camps at hse

Full-day camps at HSE Schools will be held Cumberland Road Elementary School. All camps listed on this page are for kids ages 5-10 and run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted. Cost is $200/week for Fishers residents and $300/week for non-residents unless otherwise noted.


WEEK 1 (May 24-27)

Theme: Curious Critters
*No Monday camp date to observe an HSE Schools teacher work date. Cost prorated.

WEEK 2 (May 31-June 3)

Theme: Art in the Parks
*No Monday camp date on observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Cost prorated.

WEEK 3 (June 6-10)

Theme: Aviation Exploration

WEEK 4 (June 13-17)

Theme: Rhythm Rover

WEEK 5 (June 20-24)

Theme: Mini Maker Challenge

WEEK 6 (June 27-July 1)

Theme: Parks Pathfinder

WEEK 7 (July 5-8)

Theme: Ninja Warrior
*No Monday camp date on observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Cost prorated.

WEEK 8 (July 11-15)

Theme: Creature Carpentry

WEEK 9 (July 18-22)

Theme: Backyard Sports Bonanza

WEEK 10 (July 25-29)

Theme: Make a Mess!

2022 Summer Camp Themes

Backyard Sports Bonanza

All sports enthusiasts and gym-class fans welcome! Campers will explore and learn game rules, scoring, and techniques to try their hand at backyard recreation games like disc golf, bocce ball, croquet, archery, badminton, and cornhole! The camp week will wrap up with a field day of all games for campers to compete in a mini-tournament.  

Make a Mess!

Make it fun, but make it messy! Campers will explore a week filled with hands-on, mess-making activities centered around splatter-paint techniques, sensory-play activities, mud study, and wrap up the week with a color run, where all finishers are doused with colored powder.  

Curious Critters 

Beavers, birds, and bears, oh my! Does your curious kid love the world of animals? Join us as we explore the way animals do, with activities and special guests to learn more about animals and insects native to Fishers. 

Art in the Parks 

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Art is but imitation of nature.” Find inspiration, creation, and nature all in one place as campers use their Fishers Parks setting to create art in many forms. From fairy-garden making to landscape painting, campers will learn various art techniques to capture the park around them.  

Aviation Exploration

It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! Take flight and create model aircraft to launch into the sky. Experiment with aircraft construction, rocket launching, kite making, frisbee games, and archery as your camper learns the ins and outs of soaring through the air.

Rhythm Rover 

Movers and shakers are invited to listen and create music in nature. Campers will be shown how to make instruments with alternative materials, study vibrations and sounds in nature, and “rock” out with our special musical guests. This camp is designed to resonate with your mini musician.  

Mini Maker Challenge  

Mini makers will be given unique challenges and given tools, materials, and guidance to solve their problem. Using their crafting skills, mini makers will create a solution and present their finished product. Campers can expect to face hands-on challenges to repurpose everyday materials, learn construction basics, create items with found materials, and upcycle. This camp will stretch your mini maker’s creative muscle and problem solve in their own unique way. 

Parks Pathfinder    

Learn how to traverse the outdoors, treasure hunt, identify landmarks, roads, and landscapes. Exploring can be fun and campers will guide the way. This camp features activities that instruct campers how to read a map and navigate their way through Fishers Parks using a compass. At end of the week, campers will use their skills to set out on an “Amazing Race” across Fishers Parks.

Creature Carpentry 

Learn how to build structures like the animals do! Drawing inspiration from the nesting birds, burrowing ants, and suspended spiders, campers will recreate animal-built structures and learn to build their own tepee or alternative housing structure. For the kid who enjoys engineering, stacking, building, and arranging, you won’t want to miss this nature-infused carpentry camp.   

Ninja Warrior 

For the couch-jumping, monkey-bar-climbing, obstacle-making, and race-to-the-finish kids who like to climb the unconventional. Your lil’ ninja will explore creative ways to climb, jump, skip, and lift their way across various obstacles. Campers will participate in balance challenges, obstacle making, and creative climbing.

Camp Checklist

All campers must bring or wear the following items to camp each day:

  • Sack lunch and snack labeled with first and last name (refrigeration for lunches not available)
  • Refillable water bottle labeled with first and last name
  • Sunscreen labeled with first and last name
  • 2022 Fishers Parks camp T-shirt
  • Close-toed sneakers

Backpacks to store and carry these items are welcome.