2024 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: Camp Rewind

ISU CSA has a full summer of art camps (featured in the “fine art” section of our guide!), but Camp Rewind is unique because it incorporates so many themes!

Campers will have the opportunity to rewind time and revisit their favorite art, music, and theater projects from the previous summer weeks. Themes like Nature Unleashed, Enchanted Explorations, Cosmic Creations, Upcycled Expressions and more will be revisited in the end of the summer blow out!

Campers will swim daily at the campus pool, where we have lifeguards on staff to distribute life jackets and administer swim tests. Camps should bring a *small* drawstring backpack with a sack lunch, and afternoon snack, a water bottle, and swimming necessities.

Community School of the Arts: Rock Camp!

Experience the ultimate music education journey with Rock Camp, a 7-day and 6-night residency program tailor-made for middle and high school students passionate about music. Dive deep into the world of music performance and business, as Rock Camp offers professional-grade instruction aimed at empowering young musicians to explore music as a viable career path. Our mission is clear: to democratize music education and level the playing field, where talent and passion reign supreme.

At Rock Camp, participants embark on a comprehensive musical adventure guided by seasoned instructors who are accomplished musicians themselves. From honing instrumental skills to mastering stage presence, songwriting, and music theory, students receive hands-on training that transcends technical proficiency. But Rock Camp doesn’t stop there; we delve into the business side of the music industry, equipping students with the knowledge of marketing, promotion, copyright, and revenue streams – essential tools for building a sustainable career in music. Moreover, our holistic approach incorporates immersive sessions exploring the historical and cultural contexts of music, fostering a deep appreciation for its significance in society. Join us at Rock Camp and unlock your musical potential while forging lifelong friendships and showcasing your talents in a final performance that marks the beginning of your musical journey.

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

6th -7th grade students, may only register for the day camp 

Early-bird discount: Enroll by May 3rd to receive a discount!

Specialty Camps for 2024

2024 Jr. Police Academy. Jr. Police Academy is a 4 day summer program for 4-6th graders attending school in Vigo County.

Summer Day Camps at Montessori Academy of Terre Haute.  Day camp for ages 3-8 fostering 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. Bonus movie nights! On select Fridays this summer from 5-8 pm, children ages 3-10 can join for a movie night! Montessori Academy will provide snacks and a themed craft related to the film. Parents—here is your opportunity for summer date nights!

K-E camps at County Club of Terre Haute. Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KE Camps are exactly alike! Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”. The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include: golf, swimming, arts and crafts, group games, fun with foods, and STEM challenges.

Mini 4-H camp with Purdue Extension. Mini 4-H Camp with Purdue Extension. Projects, games, science, nature activities and more! Just $45 per camper. For kindergarten through 2nd grade. June 3-7 from 9am-12 pm.

4-H camp with Purdue University. 4-H camp. will take place from June 9-12, 2024 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.

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 kids enjoy most about Scouting. Our summer camps give youth an outlet to experience adventures such as sailing, horseback riding, paddle boarding, STEM activities, shooting sports, fishing, climbing and much more. Along the way, Scouts have opportunities to forge friendships, become leaders and earn recognition for their efforts.

Summer Camps with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Summer Camp 2024 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. We are looking forward to sharing in all your new adventures and excited for Summer 2024. We hope you plan to join us at our beautiful camps!

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 2024 “No Fail Summer” summer camp! Their specialty is that they focus on four key traits: employability skills, healthy habits, servant leadership, and community collaboration.

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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