Explorers & Pathfinders
Brownsburg Parks is dedicated to providing a safe, hands-on learning experience for our explorers & pathfinders as they build relationships, celebrate accomplishments and develop a sense of belonging. The adventure starts here! Register your child online today.
Who: Explorers (Ages 6-8, MUST have attended Kindergarten to participate), Pathfinders (Ages 9-12)
When: Monday-Friday 6:30 am-6 pm
Where: Cardinal Elementary School, 3590 Hornaday Road, Door J
Cost: Weekly Fee: $155 (includes $25 non-refundable deposit). Save $10 per week by paying in full!
Week 1 (June 1-5)
Theme: Down on the Farm
Field Trip: Traders Point Creamery (Zionsville)
Special Guest: Silly Safaris
Get ready for this “Moo-rific” week! At over 130 acres, Traders Point Creamery is one of the largest dairy farms in the area. Campers will experience a day in the life of a farmer and learn what it takes to work on an organic dairy farm. They will end the tour with a delicious ice cream treat made right on the farm! Also this week, campers will meet more animals during a special visit from Silly Safaris!
Week 2 (June 8-12)
Theme: Challenge Accepted!
Field Trip: Carmel-Clay Water Park (Carmel)
Special Guest: Balloon Genuity
Literally anything can happen as campers challenge each other individually and in teams to activities like relay races, obstacle courses, and fun water challenges! By the end of the week, your camper will be ready to cool down with a visit to Carmel-Clay Water Park. Also, Balloon Genuity will introduce the unique art of balloon sculpting and challenge campers to make their favorite animals out of balloons.
Week 3 (June 15-19)
Theme: Pedal to the Metal
Field Trip: Fun Factory Roller Skating (Indianapolis)
Special Guest: Nine13sports (sponsored by Hendricks Regional Health)
Grab your bikes and let’s ride! In partnership with Kiwanis, campers will learn and practice crucial biking skills on our uniquely designed course, such as stopping at an intersection, steering through sharp turns, and passing pedestrians on a trail. Nine13sports also will visit and provide STEM activities and stationary bike racing. After pushing the pedals all week, campers will enjoy roller-skating at Fun Factory.
Week 4 (June 22-26)
Theme: Wet & Wild!
Field Trip: Freedom Springs Water Park (Greenwood)
Special Guest: Family Time presents “The Water Show”
Are you ready to get wet? Pack your bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothes because we are going to get soaked all week! Campers will enjoy a show filled with magic and water with “The Water Show.” They’ll splish-splash at the Brownsburg HS pool, participate in water relay races at camp, and engage in some super-soaked STEM projects. At the end of the week, campers will head to Freedom Springs Water Park.
Week 5 (June 29-July 3)
Theme: Under the Big Top
Field Trip: Williams Park (Brownsburg)
We’re celebrating the 4th of July with a good old-fashioned camp carnival! Campers will imagine they are “Under the Big Top” and enjoy carnival-themed games and activities, including inflatables. They will have opportunities to earn tickets and win prizes, too! To end the week, we’ll head to Williams Park to trek the trails, stomp the creek, and burn off some pent-up energy at Blast Off playground.
Week 6 (July 6-10)
Field Trip: Indiana Fever Game, Holliday Park (Indianapolis)
This week we focus on learning the fundamentals of sports like baseball, soccer, basketball and more. Campers will attend “Kids’ Day Out” at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to watch the Indiana Fever women’s basketball team take the court. Later in the week, we’ll visit Holliday Park to enjoy the great outdoors with playground fun, nature trails, and an interactive nature center visit.
Week 7 (July 13-17)
Theme: Summer Olympics Showdown
Field Trip: The Compound Indy (Brownsburg)
Campers will learn about the Summer Olympic Games and participate in “Olympic Athlete Boot Camp Training” at Compound Indy. Certified instructors will teach campers about the dedication it takes to become an Olympic athlete and the importance of daily nutrition. Campers also will enjoy a day full of games, team-building exercises, and rock climbing.
Week 8 (July 20-24)
Theme: Beach Bound
Field Trip: Eagle Creek Park/Beach (Indianapolis)
Special Guest: Science Tellers — Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress
Bring your sunscreen because we are going to the beach at Eagle Creek Park! If campers are able to pass our swim test and swim without a life jacket, they will be able to play on the water inflatables and slides. Plus, campers will enjoy the show, “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” presented by our special guest, Science Tellers.
Week 9 (July 27-31)
Theme: Camp Throwback
Field Trip: Arbuckle Acres Park (Brownsburg)
Say “So long!” to summer by going back to the basics. Campers will enjoy fun competitions, make food on the campfire, and sing silly songs. The final day of camp will be a huge field day filled with games, relay races, water games, a huge bounce house and sweet icy treats. The best part: our End of Summer Talent Show!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours for Adventure Camp?
Explorers + Pathfinders Hours:
Drop Off: 6:30-9 am
Programming: 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Pick-Up: 3:30-6 pm
If parents need to drop off later than 9 am, they must call Adventure Camp to notify us of their late arrival. NO LATE DROP OFF’S ON FIELD TRIP DAYS.
Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
3590 Hornaday Road
Door J Located around the back of the school. Look for the Adventure camp sign.
How do I register?
To get started, visit our website and create an account (for mobile users, view the full site). After signing in, look under the Activities tab, select Camps and choose your preferred week(s) and payment option by clicking “Add to Cart” and “Enroll Now.”
Participants must be registered prior to using our services. If your child is not registered at the time of drop-off, please be prepared to make a payment on site via debit/credit card or check!
What should I bring to camp?
Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt and water bottle on the first day of camp.
- AM and PM Snack
- Labeled bottle of sunscreen
- Labeled water bottle
- Swim suit, towel, and a plastic bag for wet clothes(for swimming days)
- Camp T-shirt (must be worn on field trip days)
On Tuesdays, we will go to the Brownsburg High School pool.
Lifeguards at BHS will issue a swim test to any individual who does not want to wear a life jacket. To pass the swim test, the child must be able to swim the length of the pool without touching the bottom, keep his or her head above the water, and be able to swim without getting too tired.
If a lifeguard determines a child is not a strong enough swimmer, the child will be directed to wear a life jacket. Children who pass the swim test will receive a bracelet indicating they know how to swim and will be allowed to jump off of the small diving board.
Any child who does not want to take the swim test will be directed to wear a life jacket. Any child who chooses not to swim or forgets his or her swim gear will stay behind with the age group that stays at camp.
What are my payment options?
We accept checks, money orders or credit/debit cards on-site, online or in person at the Brownsburg Parks Office, 402 E. Main St.
When you register for camp online, you will be given the choice to pay in full or set up a payment plan. If you choose to pay via a payment plan, you will need to pay a non-refundable $25 deposit up front to reserve your child’s spot.
The remaining camp fees will be due the Monday before the week of camp that you registered for.
Brownsburg Parks is moving away from paper forms and is using ePACT Network to store all comprehensive health and emergency contact information more securely. You will only need to complete this form once a year to save you time and make registration even easier for you!
- Look for the ePACT invitation in your email
- Accept the invitation by creating a free account
- Complete the new health history form that we’ve built in ePACT for your child
- Be sure to click “Share” when you’ve completed the form to share it with Brownsburg Parks
All participants are required to complete this form prior to the program start date to attend camp. If you need additional help, contact the ePACT Network Customer Service Line at 1-855-773-7728.
Already have an account? Login here: https://www.epactnetwork.com/us/login
How do I contact my Camp Counselor?
Explorers Adventure Camp (ages 6-8): 317-478-5663
Pathfinders Adventure Camp (ages 9-12): 317-982-0070
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