We're gathering parent recommendations for academic summer camps near Indianapolis where kids can study a language, explore creative writing and reading, learn to play a better game of chess, get a head start on the new school year, and much more. There's a lot to learn this summer!

Tell us about any favorite educational summer camps around Indianapolis that your family has tried and loved! Post a comment below to add your review to a camp that's already on our list, or submit a new recommendation for another one that we should consider adding.

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    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana - JA Biztown Summer Camp

     (600.6 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Age 8-13

    Dawn Denning:  At JABizTown Summer Camp, the day is centered around highlighting experiential learning opportunities, such as running a business. There will be activities centered around philanthropy and entrepreneurship.

    Park Tudor School - Summer Experience

     (602.4 mi)

    1- & 3-week sessions

    Full & half day

    $175-$325/week, $450/3-week session

    Age 3 - Grade 12

    Dawn Denning:  Park Tudor School offers academic enrichments in STEM, speech, coding, writing, health, Legos, etc. Traditional camp themes also include performing arts, athletics, crafting, and more.

    Butler University - Creative Writing Camp

     (603.6 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Grade 3–12

    Dawn Denning:  Your child can expect guest speakers, field trips and interesting workshops, as well as assistance with their creative writing from college students and collegiate professors. Subjects include poetry, screenplays, narratives, song lyrics, Twitter, graphic novels, and more!

    International School of Indiana - Language Summer Camp

     (604.7 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Grade K-5

    Dawn Denning:  Kids can learn French, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese at a beginner or intermediate level with lessons and hands-on activities.

    Quest Summer Camps at Sycamore School

     (605.3 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Half day


    PreK - 8th grade

    Dawn Denning:  If your kiddo loves chess, coding, robotics, writing, brain games or strategic thinking, then this summer camp has a place for them! Sycamore School hosts gifted students during the school year, but opens up to all kids who want to learn over the summer. They offer over 35 unique camps to choose from! In addition to learning, there will be plenty of play time and recess.

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