Payment & Cancellation


  • We are able to process payments online.
  • Forms of payment include cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be used to process payment online. A surcharge will be added to total amount due with a credit card. Fee is $.30 + 3%. 
  • Checks can be made payable to the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department (HCPR).
      • Checks must include the Driver’s License Number or Social Security Number of the check holder.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to the purchaser immediately.
  • Camp fees can be paid online, sent through the mail or in person at the Cool Creek Nature during office hours.
      • Checks can be mailed to:
        Cool Creek Nature Center
        2000-1 E 151st Street 
        Carmel, IN 46033
      • When paying by mail, please include the full name of the camper and a phone number to talk through the registration with staff. Make sure you already have an account made online. If you need assistance in making an account, please call our office at 317-774-2500.
  • When paying for camp online, you can email a receipt to the purchaser after the payment is processed. 
  • Registrations paid by check or cash may not be processed right away.


  • No refunds will be made available after a child is registered. 
  • If a child is unable to attend camp for any reason, a credit may be made available towards the next year’s camp in 2022. A cancellation form must be completed and approved by the Camp Coordinator in order to receive any credits. 
  • This credit may only be applied to a child within the same family at the same address. If the credit is not applied to camp in 2021 then the credit is forfeited. Camp availability is on a 1st come, 1st served basis. 
  • A credit towards next year’s camp is not a guarantee that a spot will be available for that child. Any available opening will be made to the next available person on the waiting list, as determined by the HCPR staff. Cancellation forms are available at Cool Creek Nature Center. 
  • Any concerns towards the cancellation policy may be addressed to the HCPR’s Department Director, Chris Stice at the Hamilton County Administration Office by phone at 317-770-4400.