New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Adventure Day Camps

The Mishawaka Parks Summer Day Camps provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can have fun, make new friends and explore new activities! All camp activities are created around exciting weekly themes with an emphasis on building confidence, self-reliance, and problem-solving skills.

Camps are divided into two groups according to age. To register, contact the Battell Center at (574) 258-1664. Sign up today!



The Big Explorers camp will be held at Castle Manor in Merrifield Park for children ages 6-12 years old. Each themed week will feature crafts, activities, and fun! Campers will have the opportunity to enjoy special guests, field trips, and movie days! Big Explorers’ lunches  will be provided for them Monday-Friday. Camp will make daily trips to the pool (weather permitting). Field Trips and Guest Visitors to be determined.


Lil’ Explorers

The Lil’ Explorers camp will be held at the Battell Community Center for children ages 4-6 years old. Campers will have the opportunity to enjoy guests, walking and non-walking field trips, and movie days! Lil’ Explorers’ lunches will be provided Monday-Friday. Camp will make daily trips to the Central Park (weather permitting). Lil’ Explorers’ will be at Castle Manor every Friday with a visit to the Merrifield Pool Kiddie Pool. Field Trips and Guest Visitors to be determined.


2023 Day Camps

Weekly cost:  $130/child (through March 1st.  After March 1st, $140/child)

Week Date Explorers Theme Lil’ Explorers Theme
 1 06/05-09 Inventor’s Workshop Imaginarium
 2 06/12-16 Color Craze Color Craze
 3 06/19-20 Myths and Legends Castle Quest
 4 06/26-06/30 Animal Adventure Rainforest Adventures
 5 07/05-07* Game Changer Game Changer
 6 07/10-14 Wild Discoveries Greenhouse Wonder
 7 07/17-21 Time Traveler Globe Trotter
 8 07/24-28 Artful Antics Space is the Place

* no camp July 3-4


Additional Info

Camp Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm (Dropoff time:  7:45am)
PM Care:  3:00pm – 5:30pm:  $25 / week
Late Registration Fee: $25 (Registration closes the Wednesday before each week of camp starts. If registering after Wednesday, subject to a late fee.)