Epics & Scions

Camps

EPICS 

Epic (adjective)

1. Extending beyond the usual or ordinary, especially in size or scope
2. Larger than life
3. ‘Epikos’ is the Greek word for epic—as in God’s epic story of redemption.

Summer 2023

Week 2: EPIC Kayaking
Week 4: EPIC Backpacking
Week 6: EPIC Canoeing
Week 7: EPIC Climbing
Week 8: EPIC 
Caving

Next-level adventures in Epic proportions: caving, canoeing, backpacking, overnight camping, and more! 

Are you an adventure-craving 13-15 year old? Are you past your camper years and want to level up your Camp Indy experience? Let’s go! Our EPICS program is for you.  The program is a 3-day, Monday – Wednesday experience. We offer elevated versions of our classic camps such as Canoeing, and Climbing, along with exclusive adventures in Caving and Backpacking.

The EPIC adventures start on Monday with intense teambuilding activities to prepare them for their Tuesday and Wednesday escapades off campus. The EPICS have an overnight campout in solo tents/hammocks on Wednesday for maximum outdoor fun. (Tuesday/Wednesday Meals are included)

They will also have the option to hang with the Horizon Christian Youth Group Wednesday after camp.

Scion/EPICS

If you love the idea of the EPIC program and also want the full 5-day Camp Indy experience, you can also sign up to be a Thursday/ Friday Scion. You will spend Monday – Wednesday as an EPIC, and then Thursday and Friday walk as a Counselor-in-training/Scion alongside our staff with one of our classic camps. 

The EPIC 3-day Program costs $200

The Scion/EPIC 5-day Program costs $295

EPIC Adventure

EPIC Canoeing

Linger and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water!
The Canoeing EPICS will have a strong focus on team building and will learn canoeing basics on Monday to prepare them for their floats down Fall Creek and Monroe Lake with overnight camping at Charles Deam. Epics will need overnight gear and a change of clothes.  Tents and Meals for Tuesday and Wednesday are included.

EPIC Kayaking New for 2023

Float and gaze at God’s creation cutting through the water!
The Canoeing EPICS will have a focus on team building and will learn the kayaking basics on Monday to prepare them for their floats down Fall Creek and Sugar Creek with overnight camping on Sugar Creek. Epics will need overnight gear and change of clothes.  Tents and Meals for Tuesday and Wednesday are included.

EPIC Backpacking

Slowdown, simplify and enjoy God’s creation!
The Backpacking EPICS will build up their teamwork skills and learn backpacking basics, including, how to pack a backpack, how to safely start a fire, and navigational skills which will help prepare them for their Tuesday and Wednesday backpacking trip at Charles Deam Wilderness or Shades State Park. Epics will need a backpack, sleeping bag and pad, but tents can be provided if needed.  Meals are included for Tuesday and Wednesday.

EPIC Caving

Go underground, get muddy, and explore the world that most have not seen!

The Caving EPICS will explore 2 different caves in Southern Indiana with an overnight campout on the Camp Indy campus. After dinner on Wednesday they will also have the option to hang with the Horizon Christian Youth Group.

The EPICS will have focused team building and learn caving basics on Monday to prepare them for their Tuesday and Wednesday caving excursions. They will need to have: two sets of clothing for caving that they can dispose of afterwards (remember it is 56 degrees down there), also head lamps and overnight gear. Helmets, knee pads, and tents will be provided. Meals for Tuesday and Wednesday are included.

EPIC Climbing

Ascend to the heights!
Do you like heights? Climbing EPICS is for you! Activities on Monday will equip the group using Camp Indy’s very own high ropes course elements. Tuesday and Wednesday we will travel to local climbing facilities to practice our skills. Including a Tuesday night camp out overnight on the Camp Indy campus.

Scions

The Scion program is Camp Indy’s counselor-in-training program for 13-15 year olds. For full info, check out the CI Leadership page right here.

 

EPICS Daily Schedule

Monday
Epic prep day or “PrEpic Day” 🙂
8:00-8:45 Arrive
8:30-9:00 Devotional Time/Talk-about
9:00-12:00 Team Building
12:00-12:30 Lunch (Canteen or sack lunch)
12:30-2:00 Team Building
2:00 – 4:15 Preparation for Epic Overnight
4:15-5:00 Closing/Pick-up
Tuesday
Epics
8:00-8:45 am Arrive
8:30-9:00 Devotional Time/Talk-about
9:00-12:00 Travel and Epic activity
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch (Camp Provided)
12:30-2:00 Epic Activity
6:30-7:00 Dinner (Camp Provided)
7:00-8:00 Devotional Time/Talk-about
 overnight Backpacking ,Canoeing, and Kayaking will be off campus.
Caving, Climbing, Ninja, and Mountain Biking  will return to Camp Indy campus for overnight in solo tents or hammocks.
Wednesday
Epics
8:00-8:30 am Breakfast (Camp Provided)
8:30-9:00 Devotional Time/Talk-about
9:00-12:00 Epic activity
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch (Camp Provided)
12:30-3:00 Epic Activity
3:00-4:15 Travel time
Devotional Time/Talk-about
 4:15-5:00 Closing/Pick-up