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Baxter YMCA Summer Day Camps

7900 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46227

YMCA Program Phone:
(317) 605-8871


Baxter Camp Information

General Information

Discover the adventure that awaits your child at Baxter’s YMCA summer camp, nestled in the heart of Indianapolis. Our camp is a haven for young explorers, offering a unique blend of sports, creativity, and exploration designed to foster growth and friendship in a nurturing environment. This year, we’re proud to unveil our 2024 Enrichment & Sports Clinics, including ArtRageous, Can You Build It?, Chopped/Chopped Jr., and Equestrian, ensuring a rich variety of interests are catered to. From honing skills at our Baxter sports camp to discovering new talents or simply enjoying the great outdoors, the Baxter YMCA summer camp is the perfect setting for a summer filled with joy, learning, and the creation of lasting memories. Join us in Baxter, IN, for a season where laughter and new friendships flourish. At the Baxter YMCA summer camp, summer dreams come to life in an environment filled with excitement and discovery.

Highlighted Clinics:

  • ArtRageous: Let your child’s creativity soar in a clinic designed for artistic exploration and fun, a highlight of our Baxter YMCA summer camp.
  • Can You Build It?: Engage in our STEM clinic at the Baxter sports camp, where campers tackle engineering challenges with everyday objects, fostering innovation and problem-solving skills.
  • Chopped/Chopped Jr.: This culinary clinic, part of our Baxter YMCA summer camp offerings, invites young chefs to learn cooking skills and kitchen safety in a fun, team-based environment.
  • Equestrian: Experience the thrill of horseback riding at our equestrian clinic, a unique feature of the Baxter sports camp, focusing on safety and fundamentals at a local stable. We ensure a safe experience by requiring long pants, closed-toe shoes, and providing helmets.

Our clinics are designed for campers of all skill levels and are led by experienced staff, guaranteeing a summer at the Baxter YMCA summer camp that’s as enriching as it is fun.

For more information, please contact:

Kenny Daniels
Youth & Family Director
Email: kdaniels@indymca.org

6/3/24 – 7/26/24

6:30am – 6:00pm

Camp day rotations take place from 9am – 4pm. Please make sure your child is dropped off by 9am to enjoy all of the day’s scheduled activities. Learn more about a typical camp day schedule in our Family Packet.

5-15 years
For information about year-round Early Learning programs for ages 1-5, please visit our Early Learning website.

Member: $172/Week
All Others: $221/Week

We believe every kid deserves to be a Y kid and have opportunities to grow in a positive and enriching environment. We provide financial assistance through the generous support of donors. Learn more about our financial assistance program, and click below to apply!

CCDF vouchers are not accepted at this camp location. The closest locations that accept CCDF vouchers are Thompson Crossing Elementary and the Ransburg YMCA.

Car line in front of Baxter YMCA pavilion (just south of the YMCA facility)

Please bring two snacks, a refillable water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and a bag for wet clothes. On hot days, water games may be played, so campers should pack a swimsuit even on the days when they are not scheduled to swim. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. It is recommended to send your child with a backpack to keep all their belongings together. Please label all items!

Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to families. Families can bring breakfast and lunch from home, if preferred. Refrigeration is not available.

Campers will swim daily at this location. Please pack a swimsuit, towel, and a bag for wet clothes every day.

Click below if you are interested in enrolling in day camp swim lessons.

On days with heavy rain or storms, camp will take place indoors.

Thursday, May 30
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enrichment & Sports Clinics

Add a clinic to your camper’s day to explore something new or dive into an existing passion!


Kenny Daniels
Title: Youth & Family Director
Email: kdaniels@indymca.org

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis