Grades 1-3 (Indiana)

Explore is designed for boy and girls who have completed grades 1-3

  • Explore is uniquely designed for elementary-age kids
  • All week long, your camper will be nurtured by a fun, christian counselor
  • Your camper will spend their week with the same cabin mates and counselors
  • There are loads of fun activities that ensure your campers will have more fun than they can imagine
  • You can choose the Explorer camp program
  • The daily agenda is filled to the max to keep your child engaged
  • Your camper will love the themed housing - it will really tap into their imagination
  • Typical overnight camp is six days. Shorter three or four day camps are also available for young campers

How SpringHill is suited for elementary-age kids

Small group experience in a big camp

SpringHill may be a big camp full of fun activities - but your camper will never feel lost. They will spend their entire camp week with the same cabin mates and counselors. The intimacy of the small group will help your child build meaningful relationships with others and give them the confidence to get out of their comfort zone.

Low 1:6 Counselors-to-Camper ratio

We have a very low 1:6 counselor-to-camper ratio at this age group and all of the Explore staff are trained on the 1-3 grade age group. They are trained in emotional, mental, spiritual, and behavioral needs in order to better serve and accommodate each and every child.

An environment that taps into your child's imagination

The campers in Explore love imagination and creativity. We purposely tap into both of those awesome traits through our programming, housing, activities, and curriculum. Explore is designed to help captivate your camper's imagination.

Fun activities & chances to try new things

Every camper wants to have as much fun as possible. Parents want to see their children try new things. Explore is full of both! Amazing adventures and activities tailored to your child: water slide, blobs, crafts, and much more. Explore even has its own lake designed specifically for this age group!

Learning about God through Bible stories & interaction

Every experience your child has at Springhill has been intentionally designed to integrate faith and teachable moments into the fun activities. We use questions and Bible stories, that all of the children in Explore will understand, to challenge them and encourage them to begin thinking abstractly.

Fun, family-style meal time

We eat our meals family-style at SpringHill. The counselors will help serve each camper and then join them during the meal as well to make sure each camper is drinking water and eating well. Meals are prepared on site and are served three times daily.

"We thought our first grader would cry herself to sleep. When we picked her up, she was crying because she did not want to leave SpringHill. She has been back every year since."

Camper Parent

How we care for & nurture your camper

Helping your child grow in their faith

As parents, we want to see our children grow in their faith. While at camp, your child will be around counselors who are young, fun role models that are open about their love for God. This always make a strong impression on campers and helps them grow in their faith.

And our top goal is to integrate faith and fun throughout each day of camp. Counselors are always looking for teachable moments during fun activities.

Camp Counselors are emotionally invested in your child

Your child will be with the same counselors the entire week. This gives counselors the time to get to know your child and become emotionally invested in their lives. A counselor's sole purpose is to build relationships with your camper and make sure they are well taken care of and included at camp.

Your camper will never be left alone

Counselors are on duty 24/7. Counselors stay in cabins with their campers and spend the whole day with these cabin groups, participating in activities and leading small group sessions. This ensures that campers are never left alone.

Special care for campers feeling homesick

Homesickness is common because camp is often a child's first time away from home. We love to care for and pray with each child that experiences homesickness. We keep parents in the loop so they know if their child experiences homesickness. Our staff is trained to handle homesickness in order to best serve the campers.

Trained medical staff manage your child's medical needs

Working with our professional medical staff, counselors ensure campers receive the treatment and medications they need. If your camper takes medications, they will receive the right dose at the right time, every day.

Policies and procedures to ensure your child's safety

At every level, staff members are not permitted to be alone with campers. Campers and staff must always be within view of others or in groups of at least three. Additionally, we make it a point to help educate parents on how to keep their children safe.

"The camp leaders are excellent role models - my son has a love for God and seeks Him more because of his experience at SpringHill."

Camper Parent

"I don't know of any other place where the counselors are so well trained and truly care about every camper."

Camper Parent

Typical day for Grades 1-3 campers

Morning Watch
Morning Activities - Campers will have an action-packed morning with activities like canoes, crafts, flying squirrel, or nature adventure.
Morning RAP - Between activities, each cabin will have a small group (RAP session) in which a Bible story is presented in a creative way and processed with the group.
Lunchtime / Skit / Mail - At lunchtime, campers will have a family style meal with their cabin group. Before leaving the dining hall, they will also have a chance to see a drama by the characters that they have come to love.
Afternoon Activities - The afternoon is filled with more activities like the water trampoline, zipline, swimming in Lake Red Brush, and slingshots!
Showers/Trading Post
Afternoon RAP - Cabin groups will have another RAP session in which they relate the drama to the lessons they have been learning.
Evening Events - After another family style dinner, campers will unite with their area to play an evening event such as Skittle Skattle Battle or Infiltration X.
Evening Snack
Campfire - S'mores, songs, and stories make campfire a special experience for cabin groups.
Lights Out - Bedtime (complete with stories or songs) is early in Explore so campers can be rested for another fun-filled day!

"SpringHill is a great opportunity for kids to integrate faith and fun as well as to grow in their relationship with Christ. Kids also get to engage in fun activities and interact with peers in a fun environment."

Camper Parent

Fun & adventurous activities your child won't forget




Flying Squirrel

The Gusher


Climbing Wall

Water Ropes Course

Themed housing that engages camper's imagination

Buffalo Trace

Step back in time at Buffalo Trace! Each cabin has a front porch and sleeps 8 campers and 3 counselors.

Pick a program that fits your camper


Playing isn't everything, unless you're playing everything! Get ready to sample a smorgasbord of activities: canoe, splash, climb, zip, and shoot - try it all! We desire for each child to try new things during their time at camp. It is not everyday that a first-grader gets to ride a zipline! Fit all camp has to offer into one week. Open to Grade 1-3 Boys & Girls.

Registering for 2017 Summer Camp

How to Register

The best way to get signed up is to register online.

Cancellation Policy

  • A deposit of $150 is required when registering
  • If cancellation is made after November 1, 2016, result is forfeiture of your deposit
  • Cancellations within 21 days prior to camp start date will result in forfeiture of one half the cost of camp
  • No-shows for a scheduled camp will result in forfeiture of the full camp fee

Note: Any camp fees forfeited will be put into our scholarship fund but will not be treated as a donation.

Available Discounts

Prices vary depending on the program and discounts available in some situations. Discounts can only be applied to full-week camp options.

  • Multiple-Week Campers - Campers who apply for two overnight camp sessions will receive a discount of $75 off the second week
  • Multiple-Camper Families - Overnight families that register more than two campers from their immediate family (i.e. brother, sister) will receive a discount of $100.00 per additional camper. This discount does not apply to campers attending more than one camp session

Please note that SpringHill does not stack discounts and will apply the best discount for the family.

Payment Plans

  • Fixed Monthly Amount - You set the monthly amount that you would like withdrawn from your account. The remaining balance will be automatically withdrawn on May 1, 2017
  • Monthly Payment Plan -Your total balance will be split evenly based on how many months are left before May 1, 2017. Remaining balance is due May 1, 2017
  • Installments - If an installment plan would make payment easier, we will be happy to work with you. If you register online, you can set the payment dates in the camper record. Payment in full must be received before camp begins

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

We want to provide a SpringHill Experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible every year through generous gifts of individuals and organizations. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a scholarship for everyone who applies.

2017 Scholarship form

2221 W State Rd 258
Seymour, IN 51104