What are the ages for children to be able to attend Happy Hollow Camp?
At Happy Hollow we serve children between the ages of 7 – 14.
How are the children divided into groups?
The children are divided into cabin groups of 6 – 9 boys or 6 – 9 girls based on their ages.
Are the children supervised 24 hours a day?
Yes the children will have two staff members that will stay in cabin with the children while they are at camp. One of the staff members is the cabin counselor he or she is the person that will lead the cabin group to each of their activities through the week. The other staff member is a program specialist during the day they will be in charge of running a specific program, such as canoeing, kayaking, or horseback riding. During meals and at night they will be with the group.
Who do you hire as staff members?
At Happy Hollow we hire mainly college students from the state of Indiana. We also partner with Camp Counselors USA to bring in staff from different countries. These staff members are able to teach about and share their different cultures with the children while at camp. We have had staff from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Columbia, Russia, England, Ireland, and many more. Each group will have in their possession a two way emergency radio and first aid pack. All staff members are trained in first aid and CPR.
Does Happy Hollow do Background Checks?
Happy Hollow uses National Background to complete yearly background checks on all the employees and volunteers to work with the camp. We check for the county criminal and nationwide sexual offender report.
What type of activities do you offer at camp?
At Happy Hollow we offer a traditional camp experience for the children attending camp. We have horse back riding, archery, a small barn with farm animals, gardening, arts & crafts, canoeing, Kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, nature studies, team building activities, campouts, mountain biking. We also have basketball, tennis, zip line and many other activities.
Are the children required to wear life jackets while in the lake?
When the children are in the swimming area they are able to swim without a life jacket. When they are in a boat or near the water outside of the swimming area they are required to wear a life jacket.
Are there lifeguards present while the children are swimming?
All swimming is done in Happy Hollow’s lake in a confined swim area where certified lifeguards are present and on duty at all times. Swimmers are given a swim ability test prior to being allowed in the deep water. Swim lessons are given every Monday of the camp week. Each group will have in their possession a two way emergency radio and first aid pack. All staff members are trained in first aid and CPR.
Can my child attend both the Summer & Asthma camp programs?
Yes, please call (317) 638-3849 for more information.