The Noblesville Parks and Recreation staff is looking to build on the success of the inaugural Noble Kids Camp and will continue to offer all-day summer camps. The traditional half-day camp option is still available, but with extended full-day, week-long camps the parks offers an alternative for Noblesville parents and children.
“The new summer camp format was a success last year and provided Noblesville families with options that work with their daily schedules,” said Noblesville Recreation Assistant Director Lorna Steele. “We have another great summer of fun planned that will create wonderful memories for children with the activities, games and interactions they entail. We believe every child will have a great time at camp.”
The day-long camps are an exciting mix of camper- and counselor-led activities centered on a wide variety of weekly themes. Campers who will be entering kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2018-2019 school year as well as preschoolers ages 2 to 5 are encouraged to sign up for their favorite weekly themes or attend camp for the entire summer.
Similar to last year, the two camp host sites – Dr. James A. Dillon Park, 6001 Edenshall Lane, and Forest Park, 701 Cicero Road – will offer the same themes and similar programming making it more convenient for parents and transportation. Dillon Park will offer one additional camp the week of July 30.
Only Forest Park campers will have the option to swim at the Forest Park Aquatic Center once a week. Campers will have to take a swim test to be permitted to be in the lap pool. Campers will have lifeguards and will swim with a few counselors. All other campers will remain at the splash pad.
All-day camps run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day camps are available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Pricing is the same as last year as one week of summer camp costs Noblesville residents $125 for all-day ($155 for nonresidents), $60 for half-day ($75 for nonresidents). Another option for parents is before and/or after care available starting at 7 a.m. and running until 6 p.m. Before care is $10 and after care is $15 for the week.
“The themes and options of Noble Kids Camp provide an abundant mixture of enjoyment, physical activity, education and social interaction in the safe environments of our parks and under the watchful eye of our highly trained counselors,” Noblesville Parks Director Brandon Bennett said.
Fun details of Noble Kids Camp include:
- Summer Spectacular, June 4 to 8 – It’s an exciting time to kick off the summer. Come play outside, learn new games and make new friends. Campers are going to have a spectacular summer kick off week.
- Out of this World, June 11 to 15 – Space is a pretty cool place and campers will learn all about it as they explore all that is ‘out of this world’ this week. Astronauts, aliens, planets and stars; who knows, we might even find life on Mars.
- Noble Kids CSI, June 18 to 22 – Some things have gone missing at Noblesville parks and your camper will help solve the mystery. Find clues, interview suspects and solve this summer camp sleuth.
- Ultimate Champs, June 25 to 29 – Campers will be playing sports of all sorts this week – from soccer to ultimate Frisbee and everything in between. Your energetic child will love this fast-paced week.
- Chaotic Critters, July 9 to 13 – Your child will love this messy mania of a week. Campers will be playing with shaving cream, slime and dish soap, just to name a few.
- When I Grow Up, July 16 to 20 – What does your child want to be when they grow up? Campers will learn about various jobs and have surprise visits from people like the police officers and firefighters to share more about their jobs.
- It’s a Zoo, July 23 to 27 – Learn about all the animals that live at the zoo. Where do they come from and what kinds of animals have we never seen in a zoo? Campers will be an animal expert after this week at camp.
- Opposite Week, July 30 to Aug. 3 (Dillon Park only) – This week will be turned upside down as campers explore the opposite … of everything. Campers will be challenged to think about the ins and outs of a world full of opposites.
In addition to the Noble Kids Camp, Noblesville Parks and Recreation is offering preschool camps for ages 2 to 5. Camps will be located within the Recreation Annex building from 9 a.m. to noon as well as 1 to 4 p.m. and include different themes each week. Campers must be potty trained to attend. Preschool camp costs Noblesville residents $63 for the week ($75 for nonresidents).
Preschool Camp themes include:
- June 4 to 8: The Great Outdoors
- June 11 to 15: Down on the Farm
- June 18 to 22: Superheroes in Training
- June 25 to 29: Outer Space
- July 9 to 13: Under the Sea
- July 16 to 20: Community Heroes
- July 23 to 27: Camp Olympics
For more information on summer camp offerings, visit noblesvilleparks.org or call 317-770-5750.