With over 100 acres of woods, the camp offers plenty of room to explore and have outdoor fun through seven, week-long day camp sessions. Attend as an individual camper and make new friends while taking part in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) activities, camping, hiking, archery, swimming, crafts, and much more!
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Session 1 – Dellwood’s Just Desserts
Yummy yummy! This delectable week at camp is sure to have all of us wanting more desserts! From campfire cooking to easy made food options, this week is for everyone! Not only will girls get the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities like slingshots, pedal cars, swimming and much more…but they will get the chance to try their chef skills with some delicious dessert options, too! All girls that attend this session of camp will earn 1 badge as well as an exclusive camp patch and a camp t-shirt!
Daisies will earn the Buddy Camper Badge, Brownies will earn the Snacks Badge, Juniors will earn the Camper Badge and Cadettes will earn the Trailblazer Badge. In addition, girls will earn the Democracy badge at their age level during this session.
Session 2 – Dellwood Down on the Farm
Living on a farm can be a lot of hard work – but it can be a lot of fun, too! During this session at camp, girls will get to learn about the different ways to take care of everything on the farm. From animals to crops to breathing the fresh country air, there are so many things to learn and discover during this week. In addition, girls will get the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities located around Camp Dellwood including slingshots, archery, swimming, and so much more! All girls that attend this session of camp will earn 1 badge as well as an exclusive camp patch and a camp t-shirt!
Daisies will earn the Eco Learner Badge, Brownies will earn the Outdoor Adventure Badge, Juniors will earn the Gardener Badge and Cadettes will earn the Trees Badge. In addition, girls will earn the Democracy badge at their age level during this session.
Session 3 – Scouting in Wonderland
During this session at Dellwood, camp is all topsy turvy! Join us for a fun week as we celebrate unbirthdays, play croquet, and so much more! In addition to enjoying our wonderland of adventures, girls will get the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, and slingshots. All girls that attend this session of camp will earn 1 badge as well as an exclusive camp patch and a camp t-shirt!
Daisies will earn the Eco Learner Badge, Brownies and Juniors will earn the Girl Scout Way Badge and Cadettes will earn the Archery Badge. In addition, girls will earn the Democracy badge at their age level during this session.
Session 4 – Amazing Days at Dellwood
Who doesn’t love to spend a day at camp? This week will be full of all of the traditional activities we know and love about summer camp at Camp Dellwood! From jumping on the jumping pillow to visiting the Makerspace for some STEM experiments to taking a risk by riding bicycles on the bike track, there is something for everyone! You don’t want to miss out on this week of fun! All girls that attend this session of camp will earn 1 badge as well as an exclusive camp patch and a camp t-shirt!
Daisies will earn the Eco Learner Badge, Brownies will earn the Eco Friend Badge, Juniors will earn the Eco Camper Badge and Cadettes will earn the Eco Trekker Badge. In addition, girls will earn the Democracy badge at their age level during this session.
Mini Overnight Camp
Mini-overnight camp drop off will be from 8:30-9:30 am on Wednesday, June 7. Campers should be picked up between 3:30-4:30 pm on Friday, June 9.
National Park Adventures – “Are We There Yet?”
The girls at Camp Dellwood are going on a fun-filled adventure like no other! Our National Parks are some of our country’s greatest treasures, and we are excited to have girls join us on this national park adventure as we ‘travel’ from place to place and discover everything these beautiful locations have to offer. All girls that attend this session of camp will earn 1 badge as well as an exclusive camp patch and a camp t-shirt!
Brownies will earn the Cabin Camper Badge, Juniors will earn the Eco Camper Badge, Cadettes will earn the Eco Trekker Badge, Seniors will earn the Eco Explorer Badge, and Ambassadors will earn the Eco Advocate Badge. In addition, girls will earn the Democracy badge at their age level during this session.
Day camp at Camp Dellwood is an experience for girls from different troops and groups to meet outdoors each day and have outdoor adventures! Fun and exploration are on the agenda every day as girls swim, sing, make crafts, play games, and more. Girls attend as individual campers and are placed in units according to their grade in the fall. Please note: This is not troop camp and an entire troop is not guaranteed to be placed together in one unit.
Day camp fees - per person
Dellwood camper fee (girls grades 1-9) $200
Non-Girl Scout fee $235
Day camp aide fee (girls grades 7-12) – must have completed aide in training prior to registering for this $75
Tag-a-long program fee $50
Optional after care program fee $50
Mini Overnight camp fees - per person
Dellwood camper fee
Non-Girl Scout fee $335
Full payment is due at time of registration. However, a payment plan may be set up at the time of registration if registering online. These payments will automatically be withdrawn according to our payment plan from the card in which you use at the time of registration.
Come to camp with your family or troop and enjoy camp property at your own pace.
Troops or families are welcome to join us at Camp Dellwood for a day of fun, which includes archery, air rifles or slingshots, pool time, STEM activities, and more! Your group is welcome to participate in your own leisurely activities during your camp adventure as well. The cost to attend a day of Lead Your Own Adventure at Camp Dellwood is $15.00 per person.
Limited Program Assistance Grants are still available for one
session of camp per girl. Grants will be awarded based on family
Is my daughter ready to go to camp?
We have a great tool that will help you determine what is best for your Girl Scout. Take our camp readiness quiz to decide if your daughter is ready for an overnight camp or if day camp might be the best option for her.
Can my Girl Scout Attend As An Individual?
She doesn't need to have her troop to have a camp adventure! Many girls visit camp on their own and make brand new friends that stick with her for life!
Can my Girl Scout Bring A Buddy?
Girls can bring a buddy from their troop or a friend who is not yet a Girl Scout. Buddies can be placed together according to program session, age, and Girl Scout level. During the registration process you may want to indicate a buddy you know is signing up for the same camp session as you. This buddy should also request you. Attending camp with a friend from home is great, it's also great to make new friends. Please limit your buddy requests to one buddy. Buddy requests are accommodated when possible, not guaranteed.
What If My Girl is Not a Girl Scout?
You don't have to be a Girl Scout to attend one of your camps. Whether she's a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast or a creative artist, your girl will find her perfect program at one of our camps. For all girls who are not current Girl Scout members at the time of registration, a non-refundable $35 registration fee will apply.
When Does Camp Registration Open?
Registration officially opens January 30 at 9 a.m. Online reservations will be accepted at that time on a first-come, first-served basis. For assistance with registering over the phone, please reach out to customer care at 317-924-6800.
How to Register:
Online at https://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/ it's that simple!
What does my Registration Include?
Registration fees include a camp patch and a t-shirt. Plus, you get to make memories that will last a lifetime!
What if the weather is bad?
While at camp, every counselor is in touch with the camp director who has access to a weather radio. We are aware of any storms headed our way and have procedures in place to protect our campers. Some activities may be affected by weather, and in this case, refunds are not issued.
How can I prepare my Camper?
It is important for families to talk with their camper about what to expect at come this summer. The American Camp Association has great resources for families available at https://www.acacamps.org/campers-families.
May I visit my camper during camp?
Our camps are not open to parents, family, or other visitors during camp sessions so that we may provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. All participants and staff must be registered and all adults must have complete background checks prior to camp in order to attend. Plan to visit the camps during the open house to see the units, staff and program areas.
Can my Girl Scout attend multiple sessions?
There is no limit to the number of sessions each girl may attend (financial assistance is available for one session only). There is no need to submit additional copies of the health history form.
Is financial assistance available?
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is committed to providing a positive experience to every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout. PAG's are provided so that a family's economic status will not be a barrier to participation.
To apply, submit the PAG application with your camp registration and health history form. A $35 deposit per girl is required to secure her placement. This deposit is not refundable unless your child cannot be placed into a session. Use a separate grant application per girl. Please fill out your PAG at the same time as your registration form.
All applicants will be notified by email as to the approval of the request.
All PAG information is kept strictly confidential. A limited number of grants are available for one camp session per girl.
When do my camp fees need to be paid?
Full fee must be paid no later than May 31 for all camp dates. Failure to do so will result in loss of reservation. A minimum $35 deposit is due at the time of registration.
When does registration close?
Registration closes two weeks before the beginning of each camp session or when the session is full, whichever is first.
What is the refund procedure?
The camp fee does not cover the entire cost of your child attending camp. The remainder is covered by various funding sources that support Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. For this reason, the refund policy is:
Refunds are not given for no shows or campers leaving camp early due to personal reasons including homesickness, sports, family vacations, behavior, lice, etc.
Campers will need to provide their own lunch each day at camp. Please plan ahead and include your child’s lunch in an insulated lunch box if possible. Girls will eat their lunch with their group.
A pre-packaged snack will be provided each day. To ensure camper safety, food allergies and/or special diets cannot be accommodated. Campers are welcome to bring their own non-refrigerated snacks and put in their backpack. No discount can be provided if a camper does not eat the camp snacks.
Camp Dellwood day camps participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Camp Dellwood is an equal opportunity provider.
Mini Overnight Camp:
Meals will be provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the days in which campers are at camp. Meals will consist of items that can be cooked over a fire or grab and go continental meals. If your camper needs special diet accommodations, please plan to provide your meals that can be heated in a microwave.
Day camp aides have long been a part of the day camp experience. Day camp aides provide a variety of skills, talents and support to younger campers while continuing to develop their leadership skills in an adult-supported and supervised environment.
Want to be a day camp aide this summer?
Each Girl Scout wanting to be an aide at camp must have completed a training aide session. If you have not completed a training session in the past, we have the below options available. Girl Scouts MUST be able to stay the entire training session.
This training is designed to reinforce basic skills and to give a foundation for leading and working with younger girls in the outdoors. You must be going into grade 7-12 in the fall.
Experienced day camp aides and girls who have complete training may apply to be a day camp aide. The cost is $75 per session. The fee includes a day camp T-shirt and patch. You must attend all five days in order to be a Day Camp Aide.
Are you interested in getting a sneak peek of camp before it begins? This is also a great opportunity to meet our volunteer directors and participate in some camp fun, too! Camp Dellwood’s Open House date will be held on:
Sunday, April 23, from 2-5 p.m.
There is no need to register for this event. Feel free to stop by anytime during this timeframe to chat with us! Please note that the open house will end at 5:00 pm so allow yourself plenty of time to check out camp and ask any questions.
Camp Dellwood - Optional After Care Opportunities
Back by popular demand is the opportunity to extend your day at camp with our optional after care program during our day camp weeks. This option program runs Monday- Friday from 3:30-6:00 p.m. for an additional fee of $50 per camper. Spots will be limited so register early. Pick up will be at 6:00 p.m. and there is no bus service at this time. Campers will be in programming during this time. Parents should pick-up campers at 6:00 - there is no additional time allotted after 6:00 p.m.
Each camper participating in this program opportunity will get the opportunity expand their camp adventures by participating in activities each afternoon!
The camp fee does not cover the entire cost of your child attending camp. The camp fee does not cover the entire cost of your child attending camp. The remainder is covered by various funding sources that support Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. For this reason, the refund policy is:
- Refund are given only if written cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to sessions.
- $35 of fee will be retained for handling charges.
- Bus fees are not refundable.
- No refunds for family camp.
Refunds are not given to no shows or campers leaving camp early due to personal reasons including homesickness, sports, family vacations, behavior, lice, etc.
If you are a registered day camp volunteer attending all week and have a younger child, she or he may enjoy participating in the tag unit. Trained staff will provide activities on site for your child. Day camp volunteers can place a younger child in the tag unit for $50/child for the week. The fee included a day camp T-shirt, patch, daily snack, and supplies. This fee cannot be pro-rated if your child does not stay every day. The tag unit is for the children of volunteer staff only. Girls registering for the tag unit must be 3-5 years of age; girls who have completed kindergarten should register for day camp as a Girl Scout Daisy. Boys registering for the tag unit must be 3-10 years of age. All children registering for the tag unit must be out of diapers.
Car Riders: drop off no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and pick up between 3:45 -4:00 p.m.
Bus riders: Typical bus pickup times fall between 7:15-8:30 a.m. and drop off times fall between 3:45-5:00 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR: Bus transportation is included in the camp fee. Girls may attend the session of their choice. However, transportation will only be provided according to the day camp bus transportation per camp. Information will come via email a few days before each session with bus stop times. Bus stop selection cannot be changed after being submitted with registration due to the safety of the girl.
Session 1 – Dellwood Just Desserts
Session 2 – Dellwood Down on the Farm
Session 3 – Scouting in Wonderland
Session 4 – Amazing Days at Dellwood
Get ready for FUN!
Every day at camp is filled with different adventures and fun experiences! The schedule above represents a "typical" day.
Do you have a passion for working with children and enjoy the outdoors? Volunteer at the day or mini-overnight camp! Without volunteers, the valuable learning experience would not be possible for the girls of central Indiana. Interested parents and adults are invited to register.
The selection of volunteer staff is based on the qualifications of the applicant and staffing needs of each session. For the safety of all campers, you must be physically able to stand for long periods of time, walk on rough terrain, and stay all 5 days for day camp (OR) 3 days, 2 nights for mini-overnight camp. All volunteers must be able to become a registered Girl Scout member and complete a background check.
To be a volunteer and waive a camper’s fee you must
Please understand that you are expected to volunteer the entire week. This is for the safety and wellbeing of our campers. No exceptions!
Day Camp Volunteer Training
All day camp volunteers must attend the virtual or in person pre-camp meeting for the session(s) you are assigned to. At this meeting, we will go over what to expect at camp including safety protocols for the week. Also, you will learn about the specifics of the session from the Volunteer Day Camp Director.
Pre-Camp Meeting dates:
Mini Overnight Camp: Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm
Day Camp Session 1: Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm
Day Camp Session 2: Monday, June 5 at 6:30 pm
Day Camp Session 3: Training Date: Monday, June 12 at 6:30 pm
Day Camp Session 4: Monday, June 26 at 6:30 pm
What to bring to camp each day (day pack) Bring these items daily to camp in a backpack or similar type bag. Mark the bag with the camper’s name, unit name, and bus stop name or “car rider”. Your camper will carry her backpack around so please only pack what the weather warrants that day.
Attending our mini overnight camp? Utilize this overnight packing list for what to pack.
Toiletries and Key Items
If you are interested in being on staff, applications are now being accepted. Apply here!