Opportunities for Families

April 21, 2017

ITA's Fairy Tale Kingdom Summer Camp  (ages 4-7)
Join us for an exciting journey to the Fairy Tale Kingdom of Fun! We will visit Mother Goose’s Good Manners town in France, Tinkerbell’s Dance and Music Palace in England, Arial’s Actors in Masks Theater off the coast of Italy, and Captain Hook’s Games & Treasure Hunting ship. As they are preparing to become real fairy tale characters, campers will practice table and conversation etiquette, learn elegant dance steps and play music games, dress up and act out their favorite characters and learn a little about the countries of each Kingdom.
Dates & Times: June 5-9, 9:30-12:30pm; fee: $160
Register HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/m6iZkL
Website:http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158337072825533/?type=3&theater
Audience: ages 4-7
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

CHS Cyber Art Show
The CHS Cyber Art Show is a Facebook page containing artwork created during the school year organized in categories according to the various classes CHS offers.
Once the show is open you can vote for your favorite piece in each category once a day. The artwork with the most votes, in each category, will be recognized by the Art Department and be given a certificate of achievement. The voting will be from May 5th through the 15th and the show will be available to view all summer.
Invite your Friends
“Like” our Page
Share the Link
& Enjoy the Show
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carmel-High-School-Cyber-Art-Show/263892750442096
Audience: All grades, All schools, All genders, All stakeholders

2017 Annual Percussion Clinic
Come and learn from the award winning Carmel High School Drumline and Staff by attending the 2017 Annual Percussion Clinic.
• SATURDAY, May 20, 2017
• 9 AM TO 1 PM
• $30.00 Fee (Includes t-shirt, Performance for Parents, pizza, snacks.)
• Boys and Girls Grades 4-8
• Parent Performance at 1 PM
• Location: CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL, 520 E. MAIN STREET,
CARMEL, IN Band Room (enter door #29 on Main Street
*Fundamental techniques on keyboards and marching
percussion snare drum, tenor and bass drum). *Introduction to marching techniques used by the National
Champion Marching Greyhounds.
*Exercise packets will be provided to the attendees
Register no later than Saturday, May 12th to guarantee t-shirt
Please contact Jeff Queen: jeff@jeffqueen.com  for more details
Website:https://carmelbands.wufoo.com/forms/2017-annual-percussion-clinic/
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158636551040533/?type=3&theater
Audience: Boys and Girls Grades 4-8

Bike Carmel
The first of three Bike Carmel rides is just around the corner! This family friendly ride will roll out at 11:00 a.m. Before the ride, we'll have a quick safety seminar for children including the best ways to be seen and rules of the road. We'll head out for a 10 mile (about an hour to an hour and a half, give or take) ride that showcases kid-friendly routes in Carmel.
The ride starts at Smoky Row Elementary School. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the safety seminar begins at 10:30 a.m.
Website: http://carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=827
Flyer: http://carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=827
Audience: All grades, genders and schools :)
It's a family friendly event.
Contact: Kayla Arnold, 317-571-2787, karnold@carmel.in.gov

Carmel High School Color Guard Auditions!
May 2nd & 4th from 5:30-8:30pm
Registration begins at 5:00 pm both nights in the Band Hall (Door 29) at Carmel H.S.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!
Perform with the Carmel Marching Band this Fall!
We are also traveling to California in October to compete and have a great time!
Come see what we're about!
Flyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ASrD0O5kM&feature=youtu.be
Audience: Open to all Boys & Girls that will be in 9th - 12th grade at Carmel H.S. in the Fall of 2017.
It's a family friendly event.

ANNUAL CARMEL COLOR GUARD CLINIC
Have fun learning to spin a flag or rifle and dancing with the CHS Color Guard members! Show off your skills during the Parent Performance at 4:00pm and be a part of a winning tradition! Prepare early for the marching season!
When: Saturday, April 22nd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Freshman Cafeteria at Carmel High School (door #16)
Cost: $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) and snacks.
Walk-ins welcome on Saturday! Bring your friends and come join the fun!
Flyer: https://carmelbands.wufoo.com/forms/2017-annual-spring-color-guard-camp/
Audience: Boys & Girls in grades 1 – 8

 

 

 

April 14, 2017

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation – Intro to Digital Design
Creative teens will love this course that focuses on gaining basic skills in graphic design. Campers will utilize Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. Collaboration skills, design best practices, and the ability to interpret words into visual design will be integrated throughout the camp. At the end of camp, participants will have a basic graphic design portfolio built and ready to share. 4-day camp, July 17-20, 1:00-4:30 PM Instructor: Codelicious
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 13-17
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317.573.5237, Jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Come join the fun at the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 sponsored by the Hamilton County 4-H Junior Leaders. The hunt will be held at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville. Egg hunt for ages 0-2 will begin at 6:05 p.m., ages 3-5 begins at 6:10 p.m. and ages 6 -8 begins at 6:15 p.m. Youth ages 8 and under are invited to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes. Please bring your own basket. Farm animals will be available of petting and photos. Youth can have their face painted for a monetary donation. Proceeds will go to Good Samaritan and Third Phase.
Website: www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton
Audience: Grades K-3

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation – Intro to Digital Design
Creative teens will love this course that focuses on gaining basic skills in graphic design. Campers will utilize Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. Collaboration skills, design best practices, and the ability to interpret words into visual design will be integrated throughout the camp. At the end of camp, participants will have a basic graphic design portfolio built and ready to share. 4-day camp, July 17-20, 1:00-4:30 PM. Instructor: Codelicious
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 13-17
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317.573.5237, Jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Join Carmel High School Student Government for the second annual egg hunt! The hunt will take place at Murray Soccer Stadium and the adjacent field at 11 am Saturday April 15th. All families with elementary age children or younger are welcome to attend. The event will include 1,000 candy and prize filled eggs, a visit from the Easter bunny, and age appropriate games afterward all for a charitable donation of your choice to the children of Riley Hospital.
Audience: elementary schools, all genders
Contact: Sarah Wolff, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us      

Marian University STEM Summer Camps
Marian University STEM Summer Camps are one week academic enrichment camps from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for K - 8th grade students. There are four weeks of camp and each week is a different theme (Art and Nature; Science Discoveries; Bugs Week; Chemistry, Physics and So Much More). Campers can attend one or more weeks of camp. Camps take place on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis. All information is available at www.marian.edu/summercamps. Registration deadline is May 19, 2017.
Website: www.marian.edu/EcoLab
Audience: K - 8th grade students
Contact: Janice Hicks Slaughter, 317-524-7701, jhslaughter@marian.edu

Firefighter for a Day Camp 2017
Carmel Fire Dept & Clay Township present the 2017 Firefighter for a Day Camp! This FREE one-day camp includes lunch and a t-shirt. It will be held at Prairie Trace Elem. from 9am-2:30pm and camp date choices are June 14, 15, or 16. Online registration opens to the public on Monday, April 17 at 9:00 am on the CFD website. Sign up early - registration is limited to 150 campers per day!
Website: http://carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=795
Flyer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vempyg2i1njmg6/2017%20FF%20For%20A%20Day%20Camp%20%20Flyer.pdf?dl=0
Audience: 7-13 year olds, boy and girls.
Contact: Lara Mulpagano, 317-571-2600, lmulpagano@carmel.in.gov

Indianapolis Ace Academy
Indianapolis ACE Academy is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and also expose aviation jobs and careers to middle and high school students. Students are provided with an opportunities, insights, and hands on experience to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation and the many careers available in the aviation industry. Students will learn aviation concepts tailored to their education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). This program covers six components including: Airline Operations, Airport Operations, Air Traffic Control Operations, Flight Operations, Professional Development, and Team Building.
Website: www.indyace.com
Flyer: https://indyace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IndyAce2017-Brochure4362-Brochure-REV-PROOF.pdf
Audience: There are two camps each summer and this year:
(1) Ages 10-14 years old from June 11th - June 17th, 2017
(2) Ages 15-18 years old from July 16th - July 29th, 2017.
Anyone is welcome to register and attend the summer program
Contact: Ryan Lynch, 317-710-4665, IndianapolisACE@gmail.com

Music for Miracles at The Palladium
The 4th annual Music For Miracles will be Friday, April 21st at 7pm at the Palladium, benefitting Riley Children’s Hospital. This event will include various musical acts from singing to instrumental performances by talented Carmel Clay students from our choirs, band, and orchestra. We hope to bring our community together for an unforgettable evening supporting the kids at Riley, and celebrating the power of music and charity. Tickets are only $15 to witness an amazing show in a prestigious facility and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/nxbptup
Website: http://tinyurl.com/nxbptup
Audience: All grades, genders, and schools.
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Elementary STEAM at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Be prepared to explore, design, build, and create! This program includes several stations for learning and exploring a STEAM concept. This month we will explore all things green on Friday, April 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the storytime room. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363..
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 2-5

Etiquette Kingdom and Good Manners @ the Monon Center (ages 4-12)
Students will learn to interact with peers and adults, introduce themselves and practice dining skills through role-playing games, discussions and questions/answers from real life situations. At the end of the session participants will enjoy dressing up and attending our fabulous Tea Party! Materials included.
WHEN: Etiquette Kingdom: May 4 – May 25, Thursdays; 6:00-7:00 pm; Fee: $63
Good Manners: May 4 – May 25, Thursdays; 5:00-5:55 pm; Fee: $63
WHERE: Monon Community Center
Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=mus&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158627217480533/?type=3&theater
Audience: ages 4-12
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Youth Beginner Archery
Archers to the shooting line! Develop safe and proper archery techniques, improve your hand-eye coordination, and learn how to safely use equipment. Participants will learn proper archery range behavior, how to string a bow, take aim, and shoot at different targets. Please wear closed-toed shoes. Beginners will be trained using a recurve bow. For ages 9-12. Location: West Park
Wednesdays, April 19 - May 10 | 4:30-5:20pm | $38 | Activity #376001-01
Register online at carmelclayparks.com or (317)848-7275.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 9-12; Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson. (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

ITA’s Music for Little Mozarts at the Monon Center (ages 3-5)
Calling for little Mozarts who would like to learn music theory and notes, dancing, singing, rhythm activities, pitch matching, playing different instruments and musical games. Children will learn basic musical concepts such as forte and piano, low/high sounds, note’s qualities and rests, the right hand position and basic piano technique, and much more. Prepare your young musician for future vocal and instrument lessons and foster their excitement for all things musical.
WHEN: May 6 – May 27, Saturdays; 10:00-10:45 am; Fee: $63
WHERE: Monon Community Center
REGISTER: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/music-for-little-mozarts/6747
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158636551040533/?type=3&theater
Audience: ages 3-5
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA’s Movie Actors at the Monon Center (ages 8-12)
Why go to the movies when you can act them out yourself? This class will take popular scenes from movies and allow you to act them out with a partner. Students develop stage presence, film acting techniques, vocal projection, and movement.
WHEN: May 6 – May 27, Saturdays; 11:00-11:55 am; Fee: $63
WHERE: Monon Community Center
REGISTER: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/movie-actors/6690
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158641672275533/?type=3&theater
Audience: ages 8-12
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

ITA's Fairy Tale Kingdom Summer Camp  (ages 4-7)
Join us for an exciting journey to the Fairy Tale Kingdom of Fun! We will visit Mother Goose’s Good Manners town in France, Tinkerbell’s Dance and Music Palace in England, Arial’s Actors in Masks Theater off the coast of Italy, and Captain Hook’s Games & Treasure Hunting ship. As they are preparing to become real fairy tale characters, campers will practice table and conversation etiquette, learn elegant dance steps and play music games, dress up and act out their favorite characters and learn a little about the countries of each Kingdom.
Dates & Times: June 5-9, 9:30-12:30pm; fee: $160
Register HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/m6iZkL
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158337072825533/?type=3&theater
Audience: ages 4-7
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

March 31, 2017

Happy Hollow Summer Camp
For over six decades, Happy Hollow Children’s Camp has worked with central Indiana youth to provide hands-on experiences that encourage to learn in, and about, the outdoors. Our goal is to enhance participants’ relationships with their environment by increasing knowledge and awareness of environmental processes and relationships, and promoting stewardship through educated decision making.Happy Hollow also seeks to provide innovative learning opportunities that enable individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to strive to reach their potential. Our activities focus on teamwork and team development, interpersonal reflection, personal skill growth, outdoor technical skills, and leadership development. Professionally trained instructors facilitate participants through a wide assortment of activities.
Website: Happyhollowcamp.net
Flyer: http://www.happyhollowcamp.net/enroll-now/
Audience: Grades 1 - 8
Contact: Chris Chappell, 317-638-3849, cchappell@happyhollowcamp.net

Carmel Symphony Orchestra Concert April 8
Are you staying in the area for Spring Break? Please join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra for their final concert of the season on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 pm at the Palladium. This concert features Ariel Horowitz playing Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E minor" along with Dvorak's "New World Symphony". This concert also features the final Music Director candidate, Janna Hymes. Tickets are only $5 for students! Call 317-843-3800 for tickets.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Youth Beginner Archery
Archers to the shooting line! Develop safe and proper archery techniques, improve your hand-eye coordination, and learn how to safely use equipment. Participants will learn proper archery range behavior, how to string a bow, take aim, and shoot at different targets. Please wear closed-toed shoes. Beginners will be trained using a recurve bow. For ages 9-12. Location: West Park
Wednesdays, April 19 - May 10 | 4:30-5:20pm | $38 | Activity #376001-01
Register online at carmelclayparks.com or (317)848-7275.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 9-12; Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson. (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

March 24, 2017

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Monday, March 27, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room for Monday Madness! This week we are building with cardboard! What will you create? Registration is not required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-6

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Future Coders (Ages 8-12)
Could your future include coding? Explore the exciting world of coding by developing coding skills using the Scratch programming language, unplugged coding activities, and hardware design. This camp will develop basic programming skills by building simple computer games and puzzles using the Scratch Coding Language in a safe and hi-energy environment. Internet safety topics will be discussed at the start of every session. June 19-22 or July 17-20, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Instructor: Codelicious.
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Audience: Ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317.573.5237, Jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Future Coders II (Ages 8-12)
Have you already had some coding experience? This camp will raise your coding skills to the next level! Campers use advanced coding skills to build highly interactive and challenging computer games and puzzles in a safe and high-energy environment using the Scratch programming language. Previous exposure to coding basics is required to register for this course. 4-day camp, July 10-13, , 9:00 Am-12:30 PM. Instructor: Codelicious
Website
: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317.573.5237, Jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation - Intro to Web Design (Ages 13-17)
This camp is perfect for teens with a love for design or technology. The fast-paced, high-energy environment will expose campers to web design through lessons on JavaScript, CSS, HTML and web design best practices. Campers will walk away with basic programming skills and websites that they designed and built. . 4-day camp, June 19-22 or July 10-13, 1:00-4:30 PM

Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 13-17
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317.573.5237, Jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation – Video Game Creators (Ages 13-17)
Interested in designing your own video games? This hands on interactive course will instruct students on the world of video game making using Game Maker. Combining game design principles and animation, students will create several interactive video games to play. 4-day camp, June 26-29, 1:00-4:30 PM. Instructor: Codelicious
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Audience: Ages 13-17
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317.573.5237, Jhill@carmelclayparks.com

CFD 2017 Safe Sitter Spring/Summer Classes
April 1, May 13, June 24, July 8, or Aug 12, 2017. 9:00am – 3:30pm, $60 per student
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® Essentials (1-Day Course with CPR)
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.For more information contact: Keith Freer at 317-571-4245
Website: www.carmelfd.com
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=152
Audience: This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 or grades 6-8 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact: Keith Freer, 317-571-4245, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

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