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 7, 2023
Summer Camps are open to members at the Neighborhood, Family, 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 IMAsummercamps@discovernewfields.org with your child's name, age, and desired camps.
NEW FOR 2023
NEW! TEEN DAY CAMPS
Teens can now join us at Newfields for camps specially designed for them.
NEW! PRE-SCHOOL CAMP
4- & 5-year-old, and their grown-up, to join us from 9 AM–noon each day as we explore The Garden and IMA Galleries. If your little one is a fan of WeeWonders, this this the perfect camp for them.
NEW! A DAY WITH NEWFIELDS
Camp professionals, bring your campers to Newfields on a field trip or we can bring Newfields to you.
NEW! TEACHER CREATIVE RENEWAL CAMPS
Teachers from all academic disciplines and any level of art experience are welcome to learn something new and be inspired for the coming school year.
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.
PICK UP AND DROP OFF
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.
DAILY WELLNESS CHECK
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.
LUNCH & SNACKS
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
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.