Visiting Culver

Culver offers campers an opportunity to develop independence and self-confidence. Therefore, we ask that you wait two weeks before visiting or calling. We encourage you to send cheerful letters or bunk notes during this period.

The first visitation weekend is July 3 - 4, 2021. Every Saturday and Sunday thereafter is available for visits. Prepare to spend time both on-campus and off-campus. You will have the opportunity to attend athletic competitions, religious services, and much more. For more information on permits, please visit the Permits page of the Parent Guidebook. 

Both camps will run as normal during the weekends and we invite you as our guest to observe your child during our on-campus activities. Please note that there is no set schedule for parents, except for Permit time (no permit time will be granted for Upper School students the weekend of July 24th-25th). You may arrive and attend what you like at any point during the weekend.


If you are planning on visiting and are unsure of where you are going to stay during your visit, we recommend the Visit Marshall County page. Visit Marshall County will give you a list of the different types of accommodations available in the area.


From Chicago
Take I-90 East towards Indiana (Chicago Skyway / Indiana Toll Road*) There is a toll at the Chicago Skyway. You will then cross over a bridge into Indiana and pay the toll. Take the exit for IN-49 South (exit 31) towards Valparaiso. Pay the toll and then turn right at the light. Take the US-30 East exit towards Plymouth and exit on US 35 South towards Knox. Turn left at IN-8 East. Turn right at IN-17 South. Turn left at IN-10 East. You will see the "Welcome to Culver" sign.
*All tolls on this route accept cash, iZoom and iPass.

US 31 From the South
Turn west on IN-110 (5 miles North of Rochester), right (North) at the Maxinkuckee sign onto IN-117, then left (West) on IN-10 to Main Gate. Culver is approximately 100 miles from Indianapolis.

US 31 From the North
Turn right (west) on Indiana 10 and drive 8 miles to Culver. Main Gate is second left after the intersection with IN-117. Culver is approximately 40 miles from South Bend.

From Fort Wayne
Leaving the Airport exit, follow the signs to I-69. Take I-69 North to US-30 West to US-31 South. Follow US-31 South to State Road 10. Turn West on State Road 10 for approximately 10 miles. You will see Culver Academies on the South side of the road.

Campus Entrances 

There are four campus entrances on IN-10:
  • Academy Road leading to Registration at the Henderson Ice Arena, Logansport Gate, Upper School barracks and dorms, and Eppley Auditorium.
  • Red-brick entrance leading to the Health Center, Memorial Chapel, Sally Port, Admissions, and Alumni/Development offices.
  • Equestrian Center entrance – please do not use this entrance.
  • Woodcraft Camp entrance (across IN-117).

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