By Anna Skinner
Out of the array of camps offered through Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept., Casey Cawthon, marketing and PR manager with the City of Fishers, said that the nature and recreation day camps are the most popular.
“I think both nature and recreation camps offer opportunities for kids to make friends with other kids that live in our community,” Cawthon said. “The camps are curriculum based, so kids are learning in fun ways and the camps take place at a park so they can visit in the park with their families after camp.”
The Fishers nature camps all take place in Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve with trail and waterway exploration throughout the preserve. Cawthon said that the nature camp teachers utilize every part of the park to enhance the nature camps.
Recreational camps take place at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park and Billericay Park.
“The water and pottery camps do really well,” Cawthon said of the recreational camps. “The water camps are popular just because it’s so hot and the kids can splash around a bit. Pottery camps are great because the kids get to play on the pottery wheel and after the camp they can bring home the mementos they made during camp.”
Science camps have also increased in registration over the last few years.
Camps range from ages 3 to 13 and prices vary per camp. Camps include forest exploration, science experiments such as creating volcanos and egg bombs, pirate and mermaid camps, animals, dinosaurs, ocean life and more. There are over 30 camps that parents and children can choose from.
To view prices, ages, camp descriptions, registration deadlines or to register for a camp, visit fishers.in.us/summercamps.