Camps vs. Summer Scholars

This summer the Sycamore Summer Academy is offering two different types of camps this summer.  The first is our traditional slate of academic focused camps July 13th - 24th.  Students can sign up for one morning camp and/or one afternoon camp.  The second option is called the Sycamore Academy Summer Scholars.  This is an immersive week long experience designed for academically motivated and curious students who are looking for an experience that will challenge their intellect in new and exciting ways.  Students will sign up for the entire week and will be given the opportunity to choose two learning focuses for the morning and the participate in an all camp problem based learning activity in the afternoon.   

Notes about Camps

Important notes about camps:
  • Camps meet from 9:00 am - noon or from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • This year camps will run from July 13th - July 24th.
  • Students signing up for a morning and an afternoon camp will have a place to eat a bag lunch (provided by the student).
  • Students can arrive up to 15 minutes early and be picked up up to 15 minutes late with out additional cost. Learn more about extended before and aftercare below.


For both camps and Summer Scholars, students will have a space to eat lunch in our school cafeteria.  However, students will need to bring their lunch each day as their will not be lunch provided.  

Before and After Care

We will be providing options for students to be dropped off late or picked up early before and after camps and classes. The cost will be $5 per session needed. Before  or after care is needed if a student needs to be dropped off more than 15 minutes early or picked up more than 15 minutes late. The earliest students can be dropped off is 7:30 AM and the latest they can be picked up is 5:00 PM.  Before and after care is billed at the conclusion each week of camp.  The cost is $5 per session used.  A session is defined either as an instance of a student arriving between 7:30 am and 15 minutes before the start of camp or being picked up between 4:15 pm and 5:00 pm. 

Cancellation Fee

There will be a $10 cancellation fee to cover the cost of fees associated with registration.


All questions regarding registration and camps information should be directed to Trent Tormoehlen, the Sycamore Academy Director. The best way to reach him is via email at You may also call at 317-202-2563, however, emails will be answered in a more timely manner than phone calls.