Adventure Camp


Campers learn and explore just like the big kids with our weekly themes that feature nature study, games, songs and crafts.  Daily activities are focused on encouraging socialization, boosting self-esteem, practicing active listening skills and bring out your child's imagination! Campers will enjoy field trips and special visitors throughout the summer. 

Half Day Camp
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost: $61/$73
Full Day Camp
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost: $83/$95

Registration Information

  • Ages: 3-5 years old not entering Kindergarten in the Fall. If your child will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall 2016 they are eligible for Discovery Day Camp, not Adventure Camp
  • Dates: June 5 - August 11
  • Location: Discovery Cottage
  • Free Week of Camp: Register for all weeks of camp at one time and receive ONE FREE standard camp week. 
  • Sibling Discount: Enrolling more than one child in summer camp? Be sure to take advantage of our discount.  A $10 discount applies to the        2nd child's enrollment. 

Campers must be registered by the Wednesday prior to the week they will be attending camp.

2017 Themes

Week 1: Famous Places (June 5 - June 9)

Campers will explore famous places around the world without leaving Valparaiso.  A field trip activity and presentation from Carlos Rivero of Don Quijote Restaurant will add to this week's fun. 

Week 2: Eyes of Art (June 12 - June 16)

Splash a little paint, draw a little line.  Campers will have fun exploring famous artists.  This week will include a trip to the Porter County Children's Museum!

Week 3: Interesting Insects (June 19 - June 23)

Buzzzzz! Campers will learn about different insects. This will include a fun trip to Butterfly Meadow Playground this week.  

Week 4: Vehicle Adventures (June 26 - June 30)

Explore the many vehicles that impact our everyday life.  Campers will get their own "touch a truck" experience as a special visitor from the City of Valparaiso Public Works Department will visit camp this week. 

Week 5: America the Beautiful (July 3 - July 7)

Campers will celebrate the beauty of the United States.  this will include a tasty trip to Valpo Velvet! 
  • No camp on the 4th of July. Weekly fee discounted. 

Week 6: Water, Water Everywhere (July 10- July 14)

Learning the elements of water and its importance, campers will need to bring a towel and swim suits as we take a dip in the Central Park Plaza Splash Pad. 

Week 7: Colorways  (July 17 - July 21)

Let's look for colors in nature this week.  It's time to play! How many colors can you find today? Campers will embark to Valplayso for a colorful field trip. 

Week 8: Animal Kingdom (July 24 - July 28)

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Campers will learn about their favorite animals. The Zoo to You program from Michigan City Zoo will visit camp this week and bring some of their animal friends. 

Week 9: Just My Imagination (July 31 - August 4)

Magic carpet rides, hunting for dinosaurs and more! Campers will ignite their imaginations through stories and books.  The little bookworms will take a special journey to Valparaiso Public Library. 

Week 10: Family and Friends Appreciation Week (August 7 - August 11)

Campers will learn about easy ways to be kind and love their friends and family.  This week will include a celebration of summer at the Forest Parks Rotary Shelter located in Forest Park Golf Course. 

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