Adventure Camp

Get a whole summer's worth of fun and adventure packed into one week!

Ages 5 – 13 | Weekly: May 28 - August 2, 2024

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Registration opens January 10 at 9 a.m. for Plus-level members and up and Access Pass. All member and nonmember registration begins January 16 at 9 a.m. Please note: Adventure Camp sells out very quickly.

Are you ready for an action-packed, fun-filled summer? Our Adventure Camp provides a unique environment to explore Conner Prairie’s natural habitat, while nurturing meaningful and lasting connections with well-trained, skilled staff at a 1:8 ratio.

Our best-loved summer activities are here to stay, including a zip line 265' long, Trek mountain bike (ages 8–13) or pedal go-kart (ages 5–7), swimming, canoeing, fishing, summer tubing hill, hiking, low ropes challenge course, archery, and more!

We are working on NEW Adventure Camp activities too! Click here to see our planned NEW activities.

Due to renovations to our Welcome Center, registration for Adventure Camp will be available online only. While we will be available by phone, please note that due to the volume of calls, wait times could be long on the phone.

NEW FOR ADVENTURE CAMP IN 2024 

Please note, the Wayfarer group is now ages 12 to 13. If your child is 14- to 17-years old and has been part of Adventure Camp in the past — or at the youngest age 12, and enjoys working with young children — please consider applying for a new Youth Volunteer position. Our youth volunteers, ages 12 to 18, will be focused on helping younger campers and volunteering at special events.

Registration Dates:

Plus-level members and up and Access Pass: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 9 a.m.

All members and nonmembers: Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 9 a.m.

Membership does not guarantee a spot in Adventure Camp.

Pricing Information:

Camp fee: $350/week for nonmembers, $300/week for members
Create your online account before you register for camp

Access Pass: $85/week. Limited Access Pass tickets are available for this event. Create your online account before you register for camp.

Note: Week 1 of camp will be prorated based on 4 days of camp.

Not a member? Become a member or renew your membership today!

Payment: Full payment is required at the time of registration. All registration is online. There will be NO call in or in person registration.

For questions, please call 317-776-6000 ext. 3 for Guest Services or (800) 966-1836.

Note, the camper's age while at camp must match the selected camp age group. Please select the age group your child will be during the summer 2024. Campers misregistered outside their age group will be canceled and refunded and will incur a $50 change fee to reschedule.

Weekly Themes:

  • Inventors Workshop (May 28 - 31 and July 1 - 5)
    • Tinker, design, and create! Work with a team to solve a variety of fun and engaging engineering challenges.
  • Uncover the Past (June 3 - 7 and July 8 - 12)
    • Excavate artifacts, examine fossils, and contribute to a time capsule during a week of history-related fun!
  • Explore the Outdoors (June 10 - 14 and July 15 - 19)
    • Meet us on the prairie and in the woods to discover the plants and animals that call Conner Prairie home!
  • On the Farm (June 17 - 21 and July 22 - 26)
    • From sheep and goats to gardens and fields, be ready to get your hands dirty as we take an agriculture adventure!
  • Artisan's Studio (June 24 - 28 and July 29 -  August 2)
    • Level up your artisan craft skills with hands-on projects related to pottery, carpentry, or metalwork.

Get ready for the best summer ever!

Adventure Camp is designed as an outdoor action-packed program. When faced with weather not conducive to an outdoor program, preplanned alternative indoor activities will be offered instead. Camp will not be canceled due to weather in 2024. Please note that indoor activities will not be of the same caliber as our typical outdoor experiences.

If you have any questions about Adventure Camp learn more through out FAQ!

Activities:

  • Zip line 265' long (ages 6-13)
  • Trek mountain bikes (ages 8–13)
  • Pedal go-karts (ages 5–7)
  • Swimming in the pond with 2 slides, landing pad, and water mats (all ages)
    • Life jackets required and provided
  • Canoeing on the pond (ages 5-7)
    • Life jackets required and provided
  • Canoeing on and swimming in the river (ages 8-11)
    • Life jackets required and provided
  • All day canoe trip and river swimming (ages 12-13)
    • Life jackets required and provided
  • Fishing
  • Northwood Hiking Adventure
  • Summer tubing hill (all ages)
  • Low ropes challenge course (all ages)
  • Archery (all ages)
  • Obstacle course (all ages)
  • Sandbox play and dig pit adventures (ages 5-9)
  • Field games: Capture the flag, kickball, soccer, nuke em’ (all ages)
  • Crafts: tie dye, string bracelets, beads, themed crafts, loose parts creations (all ages)
  • Treetop Outpost- 4 story treehouse to wonder and explore
  • Museum exploration and Animal Encounters (all ages)
  • Balloon Voyage-this experience is not guaranteed (based on weather, availability, and flying conditions)
  • NEW! Trails at Conner Prairie hiking and interactive educational trails (all ages)
  • NEW! Explore the outdoor mud kitchen and Northwoods hiking adventure (ages 5-7)
  • NEW! GaGa Pit
  • NEW! Tetherball

To cancel your camp registration and receive a refund, notify Guest Services at least two weeks' prior to your camp start date. This notification can be made by phone and also by email to camp@connerprairie.org. You will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation/change fee per camper. No refunds will be given for cancellations with less than two weeks notice.

If your child is unable to attend camp due to medical reasons, you may receive up to a 50% camp refund (minus a $50 cancellation/ change fee) at any time prior to or during camp by providing a doctor’s note. We are unable to refund for missed days of camp that are due to personal reasons.

Conner Prairie reserves the right to cancel any session of camp. In the event of a session cancellation by Conner Prairie, you will receive a full refund. In the event of a partial cancellation, you will receive a prorated refund.

Interested in making a difference this summer by working on camp staff? Learn more and apply here

Thank you to our Access Pass Supporting Sponsor:

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