Since our start in 1951, Happy Hollow has welcomed more than 45,000 children to experience a camp full of opportunities for learning and adventure. Children ages 7 to 14 from the Greater Indianapolis area make friends, learn about nature and take part in supervised camp activities that help them see new possibilities for themselves. 

Happy Hollow provides camping activities in a residential setting, at our 850-acre Brown County camp. We place a major emphasis on serving children who are from economically disadvantaged households, have chronic asthma, or who attend outdoor educational programs at Happy Hollow through participation in field trips by schools or other organizations.

In addition, Happy Hollow partners with other non-profit groups to provide residential camp opportunities to children with various medical challenges. As one of the only residential camps in Indiana focusing on service to children from economically underprivileged households, the camp’s staff and directors are working diligently to help Central Indiana families meet the challenges of providing great opportunities to their children.

Happy Hollow is accredited by the American Camp Association and maintains the highest standards of quality and safety. 


To provide an outdoor experience for everyone, especially youth, that encourages human potential through exploration, connection, and self-discovery.