Opportunities for Families

May 25-May 31, 2018

Half-Day Recreation Camp: Fishing Frenzy
Grab a pole and head to the fishing pond with us! All fishing equipment is provided. Campers will learn how to put the pole together and thread the hook on the line. We will make our own bobbers, play fishing games, and spend time pan-fishing. June 4-8 | 9am-noon | ages 6-10 | $80 | At the Monon Community Center.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Kids ages 6-10
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861, eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

Half-Day Recreation Camp: Wilderness Survival
Campers will learn how to use a compass, read a map, and what to do if they become lost. We will learn how to survive outside in various kinds of weather. Ages 6-10 | June 4-8 | 1pm-4pm | at the Monon Community Center.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Kids ages 6-10
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861, eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

Leave Your Mark: Digital Illustration & Graphic Design Contest
Create an original digital illustration or graphic design for a chance to feature your artwork on a Carmel Clay Public Library bookmark. Two winners will be selected: one for grades 6-8 and one for grades 9-12. Entry forms and guidelines are available online or in person at the Young Adult Desk.
Website: https://www.carmel.lib.in.us/teens/LeaveYourMark_Rules_Form.pdf
Audience: Grades 6 through 12

Summer Challenge at the Carmel Clay Public Library
The Carmel Clay Public Library's Summer Challenge begins May 31 and runs through August 15. All ages can participate in the program. Earn digital badges that you can redeem at the library for prizes. This year choose from two ways to participate -- reading only or reading + activities. Don't miss out on a summer of fun!
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/challenge
Audience: All Ages

ITA: High School Summer internships/Community Service
International Talent Academy is looking for skilled high school students to help with the video editing/Social Media projects as well as marketing and research projects as your internship or community service summer project with the Carmel non for profit organization.
Website: http://www.internationaltalentacademy.org/
Audience: 15 years +
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

 
Orange and Green Ball Challenge
This is an introduction to competition for beginning tennis players ages 12 and under, focusing on team play and character development. We highlight teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.
Website: http://www.centralindiana.usta.com/
Flyer: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ustaassets/assets/536/15/orange_ball_team_challenge_flyer_(4).pdf
Audience: Ages 12 and under
Contact: Sherry Argabright, 317 846-4560, sherry@centralindianatennis.com

Recruiting Participants for Research Study at Butler University
Do you have a child who is 5- to 7-years old and speaks more than one language? We'd love to invite your child who speaks English, English + French, or English + Spanish to a new study on music and grammar on the Butler University campus! Each child will receive a small prize for completing the study. If you're interested, please contact Courtney Rooker at crooker@butler.edu or Dr. Tonya Bergeson-Dana at tbergeso@butler.edu. Thank you!!
Flyer: https://goo.gl/T8ouVE
Audience: To parents in all Carmel Clay Elementary Schools, whose child/children are male or female, 5- to 7-years old, and bilingual in either English + French, English + Spanish, or are monolingual English speakers.
Contact: Courtney Rooker, 269-769-8045, crooker@butler.edu

 

May 18, 2018

Mini Minds Open House
We want to welcome your to our beautiful new space! We also have several new providers to introduce you to, including our new Occupational Therapist. Check out our summer schedule and sample some of our classes and workshops to find the best fit for you. Take advantage of a special discount if you register at our event! Enter to win several door prizes, including a basket of our top recommended toys and books, a Play Pass to Carter's Play Place, and a gift certificate for a FREE class!
Website: www.miniminds.org
Audience: All ages welcome!
Contact: Megan Peck, 317-664-8332, info@miniminds.org  

May 11, 2018

"Be Brooks Brave and Shave" Event for St. Baldrick's Foundation
Join us on May 19, 2018 from 10am-2pm inside the Grand Park Event Center for the first ever "Be Brooks Brave and Shave" Event. Volunteers have signed up to shave their heads and raise money for childhood cancer research with St. Baldrick's. There will be head shaving, music, face painting, Colts Cheerleaders, picture taking, and sporting events going on outside. It is in memory of Brooks Blackmore (former Cherry Tree Kindergartener) who battled stage 4 brain tumors and passed away at the age of 6 on May 21, 2016. Please consider donating or joining us by shaving your head!
Website:https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/BeBrooksBrave2018
Audience: All ages welcome!
Contact: Tracey Blackmore, 317-445-4532, mccarrot4@yahoo.com

Let Loose! Play & Learn with Loose Parts
"Sunday, May 20 at 3:30 PM - 5 PM Barnes & Noble (Carmel)
Let Loose with Carmel Cooperative Preschool for a hands-on, possibly messy, and creative way to foster imagination and independent learning! Our awesome teachers have Story Time covered with inspiring and fitting books. The loose parts stations throughout the store will provide ample material to make noise, create art and build things. Best part? You don't have to clean up the mess!
Proceeds from purchases between May 18 and May 22 benefit our non-profit preschool (CAFE GOODIES INCLUDED! #needmorecoffee) Just tell the cashier that you are there to support Carmel Cooperative Preschool.
Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/1048453965308362/
Flyer: h http://nebula.wsimg.com/3ed40f902b4e6961f223a152ac968554?AccessKeyId=D16AB57BC773D9023BF1&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Audience: Preschool through Elementary

Teddy Bear Concert Series at the Carmel Library
Visit the Carmel Clay Public Library on Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 or at 11:30 for a special concert. Members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be performing "The Garden Symphony," a charming piece that follows a ladybug's search through the garden for her own special song. There will be an opportunity at the end for children to play the violin. Free tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the concert at the Children's Desk.
 Website:www.carmel.lib.in.us
Audience
: Preschool through Grade 2

Archie Miller Basketball Camp
Our camp is meant to teach the fundamentals of the game and encourage a love and appreciation for basketball and good sportsmanship. We will have a tremendous staff of instructors which will include Indiana University coaches along with your favorite players. Every participant can count on an exciting week of competition and skill instruction. Our camps run through June 15-29 and are open to boys in grades 2-10.
Website:https://www.hoosiersportscamps.com
Flyer: https://www.hoosiersportscamps.com/styles/camps/defiles/MillerBasketballCamp-final.pdf
Audience: "Parent/Son Camp: Ages 6-15, Day Camps: Grades 2-9, Shooting Clinic: Grades 5-10, Junior Hoosier: Ages 4-7 Boys
Contact: Archie Miller Basketball Camp, carmelaquaticscac@gmail.com

Charisma Fall Dance Team Auditions
Charisma, the Carmel High School fall dance team, will host auditions Monday May 14th and Tuesday May 15th from 3:45-5:00 in the CHS freshman/auxiliary gym. Students must be current 8th graders attending CHS in the fall or current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at CHS. No dance experience is required but suggested. Contact Coach Sarah Wolff with questions.
Audience: current 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th graders
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

2018 Firefighter for a Day Camp
Pick a day! June 27, 28, and 29th, from 9a-2:30p at Prairie Trace Elementary School. Online registration begins Tuesday, May 15 at 9am! Please click the link below to go to the registration page. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. Campers receive a free camp t-shirt and lunch/snack. Registration is limited to 150 campers per day.
Website:http://www.carmel.in.gov/department-services/fire/department-activities-events/firefighter-for-a-day-camp
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lE2DR6Ws7xz8risrLIqq5PkzT9xaGRn4/view?usp=sharing
Audience: Elementary-Middle School, all area schools, boy and girls ages 7-13.
Contact: Lara Mulpagano, 317-571-2600, CFDInfo@carmel.in.gov

2018 Firefighter for a Day Camp
Pick a day! June 27, 28, and 29th, from 9a-2:30p at Prairie Trace Elementary School. Online registration begins Tuesday, May 15 at 9am! Please click the link below to go to the registration page. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. Campers receive a free camp t-shirt and lunch/snack. Registration is limited to 150 campers per day.
Website:http://www.carmel.in.gov/department-services/fire/department-activities-events/firefighter-for-a-day-camp
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lE2DR6Ws7xz8risrLIqq5PkzT9xaGRn4/view?usp=sharing
Audience: Elementary-Middle School, all area schools, boy and girls ages 7-13.
Contact: Lara Mulpagano, 317-571-2600, CFDInfo@carmel.in.gov

Zumba for Kids
Every class is a dance party! Zumba for Kids incorporates music and movements from many different countries, and it's a great way for kids to be active! Moves are easy and fun! Wednesdays, June 6-27 | 9am-10am at the Monon Community Center. $25 per participant ages 7-10
Website:www.carmelclayparks.com
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lE2DR6Ws7xz8risrLIqq5PkzT9xaGRn4/view?usp=sharing
Audience: Kids ages 7-10
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861, eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

May 4, 2018

Teen Sand Volleyball
Teens will enjoy this recreational sand volleyball league! 6 regular games and 2 nights of a tournament. Make friends and have fun! Registration ends May 31st. $45 per person. June 7-August 2. Game times vary between 6-9pm at River Heritage Park.
Website:carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 14-17
Contact: eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

M3 Theatre Camp - The Lion King, Jr.
This summer from June 11th-June 29th, M3 Theatre Camp will hold a theater camp for children between the ages of 8 and 14. This year students will produce and perform "The Lion King, Jr." All students, regardless of past experience will be cast in the production. Performances will be held June 28th and 29th at 7:00pm at The Cat Theater in Downtown Carmel.
Website: wwww.m3theatrecamp.com
Audience: Children between the ages of 8 and 14 at Carmel Clay Schools.
Contact: Hillary Blake, hillary@meridianmusicschool.com

 

 

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