Who we are:
Jameson Camp is a year-round youth development agency. We are an independent nonprofit organization that has been serving underprivileged Indiana youth for nearly over 92 years. Our camp has built a solid reputation among parents, social service professionals, and schools as a valued and trusted partner in providing an enriching environment for at risk children. Many agencies refer children to us largely due to minor social, behavioral or emotional disorders. These children often would not have a camp experience otherwise.
Each year, 99-100% of our youth receive financial assistance. Over 46% have at least one special ability diagnosis.
What we do:
Jameson Camp provides all campers with a fun, safe and supportive environment. We offer all the fun activities of camp such as swimming, camping, arts and crafts and adventure programming. What makes our camp different from others is that our program is specially designed to assist children and youth to discover new skills, strengths and self-confidence. We help our campers to gain greater respect for themselves and others and the environment. Our trained staff help reinforce the value of personal responsibility, a positive attitude and peaceful conflict resolution with children who often have experienced neglect, abuse or are coping with other stressful situations.
In addition to offering residential summer camp we have many year round activities such as outdoor education, youth leadership development and wellness programming. Our Youth Leadership Program identifies 50-90 teens per year with the potential for leadership and provides them with multiple opportunities to learn and utilize leadership skills including planning and implementing programs for our younger campers and their families and doing community service projects. In 2021, we expanded our youth leadership program to include day camp options. Our LIT and CIT programming follows the Michael Brandwein Learning Leadership concepts.
Because Jameson Camp is situated on 125 acres of beautiful woods and meadows we are an excellent site for inner city children and others to discover the wonders of nature. Our Outdoor Education Program introduces children to nature’s beauty and cultivates their interest in science while supporting children’s educational progress.
In today’s world, children face many obstacles to succeeding in life. At Jameson, we believe all children, no matter what their circumstances, have strengths. Mixed in among all the fun, new friendships and adventure, here at Jameson Camp, children are inspired to discover these strengths.