Summer Camps

Play, Imagine, Discover, Create. Join us for summer fun at Newfields. Participate in weeklong adventures with nature and the arts. Visit the galleries inside the Indianapolis Museum of Art, a historic mansion (complete with a secret staircase), The Garden bursting with blooms, and an outdoor art and nature park. Learn alongside an accomplished team of educators. Experiment with traditional and nontraditional materials and make a portfolio of artwork to take home.

How to Register

This year, Summer Camps will be available for Newfields members at the Family, Neighborhood, and above levels. We are moving back to a registration system that allows families to register themselves online via our website. Registration for 2023 Summer Camps opens for members at Noon on March 7, 2023. It opens to the public on March 14, 2023.

If you would like to join a waiting list for any sold-out camps, please email with your child's name, age, and desired camps.

NEW FOR 2023

  • Newfields has scaled back their camp offerings to allow for some new opportunities. There are now camps for ALL ages. We hope this allows up to broaden our audience.
  • Are you hosting a camp and looking for something for your campers to do? Come visit Newfields, or we can come to you! Check out information about A Day With Newfields or email IMASummerCamp@discovernewfields for more information. You can also find more information in our flyer here
  • Newfields Neighborhood Members are included in our early camp registration period. To find out more about our Neighborhood memberships, click here. 
  • We are hosting Teacher Creative Renewal Camps this year to refresh and inspire personal and professional interests. PGP points will be available.




Summer Camps at Newfields are designed to accomodate your child's educational and artistic development. 

  • Camps are designed for children 4 -5 year olds, with a grown-up, and 6 – 17 year olds
  • Weeklong sessions are Monday – Friday with a convenient drop off time between 8:30 and 9 am
  • Low adult-to-student ratio
  • Lower capacities
  • All art supplies are included
  • Lunch and snacks are not included



  • Week Long Full-Day Camp: Member $300 | Public $325 

Tuition is due in full at the time of registration. 



During Camp Drop Off and Pick Up, adults may park their cars in the circle just outside the Museum’s main entrance. Campers ages 6 to independent driving age must be signed in and out by an adult daily, and escorted to and from their classes. Campers will be released only to those individuals listed on your Pick-Up form. Be sure to bring a picture ID to pick up your camper.  



At drop off each morning camp parent/guardian will fill out forms indicating if the child has had a cough, fever, or shortness of breath in the last 72 hours.  If the answer is yes, the camper will NOT be allowed to attend camp until they have been symptom free for 72 hours. If a child is not able to attend camp due to illness, families are eligible for a refund and the fee will be prorated.



Campers will need to bring a lunch, water, and two snacks daily that do not require refrigeration or heating.



All cleaning supplies will meet the CDC recommended guidelines for sanitizing surfaces. Each classroom contains the following hygiene items:  

  • Hand Soap/Paper Towels  
  • Hand Sanitizer  
  • Sanitizing Wipes  
  • Sanitizing Spray

All tables, chairs, doorknobs, sinks, counters in the Studios and other communal spaces will be cleaned twice daily. 



Considering the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are some changes to our cancellation policy. Families will be eligible for a full refund up to April 3rd , 2023. You are eligible to a partial refund, minus $50, from April 3 - May 8th, 2023. From May 8th 2023 on, no refunds will be given.  

If your child becomes ill during the camp week, families will be eligible for a partial refund of the weekly fee. If a member of your family becomes ill and it is necessary for your child to stay home, your family will be eligible for a partial refund of the weekly fee. The amount will be pro-rated based on the number of days the camper was able to attend.  


Summer Camp at Newfields 2023 FAQs 



Contact Information:

Newfields Tax ID is 35-0867955 

Lead support for Summer Camp Scholarships is provided by The Lacy Foundation. Additional support is provided by Dr. Michelle S. Howenstine and The Jerry L. Burris and Barbara J. Burris Foundation.