PTS Summer of Fun!

Portage Township Schools Summer Enrichment Camps

Join Portage Township Schools this summer for a series of camps aimed to enrich learning and build joy! These week-long camps, facilitated by our own PTS faculty, offer a variety of activities to meet the varied interests of our students. There will be eight sessions available throughout the summer, and each session costs just $10. Families must provide transportation to and from the camp.


Questions? Contact the PTS Communications Department at (219)764-6124 or email ptscommunications@portage.k12.in.us.

Session 1: June 3 to June 6

Art in the Outdoors

Take your artistic skills to the next level! Students will take in the sights of nature as they create beautiful nature drawings and learn how to create sidewalk chalk artwork.


Grades: 4 and 5

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Future Athletes

Our up-and-coming Portage athletes will love this camp that focuses on sports fundamentals. Students will learn the game rules of various sports with hands-on participation and practice.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 2: June 10 to June 13

Budding Authors

Be the next great author with this creative writing camp! Build your skills in writing poetry, short stories, and more.


Grades: 5 through 8

Location: Willowcreek Middle School

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On the Move

Students will get up and GO as they learn different ways to exercise. This camp will teach students the proper ways to exercise and how to have fun at the same time.


Grades: Kindergarten through 5

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session 3: June 17 to June 21

Art in the Outdoors

Take your artistic skills to the next level! Students will take in the sights of nature as they create beautiful nature drawings and learn how to create sidewalk chalk artwork.


Grades: 4 and 5

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Animal Adventures

Take an animal adventure this summer with games, activities, and crafts that make your child want to roar! Your child will learn more about animals as they make furry friends out of clothespins and leaves.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Varsity Sports Camp

The future LeBron James and Venus Williams of Portage will love this varsity sports camp! Students will learn the game rules of basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball while discovering how participating in sports can keep you healthy.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Great Escape

Students will embark on a series of Escape Room quests that put their knowledge, communication skills, and critical thinking skills to the test. Each completed task in a series brings the students closer to "escaping" the room. Do you have what it takes to escape?


Grades: 5 through 8

Location: Willowcreek Middle School (Door A)

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session 4: June 24 to June 27

Budding Authors

Be the next great author with this creative writing camp! Build your skills in writing poetry, short stories, and more.


Grades: 5 through 8

Location: Willowcreek Middle School

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Space Camp

Blast off into space for a week of fun and learning! Hands-on projects will teach students about outer space and our solar system. It'll be out of this world!


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 5: July 8 to July 11

Indoor Camping Adventure

Experience all of the joys of camping in the comfort of Willowcreek Middle School! During this camp, students will pitch a tent, sit around a "camp fire," listen to camp stories, make a craft, and more.


Ages: 5 to 11

Location: Willowcreek Middle School (Door A)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Portage ROCKS!

Students will learn about the emotional advantages of finding inspirational rocks throughout their city. After painting rocks with different images and sayings, students will place them around Portage for people to find.


Ages: 7 to 13

Location: Willowcreek Middle School (Door A)

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Recipe for Success - CAMP FULL.

Get your wooden spoons and frying pans ready for our kids cooking camp! Students will learn to prepare a variety of tasty dishes while practicing kitchen safety. EDIT: Due to the high number of participants, registration for this camp is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Grades: 4 and 5

Location: Portage High School (Door C)

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Varsity Sports Camp

The future LeBron James and Venus Williams of Portage will love this varsity sports camp! Students will learn the game rules of basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball while discovering how participating in sports can keep you healthy.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

All About Art

Calling all future artists! This camp will help students develop an appreciation for art and allow them to practice their skills by creating their own unique pieces to take home.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 6: July 15 to July 18

Budding Authors

Be the next great author with this creative writing camp! Build your skills in writing poetry, short stories, and more.


Grades: 5 through 8

Location: Willowcreek Middle School

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Varsity Sports Camp

The future LeBron James and Venus Williams of Portage will love this varsity sports camp! Students will learn the game rules of basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball while discovering how participating in sports can keep you healthy.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 7: July 22 to July 25

Budding Authors

Be the next great author with this creative writing camp! Build your skills in writing poetry, short stories, and more.


Grades: 5 through 8

Location: Willowcreek Middle School

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Varsity Sports Camp

The future LeBron James and Venus Williams of Portage will love this varsity sports camp! Students will learn the game rules of basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball while discovering how participating in sports can keep you healthy.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Robo-Camp

Get a jump start on participating on a robotics team next year at our summer Robo-Camp! Learn about the bots, how they're engineered, and the robotics course in this interactive camp that encourages teamwork and critical thinking.


Grades: 3 through 5

Location: Aylesworth Elementary

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 8: July 29 to August 1

Varsity Sports Camp

The future LeBron James and Venus Williams of Portage will love this varsity sports camp! Students will learn the game rules of basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball while discovering how participating in sports can keep you healthy.


Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Location: Aylesworth Elementary School

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Robo-Camp

Get a jump start on participating on a robotics team next year at our summer Robo-Camp! Learn about the bots, how they're engineered, and the robotics course in this interactive camp that encourages teamwork and critical thinking.


Grades: 3 through 5

Location: Aylesworth Elementary

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Great Escape

Students will embark on a series of Escape Room quests that put their knowledge, communication skills, and critical thinking skills to the test. Each completed task in a series brings the students closer to "escaping" the room. Do you have what it takes to escape?


Grades: 5 through 8

Location: Willowcreek Middle School (Door A)

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join Us for an Athletic Camp!

The Portage High School Athletic Department hosts a number of summer camps for our future PHS athletes! Contact the PHS Athletic Department at (219)764-6049 for more information or to sign up.

Boys Basketball Camp

DATES: June 4, 6, 11, 18, 20, 25, 27 and July 9, 11, 16, 18

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Portage High School Main Gym (Door Q)

AGES: Incoming 7th and 8th Grade

COST: $25

Boys & Girls Soccer Camp

DATES: June 17 to June 20

TIME: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: PHS Practice Fields (behind the West building)

GRADES: Incoming 2nd through 8th grade

COST: $50

Girls Volleyball Camp

DATES: July 16-18

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Portage High School Field House (Door D)

GRADES: Incoming 5th through 8th grade

COST: $45