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Culver Summer Schools & Camps


Culver Summer Schools & Camps

Culver Summer campers climb aboard the R.H. Ledbetter, the flagship of the Naval School.

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Rooted in our values and virtues, the Summer Schools & Camps is full of all kinds of Culver moments. It's character in action, citizenship at play, and leadership lived together, side by side. The time shared here, and its impact, are profound and life-changing.

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Here, Leadership looks a lot like fun.

Over the course of the summer, you'll build your self-confidence and learn the importance of followership before leadership. You'll find success as part of something greater than yourself, applying leadership skills and discovering how you influence others. Working cooperatively as a team, you'll come to consider the perspectives of others while gaining an appreciation for different cultures and traditions.

Our summer programs bring together more than 1,400 young people from around the world through physical activity, learning opportunities, and new friendships. Culver campers develop positive self-esteem through accomplishment and discipline, and choose from 100 electives — from sailing, to rocketry, to theatre, to fencing.

A Junior Woodcraft camper assembles a paper rocket.

Junior Woodcraft Camp

June 12 - 15, 2024
A four-day program that allows children ages 7-9 to experience a "fun-sized" version of Culver's Woodcraft Camp.

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Woodcraft Camp

June 21 - August 3, 2024
A six-week leadership development program and activity-based camp designed for youth ages 9 - 14.

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Upper Schools

June 21 - August 3, 2024
A six-week leadership development program and activity-based camp designed for youth ages 14 - 17.

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3 Camps available

1,850 Total acres

1,500 Campers from 40+ states and 40+ countries

0 Technological distractions

200+ Sailboats, power boats, and personal watercraft

2 Hours from Indianapolis and Chicago

A Culver Summer camper smiles during a sailing class on Lake Maxinkuckee.

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About Camp

Unlike ordinary summer camps, Culver provides a strong focus on the development of leadership skills – an approach that instills courtesy, personal organization, and the ability to make well-thought-out choices.

Summer Staff

Become a part of the Culver Summer Schools & Camps family! Explore our summer employment opportunities and join us on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee.

Parent Portal

For parents of enrolled campers. Access all the information and resources you'll need for your child's summer at Culver Summer Schools & Camps! 

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