TIME DETECTIVES ARCHAEOLOGY CAMPS – Think Globally!
Calling all Young Indies! Leave the bullwhip at home and get your trowels, brushes, and tape measures ready. At Time Detectives, campers broaden their worldview by journeying back in time to visit ancient civilization’s greatest empires. Becoming cultural private eyes, they’ll solve age-old mysteries, explore other worlds, and get down and dirty digging for clues. Each camp kicks off with a mock archaeology dig and concludes with a Friday Feast of cultural cuisine. In between, we’ll explore ancient buildings, star lore, mythology, travel and trade, and more.
WORLD TOUR I June 1 – 5
If variety is the spice of life, then this camp has flavor! Kids will spend the week traveling the furthest reaches of the ancient world. Have your fortune told in the sacred temples of Greece; visit the great tombs of Egypt; meet Rome’s most notorious characters; travel along the Ohio River to the great mounds; and wet your whistle with valkyries and Valhalla for a taste of the Viking world – all in one dynamic camp!
Become a demigod á la Percy Jackson! Armed with special powers and prophecies, campers will train with Spartan warriors and compete in ancient Olympic games. To complete their journey through ancient Greece, campers will be forced to face the Minotaur in a real-life labyrinth!
VIKING VOYAGE I June 15 – 19
Become one of the most feared and loved peoples of the ancient world. Campers will be whisked back to the days of yore where they will raid settlements, master the tools of Viking trade, and learn just what it takes to reach Valhalla.
New this year! ADVENTURE ANGEL I June 22 – 26
Adventurers and free spirits will love the newest addition to our camp lineup! At Angel Mounds, we understand the importance of play; and this midsummer camp is all about it. Adventure Angel offers the same quality activities campers have come to expect, but with one caveat – there is no caveat! Anything goes during this week of frivolous fun. Kids will love sloshing through the mud in our first ever Camp Mud Run; put their ingenuity to the test constructing a giant slip & slide; and participate in a host of other team building challenges. If you know us, we go big or go home, and Adventure Angel is no exception. Inspiring curiosity, creativity, and camaraderie, this camp is sure to be the highlight of the summer!
MOUND MAYHEM WILDERNESS CAMPS – Act Locally!
Boldly go where no man has gone before. (Well, at least, where man rarely goes anymore.) Trail blazers wanted for two weeks of fun and fearless outdoor adventure. Must be willing to explore, get dirty and have a blast. At Mound Mayhem, kids will interact with nature in ways they never thought possible. Learning how to use its plentiful resources, campers will come to appreciate the wonders of our own backyard and become better stewards of our natural resources and planet’s future.
NEW THIS YEAR! MOUND MAYHEM MINI I July 6 – 10
Our classic camp reworked for little ones! Strictly for munchkins ages 4 – 5, Mound Mayhem Mini features Native American story time, feather races (with real turkey feathers!), and age-appropriate crafts and sensory experiences. Each activity is designed to inspire the imagination and foster childhood development. Our camp staff has extensive personal experience working with younger kids, including 15+ years of Sunday school instruction and childcare, so you can feel comfortable leaving your most precious darlings in our care. 9 am – 12 pm daily. $65 registration before May 15, multiple registrations, or members; $70 per child after May 15. Includes free t-shirt & snacks.
MOUND MAYHEM I July 13 – 17
Survival fans rejoice! Angel Mounds’ signature camp is back! Learn to live off the land like the ancients of Angel Mounds and test your skills in a week of outdoor excursions and challenges. Who knew you could eat cattails? We did. Nature’s bounty is plenty and so are the activities in this camp, which include archery, shelter building, tie dye, hikes, and even a turkey cooked in the ground.
MOUND MAYHEM X-TREME I July 20 – 24
Let the real games begin! Mound Mayhem X-TREME combines ancient and futuristic knowledge in an all out challenge of survival. Gullet full from the finest fare and armed with special skills in hunting, gathering, fire making and more, you’ll enter an arena where anything goes. Perform well, impress the judges, and who knows? You may even gain a real advantage. (Healing card, camouflage, or special abilities, anyone?)
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM CAMP REUNION OVERNIGHT I July 25
End your summer with a bang! Literally. Camp Reunion Overnight features fireworks, games, movies on the big screen, a weenie roast, and s’more! Exclusively for 2015 participants, this is one evening of camaraderie and reminiscing campers won’t want to miss. Must bring own pillows and sleep gear for this rare opportunity to spend a night at the museum. Drop-off at 5:30 pm, Saturday, July 25; pick-up at 9 am, Sunday, July 26. $40 per camper.
Not for the faint of heart, Angel Mounds summer camps are an intensive immersion experience, meaning campers will spend time off the beaten path, getting dirty and being active. All activities are facilitated by Angel Mounds’ own seasoned staff with decades of combined experience. Campers receive personal attention in an engaging setting that will make for an unforgettable summer.
With the exception of Mound Mayhem Mini, camps are open to ages 6 – 12, run from 9 am – 4 pm daily, and are likely to include a field trip. Extended care is available for an extra fee of $25 (drop-off as early 7:30 am and pick-up as late as 5:30 pm). Registration is $150 per camper; discount rate of $135 available for members, multiple registrations, or registrations received by May 15. FREE t-shirt, downloadable photos, daily snacks, and lunch on Friday included.
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have to give up your summers at Angel Mounds. Learn leadership skills; participate in team building activities; and have the time of your life. If you’re 13 or older, have participated in Angel Mounds’ camps, and enjoy working with children, consider becoming a Counselor-In-Training (CIT). This is an invitation-only program exclusively for camp graduates. All Counselor-In-Training participants must attend the CIT Orientation, May 30 – 31.
To register for summer camps, download registration form here.