Summer Day Camp Registration Now Open!
Summer Day Camp will consist of nine weeks of camp beginning June 3rd and running through Aug 9th *. With 27 years of experience, Summer Day Camp offers children ages 5-12 an opportunity to explore many different sports and activities taught in a safe, non-competitive environment. Our Day Camp is held in the facilities of the IUPUI Sport Complex conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis. Swimming lessons in the world renowned Natatorium are part of the daily routine for each camper. Your children are guided and cared for by our trained counseling staff, certified in First Aid and CPR. The camp staff is at least 18 years of age; all have athletic experience and most have educational backgrounds in their collegiate experience. Our staff operates on a minimum of one counselor for every 10 campers 7 - 12 years old and a minimum of one counselor for every 8 campers 5 - 6 year olds.
Academic infusions taught by IUPUI professors in campus classrooms provide an added benefit to a well-rounded curriculum.
*Camp will not be in session June 24 - 28. During this week, the Natatorium is proud to once again host the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships and World Championship Trials. Tickets will be on sale through the Natatorium website. Come join the excitement as the US team competes for individual national champion and world championship team bragging rights!
2013 Summer Day Camp Preview
The Sport Complex will be hosting its 2013 Summer Day Camp Preview on Sunday, May 5th from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the IU Natatorium. This event will give parents and children a chance to meet Summer Day Camp and Sport Camp staff as well as observe demonstrations of camp activities. Whether you are a first year camper, or have been to camp for several years, attendance is encouraged. Come check out all the new and exciting activities we are offering this summer!
New Leadership for Summer Day Camp
The Sport Complex recently hired Beth Tharp to lead Summer Day Camp. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from IUPUI, Beth started teaching and coaching in Columbus, Indiana in 2008. She graduated with her Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Ball State University in 2012. A big believer in the positive impact children have on this world daily, Beth is truly honored to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to empowering youth. In her spare time, Beth can be found training for a Tough Mudder, or cheering on her favorite Indiana sports teams with her husband Anthony, and her English Bulldog, Rugie. Beth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 278 - 3727.
Summer Sport Camps were created as the next step to increase an athlete's competitive edge. The Sport Camps are designed to be challenging to the campers in order to improve on individual skills, strength, and endurance.
IU Natatorium: Learn to Swim Class
Kids will learn introductory swimming skills and work their way up to knowing all competitive strokes, turns, dives, and water safety skills. For children ages 6 months and up, Learn to Swim Class is a great way for kids to have FUN and become comfortable in the water! Learn to Swim Class is also a bridge to the Natatorium's competitive Indy Dolphins Swim Club. For more information, visit www.iunat.iupui.edu.
Indy Dolphins Swim Team
The Indy Dolphins is central Indiana's swim team developing holistic athletes through the sport of swimming. Our technique driven coaching staff educates athletes about kinesthetic awareness, balance, and posture as it applies to swimming as well as a healthy lifestyle. These fundamentals, along with others, will be taught using innovative skills, drills, training methods and technology. www.dolphins.iupui.edu.