Mission & History

For almost 90 years, Jameson Camp has been impacting the lives of young people through our award winning camp experience, designed to develop self-respect and confidence, and respect for others and the world around us.

Our programs serve a common purpose: to “Get Outside and Grow Inside.” Each year we touch the lives of over 7,000 students and campers in a meaningful and lasting way. We rely on community support and facility rentals to help children – who normally would not have the ability to attend camp – to have the opportunity to do so. We believe every child deserves to go to summer camp, and we’re dedicated to making sure every parent can afford it.


Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jameson Camp offers:

  • A full accredited residential Summer Camp for young people ages 7-18
  • A year-round Youth Leadership program for teens focused on serving learning and leadership skills
  • Outdoor Educational opportunities ideal for field trips and nature lovers
  • A high & low ropes Challenge Course for team & trust building activities
  • Unique Rental Facilities available for special events


To enrich the lives of Indiana youth by inspiring them to discover their strengths.


Get Outside. Grow Inside.


Every child should have the opportunity to develop the internal strength to navigate life’s complexities. We will create an emotionally safe place for children to engage in the self-discovery necessary to identify their inner strengths. We will strive to be a resource to children and their families to assist in the development of life skills necessary for successful, productive futures. We will endeavor to teach appreciation and respect for self and others and nature.


“I just wanted to let you know we had a FABULOUS time at camp! All of the kids LOVED it and the parents and teachers were SO impressed. We will definitely be coming back!”

– 4th grade teacher, Eastbrook Elementary

“Three of my students began to cry when you said, ‘Let’s walk into the forest.’ They do not understand that term, except what they have seen from TV/movies. They were afraid. My students, who literally live RIGHT down the street, made comments like, ‘Thank you for letting us see trails in the woods. I’ve never seen that before.'”

– 2nd grade teacher, Garden City Elementary



The Jameson Camp Experience