School’s out and summer is in full swing. You might already be worried about running out of activities for your children but worry no more! Fort Wayne offers summer day camps with activities for every child to grow in knowledge and memories during their summer break. Whether your camper is interested in gardening, goats or making goals - there’s a summer day camp bound to bring smiles to you both. Big Pow Wow at Franke Park Day Camp
  • Franke Park Day Camp – Voted 2012 First Place winner  of summer day camps by Fort Wayne Newspapers, this camp is open to kids ages 4-18. The camp offers a strong emphasis on nature education, basic camping skills and Native American Lore. They also offer before and after care for your convenience. There are seven sessions offered from June 10 to August 2. Registration fills up fast for this Fort Wayne favorite!
  • Game Day Sports Camp – Throughout the day, campers learn the fundamentals of basketball, soccer, lacrosse, flag football, track and baseball. Everyone has an opportunity to play and develop their skills according to their desires and personal abilities. If sports isn’t your camper's thing, that’s ok too! Alternative activities like painting, board games, puppet making, jewelry making, card playing, sidewalk chalk and puzzles are also available. Camp dates run June 10 to July 19. Camp fees range from $240 for two weeks to $500 for six weeks. After camp care is also available for a fee until 4:30 p.m.
  • Pine Hills Learning Place – Kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade are guaranteed to have an active, fun and memorable summer. Every day, kids experience summer fun through field trips and activities. Beyond fun, they also support summer reading through weekly trips to the library. Good behavior is rewarded with visits to the Camp Canteen. And, because Pine Hills Learning Place offers child care 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., your child can have before and after camp care as needed.
  • Summer Safari Day Camp at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – This year is the 24th year for this day camp at one of Fort Wayne’s treasures. At Summer Safari, your child will grow his love of nature and animals while developing teamwork and friendship. Dates and times for the camp vary depending on your child’s age. You can start your children as young as 18 months with a parent and as old as ages 11-12 for Junior Zoo Keeper Training. Before and after-camp are available as well.
  • Science Central Summer Camps – A unique day camp option is Science Central’s single-day summer camps for kids ages 3-5 years. The programs run 9:00 a.m to Noon and are $17/non-member or $15/member. Each day offers a unique theme so your camper can enjoy a new experience each day she attends. The single-day camps run June 17 – July 26. Also available are weekly camps with science themes for campers ages 5-11 years. The weekly camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are $115/non-member or $100/member.
  • City Safari Day Camp at the Botanical Conservatory – Children entering 1st to 6th grades get to experience a different theme each week while exploring local landmarks, tending gardens, learning from local experts and riding a Citilink bus to Northside pool for a day of swimming. The weekly themes are incorporated through games, activities, arts and crafts, as well as off-site field trips each week. Come for a week or join for the entire summer of fun June 17 through August 2.
  • Farmin’ Fun Day Camp at Salomon Farm – From June 17 to August 2, area kids ages 4 and older get to experience life on a farm through environmental exploration, arts and crafts, farming and gardening, animal care, games and much more. Kids will harvest and sell vegetables, care for pygmy goats and meet donkeys, sheep, goals and chickens. Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ages 6 and over; 9:00-Noon for ages 4-5) but before and after-camp care is also available.
Tractor Ride at Salomon Farm
  • Solid Rock Summer Day Camp at Salvation Army – Campers entering 1st through 6th grade are invited to attend camp June 10 to August 2. While at Solid Rock, kids will have fun in the game room, gym and computer room. Included in tuition is a minimum of 2 field trips per week, breakfast, lunch and a snack each day. Extended care hours are available before and after the 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. camp time.
  • YMCA Summer Day Camps – Offered at two locations for kids entering Kindergarten to 12 years old, this camp runs 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each week is a different theme and kids will enjoy outdoor games, sports, nature hikes, cooking projects, creative arts and field trips including roller skating, bowling and swimming. Cost is $110 per week.