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Want to be a Kid City staff member? The Counselor-in-Training program, for students in grades 8-10, is the first step in becoming a camp counselor. In addition to working with children, gaining leadership experience and receiving great job training, CITs are also involved in planning and implementing camp special events.

Applications are available here, (PDF 303.73 KB) or at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office inside City Hall - Showers Building Applications are accepted until April 4. Interviews begin April 17.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a candidate will be accepted into the program, nor does it commit a selected candidate to participate. Candidates who are accepted into the CIT program will receive notice of acceptance and pre-approved session dates. For more information call 812-349-3731. There is a non-refundable deposit of $35 per CIT due at the time of registration.

CITs register for Kid City summer camp in two-week blocks. There are three session dates available. Cost is $170/in-city, $175/non-city for each two-week session.

M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. · For grades 8-10.

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Kid City Original and Kid City Quest

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Kid City Original

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. At Kid City Original, a new experience awaits every day for campers in grades K through 4! Campers explore the world around them with field trips and special events. Daily programs give campers the chance to try specialized activities in the areas of nature and the outdoors, sports and games, and arts and media. Our unique weekly themes provide something fun for everyone! We give every child a summer to remember. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6 for grade K. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8 for grades 1-4.

Kid City Quest

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Youth in grades 5-7 want a different kind of camp experience, and they get it in Kid City Quest! Quest campers are actively engaged in activities separate from younger Kid City Original campers. Space is dedicated to Questers, where they can hang out with friends and be themselves. Camp offers a break from technology, replacing it with participation in the community. Kid City Quest also keeps campers involved in traditional camp favorites such as swimming, crafts, library time, games and field trips! Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.

Ivy Tech Summer Camps

For more information, or to register for College for Kids or Ivy Arts, contact Ivy Tech at 812-330-4400 or visit the Ivy Tech Web site.

College for Kids

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington is teaming up with Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Kid City summer camp to bring four unique week-long camps to participants ages 11-14 yrs. Ivy Tech offers fun college-style classes in the morning and then Kid City staff transport the campers for an afternoon of games, field trips, and swimming.Campers enjoy a variety of program choices.

  • Session I: June 5-16
  • Session II: June 19-23
  • Session III: June 26-30
  • Session IV: July 10-14

Ivy Arts

Create works of art in both 2D and 3D with media such as paint, pencil, and ceramics. Combine a session of Ivy Arts for Kids with active and engaging recreation opportunities at Kid City! Camps meet Monday through Friday for two weeks. Cost includes all programming and materials at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and Kid City, transportation in between programs, and an afternoon snack. Campers should bring a sack lunch.
  • Session I: June 5-16
  • Session II: June 19-30
  • Session III: July 5-14
  • Session IV: July 17-28

Kid City Staff

Kid City Summer Camp jobs

Kid City camp staff are enthusiastic, well-trained adults. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified and adhere to the highest professional standards set forth by the American Camp Association and the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

  • All Kid City staff attend a week long training that includes Crisis Prevention Intervention certification, Let's All Play National Inclusion Project training, age-appropriate songs, games, and activities, and field trip and other daily safety protocols.
  • Kid City has leadership staff consisting of head counselors and activity coordinators that attend an additional week of training on becoming tremendous leaders.
  • Kid City Counselor IIs are experts at working one-to-one with campers with disabilities.
  • Kid City staff are knowledgeable and diligent in working with families with dietary needs and preferences.
  • Kid City staff are future teachers and youth workers who are committed to expanding their experience working with children.

American Camp Association logo Proud to be accredited by the American Camp AssociationACA accreditation means that Kid City has undergone a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation - from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices of Kid City reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Kid City and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety!

Learn more about ACA Accrediation.