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Over 14 Indiana Special Needs Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions

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Fall Special Needs Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Indiana are Starting in September, 2022

Many of our Indiana Special Needs Camps offer Fall Special Needs Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in September, 2022.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Special Needs Camp you're interested in a call to check on Fall dates, times and availability.

Fall 2022-23 Special Needs Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Special Needs Camps will be hosting Fall Reunions for their previous campers, and Fall Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for September, 2022.

Best Indiana Fall Special Needs Day Camps Starting in September, 2022

Looking for a Great Indiana Special Needs Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Indiana Day Special Needs Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Indiana Year-Round
Special Needs Camps, Classes & Special Needs Programs

Many of our Best Indiana Summer Special Needs Camps also offer Year Round Special Needs Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Special Needs Programs, too.

Best Indiana Fall Special Needs Camp Jobs

Searching for Indiana Special Needs Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Special Needs Camps are now listing their 2022-23 Fall Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Fall Employment Opportunities" pages.

View ALL IN Camps with Fall Work & Leadership Training Opportunities.

Some of the Best Special Needs Camps in the Midwest are here in Indiana.

Fall 2022-23 COVID-19 Update, Please Read: Many Special Needs camps may be changing their schedules and plans because of COVID-19. For the most current information, please contact each camp individually.

EGEAR: Engaging Girls in Engineering Through Art and Reading
Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso University
1900 Chapel Dr
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: EGEAR is a day camp that uses art, literature, and toys to explore engineering concepts, particularly spatial reasoning and computational thinking. We center activities around building, coding, and play.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We hope to welcome and provide access to any girl who wants to join us. If your child has special needs, please call so we know what your child's needs are, and we can make sure appropriate accommodations are available.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. STEAM

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Northwest Indiana at Valparaiso University. While at camp, participants will get opportunities to visit our engineering labs, art museum, solar energy research facility, and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We typically offer sessions for 2-3rd grade girls, 4-5th grade girls, and we have recently added additional sessions for 6-8th grade girls. Additional sessions may be added based on demand, so check back often, and if e-mail egear[AT] to request alternative session dates or themes!

We mostly play, but with really fun toys and games that link to development of spatial and computational reasoning. We also aim to develop confidence in building and hands-on construction activities.

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Impact 2818 - Epworth Forest Conference Center
North Webster, Indiana

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8580 East Wesley Lane
North Webster, Indiana 46555

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Overnight Camps

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Epworth Forest Conference Center hosts REYOAD each year.

and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Roughly 45 minute from Fort Wayne and an hour and fifteen minutes from South Bend.

CAMP FACILITIES: Epworth Forest Conference Center (EFCC) is located in the northern region of Indiana halfway between South Bend, Indiana and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; just north of US 30 on S.R. 13. During the summer, EFCC is a camp ground with programming for high school students, youth groups and adults with special needs. Year round, the camp site is also rented out regularly for retreats, staff outings, camps, family events, banquets, weddings and more.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Impact 2818 Scholarships are available. For more information go to our website at Our Camp Website Link:

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Fun Weekends

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Retreats held year-round.

June 8-13 Camp REYOAD
June 15-20 High School That Thing Camp
June 22-27 High School That Thing Camp
June 29-July 4 High School That Thing Camp
July 6-11 High School That Thing Camp


Early Bird $465 Full Price $495

That Thing:
Early Bird $399 Full Price $429

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Impact 2818Epworth Forest Conference Center

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Special Needs Camps in IN
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Indiana Special Needs Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Indiana Special Needs Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.

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Impact 2818 - Camp Indicoso
Springville, Indiana

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1558 Sieboldt Quarry Road
Springville, Indiana 47462

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Overnight Camps

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Skills camps

and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Just 15 miles south of Bloomington, IN.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Indicoso is located in north central Lawrence County, Indiana, just off of Hwy 37 between Bedford and Bloomington, IN. Camp Indicoso programs camps for all age ranges. Year round, the camp site is also rented out regularly for retreats, staff outings, camps, family events, banquets, weddings and more.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Impact 2818 Scholarships, for more information go to Our Camp Website Link:

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Fun weekends

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Retreats are available year around.

June 22-27 Middle School Impact Camp
June 29-July 4 High School Impact Camp
July 6-11 Elementary Impact Camp
July 13-18 Middle School Impact Camp
Impact Camps Prices:
Early Bird: $425 Full Price: $455

July 13-18 Adults with Special Needs Skills Camp
Special Needs Prices:
Early Bird: $455 Full Price: $475

August 8-10 Family Fun Weekend
Family Fun Prices: See website

Vist Our Camp Website Link: to make signing up for the right camp easy. Early Bird Deadline Savings expires April 21, 2014.

Or call 888-MAT.2818 to have a paper registration packet mailed to your home or Church.

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Ignite Learning Academy Virtual Summer Camp
Online Camp

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Virtual - Online

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CAMPER AGES: 3-17, depending on camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Online. M-Th, 2 hours/day

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer camps are a great way to have fun, socialize, create, and explore! With new themes each week, there's sure to be a camp that excites your child! Weekly camp themes include cooking, art, LEGO, science, wizards & magic, around the world, coding, and many more! All camps take place via Zoom and one registration covers all children in the same household!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Children with special needs are welcome to attend!

Fine Arts/Crafts, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, and more. See Specialty Camp Info Below

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All camps are run by Ignite Learning Academy, a fully accredited online private school serving students in preschool through grade 12. Camp leaders include faculty, administration, and external experts in the areas they will be teaching.

Around the World Camp
Art Camp: Arts & Crafts with Found Objects
Art Camp: Drawing
Art Camp: Painting
Cooking Camp
DIY/Pinterest Camp
Hawaiian Hullabaloo Camp
JavaScript Coding Camp
Leading Ladies Camp
Mad Science Camp
Outdoor Explorers Camp
Scratch Coding Camp
Wizards & Magic Camp
Storytime & Craft Camp

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Me and My ADD/ADHD Super Powers - Grades 3 & 4
Fishers, Indiana

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11848 Olio Rd
Fishers, Indiana 46037

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: ADD/ADHD heroes will discover that they can do many wonderful things other people cannot! Campers will also learn about the various types of ADD/ADHD, build self-awareness, understand feelings, discuss and practice coping skills, and gain lots of self-confidence. This dynamic camp includes activities, crafts, games, science experiments, take-home mementos, prizes and informational handouts for parents to further reinforce training at home. Maximum number of superheroes is 8, to allow for personal attention. Campers must be entering 3rd or 4th grade.


Academics, and more.

August 3-6, 1:00--4:00 pm, $179

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Virtual Woodwind Academy

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Online Camp
Indiana 47403



CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The 2020 Virtual Woodwind Academy (July 22 - 26) and Audition Prep course (August 7 - 9) provides students ages 13-18 with private lessons, masterclasses, virtual chamber music, educational workshops, and the chance to collaborate with like-minded peers. Following each course, attendees have the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty artists Ana Nelson (clarinet, saxophone) and Amanda Dame (flute) through our studio Facebook group. Students who register before July 1st receive an early bird discount!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are open to accepting Special Needs Campers! One of our faculty members is a special educator. Please contact us with further questions.

Music/Band, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are completely online!

CAMP FACILITIES: All courses take place virtually over Zoom, and we teach remote recording technology.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our mission is to bring music and education to students ages 13-18 of all backgrounds through two virtual offerings: the 2020 Virtual Woodwind Academy and Audition Prep course. Following each course, attendees have the opportunity to remain connected with and learn from faculty and friends through our studio Facebook group. We are both high-profile artists who received education at the nation’s most prestigious music conservatories, including the Oberlin Conservatory, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Our camp has been endorsed by music industry professionals and university music school faculty, which you can view testimonials from on our website.

All faculty members are highly qualified and background-checked professionals.

Tuition for Virtual Woodwind Academy: $300

Upon registration: $25 fee

July 1: $150 non-refundable deposit due

July 15: remaining part of tuition due ($150)

**Early bird discount of $50 ($250 total tuition) for those who submit full payment by July 1st!**

Tuition for Audition Prep Course: $150

Upon registration: $30 fee

August 1: $150 non-refundable tuition due

**Early bird discount of $30 ($120 total tuition) for those who submit full payment by July 27th**

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Camp Lutherhaven
Albion, Indiana

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1596 S 150 W
Albion, Indiana 46701

CAMPER AGES: Kindergarten-12th Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Lutherhaven is a year-round outdoor ministry center that is dedicated to creating adventurous, faith-building experiences for children, youth, adults, and families. Our carefully chosen staff, along with a program that includes recreation, God’s Word, group activities, Christian fellowship, worship, personal growth, and of course tons of fun, combine to create an unforgettable experience.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Adult Developmentally Disabled Camp

Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Horses/Equestrian, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp is located 26 miles northwest of Fort Wayne, IN, amidst the rolling hills of Northeast Indiana. It is blanketed by hardwood forests of oak and hickory, and resides on the shores of Lake Muncie. It is a place of adventure, growth, fun, and refuge.

CAMP FACILITIES: Lutherhaven can be an ideal location that serves the needs of your group with facilities including high comfort private rooms, dormitory, cabins, and RV & tent camping. Also meeting rooms, beach access, basketball court, recreational equipment, worship areas, trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Reaching out with the love of Christ by providing the setting and resources to strengthen the faith of individuals and complement the ministry of churches.

Located out in the woods of Camp, Treetop Village promises an exciting, outdoor experience with two elevated cabins and a pavilion. Along with all the classic camp activities, participants will also spend their time climbing, exploring, and growing through teamwork as they cook several meals a day over a fire and plan their schedule to fit the interests and skills of their new community.

Horse Camp
Throughout the week participants in the all new Horse Camp will travel to Dusty Dreams horse ranch to spend time each day learning to ride and take care of horses. While at camp they will also get a chance to participate in sessions that will focus on personal growth and group building skills. Of course there will be time for the many activities such as swimming, games, and devotions that are so popular at Lutherhaven.

Discovery Camp
This is your chance to spend the week learning or developing skills such as guitar playing, outdoor cooking, drama, fishing, sports, creative writing or waterfront activities. The best part is that YOU CHOOSE what activities you do during the week. The options will vary depending on the talent and creativity of the summer staff, but the fun and discovery are built in.

Adventure Unlimited
Do you enjoy being outside? Then this camp is for you! The schedule is similar to our regular youth camp, but more emphasis is put on the outdoor experience with activities including rock climbing, canoeing, camping skills, orienteering, outdoor cooking, hiking, and fishing. Learn new skills in each of these areas and add new ones next year.

Fine Arts
Feel like you are just waiting to unleash that inner Van Gogh? Take time this summer to develop your talents at our new Fine Arts Camp. This camp gives emerging artists a chance to test and develop their artistic abilities as they get a taste of the arts. Several subjects including dancing, improv, drawing, photography, printmaking, and more, will be taught in hour and a half sessions each day by guest artists. Participants can choose up to 4 areas of study. It’s a great week to explore your artistic side while getting to enjoy the friendship and fun of summer camp.

Basketball Camp
Our basketball camps allow you to refine your current skills as well as learn new ones during your six-day stay. Led by Concordia Lutheran High School basketball coach, Eric Kaschinske, campers will spend 3-5 hours a day on the courts of Camp Lutherhaven and a local gymnasium developing their talents. Campers will be housed in cabins and also participate in other camp activities. This camp is limited to 24 campers, so register quickly.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Junior Servants (JS) program is a two week long volunteer program for high school aged youth that focuses on service, leadership development, spiritual growth, and fun. We want this to be some of the best times of your summer…some important parts of the two weeks will be spent developing relationships with God and others through Bible Study, recreation, team-building activities, cleaning camp, and working alongside cabin groups.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We believe that no child should be turned away because of finances. Our Campership fund, made possible through the generosity of Camp Lutherhaven friends and supporters, is available to any family with financial need.

Qualification is based on household income and the number in your family. The financial aid is designed to provide 25%, 50%, or 75% off the regular price. If you do not qualify, your deposit can be sent back to you.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Lutherhaven is an outdoor ministry center that offers you, your family, and your church many opportunities throughout the year. Other programs may include retreats for couples, families, men, women, youth, personal spiritual renewal, and outdoor education. Lutherhaven also rents its facilities to outside groups.

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Every year Camp Lutherhaven needs approximately 25 Christian, college-aged, young adults to join the Lutherhaven summer team. This ministry team strives to provide a high quality, Christ-centered, summer camp experience for over 1500 children, youth, and adults.

We are currently looking for cooks, maintenance workers, a waterfront director/lifeguard, and male counselors.

A summer of camp provides valuable work experience including significant challenges to grow spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. It also can provide wonderful new friends and memories to last a lifetime.

If interested in working at Camp, Please feel free to contact Celine at any time at celine[AT] or (260) 636-7101.

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Conner Prairie Summer Camps
Fishers, Indiana

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13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038


TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. M-F 8:30am-3:30pm. Early and late care available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Adventure Camp includes a backyard zip line, swimming, canoeing, fishing, horse riding, crafts, hiking, challenge course, archery and more! All outdoor action packed fun! Specialty Camp activities vary by camp. We offer Art Camp, Archaeology Camp, Maker Camp, Science Camp for Girls, Science Camp for Boys, and Photography Camp. Camps are in a unique environment, with well-trained, skilled staff.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: For you child's safety and enjoyment, a certified therapist or legal guardian is permitted to attend camp (at no additional charge) with your special needs camper.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located in Fishers, Indiana, convenient to Indianapolis, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers age 12-15 participate in the Leaders in Training Program

Weekly May 26th, 2020 through July 31, 2020

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Dunes Learning Center
Chesterton, Indiana

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(219) 395-9555
700 Howe Rd
Chesterton, Indiana 46304

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: A week of summer camp at Dunes Learning Center builds confidence, skills and friendships that last a lifetime. With professionally-trained staff leading the fun, campers explore the unique ecology of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore while hiking the dunes, playing in Lake Michigan and singing around the campfire.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Dunes Learning Center programs are inclusive and welcome special needs campers.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Dune Climb
Lake Michigan Hike
Beach Party
Night Hike
Camp Fires
Environmental Stewardship
Nature Photography
Camp Crafts

Dunes Learning Center is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Chesterton Indiana offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Fine Arts/Crafts, Adventure, Swimming and more. Dunes Learning Center is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 5-17.

CAMP LOCATION: Standing on the grounds of the former Good Fellow Club Youth Camp, Dunes Learning Center is located in the heart of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in northwest Indiana, less than an hour from Chicago. Built in 1998, our modern facility is encircled by scenic trails, historic sites and one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the nation.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, our 63 acre national park campus features ecological diversity seen few places in the world.

Ten, group-style modern cabins, each accommodating eight people (seven campers with one cabin leader), are equipped with comfortable bunk beds, bathroom facilities, and a shower. Heating and air conditioning allow for year-round comfort. Male and female campers use separate cabins, and are supervised by adults both inside the cabins and during all guided adventures.

A large multi-purpose dining hall and activity center, Cowles Lodge, is the central hub of camp life. Meal times are an important parts of the camp day, providing opportunities for socializing, fun activities and learning about food as a natural resource. A full-service kitchen is staffed by our own staff and can meet most special dietary needs.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Dunes Learning Center is American Camp Association (ACA) accredited.

Led by first aid and CPR certified education staff and National Park rangers, Dunes Learning Center camps offer a variety of ways for kids age 6-17 to explore the beaches, prairies, dunes and woodlands of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Campers spend their days outdoors where they experience native and historic cultures, play games, try their hand at camp crafts, and sing around the campfire with new friends.

Established in 1998, Dunes Learning Center programs provide a critical and beneficial connection to nature. Learn more at Our Camp Website Link:


FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Lightning Bug Music Festival Family Overnight Campout
June 30-July 1, 2018
This weekend adventure includes the chance to paddle the Little Calumet River, explore historic Bailly Homestead, meet the animals at Chellberg Farm and participate in a scavenger hunt, night hike, campfire and music festival. Registration $75 per person (12 & under free) includes
ticket to Lightning Bug Music Festival, Dunes Learning Center tie-dye t-shirt and tent campsite.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Dunes Learning Center operates in partnership with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore delivering year-round curriculum and standards-based education programs that inspire curiosity, scientific literacy and environmental stewardship.

Dunes Discovery Camp
Campers ages 9-13 spend 5 days and 4 nights exploring rivers, identifying insects, hiking dunes, playing in Lake Michigan, laughing with new friends and singing around the campfire at this summer camp like no other.

Dunes Adventure Camp
Campers ages 14-17 spend 5 days and 4 nights immersed in the unique ecology of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Kayaking, night-time insect investigations, nature photography, a beach party, camp-out and campfire are just a few of the planned adventures, designed to thrill, challenge and engage teens.

Critter Camp
Critter Camp gets kids ages 6–8 outside, where they spend their days exploring the park's forests, streams, meadows and trails with new friends. Activities range from traditional camp crafts to themed hikes and a day at the beach. Day camp (Monday-Friday) hours are 9am–3pm.

Chellberg Farm Camp
Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for our newest day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest and play fun games to learn more about life at the farm. Sessions for campers 5-6 (Tuesdays) and 7-8 (Thursdays) from 9am–3pm.

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Internship Announcement
Cabin Leader
June-August 2022


With a mission to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature,
Dunes Learning Center is the non-profit education partner of Indiana Dunes National Park. Since 1998, more
than 150,000 students from diverse communities and backgrounds have participated in our programs to
discover, learn, explore, and reflect on the science and wonder of nature.

For many, Dunes Learning Center is
the gateway to Indiana Dunes National Park and the beginning of their environmental science education.
These experiences support students on the pathway to science-based careers, inspiring the next generation of
scientists, environmental advocates and educators.

Looking back on 20+ years of exploration and investigation in nature's classroom, Dunes Learning Center is
proud to be at the forefront of environmental education in the Indiana Dunes. We serve a diverse community
and seek a diverse workforce. Dunes Learning Center is an equal opportunity provider and does not

Dunes Learning Center is proud to carry on a tradition of learning in the dunes that dates back more than 100
years ago by the “Father of Ecology in North America,” Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles. Our residential programs
provide a critical and beneficial connection to nature for learners of all ages—inspiring curiosity, scientific
literacy, and environmental stewardship. Our internship program offers training and professional development
to set you up for success. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are developed and
practiced at camp. Supervising campers, engaging in decision-making, managing behavior, and being a role
model are all necessary skills for strong leaders.

Cabin Leaders are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing
meaningful experiences for campers during summer camp. They help students create connections, build
confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect, and
work together as a team. They facilitate the evening programs (campfire, group games, night hike, ice cream
social, etc), lead meal and flag raising activities, and provide overnight supervision of campers throughout the

● Prepare for and lead evening programming for a diverse community of campers; ages 8-17.
● Supervise and be responsible for campers overnight in modern cabins as well as tent camping (1 night
per week).
● Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude and serve as a role model for responsible environmental behavior
and literacy.
● Ensure safety and well-being of campers using sound judgement and applying appropriate decisions by
following safety protocol and reporting incidents, near misses, or possible hazards.
● Attend program staff training workshops and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
● Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
● Actively participate to support fundraising efforts.
● Comply with all Dunes Learning Center policies and represent DLC in a professional manner at all
● Perform all assigned duties critical to the operation of the Dunes Learning Center.
● Assist with other duties as assigned.

To qualify for the Cabin Leader Internship program, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty.
Dunes Learning Center aims to make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions. All Dunes Learning Center employees must submit to a background check and
possible drug screening.

● Must be at least 18 years old
● Enrolled in an Associate or BA/BS academic program for the 2022-2023 school year
● Enthusiastic about working with children in an outdoor setting
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
● Commitment to equity and inclusion
● Physically able to perform duties outdoors in all weather conditions
● Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation
● A willingness to be coached and to receive feedback
● Ability to work independently as well as on a team
● Official government identification

● Prior experience in outdoor education, residential camp setting, nature centers, or day camps
● Ability to speak Spanish
● Participation in leadership programs at school/ in your community

Cabin Leaders are required to regularly stand for long periods of time and be active and engaging with
campers with hikes, games, and campfires. Cabin Leaders are responsible for campers overnight and must be
able to respond to their needs at all hours of the night. Cabin Leaders must be able to verbally communicate
and have visual abilities that allow them to deliver programs safely.

● $290 weekly stipend (average 40 hours per week)
● Housing in cabins on campus for the duration of the internship (shared with campers M-F)
● Professional development opportunities
● Meals and weekly s’mores while camp is in session

To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Erin Crofton, Education Director at

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Camp Wego
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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Travel Tours Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Wego offers high-quality tours for teen and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are unforgettable adventures. We are not your ordinary travel Camp! On our exciting, supervised educational travel programs, individuals learn new skills, make lifelong friends and explore extraordinary cultures in United States and abroad.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Wego is a Travel camp serving teens and adult with special needs ages 14-65. We are a small travel special needs camp that travel in the United States and abroad. We are able to provide low staffing ratios, 1 to 4. (1:1 if needed) We have highly credentialed and experienced staff so each individuals needs are met. We add new and innovative travel and activities each year.

Our travel is designed to enhance social, friendship, culture, and other vital life skills that promote independence. Camp Wego helps travelers make new friends while traveling in a safe, fun and educational environment.

We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

Individuals must be ambulatory and be able to take care of personal hygiene needs.

Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, and more. Travel, Travel Abroad, Cruises, Camping, Sightseeing, Theme Parks, Culture

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in Florida. Our trips depart and operate from many of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Florida.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up. We believe that our travel trips are a great way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure, safe and also an exciting environment. Our primary goals are to help travelers build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Wego travels year around.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No Financial aid offered.

Most trips cost $1000 and up

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Camp Little Red Door
Martinsville, Indiana

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Bradford Woods
5040 State Road 67 N
Martinsville, Indiana 46151


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Little Red Door is Indiana's oldest camp for children with cancer. Camp is offered one week each summer and is for any child 8-18 years old with cancer or in remission living in Indiana. Campers participate in swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, campfires, arts & crafts, horseback riding, a physical challenge course featuring rope ladders & bridges and much more!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: This camp caters to children with cancer or in remission living in Indiana. Camp Little Red Door maintains an experienced medical staff 24 hours a day, many from ranks of Riley Children's Hospital and St. Vincent. Medications, oral and intravenous, can be given at the infirmary. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, and more. Swimming, Canoeing, Fishing, Archery, Campfires, Arts & Crafts, Horseback Riding, A Physical Challenge Course Featuring Rope Ladders & Bridges & Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: Bradford Woods is located in Martinsville, IN 30 minutes south of Indianapolis.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Little Red Door asks families to send their child for a nominal fee of $25 ($50 per sibling), and financial assistance is available for anyone unable to make the payment.

Camp Little Red Door will be held from Sunday, June 21, 2015 through Friday, June 26, 2015. The camp costs $25 per camper and $50 per sibling.

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Computer Kids Club
Online Camp Bear, Delaware

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P.O. Box 246
Bear, Delaware 19701

CAMPER AGES: Ages 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. M-F 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 12:45-4:00 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: HALF-DAY Computer Camp in Delaware for Ages 5-12. Students use computer arts to design a POKEMON or UNICORN city and a RUBIK's cube! TYPING, CODING with MINECRAFT, MOANA, STARWARS & More. Engineering & Math activities. Build a Rover & Rocketship and learn the GOOGLE programs.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs are welcome.

Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camps will be held at All Saints Catholic School, 907 New Road, Wilmington, DE or Newark, Delaware location which is pending.

CAMP FACILITIES: The camps will be held in New Castle County schools in their computer lab.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: This program can also be delivered through our TUTORING service by appointment during the summer.

$235.00 for Monday-Friday Camp
Choose the A.M. OR P.M. camp for this fee

Seeking part-time technology coaches to assist with the summer camp hours. 

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Camp Millhouse
South Bend, Indiana

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25600 Kelly Road
South Bend, Indiana 46614

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CAMPER AGES: 7 to 75+

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Spring and Fall camp weekends.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Millhouse is a residential summer camp for children and adults of all ages with varying disabilities. We offer six one-week sessions in the summer and spring/fall camp weekends. Our camper to staff ratios are never more than 4 to 1 but we also take campers who require one to one care. “Camp means two weeks of no worry about Monika’s welfare and that is a lot of ‘freedom’ for us.” – Ursula, camper mom.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Millhouse is exclusively for children and adults with disabilities. Our campers disabilities range from campers who just require some gentle reminders to campers who require complete and total care.

Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, and more. Low Ropes Challenge Course, Wheelchair Art Equipment That Is Used By Campers Of All Abilities, Weekly Dances

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Millhouse is located on the southwest side of South Bend, IN on almost 45 beautiful wooded acres. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our campers sleep in fully-accessible cabins with all indoor plumbing. We have a large recreational hall, nature center, program spaces, in-ground, heated fully-accessible pool, lodge where all meals are served, camp store, accessible playground and storm shelters.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp Millhouse has limited funds available to offer partial assistance with camp fees. We highly recommend families reach out to their local community organizations like churches, Lion's and Kiwanis Clubs, etc.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Outside of our summer sessions, we also offer spring and fall camp weekends that run from Saturday mornings until Sunday afternoons. Contact the office, or visit our website, for more information.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our camp facilities are available for rental to the general public. Contact the office for more information 574-233-2202.

For further information please visit our website.

Camp Millhouse hires 45-50 summer staff to run our seven week summer program. Our counselors, counselors-in-training, program staff and nurses are residential positions. We also hire kitchen staff including cooks and servers.  Check out our website at Our Camp Website Link: or contact the office 574-233-2202.

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Bricks 4 Kidz - Indiana
Indiana Location(s)

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Many Northwest Indiana Locations
360 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383



TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Half day LEGO camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Bricks 4 Kidz is an exciting hands on program focused on introducing children to principles of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING (S.T.E.M. Education) and ARCHITECTURE. Through the use of LEGO® bricks, the children have the ability to learn, create and explore. Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their confidence.

Children work with exciting themes and could build a spinning satellite, a snapping alligator or even The Empire State Building. All the programs are designed around three main concepts: LEARN, EXPLORE and HAVE FUN! On this website you will find more information on what types of programs we offer; however, we are happy to customize a program specifically for your group. To see the classes and camp that are currently being offered click the button below. SUMMER CAMP THEMES; ROBOTICS, BRICKS 4 GIRLZ, POKEMON, MINECRAFT AND MUCH MORE...

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We can accommodate some special needs. Please call for more details

Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. STEM Based LEGO Activities.

CAMP LOCATION: We cover all of Northwest Indiana. Camp locations are in: VALPARAISO, MUNSTER, MERRILLVILLE, SCHERERVILLE, HAMMOND

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located inside church and school classrooms.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our programs are proprietary and children will build using LEGO, play games, have challenges in a small intimate setting (Max 16 children). Instructors have all received training and background checks

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer year rounds programs, including after-school activities, camps and in-school field trips

June 8-August 14. Please contact us for complete info.

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There is 1 Top Indiana Special Needs Camp Below

Central Indiana Girl Scouts Camps
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Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
2611 Waterfront Parkway East Drive
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46214

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Crossroads of America Council
7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256

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