Come join the fun at Avon Kids' Camp this summer? The Avon Kids' Camp is an all outdoors camp for kids 5 years old who have started kindergarten to age 10 years old. This summer we are also offering Pre-k (3-5) and middle school camp (11-13) as well! Camp is run out of the Chickadee shelter, located next to the playground in the upper park. The summer is comprised of eight weeks of camp. Each week will have it's own theme and counselors plan activities throughout the day based on the theme. Counselors are advised to stick to the following station categories while planning activities; sports, health and wellness, crafts, nature, science and large group. Campers will travel to each station throughout the day. Parents will be provided a schedule for the following week on the Friday before each following week of camp. We also have weekly special guests join us and take several field trip over the summer.
Structure and planning are very important but we also believe in letting the kids use their imagination. If the kids come up with a fun and safe activity that the counselors agree on....... we are doing it! As parents ourselves, we believe that the kids are structured and scheduled all school year long. Camp is a place to explore, imagine and be a kid. In a world of technology, there is nothing wrong with just being a kid.
Camp will consist of our Camp Director and Lead Counselor in addition to our qualified counselors who are all CPR and First Aid Certified to care for your child. To ensure proper supervision and age-appropriate activities, campers will be divided into groups by age. Campers are all together at several times throughout their day for large group activities. We have a 1:10 counselor to camper ratio.
Registration Opens April 6th Camp Dates June 1-July 29th.
Avon Kids Camp Avon Kids Camp is for ages 5 years old who have started kindergarten to age 10 years old.
Enroll for individual days, half days, by the week or the whole break. The choice is yours! Registration is done per day or for the whole week. You can register for as many days or weeks as you would like. Single Full Day $30 Half Day $20(Summer only-morning drop off 7-9am, pick up 12pm-1pm or afternoon drop off at 1pm, pick up 4:30-6pm No exceptions on times. Weekly Rate-$150
Registration is open until 4pm for the following day of camp. No exceptions will be made after 4pm the day before camp. This allows us minimal time to schedule counselors and plan for food and supplies for the next day.
Extra's $4 Lunch Lunchfor full day and am half day campers. Lunch choice of various deli meats on white or Hawaiian roll, Uncrustable pb&j sandwich, fresh fruit, fruit cup, bag of chips, yogurt tube, carrot sticks or other raw veggies, and a juice box. $10 Extra Camp shirt (Summer Only, each camper is given 1 free shirt)
Preschool Camp at the Nature Center at Pecar Park (Summer Only) More Preschool Programs coming for Summer 2020! 9:30am-11:30am Tues/Thurs $30 per week Our preschool program is for children 3-5 years old. Campers will participate in a variety of fun activities including organized games, story time, art, and nature exploration. We will also continue to support developmentally appropriate skills for our pre-k campers. Drop off and pick up will be at our new Nature Center at Pecar Park at 5203 East County Road 150 North, Avon, IN Registration is for Tuesday AND Thursday of that week.
Middle School Mania at Washington Township Park (Summer Only) 9-4pm Mon-Fri $30/day Middle School Camp is designed for campers 11-13 years old to keep your preteen engaged and challenged all day with various activities such as engineering, science projects, fort building, cooking, sports, fitness and so much more!
FREE Early drop off available starting at 7am at the Chickadee shelter by the big playground at the upper park. Late pick up available until 6pm at the Chickadee Shelter by the big playground at the upper park.
Check back to see an updated calendar of weekly themes, field trips and clubs!
Weekly Camp Themes for ages 5-13. Week 1 June 1-5- Animal Adventures: Enjoy a fun-filled week of animal encounters with some of our local animal rescue organizations. Campers will get the opportunity to learn about and interact with animals in nature as well as what animals make great pets. At the end of the week campers will have the chance to go horseback riding.
Week 2 June 8-12- Nature Explorers: Our park naturalist will be joining us this week as we explore the park to learn about the plants, animals and insects that call the park home. On Friday campers will visit the Nature Center at Pecar Park and participate in fun activities around the new park.
Week 3 June 15-19- Full STEM Ahead: Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math? This week of awesome activities involves introducing campers to a unique variety of STEM projects, games and challenges. Activities to stimulate the mind and spark curiosity will vary but promise to encourage engagement and the imagination of every camper!
Week 4 June 22-26- Sports of All Sorts: Get ready to participate in our sports buffet where campers get to try out different sports! Campers will exercise their gross and fine motor skills while enjoying a variety of sports and games designed to build concentration, strength, speed and skill. Local sports organizations will be joining us to teach Lacrosse, Rugby, Football, Cheer, and Soccer. Learn, play and improve sports skills while having fun! On Friday campers will visit Eagle Creek Park for some fun at the beach.
Week 5 June 29-July 3- Camp Wars: Avon Kids Campers will be challenging Brownsburg and Danville Park Campers this week in classic field day competitions like tug-of-war, relay races, pool noodle baseball and much more. Who will win the trophy and bragging rights? Come help Avon Kids Camp be crowned the winners! At the end of the week campers will be spending the day at the Gill Family Aquatic Center.
Week 6 July 6-10- Campers vs. Counselors: Avon Kids Campers and counselors will face off in a variety of missions, activities and games throughout the week. This week will include Minute to Win It challenges, water balloon toss and tug -a-war to name a few. Campers and Counselors will face off in the most exciting challenges ever! On Friday campers will visit Hummel Park for some creek stomping.
Week 7 July 13-17- Ninja Warriors: Hoosier Warriors Gym will be joining us during this fun-filled week withfitness based activities using tumbling, navigation of obstacles, parkour, freerunning and calisthenics tobuild strength and confidence in a fun, fast paced environment. We begin with plenty of stretching/flexibility workfollowed by several circuits/courses during the day that are a total body workout.On Friday campers get to try out their skills on a giant inflatable obstacle course.
Week 8 July 20-24- Wet N Wild With Water: WARNING: Camp will be a SOAK zone this week! This year's water week will be the best ever as we explore all things water. Bring your bathing suit and towel every day this week as we promise a wet and wild week of fun! Campers will finish the week with a Foam Party on Friday.
Weekly Clubs (Tues, Wed, Thurs 1-2:30pm) More info to come. Nature Club with our park naturalist Art Club with the Sketch Pad and Bisque Barn STEM Club with Mrs. Shrewsberry the STEM teacher at West Cheer/Dance Club Sports Club with local Avon teams (Rugby, Lacrosse, Football, Soccer) Ninja Warrior Club with Hoosier Warriors Lego Club with Snapology Animal Lovers Club Crafty Kids Club
Camp Daily Schedule
Drop-off/Pick-up @ Chickadee Shelter Upper Park
7:00am - 9:00am Drop-off
9:00am - 10:00am Morning Rotation 1
10:00am - 10:15am Morning Group Activity
10:15am - 11:15am Morning Rotation 2
11:15am - 12:15pm Morning Rotation 3
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch/Free-Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm Half Day Pick-up & Drop-off
1:15pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Rotation 1
2:15pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Rotation 2
3:15pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Snack
3:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Rotation 3
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pick-up, Free-Time
What to Bring
Packed lunch if not purchasing one
Backpack to hold belongings
Refillable water bottle
Change of clothes
Swimsuit and towel
Plastic bag for wet clothes
Flip-flops for splash pad only
Do NOT bring personal toys or electronics
What to Wear
Closed toe shoes
Comfortable play clothes
Weather appropriate apparel
Sandals can only be worn at the splash pad
Campers who are enrolled in full-day camps must bring a lunch and beverage each day. Lunch is offered during registration for an additional $4 campers only. As part of our commitment to health and wellness, we encourage campers to bring nutritious foods and beverages. We recommend all campers bring a reusable water bottle to camp each day. Refrigeration is not available for participants’ lunch, so please do not include any food that is subject to rapid deterioration or spoilage. If your camper has a severe food allergy, please contact us so we can provide accommodations for the food allergy if necessary. Please send food in sealed containers and clearly label your camper’s lunch with his/her name. Departing from Camp
Parents/Guardians or Authorized Persons (Camper Information Form) are required to sign their camper out at the end of the camp day. All individuals must be prepared to show identification during pick-up. Staff will request ID until the identification is established.
Please notify the Camp Director in writing at least 10 business days ahead of time if you plan on not having your camper attend the day(s)/week(s) for which they are currently enrolled. If you cancel your registration with less than 10 business days you will not receive a full refund. Anyone who cancels after the 10 day minimum has the option to receive a household credit to use towards future camp days with permission from the Camp Director. Requests for a camp credit must be made at least 24 hours before your child misses a registered day of camp.
Late Pick-Up Fee If it becomes apparent that tardiness is a reoccurring issue during pickup, the Director will notify you to discuss late fee assessments. Parents will be charged $1 per minute should late pickups continue. In the event of 5 or more late pickups the Camp Director can request removal from camp. Late pick up is after 6 pm for full day.
Inclement Weather Plans: Heat Advisory: In the event of a heat advisory, the campers will be in or around the Red Barn. This provides campers the opportunity to have cool air when it gets hot. Frequent breaks will be taken to avoid any heat-related illnesses and water will be available to campers throughout the day. End of the day pick-up will be at the Red Barn if there is a heat advisory. Thunderstorms: In the event of a thunder or electrical storm, the campers will be in the Pavilion Center. Let it be noted that children may be allowed to play in the rain when thunder and lightning are not present.