Cardinal Kids Camp

Ball State University Recreation Services’ Cardinal Kids Camp (CKC) is a well-rounded interactive recreational day camp for youth (Grades 1–5). CKC is held at Ball Gymnasium on the campus of Ball State University for Ball State University affiliates and non-affiliate community members. In order to ensure the quality programming and excellence in service that CKC has become known for, the CKC program is now offering the following modified programming for summer 2019.

The 6-week camp runs through the months of June and July. CKC will be offering three day (Monday-Wednesday) or four day (Monday-Thursday) weekly registration packages. The CKC daily hours of operation will be from 7:00am to 4:30pm, this includes drop off and pick up times. Eligible CKC registrants include youth entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.

CKC Parent/Guardian night will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30pm in Ball Gymnasium in the ROTC Room. 


Three Days (Monday-Wednesday)
$90 for affiliates | $110 for non-affiliates

Four Days (Monday-Thursday)
$120 for affiliates | $150 for non-affiliates

Affiliated pricing is for Legal Dependents of Ball State Alumni, Students, Faculty/Staff, and Retirees only. Proof may be required.

June 3 - 6 - Nature Week

  • Greenhouse
  • Christy Woods
  • Planetarium
  • On Campus Tree Trails
  • Recreation Center (Climbing Wall, Gym, Racquetball Courts)
  • Ball Pool will not be accessible.  

June 10 - 13 - Sports Week

  • Varsity Team Clinics
  • BSU NewsLink
  • Bowling in Student Center
  • Recreation Center (Turf, Gym, Racquetball Courts)
  • Pool Time at Ball Gym
  • The Climbing Wall will not be accessible.

June 17 - 20 - Water Week

  • Daily Pool Time at Ball Gym
  • Inflatables
  • Outdoor Games
  • Boat Race
  • The Recreation Center will not be accessible.

June 24 - 27 - NO CAMP

July 1 - 3 - Career Week

  • Architecture Building
  • Nursing Skills Lab
  • Fashion Sewing Lab
  • Planetarium
  • Sport Management
  • Ball Pool & the Recreation Center will not be accessible this week.

July 8 - 11 - Art Week

  • Dance Group
  • Costume Day
  • Talent Show
  • 4th-5th Grade Ball Glass Center
  • David Owsley Art Museum
  • Ball Pool & the Recreation Center will not be accessible.

July 15 - 18 - Heroes Week

  • EMT Show & Tell
  • T-Shirt Signing
  • Fire Station
  • Counselor Basketball Game
  • Ball Pool & the Recreation Center will not be accessible this week.
The above schedule is subject to change. 

Have Questions? 

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or call our office at 765.285.9163


Forms, Registration and Payment/Refund Modifications: 

Registration is closed. Please contact our office to inquire about a potential waitlist.

Each CKC grade level will have a weekly registration cap to ensure proper staffing. Once a CKC grade level hits its cap, a waitlist will be created. If cancellations occur, parents/guardians will be contacted based upon their order on the CKC waitlist.  

If you wish to cancel CKC registration(s), you may do so before April 28 and will receive a 90% refund. No refunds will be available after April 28.  

    Important Dates:

    • Complete the Online CKC Mandatory Form prior to registration.
    • March 11th at 8am - Registration Opens Online and In-Person.
    • April 19th at 6pm - Registration Closes Online and In-Person.
    • March 11 - April 28 - Eligible to cancel registration for a 90% refund.
    • After April 28th, No Refund will be available. 
    • Waitlisted CKC campers' parent/guardian will be contacted per any cancellations. 


    CKC Guidebook 2019 PDF 

      2019 Camp Announcement

        FAQs for CKC