2019 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!

Our 2019 Summer Camp Guide is proudly sponsored by ISU Community School of the Arts!

Community School of the Arts camps are fun, week-long immersions into a various theme which will include art, music, theater, swimming and more! Most camps are full-day so that students can enjoy different activities throughout the day and from week to week. All materials are provided unless otherwise specified. You can register campers for one week or all eight! Designed for beginning to intermediate levels, students need no prior experience. Classes, lunch and breaks are fully supervised by CSA instructors and staff. Instructors are ISU faculty, ISU graduate arts students and ISU undergraduate arts education majors. All fitness sessions are taught or supervised by instructors and lifeguards, and are designed for children at all fitness levels.

Campers can swim, explore the gardens and greenhouse, put on a show, learn to dance, make fresh salsa, play piano and instruments, create comic books, and/or stay overnight on campus for residential Rock Camp.

Parents may drop off children between 7:45-8:00 a.m. and pick them up between 5:00-5:15 p.m.

Click here for more details or to register for ISU Community School of the Arts!

Sleepaway Summer Camps

Featured Sleepaway Camp: Rock Camp at Indiana State University

Rock Camp! provides a fun and educational opportunity for high-school 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 eight-day, seven-night residency program, runs Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, July 20. 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 8 to be able to reside on-campus. Grade 7 students, entering grade 8, may register as commuters.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. 


  • One-on-one private instruction for electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, vocals, drums
  •  Forming and working with a bands of peers
  • Rehearsing and developing selected music for live performances
  • Learning how to operate and maintain various types of sound equipment
  • Choosing electives, including topics such as song writing, marketing and sound engineering
  • Jam sessions each night of the camp
  • Working with Indiana State University music faculty and professional musicians
  • Living in suite style housing and choosing from many food options, including buffet-style meals
  • Performing final showcase concerts for community and invited guests

This one of many camps offered by our partner, Indiana State University. Click here to check out all of ISU’s summer options for art, music, sports, and STEM!

Boy Scout Camp. Summer camp is what many Scouts enjoy most about Scouting. Plan to attend a Scouts BSA Summer Camp in 2019 now! Our camps 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. Have you ever cooked over a fire? Slept in a tent? Been sailing or canoeing? This and lots more fun are waiting for you at Girl Scout camp. With five camp properties and dozens of camp sessions, there is a camp experience awaiting every girl!

Camp Wildwood. Every summer hundreds of students come to enjoy Camp Wildwood 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 Camp Wildwood 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. Sleepaway camp opportunities for ages 8-10, 9-12, 11-14, and 14-18. The camp is located on 80 acres 8 miles south of Terre Haute, IN.  It is found on Harlan Dr. about 3 miles east of US 41.

Specialty and Themed Summer Camps for Kids

Terre Haute Jr. Police Academy. 2019 Jr. Police Academy dates are as follows: June 10th-13th at Honey Creek Middle School, June 24th-27th at Otter Creek Middle School, July 15th-18th at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. All Academies will be Monday through Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm. Registration will be online only. Cost is $35 and is open to CURRENT 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.

Family Camp in Clay City, Indiana.Family Camp is an experience designed for the entire family to enjoy the environment of camp. Individuals and families converge on the grounds in late July for a day, a weekend, or the entire week. Many private cabins are available to lease or rent, as well as spots in our RV park and tent lots. 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 fireworks, bonfire, parade, and more.


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


  • Strive 365. Summer Cooking Camp. June 11 at 8:00 am – June 13 at 12:00 pm.
  • Kids’ Cooking Class at Deming Park Torner Center. Open to ages 4-12. Ages 4-8: 9:30 am-11:00 am. Ages 9-12: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Cost: $5 per class. These cooking classes take place on June 6, June 20, July 3, July 18, and August 1.

A big thank you to our sponsors, ISU and the Community School of the Arts, for helping to keep this site FREE to readers like you. Please help us thank them for their support by considering their programming for your child and telling them that you heard about it on Haute Happenings!

As always, typos happen and event details change. Please confirm with camp coordinators before solidifying your summer plans. Haute Happenings can’t be held responsible for printed errors or program changes, but we will celebrate with you if our info helped your family to have an awesome summer! 🙂

Click HERE to return to the Summer Camp Guide homepage where you can see even more local camp options! 

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