A free summer civics day camp for upcoming 5th-9th graders
Monday, June 26th • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27th • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28th • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 29th • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, June 30th • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
*Friday culminates in a Community Civics Fair in which youth share their civic projects with the community and celebrate with root beer floats!
Dear iEngage campers and families,
Welcome to the 2023 iEngage Summer Civics Camp at IUPUC in the Columbus Learning Center
. We are excited that your camper will be joining us June 26th-June 30th for this engaging civics adventure. The camp is designed to help them learn how to make a difference in their neighborhood, school, and community. It will build their civic skills and knowledge while connecting them to local leaders and organizations.
On Friday at 3pm, family and friends are invited to attend the Community Showcase
to see the campers present their projects. Root beer floats will be served!Staffing
IUPUC pre-service teachers and a local teacher will serve as camp counselors. You can get to know all of our staff through their photos and bios here
.Appropriate attire, etc.
Campers will be involved in activities all day long and are expected to wear stable shoes as they will be participating in some outdoor activities. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Please apply sunscreen before your camper arrives as IU will not let us do so. We hope campers will show their camp spirit by participating in our THEME DAYS:
Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday: Camp Shirt Day
Thursday: Red, White, and Blue Day
Friday: Camp Shirt Day
Campers should not bring toys or electronic devices to camp. iEngage staff will not be responsible for any devices brought to camp.Meals
We will provide your child with lunch and snacks each day. Monday:
Subway sandwiches and wrapsTuesday:
Pizza and breadsticksWednesday:
Fresh Take wraps, falafels and saladsFriday:
Kroger boxed lunches*Your child will be given a lunch based on the dietary needs that you indicated in registration, but feel free to pack your camper’s lunch.Medications
IU does not allow us to administer medications to your child. Please plan accordingly. If your child needs midday medication, you may come to camp to give it to them.Picking up/Dropping off
Please drop off your camper(s) between 8:45am-9am at the Columbus Learning Center (4555 Central Ave.) main entrance. On Monday, please come inside to register your camper and receive a pick up card to place on your, or other authorized adult’s, dashboard for pickup. There is plenty of parking in front of the building.
Pick up is at 3:00pm every day but Friday. See the map
for pick-up locations. Group number for pick up will be on the card you get at registration.
Foundation for Youth (FFY) Forms: If you indicated that you will need transportation for your camper to/from camp, you received an email 2 weeks ago with the appropriate forms. THESE ARE REQUIRED BY FYY. If you need transportation and have not filled out these forms, please contact us ASAP
.Video and photo consent
Reminder that a video and photo consent form was signed during the application phase. If your situation has changed, please contact Michelle at 812-856-1595 or by email
Each day begins with a whole group gathering in which we present the day’s BIG question and have a guest speaker from the Columbus community. See speaker bios here
We are honored to have your youth in the camp and will take care of them as if they were our own. For emergency contact during camp, call or text the camp directors – Liz – (317) 370-5041; Stephanie - (812) 345-5900.
You can follow the camp on IUPUC’s Facebook page and IUPUC on Instagram! Look for an email reminder before camp day’s eve!
With a belief in democracy for the next generation, Dr. Stephanie SerriereDr. Elizabeth Osborn
iEngage camp co-directors