Our summer program begins on June 6 this year.
Camp activities: 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.
Extended Hours: 7:00a.m. until 5:45p.m.
Our summer camp offers a relaxed environment for campers ages 3-14. The Preschool group will generally follow and explore the same weekly activities as older campers. We offer an environment with myriad learning opportunities. Camp activities include art, music, games, drama, swimming, field trips, and many outdoor activities. Campers may also participate in the library’s summer reading program.
Day Camp is limited to 30 campers.
Preschool campers must be potty trained.
Everyday is an opportunity for campers to go on a new adventure and to learn new things. We visit playgrounds and parks, and learn about indigenous animals and birds of Indiana.
Being creative is a core theme of adventure learning camp. We make art and music. We write and perform songs and puppet shows. We dance, make video projects, and more.
In addition to friendships, we build stuff, such as architectural structures, performance sets, and art objects. Campers learn how to upcycle common items and incorporate them along with traditional media to make truly original creations, including musical instruments. Campers are provided space to enact their ideas.
As often as possible, we hit a trail. Eagle Creek is our favorite spot, but there are many trailheads nearby. For swimming, we usually go to the Riviera Club, or different splash pads at the city parks in Indianapolis and Carmel.
Experiential exploration is at the heart of our activities. We apply the scientific method to an array of domains.
At camp, we set up keyboards, drums, and guitar amps inside or outside, depending on the weather. Campers rotate learning and making beats on the drums, as well as learning guitar and keyboard techniques. When everyone is ready, we bring together bands and jam.
Performance can happen at any time. From a recitation of a poem to a drum solo or puppet performance, campers are encouraged to perform for their peers. Some weeks, we have scheduled performances near the end of the week.
We have an awesome playground in our backyard, plus we visit nearby playgrounds and parks. We also play games, in-house.
One of our favorite field trips is to the library, either the Michigan Road Branch or Central Library downtown. Campers may check outage-level books. Campers may also participate in enrichment programs the library offers, such as BookIt, their summer reading program.