Opportunities for Families

May 19, 2017

Escape Room at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Tuesday, May 30 or Wednesday, May 31 in the storytime room to solve the Egyptian Treasure Hunt mystery! Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Registration is required online, in person, or by calling 317-844-3363. Multiple session times are available.
Website:
www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 3-6

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Half-Day Camps
Want a happy camper? Give your child a chance to experience natural habitats, catch their very first fish, learn how to survive in the outdoors, and MORE! There are a variety of themed preschool camps for ages 4-6 and youth camps for ages 7-10. Limited space is still available. Register by calling (317)848-7275 or online at carmelclayparks.com.
Preschool Half-Day Camps: Activity #175009
Youth Half-Day Camps: Activity #176001

Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Boys and Girls, ages 4-10
Contact: Amanda Maxwell, (317 )843-386,
amaxwell@carmelclayparks.com

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

May 12, 2017

Summer Camp 2017
Jameson Camp serves children in need of social and emotional support along with children who would benefit from leadership development, positive role models, and the nurturing environment that camp provides.
Website: http://www.jamesoncamp.org/
Flyer: http://www.jamesoncamp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017Brochure_pages_2.pdf
Audience: Children ages 5 to 17

Hamilton County Community Youth Tennis Lessons
Youth tennis lesson for all ages and abilities.
Website: hccta.org
Flyer: https://hccta.org/summer-lessons/
Audience: Grades K-12
Contact: Maggie Petersen,317-501-9145, hcctatennis@gmail.com

Author Margaret Peterson Haddix at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the program room for a visit with this world-renowned children's author! Haddix has written 35 books for kids and teens over her career so far. Her books have been honored with numerous awards, including reader's choice, and bestseller distinctions. They have also been translated into more than 20 languages. Register by emailing karland@carmel.lib.in.us or calling the Foundation office at 317-814-3984. There is no charge to attend.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 4-12

Carmel Middle School Spring Play
Carmel Middle School Drama Club will be performing "The Rules of Comedy" this week. Performances will be this Friday at 5:00 and Saturday at 6:00. The run time is approximately an hour and a half. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased by students during lunch.
Website: http://carmelmiddlespringplay.weebly.com/
Flyer: http://carmelmiddlespringplay.weebly.com/
Audience: Friends and Family of Carmel Clay students

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 

2017 Carmel Police Teen Academy  June 19th- June 22nd and July 17th -July 21st
It is the mission of the Carmel Police Department Teen Academy to provide teens with a challenging learning environment that will develop and enhance good decision-making, leadership skills and relationships with their community police officers.
Training Sessions
Days include classes in K-9, traffic stops, jail tour, Internet use, drug abuse awareness, SWAT, Defensive Tactics, some simulated firearms operations, OWI awareness, close order drill and physical fitness training.
Requirements
Applicants must be between the ages of 13 through 18 to apply and free of any significant disciplinary problems. Applicants should also be in good physical health.Since there is daily physical exercise, teens are required to wear comfortable athletic shoes and dark blue colored athletic shorts. A Teen Academy t-shirt will be distributed the first day of the program and teens must wear it each day, with a pair of navy blue athletic shorts.Teens are required to keep their hair off their collar. Teens should bring a sack lunch Monday-Thursday. Graduation meal is catered on Friday night by our partners at Abuelo’s!
Deadline
Please complete the academy application on line at, http://www.carmel.in.gov/.  Thursday, June 1st at Noon will be the deadline to submit an application   Space is limited, apply soon!
Sponsors:
Carmel Police Department has partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to bring this program to the Carmel Middle School campus. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM (Mon-Thurs) and 11:00 AM  (Friday)<o:p></o:p>

Completion of the program culminates in a graduation ceremony that Friday night for the whole family, with a delicious meal provided by Abuelo’s Mexican Embassy, another program partner!
Website: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=253
Audience: Middle School and High School students

May 5, 2017

Anderson University Harp Camp
Come join us for a week of learning and fun on the beautiful instrument - the HARP!!! All levels welcome! Located on the beautiful campus of Anderson University, the Harp Camp provides aspiring harpists the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the harp. This unique harp camp experience includes master classes, seminars, harp ensemble, fun group activities, private lessons, and a final recital. Participants will have the opportunity to work with world-class instructors as well as perform in master-classes and recitals throughout the duration of the camp. The 2017 Anderson University Harp Camp will take place June 5-9 on the beautiful Anderson University campus and the state-of-the-art York Performance Hall and Galleries.
Website: https://www.anderson.edu/summer-camps/harp
Flyer: https://www.anderson.edu/uploads/harp-camp.jpg
Audience: Students of all grades

Charisma CHS Fall Dance Team Tryouts
Charisma, CHS fall dance team, will be hosting auditions Monday May 15th and Tuesday May 16th from 3:45-5:30 in the CHS freshman/auxiliary gym. Please wear comfortable clothing. Prior dance experience or training is recommended. Contact coach Sarah Wolff with questions.
Audience: current 8th - 11th grade girls
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 Ext.7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Youth Half-Day Camps!
Want a happy camper? Give your child a chance to experience natural habitats, catch their very first fish, learn how to survive in the outdoors, and MORE! Choose from a variety of preschool camps for ages 4-6, and youth half-day camps for ages 7-10! Offerings include 9am-12pm camps and 1pm-4pm camps, held at the Monon Community Center.To get more information, or to register, call (317)848-7275 or visit our website at www.carmelclayparks.com and click on "Register for a Program," and use Activity #175009 for preschool or #176001 for youth.
Website www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Elementary school age
Contact: Amanda Maxwell, (317)843-3861, amaxwell@carmelclayparks.com  

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Youth Beginner Skateboarding I
Learn the basics of skateboarding with an experienced instructor. These group lessons will teach balance, pushing, carving, and even some tricks! Skateboards and helmets are required by all, and pads are recommended. For ages 6-13.
Choose from two offerings:
Saturdays, May 6 - June 3 | 9am-10:30am | #176011-01 | $50
Saturdays, June 17 - July 15 | 9am-10:30am | #176011-02 | $50
For more information or to register, call (317)848-7275 or visit our website at carmelclayparks.com
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 6-13; Elementary School and Middle School
Contact: Amanda Maxwell, (317)843-3861, amaxwell@carmelclayparks.com  

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Youth Fishing
Hook, line, and sinker! Whether you're new to fishing or still learning, this class is for you. Learn fishing techniques including how to tie a knot, casting, reeling 'em in, fish handling, and safety. And of course, we'll go fishing along the boardwalk! Get ready to catch a big one! All supplies provided. Meet at the West Commons entrance and we will head over to the lagoon together. For ages 7-12. Meet at the West Commons entrance and we will head over to the lagoon together.
Tues/Thurs | May 30 - June 1 | 9:30-11:30am | $24 | #176044-01
Location: Central Park West, Lagoon
(317)848-7275 or carmelclayparks.com for more information.
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 7-12; Elementary School
Contact: Amanda Maxwell, (317)843-3861, amaxwell@carmelclayparks.com  

CALLING ALL FUTURE CARMEL GUARD MEMBERS - THE FOURTH OF JULY EXPERIENCE!
Registration is now open for our younger color guard enthusiasts who want to learn how to spin flags & rifles and march in the July 4th parade! There will be five rehearsals conducted by Carmel Guard alumni & JV Guard staff members, in order to teach interested kids a routine for the parade. The cost is $45 and includes a parade t-shirt. See registration link for more details.
Bring your friends and come join the fun!
Flyer: https://carmelbands.wufoo.com/forms/2017-carmelfest-parade-future-guard/
Audience: Girls and boys in Carmel Clay Schools, grades 1-8

In an effort to cut down on paper used for flier distribution, printing costs, loss of classroom instructional time, and fuel consumption associated with the distribution of materials to our students and parents, Carmel Clay Schools distributes opportunities for CCS families via a Friday email and posting on our website for 4 weeks.

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