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​Eagle Creek Park Summer Camps

We're looking forward to another great summer of daycamps, and seeing some familiar faces again as well as making new friends!  Registration for the 2016 daycamp season will begin January 25, 2016.  To be added to our daycamp email list, please contact  Leah Frenzel.  or 317-327-1196.

2016 Daycamp Information 

Camp registration begins on Monday, January 25, 2016.  To register for summer camps at the Earth Discovery Center please call 327-7148, and for camps at the Ornithology Center please call 327-2473. Again this year you can register for Eagle Creek Park Summer Camps online!  Use the course code to find and register for your camp at http://www.indyparks.org

All camps are student-only camps; parents are welcome to enjoy the park and facilities. Siblings are not allowed unless they are registered and of the same age group. Camps tend to fill up fast so register early. SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE for more information about camps offered at the Ornitholigy Center and Earth Discovery Center; or check out our printable 2016 Eagle Creek Park Summer Camp Brochure.pdf

If you don't find what you are looking for at Eagle Creek, be sure to check out other daycamp opportunities offered at Indy Parks locations throughout Marion County by searching the word "camp" at http://www.indyparks.org​

All campers except those attending 3-5 year-old camps need to bring a sack lunch with them each day. All campers should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and extra old clothes every day. Gate fee for Eagle Creek Park is waived for registered campers - you will receive a gate pass.


Ornithology Center Summer Daycamps

For more information or to register for Ornithology Center Summer Daycamps, please call 317-327-BIRD (2473), or use the course code to register online at  http://www.indyparks.org

Feathered Friends   Ages 4-5

Take your fledgling to Bird Camp! Together, we’ll learn all about birds by exploring the park’s trails, meeting live birds up close, playing with puppets, creating crafts, and singing songs!

     June 6-10      9am-12pm      Cost $75         Course Code: 9489

     June  6-10     1pm-4pm        Cost $75​       ​  Course Code: 9490      

     July 18-22     9am-11am      Cost $50         Course Code: 9494


Junior Jays   Ages 6-8 

In this camp, your child will learn to use binoculars and simple field guides to identify birds in the park, at the feeders, and inside the Ornithology Center. Throughout the week, campers will be doing a variety of crafts, games, and hikes. They will even get to know our live birds of prey!

     June 13-17     9am-2pm                  Cost $100     Course Code: 9491

     July 18-22     12:30pm-4:30pm      Cost $85​       Course Code: 9495​


Rockin' Robins   Ages 9-11 

Your little flappers will learn about birds through a varity of activities including canoeing, fishing, insect safries, and of course, birdwatching. This camp offers a unique blend of hands-on learing, games, animals encounters, and team building. We will be hiking daily in this camp.

     June 20-24     9am-4pm     Cost $125     Course Code: 9492

     July 25-29​      9am-4pm     Cost $125     Course Code: 9493

Fantastic Flyers   Ages 12-15 

Soar through the week, learing about bird adaptations, identification, conservation, and having fun! Campers will be hiking daily and will also get to spend some time with our live birds of prey!

     June 27-​July 1     9am-4pm     Cost $125     Course Code: 9488

Earth Discovery Center Summer Daycamps

For more information or to register for Earth Discovery Center Summer Daycamps, please call 317-327-7148, or use the course code to register online at http://www.indyparks.org

Camps for Ages 4-5

Happy Hikers  

Awaken and build upon your child’s  natural curiosity for nature in this camp. Whether it is feeling soft moss, smelling bark, or looking for birds in the trees, campers will use their senses as we hap​pily hike! (Camp will not meet on Monday due to Memorial Day holiday.)

     May 31-June 3    9am-11am     Ages 4-5    Cost $50    Course Code: 7266

     May 31-June 3    2pm-4pm      Ages 4-5    Cost $50    Course Code:7273

Puddle Jumpers  

In this camp we will be focusing on the fascinating creatures that inhabit ponds and streams in the park. We will meet these animals in their habitats and learn about their lives through some fun games and crafts! We will also have a Naturalist present wildlife programs during the week!

     June 20-24    9am-11am     Ages 4-5    Cost $60    Course Code: 7299

     June 20-24    2pm-4pm      Ages 4-5    Cost $60    Course Code: 7302

Animal Explorers 

It's a WILD time at the Earth Discovery Center! Each day we will have a different group of animals to explore, and different hands-on ways of learning about them. This camp has it all, from scales to tails!

     July 25-29     9am-11am     Ages 4-5    Cost $60    Course Code: 7303

     July 25-29     2pm-4pm      Ages 4-5    Cost $60    Course Code: 7305


Camps for Ages 6-7

Trail Travelers    

It’s time to hit the trail for some adventure! Eagle Creek Park offers some of the best hiking in Indianapolis!  In this camp we will be learning about nature and exploring everywhere from the creeks to the cove!  Make sure students wear good walking shoes. (Camp will not meet on Monday due to Memorial Day holiday.)

     May 31-June 3     11:30am-4:30pm     Ages 6-7     Cost $100     Course Code: 7126


Stream Stompers  

Join us as we explore the streams around us!  We will be taking a close look at the animals that call the waterways home. This camp is loaded with activities such as, creek stomping, hiking, swimming, wildlife programs, nature crafts, and so much more. Come prepared to get wet and have fun!

     June 20-24     11:30am-4:30pm     Ages 6-7     Cost $115     Course Code: 7188

Young Naturalist  

Join us for an exciting week of outdoor activities while learning about nature at Eagle Creek Park! Become a Jr. Naturalist in this camp as we identify trees, study pond life, and use binoculars to spot birds. We'll go creek stomping and swimming as well! Make sure students wear good walking shoes.

     July 25-29     11:30am-4:30pm     Ages 6-7     Cost $115     Course Code: 7194


Camps for Ages 8-9 

Eagle Creek Explorations  

Join us as we explore all of the best places in Eagle Creek Park. We will be learning about different animals and plants each day, canoe on the reservoir, and take a closer look at pond life. Enjoy the great outdoors with this fun-filled week of camp!

     June 6-10     9am-4pm     Ages 8-9     Cost $135     Course Code: 7197

Down and Dirty Camp   

Discover an exciting world hidden under a fallen log, wade through the waters in the creek, look under the rocks, and explore some of the muddiest places in Eagle Creek Park, all in the name of natural science! This camp promises some very dirty days, so don't forget your extra clothes and shoes!

     June 27-July 1     9am-4pm     Ages 8-9     Cost $135     Course Code: 7208


Strive to Survive I    

This is a hands-on, fun-filled week of camp. Learn various survival techniques and wilderness tips to help you on your next outdoor adventure! We will be using compasses, building shelters, finding wild edibles, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and swimming!

     July 11-15     9am-4pm     Ages 8-9     Cost $135     Course Code: 7213



Camps for Ages 10-12


This camp will be a week of outdoor fun! Participants will conduct field studies in a variety of different wildlife habitats, take aim with a bow and arrow, hike, swim, fish, and keep a journal of dailiy activies. You dont want to miss this exciting camp!

     June 13-17     9am-4pm      Ages 10-12    Cost $135    Course Code: 7220

Strive to Survive II   

This camp covers the basics of wilderness survival. We will learn how to build a shelter, use a compass, practice knot tying, identify wild edibles, and have fun! Daily outings will include canoeing, fishing, creek stomping, and swimming.

     July 18-22     9am-4pm     Ages 10-12     Cost $135     Course Code: 7227​

Camps for Ages 12-15

Eagle Creek Adventure Camp

Get ready for a week of fun adventures at Eagle Creek Park! We will hike, fish, swim, and canoe in this camp while developing our knowledge of nature. We will also practice archery skills, climb a tree with a rope and harness, and even do the GoApe course! (Camp will not meet Monday due to July 4th holiday.)

     July 5-8     9am-4pm     Ages 12-15     Cost $175     Course Code: 7236