis Art Center Join us for a summer of creating art, building relationships and making memories! Working with professional artists, our campers explore new media, improve their artistic skills, learn to express themselves creatively and gain a deeper appreciation for the visual arts. Each week campers work in professional-quality studios and have exclusive access to the Art Center\u2019s exhibition galleries, which exhibit contemporary art by local and regional artists. Young artists also gain inspiration from our 9 \u00bd-acre outdoor art garden, ArtsPark, which is filled with murals, installations and outdoor sculptures. In addition to making wonderful creations to take home, each day campers will explore ArtsPark and engage in creative play. Learn more at indplsartcenter.org\/camps Indianapolis Children's Choir Summer Camps - Photo credit: facebook.com\/icchoir Indianapolis Children's Choir Summer Camps ICC\u2019s Summer Choral Fest is a summer camp for kids who love music! Our weeklong camps held on the campus of Butler University give children a well-rounded and fun musical experience. Choose from two sessions: June 13-17 and July 25-29. Campers not only sing, but learn other instruments and movement as well. All camps are led by the ICC's top-notch artistic staff and end with a Friday performance. Financial Assistance is available! Contact Lauren Southard, 317-940-8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org Camp Allendale - Photo credit: facebook.com\/campallendale Camp Allendale Our summer camps provide a place where campers are encouraged and touched by the love of Jesus Christ while experiencing the wonder of God\u2019s creation. All programs are designed to be age-specific and include activities that will enhance the experience of each camper. Summer camp at Allendale is a great place to have fun, make new friends, and enjoy many different activities. Our standard of excellence is at the core of all of our programs. Visit camp-allendale.org for a complete listing of summer camps and schedules. Camp Invention - Photo credit: facebook.com\/campinvention Camp Invention What makes Camp Invention unique are our National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees. They provide video messages that are replayed to our participants. They encourage children to pursue STEM. Our world-renowned inventors give participants anecdotes from when they were in school, and challenge them to never give up. They explain how their technology, like 3D printing, and the digital camera work. The National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees are the backbone to our program, and provide the inspiration to the concepts and challenges that are presented at Camp Invention. For more information visit campinvention.org. Carpe Diem Summer Camp - Photo credit: facebook.com\/CarpeDiemMeridian Carpe Diem Summer Camp We offer affordable half day ($50) and full day ($100) four-week sessions. Choose from the following themes: Mission Impossible, MY Art Camp, Intro to 2D Art, Academic Edge, Sports Camp. Free breakfast and lunch are provided by the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Our fun and innovative camps are designed to engage a variety of students on three convenient sides of Indianapolis: downtown, northwest side and east side. Learn more at carpediemsummercamps.com.