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: $170 with payment plan (includes $25 non-refundable deposit), $160 when paid in full. Save $10 per week by paying in full!

 

Registration opens Feb. 1!

Week 1: May 30-June 3 (Camp closed on May 30)

Theme: X-Treme Sports
Field Trip: NCAA Hall of Champions
Special Guest: Matt Serd (Brownsburg Fitness Trainer)

Campers will focus on learning the fundamentals of sports like baseball, soccer, basketball, and many more. Campers will compete in races, outdoor adventures, obstacle courses, and teamwork activities. Later in the week campers will visit the interactive, hands-on experiences at the NCAA Hall of Champions museum.

Week 2: June 6-10

Theme: Tropical Paradise
Field Trip: Murphy Aquatic Center (Avon, IN)
Special Guest: Family Time Entertainment (The Water Show)

Campers will enjoy a show filled with magic and water with “The Water Show” brought to you by Family Time Entertainment! Campers will splish-splash at the BHS pool, participate in water relay races at camp, and engage in some super-soaked STEM projects that involve all things water! From the water slides to the lazy river, back to the splash pool, this field trip to a brand NEW water park is something you don’t want to miss.

Week 3: June 13-17

Theme: Come EXPLORE with US!
Field Trip: Indiana State Museum/ IMAX Theatre
Special Guest: Family Time Entertainment (Hero’s & Legends Show)

Campers will have an amazing experience watching a documentary film at the IMAX theatre, and then get to explore all the hands-on experiences at the Indiana State Museum. This week will be full of STEM projects, arts and crafts, and exploring nature! Family Time Entertainment will be the special guest with an exciting and interactive show called “Hero’s & Legends”.

Week 4: June 20-24

Theme: Let’s take a ride (Bike Safety Week)
Field Trip: Fun Factory Skating
Special Guest: Fresh Park Mobil Skate Park

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! At the end of the week, we will take all of our new skills out for a test ride on the B&O trail! For the first time, will have a mobile skate park available where campers will get to practice skateboarding too! A big thank you to our volunteers- we couldn’t do this without you!

Week 5: June 27-July 1

Theme: Animal Planet
Field Trip: Indianapolis Zoo
Special Guest: Camptown (Explorers: Animals in their habitat –Pathfinders: Fishing Trip at Fort Ben)

Campers will be able to participate in an awesome hands-on animal experience with Camptown. Explorers will learn through games and outdoor play about animals in their habitats, and Pathfinders will travel to Fort Ben for a whole day of fishing and so much more! To end the week campers will get the opportunity to meet some of their favorite animals at the Indianapolis Zoo!

Week 6: July 4-8 (Camp closed on July 4)

Week 6: July 4-8 (Camp closed on July 4th)
Theme: Holiday Blitz
Field Trip: Gill Family Aquatic Center
Special Guest: Brownsburg Fire Territory, Kona Ice, Big Bounce Fun House

Grab your bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen- let’s end the holiday weekend by relaxing in the lazy river at Gill Family Aquatic Center!

Week 7: July 11-15

Theme: Slimtastic!
Field Trip: Hummel Park

Be prepared for your camper to get dirty, sticky, and slimy during this week at camp! The field trip this week is visiting the beautiful 205 acres in Hummel Park in Plainfield. Campers will have the opportunity to hike the trails, eat lunch in nature, play disc golf, check out the humongous playground, and cool off at the splash pad.

Week 8: July 18-22

Theme: Counselors vs Campers
Field Trip: Kids Planet
Pathfinders only: Washington Township Park for Camp Wars

Let the camp wars begin- AGAIN! Last year our Pathfinder campers went to Washington Township Park in Avon and brought back the WIN! 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! We will end the week with a bash and celebrate our accomplishments at Kids Planet! Who will be the champions- campers or counselors? We need YOU!

July 25-27

Theme: The Summer Experience
Special Guest: Big Bounce Fun House, Kona Ice

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 Arbuckle Acres 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours for Adventure Camp?

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?

Cardinal Elementary
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
  • Lunch
  • Labeled bottle of sunscreen
  • Labeled water bottle
  • Swimsuit, 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.

ePACT Form

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!

 

Here’s how:

  1. Look for the ePACT invitation in your email
  2. Accept the invitation by creating a free account
  3. Complete the new health history form that we’ve built in ePACT for your child
  4. 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