Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to Host First Hamilton County Homeschool Hoopla
Community invited to learn more about local homeschool programming at interactive event
Carmel, Ind. (February 18, 2020) – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will host the first in a series of Hamilton County Homeschool Hoopla events on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Monon Community Center. This is an opportunity for families to learn about homeschool-specific opportunities offered by local businesses and non-profits that fit their curricula and extracurricular needs.
This event is a collaboration with several other Hamilton County organizations. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about programming and events from organizations including: Codelicious, Conner Prairie, Carmel Clay Public Library, Hamilton County East Public Library, International Talent Academy, Futsal Indy, Westfield Washington Public Library, Caravan Classes, Actors Theatre of Indiana (STEP), Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, Indianapolis Fencing Club, and Let’s Go Sports.
Through demonstrations and mini-lessons with instructors, guests will have hands-on experiences ranging from sports, art, theater, robotics, engineering and more. CCPR demonstrations will include:
- Homeschool Nature – Meet live animals with CCPR’s resident naturalist.
- Homeschool Gym – Get moving with sports skills and drills.
- Homeschool Science – Try out video game design, coding and scratch.
“Over the last few years we have seen an increased need in our community for homeschool programming. It’s something we’ve been working on at Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation and we’ve found that other local organizations are also growing their homeschool-specific offerings,” said Erica Foreman, CCPR Recreation Program Supervisor. “We’re excited to team up and offer this opportunity for local families to come out and experience all that Hamilton County has to offer – there are a lot of incredible opportunities out there that I think attendees will be excited about.”
The cost to attend the Homeschool Hoopla is $6 per family. To register, visit carmelclayparks.com/programs and use Activity #3012011-01.
About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
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.