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- 6:00 PM (Programming hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Where: Cardinal Elementary School, 3590 Hornaday Road, Door J
Cost: Weekly Fee: $150, $160 with payment plan (includes $25 non-refundable deposit). Save $10 per week by paying in full!
Week 1 (June 1-4) Camp Closed on Memorial Day (May 31)
Theme: Down on the Farm
Field Trip: Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville
Get ready for this “Moo-rific” week! Campers are going down on the farm to Traders Point Creamery! With over 130 acres of farmland, Traders Point Creamery is one of the largest dairy farms in the Indianapolis area. Campers will experience a day in the life of a farmer and learn what it takes to work on an organic dairy farm. Along the tour your child will meet cows, pigs, and even get an opportunity to feed the chickens! Campers will end the tour with a Q & A session with the farmer while they enjoy a delicious ice cream treat made right on the farm!
Week 2 (June 7-11)
Theme: Challenge Accepted!
Field Trip: Carmel-Clay Water Park, Carmel
This week at Adventure Camp LITERALLY anything can happen! The competition will be fierce as campers challenge each other individually and in teams to a variety of activities such as 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! Will they be up to the challenge of riding adventurous slippery slides or climbing the Water Wall?
Week 3 (June 14-18)
Theme: Pedal to the Metal
Field Trip: Fun Factory Roller Skating, Indianapolis
Special Guest: NINE 13 (Sponsored by Hendricks Regional)
Campers, bring your bikes and lets RIDE! This week, campers will learn and practice crucial biking skills on our uniquely designed course such as stopping at an intersection, steering through sharp turns, and even passing a pedestrian on a trail! Worried that your child doesn’t know how to ride? No problem! Our friends from Kiwanis and bike safety expert Richard Vonnegut will teach your child to ride in no time! NINE 13 will also be visiting and providing STEM activities and stationary bike racing. After pushing the pedals all week campers will put wheels on foot and enjoy roller-skating at Fun Factory!
Week 4 (June 21-25)
Theme: Wet & Wild!
Field trip: Freedom Springs Water Park, Greenwood
Are you ready to get wet?! Pack your bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothes because we are going to get soaked all week! Campers will splish-splash at the BHS pool, participate in water relay races at camp, and engaging in some super soaked STEM projects that involve all things water! Campers will end the week by having a wet and wild time at Freedom Springs Water Park. Don’t miss out on this refreshing adventure!
Week 5 (June 28-July 2)
Theme: Under the Big Top
Field Trip: Cool Creek Park/ Nature Center, Carmel
We are joining the festivities and celebrating the 4th of July with a good old fashioned camp carnival! Campers will imagine that they are “Under the Big Top” and enjoy carnival themed games and activities, big fun inflatables, and have opportunities to earn tickets and win prizes! To finish off the week, we will head over to Cool Creek Park to trek the trails, visit the nature center, stomp the creek, and burn off some pent up energy at the amazing playground! Don’t miss out on this wacky week of fun!
Week 6 (July 5-9)
Theme: Summer Olympics Showdown
Field Trip: Kid’s Planet, Brownsburg
“Never quit, Never give up” is the motto campers will live by during this eventful, engaging and challenging week of Olympic games. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about the Summer Olympic Games and participate in a pretend “Olympic Athlete boot camp training” at Kid’s Planet! Campers will learn about the dedication it takes to become an Olympic athlete and learn about the importance of daily nutrition. Campers will also enjoy a day full of Adventure Camp Olympics full of games, relays, and team building exercises. Will your camper help their team bring home the gold?!
Week 7 (July 12-16)
Theme: Sports Mania
Field Trip: Washington Town Park (Camp Wars), Holiday Park (Indianapolis)
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is!” Bring your positive attitudes and good sportsmanship this week to camp as we play all the sports! We will focus on learning basic fundamentals of sports like baseball, soccer, basketball, and many more. Campers will also head over to Washington Township Park to participate in a good old fashion Camp Wars. With games like tug-a-war, water relays, limbo, and a counselor challenge! What camp will bring home the trophy? To end the week, a special visit to Holiday Park will be in order to enjoy the great outdoors with playground fun, nature trails, and learn about nature through exploration with an interactive nature center visit!
Week 8 (July 19-23)
Theme: Splish- Splash
Field Trip: Gill Family Aquatic Center, Danville
Do you want to get WET?! Bring your sunscreen and get ready to be drenched with water because we are going to the waterpark! Join us as we float down the lazy river, ride the waves, and enjoy a fun filled day in the sun! Rest assured Gill Family Aquatic Center is equipped with plenty of lifejackets and highly trained parks lifeguards to supervise all of the aquatic activity. We hope you can soak up the sun with us during this fun filled week!
Week 9 (July 26-28)
Theme: Camp Throwback
Field Trip: Williams Park, Brownsburg
Join us for the last week of summer when we go back to classic camp basics! Campers will get to experience the old days when camp was about making team names, competing against one another, making food on the campfire, and singing silly songs. Campers will visit Williams Park on the last day of camp and participate in fun field games, relay races, water games, and much more. Big Bounce Fun House will provide an amazing bounce house for campers to jump their heart out on the last day of summer! After getting cooled off with some Kona Ice, campers will get to showcase their talents during our End of Summer Talent Show! What talent will you bring?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours for Summer B.A.S.E.?
Drop Off: 6:30-9:00 AM
- Drop-off car line up may start no earlier than 6:15 AM.
Programming hours: 9 am- 4:00 pm
Pick-Up: 4:00-6:00 PM
Parents/guardians who intend to drop their child off at camp outside of these designated times must call ahead to make a check-in/check-out appointment.
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 Summer B.A.S.E. 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)
What are my payment options?
During COVID-19, paying online by credit card is your best option.
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