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Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Inc.

Rating: 4.87 stars   71 reviews 2,208

Address:

615 N Alabama Street Ground Floor, Ste. C Indianapolis IN 46204 USA

Mission:

Creating outdoor learning experiences that inspire Indiana youth to reach their full potential as active, responsible and caring members of our community.

Results:

Since 1951, over 40,000 children have attended our summer camp in Nashville, Indiana.

Target demographics:

economically disadvantaged children

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 750 children

Geographic areas served:

Central Indiana

Programs:

residential camping activities to encourage the social, mental and physical growth of children through the challenges of outdoor living and learning. Happy Hollow serves school age economically disadvantaged children from the Indianapolis area. Happy Hollow has 822 acres of pristine forestry with a 20-acre lake in Nashville, Indiana. The camp is located 11 miles east of Brown County State Park.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended Happy Hollow Camp when I was a child, probably around 10 years old. It was a life-changing experience for me. I have never forgotten what a wonderful opportunity it was for me and my siblings. Our family didn't have much and we were eventually taken away from our parents, so to have an opportunity to go to Happy Hollow Camp meant the world to me. We learned so much and had so many wonderful activities. It felt good to feel like you belonged somewhere. I am 63 years old now and still so very grateful. Thank you.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My Daughters first camp experience away from home . The staff was excellent and she had a wonderful time

 
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My daughter has great time every year. She looks forward to this camp. She will pack her bag 2 weeks early and start counting down to send of. When she gets home she is so excited. She loves the horses and the zip lining. She makes so many new friends . She talks no stop for about an hour about all of the things at camp. My family loves happy hollow. My daughters have been going there for 15 years. They give the city kids an opportunity to experience things that they aren't normally exposed to.

 
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My daughter came home with a new outlook on life. Encouraged that she could be anything, she was excited to come back and hopefully be a camp counselor because she has reached the max age. She made a lot of new connections for a life time. This camp is a wonderful asset to any child that can attend.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My daughter loves going Happy Hollow Asthma Camp. This is her second going and we look forward to many more. A week feels like forever. She learns so much in such a little time and makes new friends. This opportunity for her is so important and has a huge impact on her. We love Happy Hollow Camp.

 
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This year was my 7 year old daughter's first time ever being away from family and the longest she has been away from home. She is an only child so she was all alone going to asthma camp. She and I were both afraid but some how the staff at Happy Hollow made that an exciting memorable learning experience for her. She is still asking "When do I go back to Happy Hollow Camp" and "Why was it only one week?" I am so grateful to all who support the camp and make it affordable. She is such an independent know it all little lady now!

 
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I worked here over the summer and it was an extremely rewarding and amazing experience! Every child who came loved every second of it! Happy hollow is one of my favourite places on the planet. Would love to visit again as I'm sure all the children and and other staff feel the same! Such an amazing organisation and I hope many more people can have the experience I had.

 
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I worked In Happy Hollow Children's Camp as a horse riding instructor/counsilor.They gave me somuch experience and made my summer happy and worthful.I met a lot of good person and a lot of amazing kids.This is a place where they can have fun,and they will.A few kids cme here with the thought that they won't enjoy it..But at the second they they sang the songs the loudest,they were the first at hiking and they wanted to do the most fun in the camp.Happy Hollow Camp is an amazing place which can give children fun,hope,love and in it's best way.I will return in two years and I know it gets only better and better.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I grew up on a farm in Michigan and when I discovered Happy Hollow, I felt like I had found a home away from my home. Their year round staff are some of the most dedicated people I've ever meet. Now as I'm expecting my first child, my husband and I already know that we'll be sending our children here. Their activities are amazing and varied. From hiking, swimming and archery to horseback riding, arts & crafts, and canoeing, Happy Hollow gives children an amazing experiences that they'll remember for a lifetime!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As a newer board member, We have excellent facilities and staff, dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience with kids who would otherwise not get this experience in their regular lives. I have had the opportunity to meet a number of former campers and counselors, who shared their joy and growth after even just one week at Happy Hollow Children's Camp. Come and share the joy with us!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a leader in youth development for 25 years, the various organizations I have worked with have collaborated with Happy Hollow on many occasions. The youth clients we referred to Happy Hollow were always very pleased with the experience and especially enjoyed meeting guidance counselors with international life experience. It broadened kids perspective to our global society. Typically the kids we referred would have spent their summer in the house watching TV because of safety concerns for them being outside in a high-risk crime area or because the kids were just not accustomed to the great outdoors. Seeing the change in kid's confidence levels and excitement about their summer experience was always great testament to the excellent work of Happy Hollow camp staff. --- Tonja Eagan, CEO, Social Health Association of Indiana

 
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