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Indiana Department of Correction

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 Facility Summary


Security Level

Avg Daily Population
 Calendar Year 2013: 85


Cecil K. Davis

Located between Michigan City and LaPorte in Northern Indiana, Camp Summit is Indiana’s only Para-military style boot camp which carefully blends military components with a programs approach that addresses the needs of adolescents and affords the best possible environment for change and growth.  With a capacity of 94 beds and an average age of 16.7, this five-and a half-month program is designed for juvenile males from throughout Indiana that have been adjudicated delinquent by Indiana Juvenile Courts. The security level is medium and juveniles must be in good physical health to be assigned to the facility.  The facility has a fully accredited High School and a GED program for some students that are 16 or older. All credits earned are transferable.  Counseling programs to include individual, group, and family counseling, as well as substance abuse counseling, parenting classes, anger management classes, and Restorative Justice.

Camp Summit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Correctional Association and is a 2011 Performance-based Standards (PbS) Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Recipient. Currently the facility is at level 4, the highest performance level in the PbS program.   As students enter the final phase of our program, they may qualify for family temporary leaves to finalize plans for their release, by spending time re-establishing their relationship with their family, planning an educational programming, and filling out job applications.  Camp Summit’s mission is to instill discipline, self-confidence, and individual responsibility in our students so that when they re-enter their communities they will have the opportunity to be productive citizens.

Community Advisory Board

This Community Advisory Board is for the Indiana State Prison, Camp Summit, and Westville Correctional Facility.

2013 CAB Members

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Opportunities

H.O.P.E Mentoring is currently recruiting undergraduate college students to mentor the students at Camp Summit. Visit their website for more information and to apply. Feel free to pass along their brochure to potential mentors.

Community Involvement Coordinator

John Cosich

Camp Summit is a military boot camp with a very structured schedule and volunteer services are held in the evening. Please contact the Community Involvement Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering or making a donation. For general volunteer information, please visit the IDOC Volunteer page.