Size: 230 acres
Status: In Progress
YMCA Camp Carson Master Plan
Founded in 1940, YMCA Camp Carson is southern Indiana’s premier overnight outdoor summer camp. The camp’s mission is to develop youth by providing opportunities to experience the outdoors and to develop strong, life-long friendships. With over 5 miles of trails for activities, including horseback, dirt bikes, mountain bikes and hiking, the camp offers challenging programming involving personal goal-seeing and skill development.
Camp Carson asked TKWA to prepare a long-range site and facility master plan to identify potential phased improvements. A key concern was resolving a lack of overall coherence and unity resulting from years of poorly planned additions to the camp. The camp suffered from poor water quality and algae growth to its on-site lake due to uncontrolled runoff from the location of its horse barns – an issue TKWA resolved through relocation of the barns and through other water management recommendations.