2018 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 2018 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.

Summer-long camp options for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

This portion of our summer camp guide is proudly sponsored by Camp Navigate. The 2018 theme of Camp Navigate is  “The Land of OZ”, Passions, Dreams and Goals, Oh, My!New summer camp in Terre Haute, Indiana! Camp Navigate

Join Camp Navigate during our Summer Camp 2018 as together we journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the Wonderful Land of OZ!  Camp Navigate will offer a high quality and engaging summer camp for children pre-K to 8th grade. They are focused on the development of employability and soft skills, promotion of healthy habits, and the creation of servant leaders. The vision of Camp Navigate is that all young people in the Wabash Valley have access to this opportunity to apply their academic skills and acquire new competencies that their future employers will desire, supporting their year-round learning and well-being.

Registration is now open! You can pick up packets at the Life Center or print from the Camp Navigate website. 

This summer there will be a new Computer Coding program funded with a large grant from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation and instructional assistance from Rose-Hulman professors.

Check out the weekly themes:

  • Week One:  Follow our Yellow Brick Road (goal setting, developing a vision)
  • Week Two:  It’s Who You Meet Along the Way (embracing differences, teamwork, critical thinking, collaboration)
  • Week Three:  If I Only Had a Brain (innovation, critical thinking, problem solving)
  • Week Four:  A Cheerful Heart (servant leadership, volunteerism)
  • Week Five:  Be the Lion (patriotism, grit, the courage to follow your dreams)
  • Week Six:  You Always Had the Power, My Dear (leadership, determination, power of a positive attitude)
  • Week Seven:  Count on YOU (accountability, decision making)
  • Week Eight:  Somewhere Over the Rainbow (creativity, building confidence)
  • Week Nine:  There’s No Place like Home (communication, writing skills)


June 4th through August 3rd

Monday through Friday

7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The Life Center, 3000 College Ave., Terre Haute

Visit Camp Navigate or the Camp Navigate facebook page for up-to-date information. Discounts are available for foster families, sibling groups, military, and employees of several local businesses.

Middle school students, did you know there are options just for you? Middle school campers do fun activities such as design the end-of-summer talent show, have a mock interview at Chick fil A, and complete projects on Camp Navigate’s new computers!

Summer-Long Camp Options:

YMCA camps in Vigo County. Vigo County sites are open daily from 7:00am-5:30 pm and welcome ages 4-15.

YMCA camps in Clay and Putnam Counties. 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.

Camp Rave. Located at Chances And Services for Youth. Camp RAVE is open to any self-sufficient youth who has just completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Camp RAVE operates in the summer (after school is out), Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost of camp includes: Breakfast, lunch, snack, games, crafts, guest speakers, and field trips.

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 for just $50 per week for 1st child and $45 for each additional child.

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! 

Summer Camps in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

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