Carmel Parks Department Offers Many Choices in Summer Camps
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is now accepting registration for its 2017 Summer Camp Series and Half-Day Camp programs. Offerings include theater, sports, nature, tweens and more.
The Summer Camp Series offers 12 different types of camps for children to enjoy based on their interests. They are offered each week Monday-Friday, beginning as early as May 30. Most camps operate between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., but exact times vary based on camp. Children ages 5-15 are invited to participate in the Summer Camp Series. Camps are located throughout Carmel including the Monon Community Center, various parks and district schools. Campers will also get the chance to take field trips and visit The Waterpark during their time in camp. Children should plan to bring a sack lunch and snack each day.
“The Summer Camp Series is a great tool for parents who need childcare throughout the summer. All of the camps are educational and fun and a great way for kids to spend time with their friends and learn something new,” said Ben Johnson, Director of the Summer Camp Series program.
Half-Day camps are designed for kids ages 4-11. There are several offerings beginning as early as June 5 and running weekly through August 4. Parents can choose morning camps from 9 a.m. - noon or afternoon camps from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. All half-day camps will take place at the Monon Community Center.
“Half-day camps are perfect for younger kids or kids who may not be ready for the full-day option yet. Children will get the chance to learn about various subjects such as dinosaurs, weather, nature and more,” said Amanda Jackson, Recreation Supervisor at Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation.
Parents can choose to enroll their child(ren) in just one week of camp or the full summer. Registration is available at carmelclayparks.com.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and
Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000.
As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark. For more information, visit carmelclayparks.com.