Indiana Diving Academy
Frequently Asked Questions
How many weeks should I stay (summer camp)?
Beginners with no diving experience are recommended to stay one week. Serious divers are encouraged to stay for a minimum of two weeks.
Where do the campers stay?
Academy divers are housed at a centrally located fraternity house on campus. The Academy is well chaperoned at all times. Meals, prepared by a professional cook, are served 3 times a day. There are scheduled activities every evening and over the weekend for divers who stay for more than one week.
Our Camp House is located at:
1968 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47406
Map & directions: click here
Check-in and Check-out
Camp session begin on Sunday each week of camp and ends on the following Friday.
Noon to 4pm Eastern time is check-in.
3-4pm Eastern Time is check-out.
(Check out is immediately following our Fun Meet, which begins at 1pm at the Indoor Pool)
We understand that many of you are coming from states far away and different countries. If you can't make check-in or check-out times, please let us know. Also, if it is preferable to arrive a day earlier or stay a day later we can accomodate for a $50 stayover fee. However, campers may not arrive a day early before the first week of camp or expect to stay a day after our last week.
Is there supervision over the weekends for campers staying multiple weeks?
Yes! IDA Camp Counselors supervise the campers 24/7. Over the weekend, counselors plan all kinds of fun and meaningful activities (such as a charity car wash) for the campers to enjoy! Even though there's very little diving, many campers say that weekends are a great chance for them to rest, have fun, and get to make great friends from all over the world.
This is going to be the longest my child has ever been away from home. What kinds of things do you do to make them feel more comfortable?
We know that coming to camp for the first time can be nerve racking, especially for younger campers. We strive to make every camper feel comfortable and relaxed so they can most adequately enjoy the camp experience !! Pairing up new and veteran campers, caring counselors, and creating a safe & encouraging environment are just a few ways we ensure that new campers are relaxed and ready to focus on diving !! For any specific concerns about your child's first time at camp, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Do I have to dive off the three-meter springboard and platform during camp?
We will never pressure or force any campers to do anything they are not prepared to do. However, we do encourage to take advantage of our excellent, Olympic coaches and facilities while here at camp.
All Indiana Diving Academy campers must be registered with USA Diving for insurance purposes. If you are already a member of USA Diving please place your number in the space provided and attach a copy of your card. If you are not a member, visit www.usadiving.org and click on Membership and register for a “Limited Athlete Membership.” The cost is $12.00. All participants MUST be registered with USA Diving. This is separate insurance from your personal insurance.
What kinds of Extracurricular Activities are there for campers when they're not diving?
We keep the kids busy and having lots of fun the entire time they are at camp! This includes Ice Skating, Dances, Campfires, Scavenger Hunts, Tie-Dye, Q&A with the IU Divers, Water Balloon Fights, Volleyball, Basketball, Pool Table, Watching Movies, The Mall, The Carnival, Raiding Other Camps (in good taste), Fireworks, Crazy Hair Cuts (with parent approval), Making Crafts, Q&A/Autograph Sessions with Olympians, The Talent Show, The Auction, Theme Parties, Schmores, Cookouts, Horseshoes, Ultimate Frisbee, Writing Letters to Soldiers in Iraq, Walks around the breathtaking IU campus, Hikes in the Woods, and much much more. There is fun activities for all ages!
Do you have the campers do any kind of Charity Work?
Every week, we have the campers take part in some form of fundraiser with all the proceeds going to Casa De Ninos - a Children's Home in Mexico. In the summer, we usually have the weekend stay-overs participate in a Car Wash at a nearby K-mart parking lot. For winter camp, we will have an auction of IU apparel with the proceeds going to the home. The campers watch a video about the home and learn about the kids. After watching the video, they are more appreciative concerning their own lives and really do a great job in desiring to help those less fortunate.
To learn more about Casa De Ninos, go to: