About Our Camp:
YMCA Camp Carson is southern Indiana's premier summer resident camp. Located in the heart of the mid-west we are only a matter of hours from many major cities. 35 minutes north of Evansville, IN, 2.5 hours from Indianapolis, IN and St Louis, MO 1.75 hour from Louisville, KY, 3 hours from Nashville, TN, Cincinnati OH and Lexington, KY and about 6.5 hours from Chicago, IL.
Along with making new friends from around the country, you will meet staff from around the world as you experience the most incredible camp week ever. Camp Carson has been in continuous operation since 1940. There is no end to the variety of activities you can challenge yourself in: From water sports such as Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, through land activities such as Riflery, Mountain Boards and Bikes, climbing towers and so much more. Looking for something a little quieter there's miles of hiking trails, a full ceramic studio and plenty to do in creative arts. Afternoons with your cabin groups gives plenty of time to enjoy group time and some cool fun on the waterfront. The Blob, Tom Sawyer Rope Swing, Double Water Zipline ad more. You get the idea, so much to do, great activities to get involved with as you create new friendships, spread your wings and fly a little higher! And as if that's not enough we even offer some off-site canoe trips for older campers! Every day there's a great mix of time for you to enjoy personal choice on activities as well as cabin centered activities and through the week we'll also engage in some community service projects. Of course, with it being the fourth of July Week we'll be sure to celebrate in true camp style and finish the night with fireworks over the lake. This will be our 6th summer to host an Operation Purple camp and consider it a great honor and privilege to serve our military communities in this way. We look forward to meeting you this summer.