About Jameson Camp

Since 1928, our community has come together to help young people thrive.

Jameson Camp partners with the Indianapolis community and organizations around the nation to provide amazing experiences that give young people a welcome, safe, and accepting space to discover their strengths, build friendships, and experience nature.

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Our Story

Jameson Camp began in 1928 when the leaders at Marion County Tuberculosis Association came together with the community to meet the need for a summer program that bridged a gap in health and nutrition for children. Since then, Jameson Camp has offered numerous camps especially for children impacted by physical and mental health diagnoses. Today, Jameson Camp is proud to offer a space where any child can feel welcome, safe, and accepted while they discover their strengths, build friendships, and experience nature on over 130 acres of forest, meadow, and streams.

Our Approach

At Jameson Camp, we believe in taking down barriers to experiencing an adventurous and safe summer. In addition to a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio, Jameson Camp Behavioral Specialists are available to support any camper in need of extra support.  

Jameson Camp staff members are especially trained to serve the needs of young people with social, emotional, and behavioral diagnoses. During more than 40 hours of training, counselors learn about diversity and inclusion, CPR and first aid, life guarding, child abuse prevention, de-escalation,  safe food handling, and how to modify our curriculum for development stages.

Because we believe in becoming global citizens, Jameson Camp employs counselors from around the world. This gives campers the opportunity to meet new people from their local community and from the wider global community.