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

Opens for members at Noon on March 5, 2024

  • Summer Camps are open to members at the Neighborhood level, Family level, and above. This year, you will register yourself online via our website. Registration will be first come, first served.  

  • Join the waiting list for any sold-out camps, by emailing with your child's name, age, and desired camps. 




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

  • Camps are designed for all ages
  • Weeklong sessions are Monday – Friday with a convenient drop off time between 8:30 and 9 AM
  • Low adult-to-student ratio
  • All art supplies are included
  • Lunch and snacks are not included



During Camp Drop Off and Pick Up, adults may park their cars in the circle just outside the Museum’s main entrance. 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.  



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



Families will be eligible for a full refund up to April 1, 2024. You are eligible to a partial refund, minus $50, from April 1 - May 6, 2024. From May 7, 2024 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 2024 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.