Not only do the Indy Parks programs offer thousands of opportunities for children, but there's also a lot for adults. Indy Parks does offer many day camps throughout the city at various park locations. Their 9-week day camp is full of activities that include games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and guest speakers. If you aren't interested in enrolling in a day camp, but would like to give your kids a few extra things to do, the parks offer a multitude of activities including dance classes, nature exploration, swimming lessons, arts and crafts and much more! Indy Parks are located throughout the city and suburbs so be sure to check out their site!
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has a strong desire of keeping families happy and healthy by promoting both spiritual and physical health. Their facilities are located throughout the city and suburbs and they offer a ton of programs year around. In the summer, many of the Y locations offer outdoors swimming pools and their swim lessons are very popular. In addition to their children sports programs, the Y hosts day camps. Their day camps include Preschool Camp, Teen Camp, Traditional Day Camp, Fine Arts Camp, Sports Camp, Performing Arts Camp, Enrichment Camp and even an Overnight Camp. These are offered to the public and to Y members, at a discount.
If you have an animal-lover in your household, consider the Indianapolis Zoo camps. These camps are designed with age appropriate activities and encourage discovery and appreciation of wildlife. As part of the program, campers explore the zoo, participate in games, crafts, tours, shows and learn about the animals and vegetation throughout the zoo grounds. These popular camps fill up quickly so be sure to sign up early if you are interested.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis offer summer programming for children at four facility-based sites: Keenan-Stahl, LeGore, Lilly and Wheeler-Dowe and one additional site. Summer activities include: educational activities, art projects, computer games, gym activities, field trips, outdoor activities and much more! Lunch and snack will be provided. These programs are offered for a daily cost and are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holliday Park, located on the north side of Indianapolis on Spring Mill Road, is a 94-acre city park. The park boasts a nature center, great playgrounds and over three and a half miles of trails. Holliday Park offers various youth summer day camps. Included in their programs are Animal Adventures, Wondrous Water, Nature Detectives, Survivor and much more!
If your child loves to sing, The Indianapolis Children's Choir offers Choral Festival, a special summer camp. The week-long camp will teach songs from a variety of cultures and will focus on vocal development. Children will play games that will help them develop rhythm, music reading and vocal ton and harmonic skills. The week ends with a live performance from the camp.
Sometimes it's nice to explore your artistic side and the Indianapolis Art Center's Kids Camps do just that. These camps encourage kids to stretch their imagination and explore their creative sides through art they create. Some of the camps offered include: Pre-School Picasso, Fine Arts, Pottery, Digital Art, 3-D Creations, Paint Exploration and much more.