2018 Specialty and Themed Summer Camps

This portion of our guide to Wabash Valley summer camps for kids is made possible thanks to the YMCA summer camps of the Wabash Valley! This year, there will be YMCA summer camps in Vigo County, Clay County, and Putnam County.

Read on to find out more about these specialized camps!

Vigo County YMCA Summer Camps

Day Camps

Our day camps give campers a fun, exciting summer while focusing on academic enrichment, physical activity, and healthy eating for children entering in kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be the Best Summer Ever with character building team activities, crafts, and STEAM learning. Campers will take day trips on Fridays and have time to swim in the pool. A healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served each day, and is included in the program fees.

Adventure Camp

Adventure awaits the campers who want to explore this summer! This middle school aged camp will take summer to a whole new level with recreation, trips to parks, sports, and more. Adventures will include kayaking, hiking trails, theater performing, fishing, learning new skills such as sewing, and attending a professional sports game. Campers will have the opportunity to influence their experience by planning their own overnight camp. This camp meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week and will cap at 30 campers.

YMCA Summer Camp Details in Vigo County, Clay County, and Putnam County


Clay County and Putnam County YMCA Summer Camps


Clay County and Putnam County sites are open daily from 6:00am-6:00pm and welcome children entering kindergarten through 8th grade.

YMCA camps consists of summer learning enrichment, STEM activities, science experiments, physical activity, swimming and games. Campers will take field trips throughout the summer to fun learning environments, and will also experience guest speakers. Free breakfast, lunch and snack,and scholarships are available.

Concerned about costs? The Y is here to help. Contact 812-442-6761 for questions regarding our scholarship program, or stop by the branch at 225 E Kruzan St. in Brazil, IN to fill out an application for financial assistance today.

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


Specialty and Themed Summer Camps for Kids

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.

Terre Haute Jr. Police Academy. The 2018 Jr. Police Academy dates are June 11th-14th (Honey Creek Middle School), June 25th-28th (Otter Creek Middle School), and July 16th-19th (Woodrow Wilson Middle School) All Academies will be Monday through Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm. Registration will be online only again this year and the link will be posted in April. Cost is $35 and is open for CURRENT 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

Residential Rock Camp.  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. Students must have completed grade 8 to be able to reside on-campus. Grade 7 students, entering grade 8, may register as commuters.

Family Camp in Clay City, Indiana. Splash pad, family worship, giant jenga, fireworks, hayrides, and more.

Camp Wabashi. Sleepaway camp opportunities for ages 8-10, 11-14, and 14-18.

Strive 365. Summer Cooking Camp. June 11 at 8:00 am – June 13 at 12:00 pm.

We’re constantly adding new information to our guides. The following opportunities are on our radar, and we’ll update this page when we have more information!

  • Griffin Bike Park Bike Camp

A big thank you to our sponsor, the YMCA summer camps of the Wabash Valley, 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! 

Summer Camps in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

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