Discovery Day Camps

Discovery Day Camps Discovery Day Camps are located at Rogers-Lakewood Park. Discovery Camps of the Valpo Parks Department offer 3 levels of fun for kids 3 years old up to eighth grade!

Home base for Discovery Camps is the scenic 122-acre Rogers-Lakewood Park, a perfect setting for the combination of outdoor activities, learning, and fun. And, it’s affordable: the weekly fees break down to less than $3 an hour on average. This is no ordinary “day camp” – this is your local summer camp done right. The goal of Discovery Cottage is just that – discovery by each child of sights, acti

Home base for Discovery Camps is the scenic 122-acre Rogers-Lakewood Park, a perfect setting for the combination of outdoor activities, learning, and fun. And, it’s affordable: the weekly fees break down to less than $3 an hour on average. This is no ordinary “day camp” – this is your local summer camp done right. The goal of Discovery Cottage is just that – discovery by each child of sights, acti

07/16/2021

Camp is inside today at Flint Lake Elementary. Pick up is in the back of the school Door E.

07/13/2021

Good afternoon, at this point you should have received a phone call or text message informing you that we are still at Rodgers today for camp. If you have someone that is not the parent picking up your participant, please let them know pick up is at Rodgers. Thank you!!

FOAM PARTY!
07/09/2021

FOAM PARTY!

07/08/2021

Friendly Reminder all toys including water guns, Pokemon Cards, Fidget toys etc is not allowed at camp.

07/07/2021

Good afternoon! If you are on the waitlist for next weeks camp, you may sign up now by contacting our office at 219-462-5144. Must register by Friday July 9th at 5pm. Have a great day!

HAPPY 4th of July, No camp tomorrow.
07/04/2021

HAPPY 4th of July, No camp tomorrow.

HAPPY 4th of July, No camp tomorrow.

Summer fun doesn't stop at Discovery Day Camp!
07/01/2021

Summer fun doesn't stop at Discovery Day Camp!

07/01/2021

Good morning! If you are on the waitlist for camp next week, you can now enroll your son or daughter. Please contact our office at 219-462-5144. Deadline for sign up is tomorrow at 5pm. Remember there is no camp Monday, July 5.

06/25/2021

Good late morning, we are at Flint Lake elementary due to weather. Pick up will be at Flint Lake Door E. As always you may pick up your participant at your leisure. Stay dry!!!

06/21/2021

Happy Monday Campers and Parents! We hope everyone is well from the storm last night.
Just as a quick update, we will be AT CAMP all day today. Enjoy the day!

06/18/2021

Good Morning Parents and Campers! We do have some rain and storms in the area this morning however the radar is indicating that it should push out of the area shortly after drop off. The current plan as of 7 a.m. is to keep the kids at Camp today. We will continue to monitor the radar and should the radar change, we will move the kids via bus.

So, please continue to drop the kids off at Camp this morning (Friday, June 18th). We look forward to seeing all you!

𝑾𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑩𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚!
06/11/2021

𝑾𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑩𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚!

06/09/2021

CAMP AT RODGERS LAKEWOOD FOR EVERYONE TODAY.

06/08/2021

BUTTERFIELD FAMILY PAVILLION
600 Evans Avenue
(Corner of Evans & Calumet Avenue)
Valparaiso, IN. 46383

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Hi friends! My name is Peanut and I am super excited to be back for my third summer at Discovery Day Camps! In the fall,...
05/30/2021

Hi friends! My name is Peanut and I am super excited to be back for my third summer at Discovery Day Camps! In the fall, I will be in my senior year at Grand Valley State University studying science education. In my free time I love to read, be outside, and spend time with my family and friends! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces at camp this summer!

Hi friends! My name is Peanut and I am super excited to be back for my third summer at Discovery Day Camps! In the fall, I will be in my senior year at Grand Valley State University studying science education. In my free time I love to read, be outside, and spend time with my family and friends! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces at camp this summer!

Hello hello! My name is Scooby! I attend Ohio State University and am majoring in environmental engineering. I love bein...
05/28/2021

Hello hello! My name is Scooby! I attend Ohio State University and am majoring in environmental engineering. I love being outside and I am very excited to being returning to camp this summer! I am looking forward to water days and of course Kona ice ! Can’t wait to see you all see soon :))

Hello hello! My name is Scooby! I attend Ohio State University and am majoring in environmental engineering. I love being outside and I am very excited to being returning to camp this summer! I am looking forward to water days and of course Kona ice ! Can’t wait to see you all see soon :))

Hi guys! My name is Squid and this will be my third year at DDC! I will be a senior at Indiana University studying Speec...
05/27/2021

Hi guys! My name is Squid and this will be my third year at DDC! I will be a senior at Indiana University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. Some of my favorite things include biking, dancing off beat, and watching movies. I'm so excited to be back at camp! I'm looking forward to playing capture the flag, water games, and being with everyone!

Hi guys! My name is Squid and this will be my third year at DDC! I will be a senior at Indiana University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. Some of my favorite things include biking, dancing off beat, and watching movies. I'm so excited to be back at camp! I'm looking forward to playing capture the flag, water games, and being with everyone!

Hi everyone! My name is Honey, and I'm going into my junior year of college at Belmont University in Tennessee as a musi...
05/26/2021

Hi everyone! My name is Honey, and I'm going into my junior year of college at Belmont University in Tennessee as a music therapy major. My hobbies include listening to music and playing the guitar and piano. This will be my second year at camp, and I'm so excited to have even more fun this summer!

Hi everyone! My name is Honey, and I'm going into my junior year of college at Belmont University in Tennessee as a music therapy major. My hobbies include listening to music and playing the guitar and piano. This will be my second year at camp, and I'm so excited to have even more fun this summer!

Hi! My name is Halo, and I’m SUPER excited for my fourth summer at DDC! I am going into my junior year at Purdue Univers...
05/26/2021

Hi! My name is Halo, and I’m SUPER excited for my fourth summer at DDC! I am going into my junior year at Purdue University, and studying nursing, so if you have a bloody nose or scraped knee, I’m your person! Some fun facts about me are that I love painting, eating pasta, and playing sports! My favorite parts of camp include lip sync week, and getting Dunkin donuts coffee with the other counselors after work! I can’t wait to meet all of you this summer! :)

Hi! My name is Halo, and I’m SUPER excited for my fourth summer at DDC! I am going into my junior year at Purdue University, and studying nursing, so if you have a bloody nose or scraped knee, I’m your person! Some fun facts about me are that I love painting, eating pasta, and playing sports! My favorite parts of camp include lip sync week, and getting Dunkin donuts coffee with the other counselors after work! I can’t wait to meet all of you this summer! :)

Hi everyone! My name is Fern, and this will be my 3rd summer at camp. I'm so excited to be back for another year at DDC!...
05/24/2021

Hi everyone! My name is Fern, and this will be my 3rd summer at camp. I'm so excited to be back for another year at DDC! I am a rising senior at Hope College studying Nursing. In my free time, you can usually find me outside, cooking up new recipes, or hanging out with friends and family. I’m looking forward to playing all kinds of games – kickball is one of my favorites – and spending time outside in the sun. I’m excited to meet all the new campers and I can’t wait for another great summer at DDC!

Hi everyone! My name is Fern, and this will be my 3rd summer at camp. I'm so excited to be back for another year at DDC! I am a rising senior at Hope College studying Nursing. In my free time, you can usually find me outside, cooking up new recipes, or hanging out with friends and family. I’m looking forward to playing all kinds of games – kickball is one of my favorites – and spending time outside in the sun. I’m excited to meet all the new campers and I can’t wait for another great summer at DDC!

Hi, I am Rocky and I am going to be a Junior at Indiana University! I am currently studying Exercise Science I hope to o...
05/23/2021

Hi, I am Rocky and I am going to be a Junior at Indiana University! I am currently studying Exercise Science I hope to one day be a pediatric occupational therapist. This will be my second summer working at DDC and I am so excited to meet you all!

Hi, I am Rocky and I am going to be a Junior at Indiana University! I am currently studying Exercise Science I hope to one day be a pediatric occupational therapist. This will be my second summer working at DDC and I am so excited to meet you all!

Hi my name is Smash and I will be a Co-Director of camp this summer! This is my fourth summer at Discovery Day Camp. Dur...
05/22/2021

Hi my name is Smash and I will be a Co-Director of camp this summer! This is my fourth summer at Discovery Day Camp. During the school year I am an aide at Thomas Jefferson Elementary school. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time is playing sports and being with kids. My favorite thing about camp is all the fun and new things we do everyday. Can’t wait to see everyone at camp this summer.

Hi my name is Smash and I will be a Co-Director of camp this summer! This is my fourth summer at Discovery Day Camp. During the school year I am an aide at Thomas Jefferson Elementary school. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time is playing sports and being with kids. My favorite thing about camp is all the fun and new things we do everyday. Can’t wait to see everyone at camp this summer.

Hi! My name is Joy and I will be a Co-Director of camp this summer! This will be my fifth summer at DDC! I am a 1st grad...
05/21/2021

Hi! My name is Joy and I will be a Co-Director of camp this summer! This will be my fifth summer at DDC! I am a 1st grade teacher in Valpo Community Schools. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my co-workers, and enjoying the outdoors! I am so excited for another amazing year at DDC and to see new & familiar faces!

Hi! My name is Joy and I will be a Co-Director of camp this summer! This will be my fifth summer at DDC! I am a 1st grade teacher in Valpo Community Schools. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my co-workers, and enjoying the outdoors! I am so excited for another amazing year at DDC and to see new & familiar faces!

It's that time of year again to get signed up for 𝙎𝙐𝙈𝙈𝙀𝙍 𝙁𝙐𝙉!
03/26/2021

It's that time of year again to get signed up for 𝙎𝙐𝙈𝙈𝙀𝙍 𝙁𝙐𝙉!

𝙀𝙓𝙋𝙇𝙊𝙍𝙀 this summer, have fun and learn along the way! Discovery Day Camps at Rogers Lakewood gets your kids back into nature as they build friendships, make memories and connect with the outdoors 🌳🌞💦

Ready to register? Sign up online 👇
http://bit.ly/ValpoParksDiscoveryDayCamp

Come help plan the future of Valpo Parks!  Here is your chance to give you input on what the parks will look like, inclu...
10/06/2020

Come help plan the future of Valpo Parks! Here is your chance to give you input on what the parks will look like, including our lovely home at Roger-Lakewood Park. Check out the information below on how to get involved!

It’s time to get involved (THIS WEEK) and be part of the Valpo Parks future! With the Master Plan in progress, now is the time to share your ideas and participate in public forums to discuss and provide input regarding plans for our legacy parks.

Here are 3 ways to get involved:

1️⃣ Take the Public Survey online: www.valposurvey.org/open
2️⃣ Join Valpo Parks for a live Zoom Public Forum TOMORROW, October 6th at 6pm. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/PublicForumZoom
3️⃣ Join Valpo Parks at Butterfield Family Pavilion Wednesday & Thursday, October 7-8th from 6pm-8pm for an open house style public forum. To reserve your time slot, visit http://bit.ly/PublicForumOpenHouse

We hope to see you at one or all of these great community engagement sessions!

08/02/2020

Update on Camp for tomorrow, Monday, August 3rd.

THANK YOU to our Discovery Day Camp Sponsors who help make this camp program such a success!
07/31/2020

THANK YOU to our Discovery Day Camp Sponsors who help make this camp program such a success!

07/28/2020

Camp will be at Rodgers Lakewood the remainder of the week!

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5320 Meridian Rd
Valparaiso, IN
46385

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Thank you for a great summer camp! 💙 Wyett (& parents)
Hi there, I wanted to eat lunch with my daughter Elianna today. She's in the Explorers group, what time do they eat?
Hello my son starts camp tomorrow and I was just wondering what the theme for the week was and what are some good things to send with him thank you
Thank you, to all the awesome counselors and admins! Ellie had a great summer thanks to you. She might have a rather boring video but her enthusiasm is there! ;)
Update for Tuesday, June 26. Due to the inclimate weather, the campers have been moved over to Cooks Corners School today. Pick up this afternoon will still be at Rogers-Lakewood Park.
Campers are being bussed to Cooks Corners School Tuesday, June 26 to have fun and stay dry on this rainy day! Pick up this afternoon will still be at Rogers-Lakewood Park.
Great Job #discoverydaycamp! Another successful lip sync night!! 😊❤️🎉
Trying to register and link can't be found. Are you having issues with the registration page?
MEET THE COUNSELORS OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, June 1. Day Campers (entering grades K-9) visit Rogers-Lakewood Park (5320 N. Meridian Road) 6:00-7:30 p.m. and Adventurers (ages 3-5) visit Discovery Cottage (1158 Harrison Blvd.) 5:30-6:00 p.m. Come see why Discovery Day Camp is the right choice for summer!