Summer STEM Programs for Kids and Teens


Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) is offering several STEM programs for kids and teens this summer. These are programs centered around the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The programs themselves challenge participants to think deeply and innovatively while problem solving through challenges. The STEM fields are growing in demand every year. According to Teach for America, by 2018 there will be an estimated eight million STEM jobs available in the United States alone.

“We know that employers are looking for adults entering the workforce with backgrounds in all of the STEM fields,” said Jordan Hill, Recreation Program Supervisor. “So for children already thinking about going into that major, it’s important for them to receive as much hands-on experience as possible. We are proud to offer this type of programming in Carmel.”

Some of the STEM programs being offered include “Apprentice Electrical Engineering” and “Robotics 101” for kids ages 8-11 years and “Masters Electrical Engineering” for teens and tweens ages 11-14 years. Those interested in registering for a STEM program are encouraged to read the summer Escape Guide for more information about these and other STEM offerings. A digital copy of the summer Escape Guide can be found at carmelclayparks.com.

For more information about STEM offerings this summer, please contact Jordan Hill atjhill@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. In addition, CCPR has partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to establish Extended School Enrichment (ESE), a before and after-school care program for K-6 students located at all eleven Carmel elementary schools. The Summer Camp Series is a component of ESE that offers 12 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15. For more information, visit carmelclayparks.com.

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