Camps

Mask Policy: The West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department will follow guidelines from the CDC and Tippecanoe County Health Department before finalizing the 2022 camp policy. 

Camp

2022 Camps are Waiting List Only

We offer convenient hours and affordable pricing, so let West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Camp Programs be your child's destination for adventures!

The West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following camp experiences:

Winter Break Camp

Spring Break Camp

 Summer Camp

Lilly Nature Center Camp

Head Camper Program 

Let your child experience our camps and gain the benefits of friendships, self-confidence, responsibility, and fun, all while creating lasting memories. We offer camp programs for ages 6-11. (Five-year-olds are also welcome to attend if they have either completed kindergarten or have been in all-day daycare.)  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided.

Parent Orientation: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7 PM at the West Lafayette Wellness Center. One parent or guardian needs to be in attendance. 

Please note that the registration packet and the registration fee must be submitted in person at the Wellness Center in order to register for camp programs. A credit card must be on file or the camp must be paid in full to reserve the requested weeks.  Camp spaces will not be held for incomplete forms, lack of payment, lack of valid credit card, or outstanding balances within the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department. Click here to log into your CivicRec account to check your current standing and update your card on file. 

Kids' Camp Pass

West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is offering something new for 2022. The Kids Camp Pass is $150 per child. This pass is valid for one year and discounts the camp fees to the membership rate. The Kids Pass is a great option for community members not needing a Wellness Center membership but seeking to use child care all summer. (This pass allows discounts for spring break camp, summer camp, and winter camp. It does not apply to other Wellness Center programs.) The kids' camp pass is non-refundable. 

Summer Camp 2022 

Registration Begins: 

  • Saturday, January 8 from 8 AM- 4 PM for returning 2021 camp families
  • Sunday, January 9 from 1 PM-4 PM for returning 2021 camp families
  • Monday, January 10, 7 AM open registration for all campers 

Here are a few reminders for camp registration: 

  • Registration is at the Wellness Center for both camps.
  • Camp packets cannot be dropped off early. 
  • Memberships cannot be on paused for discounts; memberships must be active for the member rate to apply
  • Camper needs to be a member or have a Kids Pass on day of registration; discounts will not be applied later 
  • If you have a child attending both camps, only one registration fee will be charged 

Wellness Center Camp 2022

This camp experience is filled with games, field trips, sports, arts and crafts, guest speakers, swimming, and so much more!  Campers are divided into four groups depending on age. Ages 6-8 will each have a room while ages 9-11 will be a mixed group. Dates:  May 31-August 12  (No camp on Memorial Day or 4th of July.)

Registration Fee:  $30/child

Weekly Fee:  $120/week per child for Wellness Center members (up to two children) and $85/week for each additional same-household child. 

$150/week per child for community members (up to two children) and $105/week for each additional same-household child. 

Daily Drop-In Fee:  $40/child for Wellness Center members and $50/child for community members. (Drops-in can only be scheduled a week in advance and are dependent upon space. There is no multi-child discount for the daily fee.)

Camp Hours:  9 AM - 4 PM

Before/After Care:  7:30 AM-9 AM and 4 PM-5:30 PM

REGISTRATION FORMS

Lilly Nature Center Camp 2022

Ready for something new? This camp has weekly themes all centered around nature: 

June 13th-17th: Incredible Insects

June 20th-24th: Wonderful Wildlife

June 27th-July 1st: UnbeLEAFable Plants

July 11th-July 15th: H2-Whoa!

July 18th-22nd: Rockin' Geology

July 25th-29th: Feathered Friends

Registration Begins: 

Monday, January 10, at 7 AM 

Location is the Wellness Center, located at 1101 Kalberer Road

Camp Location:  The Lilly Nature Center & Celery Bog Nature Area

Dates:  June 13-July 29 (No camp the week of July 4-8.)

Registration Fee:  $30/child

Weekly Fee:  $150/week per child

Camp Hours:  9 AM - 4 PM

Before/After Care:  Not available for the 2022 camp season

Camp Location:  The Lilly Nature Center 

REGISTRATION FORMS

Head Camper Program

The Head Camper Program has been developed to allow teens ages 13-15 the ability to gain valuable leadership skills through involvement in the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Summer Camp program.  Participants will obtain work experience in a day camp setting, while still being allowed to participate in camp activities, as well as additional activities unavailable to campers.  The program will introduce participants to the process of applying and interviewing for a job, and if chosen, the participant will have a leg up on the competition when it comes to future job experiences.

Qualifications: 

A.  All eligible participants will be at least 13 years of age on the first day of camp, and not older than 15.

B.  Candidates must be willing to undergo an interview process, similar to the one that all Summer Camp staff goes through.

C.  Candidates must possess a high degree of maturity, responsibility, enthusiasm, and reliability.

D. Candidates must be willing to lead by example and act as role models for the younger campers.

E. Interviews will begin in March.

Dates:  June 1-August 6 (no camp on May 31 or July 5)

Weekly Fee:  $60/week for Wellness Center members and $75/week for non-members

Time:  9 am-4 pm

Location:  West Lafayette Wellness Center

Program Guidelines                                 Application

Contact Ashley Conner, Youth Development Coordinator, with all camp questions: aconner@westlafayette.in.gov 


Contact Us

1101 Kalberer Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5110
  • Office Fax: (765) 807-0097

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