Camp/Conference and Guest Housing

If you are considering offering a new overnight camp or conference, or if you wish to relocate your camp or conference, Indiana State Residential Life would like to partner with you for success! We are proud of our long history in providing spaces for groups to gather each summer. We are able to host groups of various sizes, from the extra-large using all our residence halls (3000+ capacity), to small or medium groups that may only need a few rooms or floors within one building. ISU affiliation is not required to host your event with us. Camps and conference housing is available from late May through the end of July. In partnership with ISU Dining, we are able to meet all your meal needs as well. We work closely with ISU Conference and Event Services to help with any other arrangements you may need while you are on campus. When you are planning and considering options for your overnight camp or conference please contact us to learn more about what we have to offer.

Commitment to our Guests

Our Mission in Residential Life is to connect people by providing residential communities, services and learning opportunities. Providing spaces for overnight camps and conferences is an important part of our mission. We want our work with camp/conference directors to be a partnership for success where our goal is to provide the best possible overnight experience for our guests. We have staff dedicated to your event from earliest planning stages through arrival and check-out to wrapping up any billing questions. When guests are on campus we provide around the clock support and emergency response. One of the special partnership opportunities we have to help your camp budget is chaperone room rates. In recognition of all the hard work chaperones do with minor campers, extra-low single room chaperone rates are offered for those camp staff dedicated as chaperones staying on the floors with minor campers. The number of chaperones needed will vary depending on the age range of your campers, but all dedicated chaperones will be charged at the special rate. We are also able to offer discounts for large groups (200 or more guests). Although guests are welcome to bring their own, all our camp/conference rates include the use of a linen pack with sheets sized to fit our extra-long twin beds. We know developing an affordable camp budget can be difficult so we want to be a good partner and help where possible.

Accommodation Options

We offer a variety of room types to fit your housing needs. Our most popular room type for camps and conferences is a double room with private bathroom (this room type offers a hotel room-like experience). We also offer more budget conscious double rooms with pod bathrooms off the floor hallways (the summer camp take on a traditional college experience). Single room rates are also available and are typically reserved for adult groups or camp staff. We also have select apartment spaces available for adult groups, VIP staff, camp instructors, etc. All of our buildings are air conditioned. Meeting room spaces are available in our buildings for camp staff offices, small group meetings, presentations, camp equipment storage, etc.

New Groups

We would love to have you as a guest at Indiana State University! In order to do a full assessment of your needs and understand how we might best host your group, please call 812-237-3993 or email to set up a consultation appointment. We offer virtual appointment options, or we would be pleased to meet with you in person and show you around our beautiful campus.

Returning Groups

Welcome back and thank you for the continued partnership! To reserve your spot on the summer schedule please send an email with updated basic event information to as soon as your dates are set. We will confirm arraignments as we begin to put together the summer schedule.

Camp/Conference Housing Guests

If you have questions regarding housing for a summer camp or conference you are attending, please consult with your camp or conference staff directly. If you have general questions about Indiana State University we will be happy to help if you call us at 812-237-3993 or email If you are experiencing an emergency while on our campus, please contact ISU Public Safety at 812-237-5555.

Short-Term Guest Housing

Guests affiliated with an Indiana State University program, department, etc. may wish to take advantage of the year-round short-term housing options we offer. Options are also available for new employees and summer interns from other colleges and universities. We offer furnished and unfurnished options at competitive rates that include all utilities. Please call 812-237-3993 or email to get more information about short-term guest housing.




Residential Life Office

Erickson Hall
Phone: 812-237-3993
Fax: 812-237-8525
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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