Summer Camp 2024

Strong, Smart, & Bold Summer Camp

Join us for an empowering 4-week adventure at the Strong, Smart, & Bold Summer Camp! It’s a place where children ages 6-12 can dive into fun activities, embrace their uniqueness, and build confidence in a supportive environment.

  • What: 4-Week Strong, Smart, and Bold Summer Camp
  • Where: Matchbook Learning Elementary, 1163 N. Belmont Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • When: June 3rd – June 28th (June 19th)
    • Camp sessions from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      • Drop-off: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
      • Pickup: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Who: Open to children ages 6-12
  • Cost: $159 – $520, sliding scale based on financial need, limited funds available – please pay online, no cash or check accepted

Don’t miss out on this summer of growth and fun! Apply now: Summer Camp Application

Please direct any questions to summercamp@girlsincindy.org.

Girls Inc. Indy Summer Camp offers:

  • Enthusiastic and highly-trained staff
  • Age-appropriate programs and activities
  • Friendly, safe, girls-only environment
  • Community-provided field trips and experiences
  • Lunch & snack provided daily
  • Summer camp t-shirt
  • Scholarship assistance for families who qualify

The Summer Camp Experience

Strong

Explore healthy lifestyles! Our STRONG week focuses on building healthy habits.

Smart

Discover the fun in academics! Our SMART week focuses on building educational enrichment.

Bold

Find your voice! Our BOLD week focuses on building independence.

Inspired

Express yourself! Our INSPIRED week focuses on building healthy expression.

FAQ

Where will camp be held?

Matchbook Learning Elementary, 1163 N. Belmont Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Do you offer any scholarship assistance for camp?

Yes, we do offer need based partial scholarship assistance to those that qualify.

Process to apply:

  • Submit income verification to summercamp@girlsincindy.org in one or more of the following forms for all working adults in the household for 2023: 2023 tax returns, W2 income statements (First 2 pages), Work One wage printout, unemployment documentation, Family and Social Services Administration reward letter, Social Security Administration benefit letter.
  • Limited funds available

What will my child do every day?

Our summer day camps are designed to inspire participants, ages 6-12, by challenging them mentally, enhancing their physical ability, promoting creativity, and encouraging them to take risks. Summer camp includes hands-on activities in a friendly environment.

  • Since our activities change every week you will be provided with a weekly schedule.
  • On field trip days send your child in their Girls Inc. camp T-shirt.

Is food included in the camp fee? Can my child bring their own lunch?

  • Participants will be offered box lunch on site every day. If your participant has a specific dietary need, please communicate that with the summer camp team prior to the start of camp. You can reach the team at summercamp@girlsincindy.org.
  • We ask that all participants bring refillable water bottles, to keep with them throughout the day. There is a lot of outdoor fun and hydration is important!

How do you handle discipline issues at camp?

All participants and their parents/guardians must sign a Behavior Agreement prior to attending camp. This agreement is established to ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and volunteers.

What are the dates for the camp?

• When: June 3rd – June 28th (closed June 19th)
• Camp sessions from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
• Drop-off: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
• Pickup: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

How much does camp cost? What is included in the fee?

  • This all-inclusive fee includes daily lunch and snacks, a summer camp T-shirt, and program materials. The cost is $159 – $520, sliding scale based on financial need, limited funds available – please pay online, no cash or check accepted.

What should my child wear to camp?

We are very active and sometimes messy when we are doing activities. We want participants to be prepared to participate in all of the fun projects, so play clothes will work best for our active camp. Pants, capris, close-toed shoes, and shorts are preferred.

Who are the counselors and what training have they received?

Our camp is led by enthusiastic staff members who deliver hands-on, age-appropriate activities to inspire participants in a fun, friendly environment.

  • Each staff member is trained in CPR, first aid, girl development, conflict resolution, team building, and overall safety to ensure that your child has a great camp experience.
  • All staff and volunteers working with the participants have undergone extensive interviews, criminal background screenings and reference checks.

Participants are constantly supervised by Girls Inc. staff in the building.

What if there is an emergency? Who should I contact?

The Director of Programs is scheduled to be on-site at all times and will be accessible via email and phone.  All families will receive contact information for Summer Camp Leadership before the start of camp.

Will parents/guardian be able to enter the building? What are the pick-up and drop-off procedures?

  • To ensure the utmost safety of participants and staff, parents/guardians will only have access to a designated area for specific pick-up and drop-off times. Any parents/guardians needing to enter the building for other reasons must speak with a Girls Inc. staff member before arrival.
  • More pick-up and drop-off detailed information will be provided during Parent Orientation.
  • Adding someone to the authorized pick-up list must be done in person and writing. This is to ensure the safety of all the participants at camp. You may not call and request for others to pick-up your camper because we cannot verify your identity over the phone.
  • Any person picking up a participant will need photo identification and must be on the authorized pick-up list. If they are not on the list, we will not release your child.

What about personal belongings?

Girls Inc. requests that personal items of participants be limited to a water bottle.

  • Lunch boxes are approved for those opting out of our provided lunches.
  • Participants are responsible for their own personal belongings.
  • We are not responsible for lost or stolen items brought to camp, so please label everything and do not send any valuables.

My child takes daily medication. Is this okay to send to camp?

No over-the-counter medications will be given to any child, nor are they allowed at camp.

Any medication brought to camp by the camper’s parent/guardian must be in the original pharmacy bottle, with the camper’s name and instructions for administering the medicine printed on the label.

The Program Managers will be responsible for keeping all medicine in a locked cabinet and will administer the dosage as prescribed.

Is there any other information I need to know?

  • If your child is ill, you will be responsible for picking up the child as soon as possible. There isn’t a nurse’s office, so we are not equipped with the resources to care for a sick child for long.
  • We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. If it is valuable, please do not send it to camp.
  • Our federal tax ID number for tax purposes is 35-1337205.

If your question is not mentioned here, feel free to send us a message or email summercamp@girlsincindy.org.