Summer Camps

Summer Camps at Indiana University Kokomo: An Environment of Endless Curiosity

Who says learning has to end just because school is out for the summer? In the midst of swimming, family vacations, and enjoying the sunshine, make sure your child spends some time learning and growing as well! Your child will experience invaluable, hands-on learning during the summer camps at Indiana University Kokomo! Our summer camps offer a safe environment full of fun, engaging ways to learn for a variety of ages.

Whether your child knows their interests and passions already or they are just passionately curious about anything and everything, we have a camp for that! With topics ranging from health to sustainability to science to philosophy, your child will have a ball all while learning and growing on the IU Kokomo campus.

Check out the various camp offerings below and fill out the registration. If you have questions or concerns about the camps, reach out to the contact name listed.

Health Camps

This is unique day camp program is specifically designed for children ages 6-13 years of age. Students in the IU Kokomo School of Nursing serve as camp counselors and are supervised by IU Kokomo nursing faculty. Your child will participate in sports, group activities, and arts and crafts. Making new friends and having new experiences makes this camp the highlight of your child’s summer!

There are three educational sessions to select from.

  • FIT CampDiscuss healthy eating and fitness education.
  • KIDDS KampEducational camp for children with diabetes.
  • Camp Eeze-the-WheezeEducational camp for children with asthma.

Each child should bring a sack lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

2018 Camp Dates and Times

June 11-15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages

Children ages 6-13 years

Location

The camp is at Jackson Morrow Park, 4200 S. Park Road, Kokomo. It is on the corner of Center and Park road.

Costs

The camp fee is $20 for the week. Please send payment to the IU Kokomo School of Nursing at the address below:

School of Nursing 
Indiana University Kokomo
East Building, Room 220
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003

Financial assistance is available in the form of camperships. Please make a request for camperships on the camp registration form.

Registration

Please fill out the registration form.

All campers need to have the Medical Information Form filled out. Only campers who will be having the nurses dispense their medication during camp need to fill out the Permission for Dispensing Medication Form.

If you have questions about the camp, email Lesley Connolly or call 765-455-9478.

Persimmon Camp

The Persimmon Camp is designed to educate your child about sustainability as it pertains to their daily lives. The camp is packed full of hands-on activities that teach students how to be more sustainable Hoosiers. Persimmon campers will learn about wetlands and native wildlife by planting native grasses in a restoration area and visiting the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva Indiana. They will get up close and personal with some of Indiana’s native birds and build barn owl nesting boxes. The camp will also teach students how farmers' markets can help reduce food miles and their carbon footprint. Students will meet owners of the local organic farm, Freebird Farms, and visit a mock farmers’ market for lunch.

The camp is being offered through a partnership with KokomoMentum. (Please note: Registration is limited to students in the KokomoMentum program.)

2018 Camp Dates

June 8 and 9

Ages

4th and 5th Grade

Location

IU Kokomo

Cost

Free

Registration

You can email Leda Casey, Marcia Gillette or Tabitha Pelgen or call 765-455-9453.

Science ROCKS!

IU Kokomo will host its 10th consecutive Summer Science Camp for middle school students. Students will work on exciting projects in biology, health science, chemistry, geology (with a focus on health-related issues). All are taught by IU Kokomo science faculty, allied health faculty, and student teaching assistants. This science summer camp is funded by a grant from the Area Health Education Centers of North Central Indiana.

2018 Camp Dates and Times

June 11-15 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ages

Middle School 

Location

Hunt Hall at IU Kokomo

Cost

Free

Registration

Please complete the registration form by May 21, 2018.

If you have questions about the camp, email Patrick Motl or call 765-455-9731.

Think, Imagine, Create

At Think, Imagine, Create Camp we will be working with students to create their own short plays. How do you even start that process? We will begin by talking about questions coming from the 7th/8th graders: questions like ‘Why is it OK to kill a cockroach, but not a butterfly?’ or ‘What’s the difference between natural and human-made?’ We will think through these kinds of questions, imagine possible answers, and create plays about our potential answers.

This camp is made possible by grants from The Community Foundation of Howard County and Indiana Humanities.

Note: This camp takes place in conjunction with Science Rocks! Camp. Campers can attend the morning TIC Camp and attend the afternoon Science Rocks! Camp. Both are tuition-free.

2018 Camp Dates and Times

June 11-15
8 a.m. to 12 noon

Ages

7th and 8th Grade

Location

Main Building IU Kokomo

Cost

Free

Registration

Please complete the registration form by May 21, 2018. Students will be notified by May 28th.

A maximum of 20 campers to be accepted.

If you have questions about the camp, email Joshua Mugg or Joe Keener or call 765-455-9266.

Campers playing volleyball with a student
 
Students at summer camp working together on a project
 
A student jumping in a green shirt