CCPR resident naturalist Karen works with children identifying wildflowers along some trails during the Knee High Naturalist program.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to Offer New Nature Keepers Program this Summer

Youth Half-Day Nature Program Takes Learning Outdoors

Carmel, Ind. (April 27, 2023) — Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will offer a new youth program this summer called Nature Keepers. This half-day nature program will be led by the CCPR Parks & Natural Resources team and hosted at different parks each week to provide an immersive, hands-on experience.

Nature Keepers is designed for ages 5-11. Morning sessions are for ages 5-7, while afternoons are for ages 8-11.

Each four-day Nature Keepers session runs Monday through Thursday and features a different theme. This summer’s themes include weather, water, wildlife, and wilderness survival.

“If your children enjoyed our half-day nature camps with us in previous summers, we have a fantastic new program for you,” said CCPR Naturalist Karen LaMere. “Nature Keepers offers a half-day experience with even more focus on nature and being outdoors. We’ll enjoy lots of fun activities like creek stomping, looking for wildlife and plants, and making animal tracks. We can’t wait to get outdoors!”

Each four-day Nature Keepers session is $100 per participant. The program will run weekly from May 30 through July 27. Registration is open now, secure your spot today!

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