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City of Bloomington, Indiana


Kid City Counselor in Training

Want to be a Kid City staff member? The Counselor in Training program 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 after Jan. 19 at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department office in City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Ste. 250, or online here. Applications are accepted until April 4. Interviews begin April 17.

CIT camp session dates are listed below. Registration fee is $170/session/in-city, $175/session/non-city.
There is a non-refundable deposit of $35/session due at time of registration.

  • 6/4-6/15 · Register by 5/29.
  • 6/18-6/29 · Register by 6/11.
  • 7/9-7/20 · Register by 7/2.

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.

Kid City Original

At Kid City Original, a new experience awaits every day! 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 hte 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

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.

Kid City Camp Registration - opens March 2, 2018!

  • Online registration is not available for any Kid City camp program.
  • For all camps, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $35 per session per child is due at the time of registration. This deposit is applied to the session fee. Session registrations and payments are due in full by 5 p.m. the Monday prior to the start of a selected session. Registration materials can be downloaded in the "Attachments" section below.
  • All late registrations require a $35 administration fee in addition to the registration fee.
  • Camp session reservations not paid in full by the due date will be cancelled, and the $35 deposit forfeited.
  • Registrations are accepted at the Parks and Recreation office or by mail at 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Bloomington, Ind. 47404. If your child is already registered for camp, credit card payment can be made online, or over the phone at 812.349.3700.
Session Date Camp, grades, and theme Registration fee
Registration and payment due by
A June 4-8 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Space Station Vacation $170/$175 5/29 at 5 p.m.
A June 4-8 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 5/29 at 5 p.m.
B June 11-15 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Crazy Concoctions $170/$175 6/4 at 5 p.m.
B June 11-15 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 6/4 at 5 p.m.
C June 18-22 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Under the Sea $170/$175 6/11 at 5 p.m.
C June 18-22 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 6/11 at 5 p.m.
D June 25-29 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Kid City Survivor $170/$175 6/18 at 5 p.m.
D June 25-29 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 6/18 at 5 p.m.
E July 2-6
No camp July 4.
Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Greek Week $136/$140 6/25 at 5 p.m.
E July 2-6
No camp July 4.
Quest (Grades 5-7) $128/$132 6/25 at 5 p.m.
F July 9-13 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: In the Spotlight $170/$175 7/2 at 5 p.m.
F July 9-13 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 7/2 at 5 p.m.
G July 16-20 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Jungle Book $170/$175 7/9 at 5 p.m.
G July 16-20 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 7/9 at 5 p.m.
H July 23-27 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: The Amazing Race $170/$175 7/16 at 5 p.m.
H July 23-27 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 7/16 at 5 p.m.
I July 30-Aug. 3 Original (Grades K-4) Theme: Kid City Campout $170/$175 7/23 at 5 p.m.
I July 30-Aug. 3 Quest (Grades 5-7) $160/$165 7/23 at 5 p.m.

Kid City Camp Information

  • Is your child ready for summer camp?
  • All Kid City Original and Quest programs are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation focuses on program quality, health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. Kid City has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and has earned this mark of distinction.
  • Our 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.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their child/ren to and from camp each day. Once at camp, city buses and passenger vans are used to transport campers to and from field trips that are not within walking distance. Only trained, licensed drivers transport campers.
  • Please bring to camp a sack lunch and water bottle, swimsuit and towel, and any special sunscreen, bug spray or medications. We recommend providing your camper with a durable backpack to carry these items. Do not bring money, toys, or cell phones.