​Please note, the Sunday afternoon check-in process is an express drop off, and times are scheduled with families in advance.   


Please be sure all of your forms are submitted prior to arrival.


2034 Outer Lake Road, Princeton, IN  47670

Click here to download written directions. Please be aware that Google maps might direct you toward a slow train track. 


  • Can be made online prior to your arrival at camp.  If you prefer, you can also make canteen deposits during check in. Please DO NOT allow campers to keep money in the cabin.  


  • Please review our Covid-19 Updates tab for specific information and requirements specific to Covid-19.

  • Our expectation on Opening Day is that all campers arrive in a healthy condition.  If your child has a fever or is experiencing  nausea or unusual pain, please delay his/her arrival time until 48 hours after illness has abated and there is no elevated temperature. Contagious diseases spread quickly in the camp setting.

  • If your child has had head lice or has been exposed through a friend or family member, please have a nurse or physician carefully check your child’s scalp before opening day.  The presence of head lice should be treated and then rechecked before coming to camp.  Please also ask the camp nurse to check your camper's scalp prior to your departure.

  • In order to minimize external ear infections, swimmer's ear drops are administered prophylactically after each visit to the swim lake.

  • Parents are promptly notified by phone by our Health Center staff whenever their camper is staying overnight in the Health Center. 


ALL medications (including vitamins) must be given to the nurse on opening day at check-in.

  • Prescription drugs must be in the original container with current dosage clearly stated on the container.

  • If your camper requires any non-prescription drugs such as Zyrtec etc., these medications should also be in the original container in order to provide the camp nurse with all the appropriate medication information.  The Health Center is stocked with basic Tylenol and Ibuprofen etc. so it is not necessary to bring these to camp.


Keeping ALL medications out of the cabin helps ensure the safety of all campers.  All unused medications will be placed in your camper’s luggage on closing day.



​​You can write a couple of letters or cards and leave them with us on Check-In Day.  Just write on the envelope the camper’s name, cabin name, the day to deliver it, and we’ll deliver to your camper during lunch on that day. 

Please do not mail or drop off packages for campers, especially avoid food & snacks that might attract critters to the cabins. 

You can also send one-way emails to your campers at no charge. This information will be given to you at check-in.


It's always exciting to see your child enjoying Camp Carson, and we take thousands of pictures throughout the week. 


Prior to camp, you will receive a link to our web photo provider, so you'll have access to new photos every day. 


If your camper has a birthday during his/her session, WE’VE GOT IT COVERED!  Our kitchen staff has a special dessert for just this occasion and one will be presented to your camper and his/her cabin group.  In the Dining Hall, the whole camp family will also sing Happy Birthday to the birthday kiddos of the day.