2019 Summer Camp Guide: Summer-Long Camp Options for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

With the end of the school year approaching, parents are emailing me to ask for summer childcare and summer-long camp options. With that question in mind, I figure there is no better way to launch our 2019 Summer Camp Guide then by sharing a much-needed category of camps–camps that last all summer long! These camps will carry your family through most of summer and will give your children plenty of opportunities for fun, structure, free play, adventures with friends, crafts, education, and exercise.


In 2019, Camp Navigate will be focusing on all the great lessons from some of your favorite familiar and not so familiar Fables and FairyTales!  Our Weekly Themes also include some recognizable quotes full of wisdom to encourage our campers that the sky is the limit as they begin to “write their own story!” We are going to love encouraging our campers with these timeless Fables and Fairytales…we also realize that summer camp would not be summer camp without some SUMMER FUN!!! There will be Swimming, Castle Building, Knights and Princesses, Creative Indoor and Outdoor Activities, S.T.E.A.M. Projects, Field Trips, Coding, our End of Summer Talent Show, a Family Cookout, and so much more!

  • Week 1 – The Tortoise and The Hare: Never Give Up. Great Things Take Time. (Determination, Patience, Dedication, and GRIT)
  • Week 2 – The Legend of the Elephant and the Monkey: Community Over Competition (Collaboration, Teamwork, Critical Thinking)
  • Week 3 – Cinderella: Have Courage and Be Kind (Adversity, Kindness to Others, Anti-Bullying)
  • Week 4 – The Story of the Two Seeds: I’m Possible, Not IMpossible (Dream Big, Think Positive, Entrepreneurship)
  • Week 5 – The Stone Soup: Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much (Citizenship, Leadership, Innovation, Teamwork, Community, Creativity)
  • Week 6 – Beauty & the Beast: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Amazing (Acceptance of others, Diversity, Respect)
  • Week 7 – The Elves & the Shoemaker: For Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also (Generosity, Kindness, Gratitude)
  • Week 8 – The Fox & the Crow: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful (Learn to think before Acting, Wisdom, Self-Worth)
  • Week 9 – Snow White & the Seven Dwarves: Whistle While You Work (This last week we will learn that there is joy in a job well done)


Full-Time Camper: $105.00 per week
Monday – Friday   7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m

Middle School Camper: $95.00 per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Camp, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Monday and Thursday Junior Mentor program, 7:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.

Discount opportunities available for multiple siblings, military, foster children, and those in need of financial assistance.

June 3rd through August 2nd, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The Life Center, 3000 College Ave., Terre Haute

Additional registration forms are available at Baesler’s Market, Open Door Bookstore, Vigo County Library (Main Branch), and The Life Center at 3000 College Ave., Terre Haute.

You may reach Camp Navigate by phone at 812-229-3214 or 812-201-4862, email at info@campnavigate.org, or the Camp Navigate facebook page.

Summer-Long Camp Options:

YMCA of the Wabash Valley

  • Day Camps at Vigo County YMCA day  give campers a fun, exciting, active 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 many fun field trips. A healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served each day, and is included in the program fees.
  • 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.

Camp Rave. Camp RAVE, CASY’s school-age summer camp, conducted in partnership with Vigo County Purdue Extension, designed to give kids a fun-filled summer with educational and recreational activities that include environmental discovery, arts, character development, literacy, health and wellness, and much more. Camp RAVE’s goal is to prevent summer learning loss and strengthen the children’s life and decision-making skills through unique, engaging activities. These include hands-on activities such as gardening and woodworking, weekly field trips, college campus visits, and participation in 4-H. Camp RAVE is open at low cost to all grade-school age children and offers a junior counselor program for middle school youth.

Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club. Boys and Girls Club camps include field trips, free lunches and snacks, swimming, bowling, computer lab, and fishing for ages 5-14.

Thank you to Camp Navigate for their sponsorship of this Summer-Long camp category! Their financial partnership helps to keep this site FREE to readers like you. Please help us thank our sponsors by visiting their websites for more info and telling them that Haute Happenings sent you when you enroll your child! 

As always, typos happen and details change. Please confirm information with camp coordinators before making your plans. 

Want more? You can find a complete list of summer camp options via our summer camp homepage! 

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