About the Program

Indiana University Southeast has been providing enrichment learning opportunities through the Project AHEAD® program since 1986, The camp welcomes all students in grades 2-10 who love learning. There are five camps a year, Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer. Our academic classes are geared toward the GT/AP students liking a fast-paced, self-driven learning environment. The life skills classes reach out to all that will benefit from their curriculum.

Project AHEAD® aims to create an atmosphere that encourages questions, creativity, and continuous engagement. In each session children benefit from attending an exceptional range of courses led by top-notch instructors. The wide range of course topics stimulates minds and encourages advanced learning beyond the classroom. Classroom numbers are kept small - a maximum of 15 students - to enhance advanced learning in a fast-paced environment. Spaces fill quickly.


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The two-day sessions over two Saturdays have a tuition of $100 per session or $180 for both A & B sessions.

The one-day Taste of Project AHEAD Spring session cost is $50 per session or $90 for both A & B sessions.

The cost of the Summer Day Camp is $225 for the week for the first child and $175 for each additional child.

Cancellations and Refunds

Project AHEAD® reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment; we would attempt to reschedule the student into another desired course or make a full refund. If you cancel your child’s registration, we will make a full refund, less a $10 service fee if the cancellation is five (5) or fewer business days before the start of the course. If a student is absent, they may not make up the absence and no refund will be made. 


Not very often but occasionally we have to deal with a child who is unruly or disrupts the class. Should the teacher deem it necessary at the first offense the parent will be notified of the behavior problem. At the second offense the child will be dismissed from Project AHEAD for the remainder of the session. No refund will be made for the session.


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Fall 2019

September 14 and September 21, 2019

Session Times
  • Session A 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Session B 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Thanksgiving 2019

November 9 and November 16, 2019

Session Times
  • Session A 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Session B 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.


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Occasionally photos are taken of Project AHEAD® participants to be used in Project AHEAD® documents and/or promotional materials. However, photos are not used without parental/guardian permission.

Please check the box on the registration form granting permission.


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If the University closes due to bad weather, Project AHEAD® classes will not meet. Check the IU Southeast website, call the IU Southeast 'weather line' at (812) 941-2567, or tune-in to WHAS-84 AM radio for information about weather closings.

In the event of a delayed opening we will follow an abbreviated schedule of 60 minutes for each session, and a 10-minute break. For example, if the campus opens at 10 a.m., Project AHEAD® classes will begin at 10 a.m.


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Campus Police allow free parking near the Project AHEAD® classrooms for the meeting days and times of the program; no permit is needed. (Parents will be informed of the classroom location.)

Maps & Directions

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Parents will be informed about Project AHEAD® classroom location on the first day check-in — Crestview Lobby. A campus map and directions to IU Southeast are available at the IU Southeast website.