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Kid City Summer Camp counselor positions have been filled.


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 accepted until April 3. (PDF 351.73 KB) Interviews begin April 13.

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 $30 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 $165/in-city, $170/non-city for each two-week session.

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Kid City Original and Kid City Quest

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Kid City Original

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. As always, 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

Choose something great this summer for campers in grades 5 through 7! Kid City Quest campers design their own program experience through camper choice (activity options that differ from the usual camp fare). In addition, campers experience field trips, splash the summer away swimming and learn more about themselves and their friends through team time! Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.

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Ivy Tech offers fun college-style classes for campers ages 11 through 14 years in the morning and then transports campers to meet the Kid City staff for an afternoon of games, field trips, or swimming.

$200/session. Sessions are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

For more information about afternoon camp sessions, call (812) 349-3731. For more information about morning college sessions, or to register for College for Kids, visit the College for Kids Web site or call (812) 330-4400.

Session Dates Register by
June 8-12 6/2
June 15-19 6/9
June 22-26 6/16

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Campers in grades K through 5 explore the history of art from around the world, create fabulous and exciting works of art in the style of the greatest artists, and discover their own artistic style at Ivy Arts for Kids.

$360/session. Sessions meet Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for two consecutive weeks. Cost includes programming and materials, transportation between the John Waldron Arts Center and Kid City, and an afternoon snack. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

For more information about afternoon camp sessions, call (812) 349-3731. For more information about morning sessions, or to register for Ivy Arts for Kids, visit the Ivy Arts for Kids Web site or call 812-330-4400.

Session Dates
M-F for two weeks
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June 8-19 6/3
June 22-July 2 6/16
July 6-17 6/30
July 20-31 7/14

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All Kid City camp staff positions for the 2015 summer camp season have been filled.

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.