2023 Specialty, Themed, and Sleepaway Summer Camps

Are you looking for a unique summer camp option? In this portion of our guide, we have sleepaway camps, police camps, and family camps!

Specialty and Themed Summer Camps in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Community School of the Arts Rock Camp!

Rock Camp! provides a fun and educational opportunity for 5th-12th grade students at any experience level to benefit from music education. Music education leads to the development of creative and critical problem-solving skills, higher self-esteem and pride in accomplishment. Students learn different aspects of music including performance, music business and music history, providing them with the understanding that music can be a viable career choice. Rock Camp!, an intense seven-day camp which runs Sunday, July 17 – Saturday, July 23. Students choose to play one of five traditional rock instruments: guitar, drums, bass, keyboards or voice. ISU music faculty and professional musicians lead the program, with ISU music students assisting.

Students must have completed grade 7 to be able to reside on-campus. 5th -7th grade students may only register for the day camp. 8th grade students have the option to attend with day or residential camp.

Beginning, intermediate and advanced music level students welcome. Other instruments than those listed above are welcome, however, private lessons are only offered to students studying guitar, drums, bass, keyboards or voice.

Enroll by May 12th to receive a discount!

Specialty Camps for 2023

2023 Jr. Police Academy. Jr. Police Academy is a 4 day summer program for 4-6th graders attending school in Vigo County.

Montessori camps for ages 3-6. Summer Day Camps with Montessori Academy of Terre Haute will host day camps for ages 3-8 to foster communication, collaboration, confidence, critical thinking, and creativity. Kids will have fun and make new friends, all while building their skills in these five key areas. Each week of camp will offer activities including puzzles, games, music, language learning, crafts, meditative exercises such as Tai Chi and yoga, and plenty of free play, all in a Montessori environment.

K-E camps at County Club of Terre Haute. Ages 5-12. Activities include golf, swimming, arts/crafts, games, and STEM challenges.

Mini 4-H camp with Purdue Extension. Mini 4-H projects, games, science, nature activities and more! Just $45 per camper. For kindergarten through 2nd grade. June 5th-9th from 9 am-12 pm.

4-H camp with Purdue University. 4-H Camp will take place from June 11-14, 2023 at Shakamak State Park. We will be camping with 4-H’ers from Sullivan, Owen, and Clay Counties. Daily activities will include boating, recreation, crafts, swimming, outdoor cooking, nature activities, and lots of silly songs and chants! The camp fee is $120 per camper and covers your lodging, meals, camp t-shirt, and activities.

Adaptive Art Explorations with Swope Summer Art Studio. This class is for children with both intellectual or developmental disabilities and their guardian. In this studio, we will explore a different master artist each day. We’ll start with a brief lesson and then work with various materials to create works of art based on our inspiration. Expect to work with paint, collage, chalk, etc. The class will combine education and hands-on learning with thoughtful consideration for children with different needs and abilities.

Family Camp at Wabash Park in Clay City, IN.  Family Camp is an experience designed for the entire family. Individuals and families converge on the grounds in late July for a day, a weekend, or the entire week. Family Camp is filled with opportunities for children, youth, and adults to attend classes and activities or visit with old and new friends. Organized sporting events are held and family activities are offered throughout the week. Evening worship services draw the entire camp together for great music and challenging preaching. Family Camp concludes with our weekend bonfire, parade, and more.

Boy Scout Camps. Summer camp is what many Scouts enjoy most about Scouting. Our camp provide unique adventures such as sailing, horseback riding, paddle boarding, STEM activities, shooting sports, fishing, climbing and much more! Scouts will earn merit badges along their advancement trail while having fun.

Summer Camps with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Summer Camp 2023 is just around the corner! We are super excited to introduce several new camp sessions and continue the tradition of camp favorites too. We can’t wait for girls to go to camp and enjoy the great outdoors, go swimming, hike, ride horses, and throw a hatchet! To make new friends and learn more about themselves than they ever thought possible. Families can go to camp too! They will spent time off the grid and around the campfire. They will be able to grab some much needed time together.

Explorer Camp at Wabash Park in Clay City. Every summer hundreds of students come to enjoy camp at Wabash Park. The student cabins, team-building course, recreation park, Frisbee golf course, and much more offer excitement for students of all ages and grade levels. Yet what draws students back to summer camp year after year is the experience they have with The Lord and with other campers through worship encounters, Biblical teachings and discussions, and lasting friendships.

Camp Wabashi. Camp Wabashi is a Christian youth camp that has been providing a safe and fun place for kids to grow in their faith for over 50 years. We offer a variety of activities, including basketball, camp fires, kickball, 9 square in the air, and much more. We also have teams of experienced and dedicated counselors who are committed to helping you have a great summer.

Junior and Senior Vet Camp at the Indiana State Fair for 6th through 12 grade. Campers will have the opportunity to be a doctor for the day by practicing many hands-on veterinary skills. They will be able to practice bandaging on canine models. Each individual camper will have the chance to place an intravenous (IV) catheter in an animal model. They will also explore the field of radiography (x-rays) to learn what is inside of our patients. Current veterinary medical students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will lead the campers through the two-hour session. Along with hands-on skills, campers will learn about the educational pathway to veterinary medical school and how they can prepare for what awaits them as a veterinarian. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to investigate what it is like being a veterinarian!

Leadership camp with Camp Navigate. Learn and play this summer with Camp Navigate and their 2023 “What a Wonderful World” summer camp! Their specialty is that they focus on four key traits: employability skills, healthy habits, servant leadership, and community collaboration.

New for Summer Camp 2023! Indiana State University has received a grant to help young people further explore their interests, learn new skills and envision a future for themselves in college and has invited Camp Navigate to partner with them! What does that mean for your child? This summer, your child will be able to spend one week at ISU. Each grade level will be able to experience many fun activities designed by ISU staff and swim in the ISU pool.

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