If you are looking for a way to keep your youngster busy this summer, programs around the county have you covered.
City parks and recreation departments, schools, Franklin College, nonprofit organizations, community centers and even a museum are offering summer camps to cater to every kid’s taste.
Children can sing at a musical theater camp, learn about Greek mythology and create their own robot. Here is a look at the summer camp offerings.
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Youngsters who love history and who have finished or are about to start fourth grade can attend the Johnson County Museum of History’s Time Traveler’s History Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 18 to 22.
Each day of the cam, students will learn about a different time period. They will interact with a Civil War reenactor, several member of the Miami Native American tribe and do activities that tie into the time period of the day.
Cost is $30 or $25 for members of the historical society.
Kids on Campus
Franklin College’s annual Kids on Campus is from June 27 to July 1, with full- and half-day options.
Campers from first to eighth grade can pick from a dozen classes geared toward their age group. Younger students can do a reader’s theater or learn about pirates. Older students can blog, learn about ultimate Frisbee or get the basics of web design.
Cost ranges from $79 for a single class to $209 for a full week of classes.
Registration can be done online at franklincollege.edu/kidsoncampus.
Your youngster can be an inventor at upcoming Camp Inventions at Center Grove, Creekside or Isom elementary schools.
All the camps are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Center Grove’s camp is from June 6 to 10. Creekside and Isom’s camps are a week later, from June 13 to 17. Creekside’s camp is $230. The other two camps are $220.
Register for the camps at campinvention.org.
Greenwood Parks and Recreation
A local park department is offering students from ages 4 to 12 a chance to explore arts and the ocean.
The Greenwood Parks and Recreation’s ocean camp is from June 20 to 23 at Greenwood Community Middle School.
The art camp is from June 27 to 30.
Costs range from $40 to $65.
SS. Francis & Clare Wolf Camp
Students who want a new theme every week can attend Wolf Camp by SS. Francis & Clare.
The camp will be from June 6 to July 29, with a different theme each week, ranging from Harry Potter to astronomy.
The camp will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a drop-in rate of $45 and a weekly rate of $160.
Registration can be done at ss-fc.org and clicking on the camp advertisement on the scrolling banner.
The Baxter YMCA is offering summer camps for children ages three to 15.
Camp starts May 31 and runs until July 27. Families can choose multiple locations of their camps through the Baxter YMCA.
Costs range from $69 to $370, depending on how many days a week a student will attend, which camp they choose and whether they are members of the YMCA.
For more information and to register your child, go to the Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby St., Indianapolis.
Center State Musical Theatre Camp
If your youngster loves to sing, dance or act, musical theater camp at Center Grove Middle School North might be the right choice.
The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays June 20 to July 1.
Students will focus on performance skills and will put on a musical revue at the end of camp.
Registration is $275 and can be done at centergrovechoirs.org/center-stage-at-center-grove.
Center Grove High School’s dance team will host a dance camp from 9 to 11 a.m. June 14 to 16 at Center Grove Middle School North.
Dancers in grades 1 through 8 can register. Cost is $50 per student or $40 for a family discount.
Radical Robots Camp
Youngsters who want to work with robots can attend a camp.
The Radical Robots Summer Camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon June 20 to 24.
Robot lovers entering third through sixth grade are welcome at the camp at Center Grove High School.
Students will be working with the NXT and EV3 Lego Robots, making water propelled rockets, elephant toothpaste and doing other STEM related activities.
Cost is $125 per student.
Youth Garden Camp
Your little green thumb can get their fill of dirt during a garden camp.
Youth Garden Camp through the Purdue Extension will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 and 28.
The camp is open to students ages 8 to 12. The cost is $10 and campers should bring a sack lunch.
Campers will learn about plant parts and functions, flower parts and functions, dissect a flower and do crafts.
To register, call the extension office at 736-3724 for registration forms. The deadline is June 3.
Franklin Community Choir Choral and Vocal Music Camp
Students in grades five through 12 can polish their music skills in a camp in Franklin.
The Franklin Community Choir Choral and Vocal Music Camp will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 13 to 17.
Students will get individual instruction in master classes and vocal ensembles. They will also participate in sectional and technique classes and receive music theory and sight training.
The cost is $85 for one camper. Discounted tuition is available for families with multiple students.