Summer Childcare and Full Day Camp Options for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

We know that parents and guardians can stress over summer childcare and full day camp options; our hope is that this portion of the Haute Happenings summer camp guide makes the decision a bit easier. These summer-long camps carry families through most of summer and give children plenty of opportunities for fun, structure, free play, adventures with friends, crafts, education, and exercise!

All-Day Summer Camps and Programs

Featured Camp from our Partners at Camp Navigate: 

Learn and play this summer with Camp Navigate and their 2022 camp “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!” summer camp! 

Camp Navigate says this: “Many families have shared concerns about how the pandemic has affected academics. With that in mind, much thought has been put into this year’s summer camp. Our hope is that your children will enjoy all the fun-packed days our summer camp will offer as well as increase their reading and math skills! We think you will agree that we have created a summer that will be filled with adventure and creative ways to encourage your children’s love for books, practice their soft skills, and have a lot of fun along the way!”

Please join by enrolling through the website at using the following steps:

  • Choose “Summer Camp and After School Care” link
  • In the drop-down, choose “Summer Camp”
  • Scroll down and discover weekly themes
  • Scroll to the bottom and click “Enroll Now” link
  • Complete the Summer Camp 2022 registration form

If you are currently enrolled or have attended Camp Navigate in the past, you must still fill out the registration form. Please send questions to Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

Featured Camps from our Partners at ISU Community School of the Arts: 

Our partners at Community School of the Arts at Indiana State University have released an EPIC line up of summer camps!

They say this: Our camps are fun, week-long immersions into a various theme, which will include art, music, theater, games and more. Camps are a 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 of them!

Parents tell us that their kids love that most of these camps include swimming, and parents love the variety of themes!

Unless otherwise indicated, camps are for ages 5-12 and are from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.


CSA Camp Schedule 2022

  • Week 1: May 31-June 3 (No camp on Monday, May 30th). Nature Unleashed.
  • Week 2: June 6-10. Discover Your Talents!
  • Week 3: June 13-17. Around the World in 5 Days
  • Week 4: June 20-24. Earth, Wind, and Fire.
  • Week 4: June 21-July 11 (No camp on Monday, June 20 or July 4th). “Villains, the Evilest of the All!” Theatre Performance Camp (Ages 7-17). 9:00 am-noon. Please note that this is a 3 week camp!
  • Week 4: June 22-25. WOW! Workshop on Woodwinds (Entering Grades 9-12). 8:45 am – 6:00 pm. Please note that this is a 4 DAY camp!
  • Week 5: June 27- July 3. Wildly Creative
  • Week 6: July 5-8 (No camp on Monday, July 4th). Imagine Your World!
  • Week 7: July 11-15. Camp Rewind.
  • Week 9: July 17-23. Rock Camp! 5th grade-8th grade. Grades 8-12 from 8:00 am-10pm.

Features Camps from our Partners at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum: 

Summer Science Camp at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Each camp is 3 days or 5 days in length from 7:45 AM – 5:30 PM. Ages vary by camp. Cost of 3-day camps is $100 Members and $120 Non-members. 5-day camps cost $170 Members and $190 Non-members. Lunch Provided.  Hands-on activities, playtime in the museum, snack, weekly guest or field trip, time on the Ropes Challenge Course for campers who are at least 48″ tall.

  • June 6-8. Princesses Do Science
  • June 20-24. Messy Science A-Z.
  • July 5-7. Superhero Camp
  • July 11-15. Messy Science A-Z
  • July 25-29. Space Camp Planetary Parade.

Full-Time Summer Camps

  • Summer Camp from Terre Haute Parks. Monday through Friday May 31 thru August 5th (excluding holidays) from 7:30-5:30 daily. Ages 5-12 are welcome. The cost is $25/per day/per child and they do offer multi-session discounts. Pre-registration is required. For questions & to register call the Torner Center at 812-232-0147.
  • Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club.  Drop off 7:30 – 8:30 AM and pick-up by 5:30 PM. Summer camp will be held at Meadows Elementary.
  • Camp Rave operates in the summer starting June 1st through August 6th, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Vigo County YMCA day camp will begin on May 30th. During Summer Day Camp, the YMCA offers youth, ages 5-14, fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests, and create memories that last a lifetime. Camp is offered from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Vigo County YMCA.
  • Camp with Clay County YMCA.  The camp cost includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, swimming, field trips, educational enrichment opportunities and many more summer activities.

As always, typos happen and details change. Please confirm information with camp coordinators before making your plans. In the uncertain times of COVID-19, information changes quickly. This list is intended as a research resource not a recommendation for which activities your family should or should not participate in this summer.

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