Registration Open Now for Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Nature Keepers Program

Half-Day Youth Nature Program Takes Learning Outdoors 

Carmel, Ind. (May 7, 2024) –  Registration is open for Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s (CCPR) Nature Keepers half-day program. Led by naturalists on CCPR’s Parks & Natural Resources team the program offers a dynamic, hands-on educational experience.  

Tailored for children ages 5 to 11, each five-day Nature Keepers session is hosted at the Monon Community Center Monday through Thursday and at a CCPR park location on Friday. Morning sessions run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions run from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Weekly themes will take campers from crafts and activities inside the classroom to an exploration of the outdoors.

This summer’s themes include:

  • Fishing Frenzy
  • Ponds, Creeks & Streams
  • Wildlife of All Shapes & Sizes
  • Things with Wings
  • Get Messy!
  • Nature Detectives  

“We’re excited to offer Nature Keepers for our community again this summer with some new and exciting changes,” said Karen LaMere, CCPR naturalist. “We’re offering longer sessions so we can educate campers inside the classroom and outdoors in nature, all while exploring a wider variety of themes. We’ll enjoy fun activities like creek stomping, fishing, and looking for wildlife. We can’t wait to get outdoors!”

Nature Keepers sessions are available from June 3 to Aug. 2, at a weekly cost of $135 per child. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to program locations. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

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