Trailblazers

Brownsburg Parks is dedicated to providing a safe, hands-on learning experience for our Trailblazers as they build relationships, celebrate accomplishments and develop a sense of belonging. The adventure starts here! Register your child online today.

Experience what it means to be a true adventurer with Trailblazers Adventure Camp. Designed to expose teenagers to a wide variety of exciting and engaging activities over the summer, this camp is the perfect opportunity to get your teen off the couch, stretch them out of their comfort zone, and experience some of the most exciting places in Central Indiana!

Who: Ages 12-16
When: Monday-Friday. Programming: 8 am-4 pm. Drop off: 6:30-8 am. Pick up: 4-6 pm
Where: Cardinal Elementary School, 3590 Hornaday Road, Door J
Cost: Weekly Fee: $155 (includes $25 non-refundable deposit). *Special Programming Fee: $185

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Teen Wilderness Backpacking Trip

Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Fun!

June 1- June 5 | Ages 13-18 | $300 per camper

On this adventure, campers will learn trip planning, map and compass skills, environmental stewardship and nutrition. Campers will spend their days hiking, learning about nature, playing group games, learning how to cook on an open fire and many other exciting things. Campers will have the opportunity to go white water rafting at Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort located in Tennessee. Most camping equipment and supplies will be provided by Camp Town (including tents, backpacks, etc.) but a packing list with additional items will be sent via email. We will meet campers at Brownsburg Parks Administrative Office (402 E. Main St.) on Monday, June 1 at 9 AM and will return to Brownsburg Parks Office by 3 PM on Friday, June 5.

Campers will be REQUIRED to attend one pre-trip training class and packing day to prepare for our adventure to The Big South Fork in Tennessee! Pre-trip planning dates will be released as we get closer to June and sent via email.

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FAQ for Camping Trip

Parent Waiver

https://brownsburgparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camptown-RELEASE-2016.pdf

Packing List

Review a list of things to bring on this camping trip here: https://brownsburgparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Overnight-Camping-Packing-List-WITH-Parent-Letter.pdf

Week 1 (June 1-5)

Theme: Let’s Scuba (*Special Programming Fee)
Field Trip: Scuba Lessons at Brownsburg HS Pool
Special Guest: The Purple Palette
This week is the perfect opportunity for your camper to learn the basics of scuba diving! Campers will experience safe scuba diving instruction under the supervision of a Bottoms Up Scuba- Indy certified divemaster.  All scuba gear will be provided. Plus, a local artist will help campers to get their creative juices flowing as they create an underwater mural masterpiece.

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Week 2 (June 8-12)

Theme: Outdoor Adventures
Field Trips: Camptown Fishing Trip (Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park); Horseback Riding (Natural Valley Ranch, Brownsburg)
Campers will travel to Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park for a day full of fishing! From baiting the hook to reeling in a big catch, campers will spend all day outside in the fresh summer air. Campers also will visit Natural Valley Ranch to tour the barn, help feed and brush the animals, and choose a horse to ride through the trails of Brownsburg.  Saddle up and join us!

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Week 3 (June 15-19)

Theme:  Zombie Apocalypse (*Special Programming Fee)
Field Trip: Camptown – Overnight Camping at Turkey Run State Park,  Zombie Scavenger Hunt, Main Event Laser Tag (Indianapolis)
This just in: A virus is spreading throughout the Town of Brownsburg that is leaving its victims in a horrible zombie-like state! To survive, campers will practice their hunting skills by playing laser tag, following clues to track down where the zombies are gathering, and saving the world from this growing epidemic! Having stopped the apocalypse, campers will visit Turkey Run State Park for an overnight hiking and camping adventure led by Camptown.

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Week 4 (June 22-26)

Theme: Trailblazer Top Chef
Field Trip: The Waterpark, Carmel
Special Guest: Cooking with Claudia Simion (BCSC Café Operations Specialist)
Campers will battle it out and compete for the title of “Trailblazer Top Chef.” Special guest Claudia Simion will teach campers basic food preparation safety, how to use a variety of ingredients to create unique flavors, and how to present dishes to make your taste buds sing!  A panel of expert judges will put the food to the test and crown the winner.

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Week 5 (June 29-July 3)

Week 5 (June 29-July 3)
Theme: Going Down Under
Field Trip: Indiana Caverns Family Adventure Park (Corydon, IN)
We’ll descend 110 feet underground to learn about the rich history of Indiana Caverns. During their tour, campers will enjoy a 25-minute boat ride on the underground river, experience panoramic views of Big Bone Mountain, and see an amazing waterfall. Campers also will discover the animals that called the caverns home.

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Week 6 (July 6-10)

Theme: Sportsmania
Field Trip: Cruz/Eagle Creek Park (Camptown), Indiana Fever Game (Indianapolis)
This week our focus is 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 hike the trail at Eagle Creek Park with Camptown.

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Week 7 (July 13-17)

Theme: Olympic Training
Field Trip: The Compound Indy (Brownsburg), White River Canoe Trip (Camptown)

Are you ready to train hard and play hard in anticipation of the Summer Olympics? Campers will participate in a fitness class at The Compound Indy and learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet and good nutrition. With their newfound strength, campers will be put to the test as they canoe down the White River.

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Week 8 (July 20-24)

Theme: The Great Escape
Field Trip: Escape Room/Glow Golf (Indianapolis)

Bring your thinking caps, problem-solving and communication skills, and teamwork abilities to try and get out of the Escape Room before the clock runs out! Will the campers make it out in time? If you think that’s tough, wait until you see the crazy challenges, STEM projects, and other activities in store throughout the week!

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Week 9 (July 27-31)

Theme: Summer Vacation
Field Trip: Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN)
Come help us say “So long” to summer in style by taking a mini summer vacation to Holiday World. Get ready for roller coasters, water parks, sun, fun and a pizza party! This is a summer vacation with your friends that you will never forget. Campers will leave early Tuesday morning and arrive home late that night.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours for Adventure Camp?

Trailblazers Hours:

Drop off: 6:30-9 am      Programming: 8 am-4 pm          Pick-Up: 3:30-6 pm

Where do I drop off and pick up my child?

Cardinal Elementary School
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
  • Lunch
  • 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)
Swimming days

On Tuesdays, we will go to the Brownsburg High School pool.

Lifeguards at BHS will issue a swim test to anyone who does not want to wear a life jacket.  To pass the swim test, the camper 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 camper is not a strong swimmer, the camper will be directed to wear a life jacket.  Campers 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 camper who does not want to take the swim test will be directed to wear a life jacket. Any camper 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 and 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.

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?

Trailblazers Adventure Camp (ages 12-16): 317-476-4013

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