Camp Catalyst

Register for Camp Catalyst

New Hope of Indiana’s Camp Catalyst is a unique summer camp experience for children ages 9-13 with and without disabilities. Camp Catalyst will encourage campers to be confident, independent, productive citizens who will help to promote an inclusive society. New Hope of Indiana seeks to empower campers to be catalysts for change in their communities who can redefine what it means to have a disability or to be a friend to someone with a disability.

From Monday, June 19, 2023 through Friday, June 23, 2023, children with disabilities will experience a fun day camp experience alongside siblings, friends and peers who may not have disabilities. Campers will enjoy tie-dying, science experiments, crafts, jewelry making, singing and dancing, games, and much more! 

Online registration is open through Friday, May 19, 2023. The registration process is thorough and will likely take at least 30 minutes. The registration form can be saved and completed later. Contact us at for more information.

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Where: New Hope of Indiana, 8450 N. Payne Road, Ste. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46268

When: Monday, June 19, 2023 – Friday, June 23, 2023, 9am – 3pm

Who: Children between ages 9-13 with OR without disabilities

What: Day camp to encourage inclusive and fun experiences that allow children of all abilities to enjoy a traditional summer camp experience

Cost? Each camper’s week at camp costs $250. 


What should my camper bring with them? 

Campers should bring a bag, close-toed shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, hat, change of clothing, bug spray (optional), a sack/cold lunch and two snacks (prepared as needed), any other necessary items such as medication, personal care items, etc. All items should be labeled with the camper’s name.

Who will take care of my camper at camp? 

New Hope of Indiana has been providing care to individuals with disabilities for over 40 years. Our experienced and highly-trained staff is well prepared to care for your camper. Camp Catalyst is led by a certified recreation therapist and all staff and volunteers undergo thorough background checks, training and preparation before your camper arrives. Our team is excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve your family!

Will camp take place outdoors? 

Camp Catalyst will take place primarily outdoors at New Hope’s main facility on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. In the case of inclement weather, camp may be moved indoors for safety.

Get Involved

You can support Camp Catalyst and its campers by donating craft and activity items, snacks, and other items from our Camp Catalyst Amazon wishlist. You can also make a donation for the summer camp program or sign up to volunteer with us to prepare for camp or to work directly with the campers.