In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s plan for Back on Track Indiana, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is currently scheduled to reopen at 100 percent capacity on July 7. The governor has reiterated that this plan is subject to change. Due to the timing of the opening dates, we are canceling our summer camps scheduled to take place through July 4 across the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system.

As of now, all camps beginning the week of July 6 are scheduled to take place, and we will email camp families with the status of each camp two to four weeks prior to the camp start date. For any open camps, we will follow stringent cleaning and health protocols recommended by the CDC.

CDC guidelines for camps will be made available mid-May, and we will better understand the requirements at that time. Should that information have an impact on camps scheduled beyond July 6, we will adjust accordingly and keep you informed. Please know that the safety of our campers, camp families and staff is our top priority at all times. 

For any open camps, we will follow stringent cleaning and health protocols recommended by the CDC.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this complicated time for all of us. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause. We anticipate offering camps once we have reviewed the guidelines from the CDC and feel we can keep our campers, camp families and staff safe. If you have questions, please call Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Services at 317-232-1637.

Below, please find additional information for our summer camps across our various locations.

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Caregivers may now cancel their child’s camp registration up until 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the camp start date. To withdraw your camper, you will need to call Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Services at 317-232-1637.

COMMUNICATION EFFORTS

If your child is scheduled to attend a camp that’s been canceled, a museum staff member will reach out to you personally to offer an opportunity to transfer attendance to another camp (pending availability), receive a refund, or donate some or all of the camp money to the museum. 

As of now, all camps beginning after July 4 are scheduled to take place. We will be evaluating two to four weeks out from each camp start date to determine our ability to safely have camp. We will email camp families, either way, with the status of each camp.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

We will be following our usual stringent cleaning and health protocols, as well as protocols recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include:

  • No child with any symptoms of COVID-19 should be sent to camp, and any camper or staff member showing symptoms will be sent home.
  • Staggered arrival and departures of campers.
  • Practice social distancing recommendations during check-in and check-out, and limiting contact during the camp program.
  • Separate pen boxes for check-in and check-out, and sanitizing each pen after use.
  • A table outside the space will have marks 6 feet apart with tape for line creation.
  • Campers and camp staff will have temperature checks during arrival and departure. Anyone with a temperature at/over 100.0 will be sent home and not be allowed to come back until fever-free for 72 hours without medical assistance.
  • Campers will wash their hands between each activity and before and after any snacks or meals.
  • We will encourage friends to keep hands to themselves and not hold hands.
  • We will avoid museum crowds. For early childhood campers, morning campers will explore the museum prior to when it opens to the public, and the afternoon campers will explore near the end of the day when there are fewer visitors.
  • Tables will be cleaned before and after snack and lunch bunch with a food-safe cleaner that is safe to be used around young children.
  • Different sets of materials will be used for morning and afternoon camps to ensure all materials are properly cleaned and dried at the end of the day.
  • Items that are dirty will be removed and put into a container to properly sanitize after children leave the room.
  • At the end of each day, everything will be properly sanitized and disinfected. Cleaning supplies will change based on the object, but will include Virex, 70% rubbing alcohol, antibacterial wipes, Lysol spray and liquid Lysol.

 

CONTACT

K-8

Nicole Rife, nrife@indianamuseum.org

Jessica Stephens, jstephens2@indianamuseum.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Hayley Wilson, HWilson@indianamuseum.org 

GENERAL

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Service, 317-232-1637

ANGEL MOUNDS

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Caregivers may now cancel their child’s camp up until 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the camp start date. To withdraw your camper, you will need to call Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Services at 317-232-1637.

COMMUNICATION EFFORTS

If your child is scheduled to attend a camp that’s been canceled, a museum staff member will reach out to you to offer an opportunity to transfer attendance to another camp (pending availability), receive a refund, or donate some or all of the camp money to the museum.

As of now, all camps beginning after July 4 are scheduled to take place. We will be evaluating two to four weeks out from each camp start date to determine our ability to safely have camp. We will email camp families, either way, with the status of each camp.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

We will be following stringent cleaning and health protocols recommended by the CDC. These measures include:

  • No child with any symptoms of COVID-19 should be sent to camp, and any camper or staff member showing symptoms will be sent home.
  • Reducing registration for each camp to allow social distancing and space cleaning.
  • Implementing curbside pick-up and drop off, with adults showing ID when dropping off or picking up a camper. Staff will sign the child in and out.
  • Checking camper and staff temperatures during arrival and departure. Anyone with a temperature at/over 100.0 will be sent home and not be allowed to come back until fever-free for 24 hours without medical assistance.
  • Using hand sanitizer before entering the camp space and before leaving the camp space.
  • Washing hands before and after snacks, meals, after every bathroom visit and between activities.
  • Providing hand sanitizer at all tables.
  • Wiping down all surfaces every day after camp with disinfectant, including tables, bathrooms, door handles, countertops, chairs, lockers, name tags, and other commonly-touched items.

 

CONTACT

Elizabeth Bostleman, ebsotelman@indianamuseum.org

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Service, 317-232-1637

GENE STRATTON-PORTER

 

RESCHEDULING

In response to this decision, we have moved our camps from June to July. Our Mini Naturalist Day Camp which was scheduled for June 1-5 will now be July 13-18. Our Naturalist Day Camp which was scheduled for June 8-12 will now be July 20-24.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Caregivers may now cancel their child’s camp up until 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the camp start date. To withdraw your camper, you will need to call Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Services at 317-232-1637.

COMMUNICATION EFFORTS

A museum staff member will reach out to you to offer an opportunity to transfer your child’s attendance into the new weeks of camp. At that time, you may also request a refund, or donate some or all of the camp money to the museum.

As of now, all camps beginning after July 4 are scheduled to take place. We will be evaluating two to four weeks out from each camp start date to determine our ability to safely have camp. We will email camp families, either way, with the status of each camp.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

We will be following stringent cleaning and health protocols recommended by the CDC. These measures include:

  • No child with any symptoms of COVID-19 should be sent to camp, and any camper or staff member showing symptoms will be sent home.
  • Checking camper temperatures during arrival. Anyone with a temperature at/over 100.0 will be sent home and not be allowed to come back until fever-free for 72 hours without medical assistance.
  • Separate pen boxes for check-in and check-out, and sanitizing each pen after use.
  • The 6-foot rule for social distancing will be used at check-in and check-out.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in each space, and hand washing will be done at arrival, before snacks and lunch, upon coming inside from activities, after using the bathroom and before leaving for the day.
  • Campers will receive pre-packaged snacks handed out by staff who will be following the same hand washing procedures.
  • Social distancing will be used when outside, and students will be spaced appropriately when inside.
  • After lunch and after camp is over each day, staff will sanitize and clean each space and all materials.
  • Campers will be assigned individual supplies, and those will be sanitized nightly.
  • Campers will stay away from daily visitors to the site and be outside as much as possible.
  • Any student showing signs of illness will have his or her temperature checked and the caregivers will be contacted immediately. Campers will not be allowed to return until 72 hours fever free without medical assistance.

 

CONTACT

Tiffany Parker, tmparker@indianamuseum.org

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Service, 317-232-1637

T.C. STEELE

 

At this time, T.C. Steele State Historic Site's Kaleidoscope Art Camp is still scheduled to take place since it begins in July. We will be evaluating two to four weeks out from the camp start date to determine our ability to safely have camp. We will email camp families, either way, with the status of the camp.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Caregivers may now cancel their child’s camp up until 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the camp start date. To withdraw your camper, you will need to call Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Services at 317-232-1637.

COMMUNICATION EFFORTS

Should camp be canceled, a museum staff member will reach out to you to offer a refund, or an opportunity to donate some or all of the camp money to the museum.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

We will be following stringent cleaning and health protocols recommended by the CDC. These measures include:

  • No child with any symptoms of COVID-19 should be sent to camp, and any camper or staff member showing symptoms will be sent home.
  • Campers and staff will have temperature checks during arrival and departure. Anyone with a temperature over 100.0 will be sent home and not be allowed to come back until fever-free for 72 hours without medical assistance.
  • Caregivers will check-in and check-out campers with a pen that is sanitized after each use.
  • Hand-washing will be implemented before and after snacks and meals, after every bathroom visit and between each activity.
  • Hand sanitizer will be used before entering the camp space, before leaving the camp space, and will be available at each table.
  • All surfaces and frequently-touched items and areas will be sanitized each day after camp, including tables, bathrooms, door handles, countertops, chairs, lockers, name tags and other items.
  • Registration will be reduced to 18 people to allow for social distancing.
  • Campers will be assigned individual supplies to avoid the sharing of pencils and tools for art-making.

 

CONTACT

Cate Whetzel, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Visitor Service, 317-232-1637