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Summer Day Camps

Adventure Camp
June 2-August 8
Adventure Camp is sold out for the summer.

Adventure Camp Activities I Archaeology Camp Activities I Art Camp Activities I Science Camp for Girls I Space Camp I Camp Policies and Fees

Adventure Camp Activities
June 2-August 8 (Monday-Friday)
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5-15
$225 per week/$199 member

Let us provide you with a great outdoor, action-packed experience! Enroll your child in camp for a week's worth of fun and excitement in a unique environment staffed with skilled counselors. Due to popularity and demand, we've added an extra week of Adventure camp so you now have 10 weeks to choose from! Adventure Camp offers traditional camp activities such as swimming, fishing, archery, canoeing, and more.

  • New: Foamin’ Fun!  Jump, run and play in a waterfall of a bazillion bubbles!    
  • Get wet on the floating Water Mats, Water Whoosh, Aqua Glide platform and inner tubes
  • Cool down on the water as you go canoeing (ages 8-15)
  • Show off your artistic flair with splat painting, printmaking, unique leather stamping and clay creations
  • Ride a line-led horse
  • Explore the pond on paddle boats (ages 5-7)
  • Climb, swing and balance your way through the challenge course
  • Hike the woods of Conner Prairie, fish for large-mouth bass, and get down and dirty in the 4-way tug-of-war mud pit
  • Cook over a fire and enjoy a tasty snack and have a cool treat with homemade ice cream
  • Slip and slide on the Turbo Chute
  • Take your best shot in archery
  • Leaders in Training (Ages 12-15): Our Leaders in Training group, more commonly known as “LITs”, caters to teenagers wanting to learn valuable leadership skills, build confidence and go behind-the-scenes of camp. LITs not only experience all the great Adventure Camp activities, they’ll also learn basic digital photography skills (cameras provided) using Conner Prairie’s unique setting as their inspiration!

See below for arrive early / leave late options.

What campers' parents are saying about Adventure Camp:
  • This is my son's 3rd year at Conner Prairie Camp. He LOVES it.
  • I love how excited and loud the campers AND counselors are still by the end of the day! We are so impressed!
  • This is a great camp with unique activities that few other camps have. We will recommend it to friends!
  • The counselors were terrific! They made sure that all the kids were included and safe. My kids tell stories about camp all night long once home from camp. Great job!
  • I really like and appreciate the safe camper to counselor ratios. My daughter said this is the best camp she has ever done! Thank you!

Specialty Camps

Science Camp for Girls
June 16-20
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Girls Ages 8-12
$225 per week/$199 member

Conner Prairie is proud to be announce our first Science Camp for Girls June 16-20. Led by Project Lead the Way instructors, Christine Floyd and Matt Putman, this camp is a fun, hands-on and active approach to exploring science and engineering designed to ignite imaginations, inspire creativity and develop self-confidence. From designing machines to building gliders to discovering alternative sources of energy, this indoor/outdoor camp is a perfect way for girls to tinker, think and play (without all of those pesky boys getting in the way!)


Space Camp SOLD OUT
July 8-11
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages 8-12
$200 per week

INSpace camp presented by Space Port Indiana includes four days of great space-themed activities and fun! Students will learn about space and earth sciences by conducting experiments including:

  • Building a rover
  • Creating and packaging food for space travel
  • Building payloads
  • Grand Finale: Launching a high altitude balloon on the last day (weather permitting)


Plenty of hands-on activities will keep students busy from 0900-1600 (4 p.m.). Students need to bring a brown bag lunch each day; camp includes all materials for each class. You will receive a packet via email about two weeks before camp with additional information and instructions.

Early drop-off and late pick-up are available each day. Cost is $10.00 per hour (charged if drop-off or pick-up is more than 20 minutes outside session schedule).

Archaeology Camp Activities
July 14-18
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
$225 per week/$199 member

Join us for Archaeology Camp and get ready to get dirty as you explore the past. Become an archaeologist and discover how they investigate ancient cultures, excavate artifacts, and use modern technology to solve mysteries. Try your hand at experimental archaeology by making a pump drill and using an atlatl. You’ll have so much fun, Indiana Jones would be jealous!

See below for arrive early / leave late options.

Art Camp Activities SOLD OUT
July 21-25
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
$225 per week/$199 member

Conner Prairie and Nickel Plate Arts are teaming up to present this week-long summer Art Camp! Children will explore various forms of art, culminating in an exhibition of the campers' best work at the end of the week. Campers will draw inspiration from Conner Prairie's exquisite grounds as they create artwork in various media. Activities will include:

  • Keeping a sketch journal of the week's adventure
  • Drawing from life
  • Painting
  • Experimenting with various art styles
  • Fiber art
  • Organizing a group exhibit and interpreting it to guests
  • And more!

See below for arrive early / leave late options.

 


Adventure Camp

Other Conner Prairie Camps

Fall Break Day Camp
October 17 or 24

Things You Need to Know

Payment

Full payment (cash, check or credit card) is required at the time of registration. Registration by fax, phone or online requires a credit card payment.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule your camp registration and receive a refund, notify Guest Services at least 3 weeks prior to your camp start date. You will receive a refund minus a $30 administrative fee per camper. No refunds will be given for cancellations without 3 weeks’ notice. Conner Prairie reserves the right to cancel any session. In the event of a cancellation by Conner Prairie, you will receive a full refund. Please note that Space Port Indiana's cancellation policy may differ from Conner Prairie's. Please visit their website for full details.

Friendly Staff

We have well-trained staff certified in First Aid and CPR, a health specialist onsite and certified lifeguards to supervise all water activities.

Lunches and Snacks

Campers should bring their own lunches and water bottles - they are expected to carry their water bottles with them throughout the day. Groups will also cook a snack over a fire and make ice cream.

Arrive Early, Stay Late (Additional Fee)

Campers requiring early arrival (8-8:30 am) and late departure (until 5:30 pm) must be pre-registered. A $25 fee will be charged for campers picked up later than 5:30 PM.

Camp Fees and Camperships

The camp fee is $225 per week. Additional children in the same family enjoy a $5 discount. A limited number of camperships are available per session. Call 317.776.6000 for details.

Member Discount

Members pay $199 per week. Not a member? Become a member or renew your membership today.

Special Needs

For your child’s safety and enjoyment, a caregiver is permitted to attend camp (at no additional charge) with your special needs camper. This person must be listed on the application with your child. Although we make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities, Adventure Camp is outdoors on uneven terrain and involves a lot of walking.