Summer Camp Series Information
Ready for the best summer ever? We are your child’s summer camp destination. Our camp themes include art, theatre, sports, nature and science. Whether you want to head to Chillville, make an I.M.P.A.C.T., join the Outdoor Explorers, find Success on Stage, or Move to Improve – we have the perfect camp for you!
Our 2019 weekly camps will run from June 3 – August 2. We hold camps Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. – times vary by camp. Depending on the camp, ratios are either 1-to-12 or 1-to-15. Locations for camps include the Monon Community Center, The Waterpark, West Park and more!
We can’t wait for your child to join us in our Summer Camp Series . Let’s have some fun and play on!
Adventures in Art
The creative mind does what the creative mind wants, so come join us and get a little messy!Learn More
Boys Rock! Girls Rule!
We’ll be getting dirty on the field and primping like princesses, and being strong coming together as one.Learn More
Each week presents an opportunity to try new things and participate in a variety of activities!Learn More
The I.M.P.A.C.T. (Initiative, Motivation, Professionalism, Achievement, Compassion, Teamwork) program teaches essential life skills in a job-like setting.Learn More
Lead the Way
We each have what it takes to be a leader in some way, we just have to find it and know how to use it!Learn More
Move to Improve
This camp is not for the advanced player, but is for those who are just starting out in a particular sport or who want to develop skills that are essential to succeed in athletics.Learn More
Get out your sunscreen, walking shoes and sun visors, and enjoy the outdoors as we explore nature.Learn More
Each week, children will have the opportunity to enjoy different arts and crafts, water play, science, classic camp games, songs and so much more!Learn More
Recreational Half-Day Camps
Providing your child with the opportunity to explore and experience nature hands-on. Learn how to spot wildlife habitats and participate in other fun, themed activities.Learn More
Science of Summer
Join us for hands-on, scientific method learning with an emphasis on fun.Learn More
Success on Stage: Acting
Comic delivery abounds as we work on two original fairy tale farces.Learn More
Success on Stage: Stage Design
Sew costumes, paint the backdrop and design the props that the audience will see.Learn More
The Summer Experience
Each week we’ll dive into a new theme, exploring sports, nature, animals, art and so much more.Learn More
Where It’s At
From sports to science, and everything in between, this is the every-child camp.Learn More
Policies & Procedures
There is no fee to be placed on the waitlist. If a spot becomes available in the desired camp, the camper’s parent/guardian that is prioritized at the top of waitlist will be notified via e-mail or phone call. The parent/guardian will have 24 hours from the time of the notification e-mail to make payment in full for the desired camp. If payment has not been received in full, the camper’s parent/guardian next on the waitlist will be notified.
A transfer from one day camp to another day camp is contingent upon the availability of spots within the desired camp. If the camp is at maximum capacity, a transfer will be not allowed. Transfers will not be permitted once the camp week has concluded.
Partial Payment Plans
Parent/guardian may pay-in-full for summer camp enrollment(s) at the time of initial registration, or select the payment plan option. The schedule below specifies the payment dates and applicable payments.
Jan 8-Feb 28 Day of enrollment: 25% of total fees March 1: 25% of total fees April 1: 25% of total fees May 1: 25% of total fees Mar 1-Mar 31 Day of enrollment: 25% of total fees Day after enrollment: 25% of total fees April 1: 25% of total fees May 1: 25% of total fees Apr 1-Apr 30 Day of enrollment: 25% of total fees Day after enrollment: 50% of total fees May 1: 25% of total fees N/A May 1-Aug 2 Day of enrollment: 100% of total fees N/A N/A N/A
The cutoff date for a camper’s age is September 1, 2019 or a camper’s age on the first day of the camp week.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
- The department will issue a full refund if the department cancels a camp.
- Cancellations for a camp week must be requested a minimum of 2 weeks from the respective camp week start date to receive a 100% refund, less a $10 service charge for cancellation per camp week, per camper.
- All refunds are subject to the State Board of Accounts claim procedure and may take three to four weeks.
Field Trips Policy
All field trips are weather permitted.
Scholarships (Based on Federal Poverty Guidelines)
Criteria based upon Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.
- Scholarship application can be found at carmelclayparks.com/summercampseries
- Deadline is April 1, 2019
- Must include 2018 IRS 1040 tax form (please cover Social Security number)
Inclusion Statement, Modifications + Other Considerations
Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camp Series (SCS) program is committed to being an inclusive program. Dedicated to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). By making reasonable modifications, our inclusion model allows participants of many different ability levels to join our SCS program.
Reasonable modifications are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering a program.
With that in mind, note that SCS is not a specialized, respite, or therapeutic program. Safety of each and every participant is our top priority. If, with reasonable modifications provided, a participant poses a threat of physical harm of themselves or others, or demonstrates that he or she cannot participate in our program safely, CCPR may decline the enrollment, or if currently participating, temporarily suspend participation.
- When you register for camp, mark “yes” in the inclusive services request section. In some cases, planning reasonable modifications may take two or more weeks. The earlier we know of your need, the more likely we can make a reasonable modification when the program begins.
- SCS Inclusion Supervisor will contact you to set up an assessment to establish an individualized success plan for your camper.
- Please be aware that CCPR reserves the right to refuse to provide a modification when that modification fundamentally alters the nature of the program or is unreasonable according to ADA regulations
There are times when a program does not fit a participant. It may be because:
- The participant does not like the program activities and/or components (e.g. swimming, field trips, large group settings, etc.)
- The participant has a health condition that limits participation in activities of a long duration
- The CCPR Staff have yet to, with the family, find the right plan to facilitate participation
- CCPR Staff have not yet reached agreement with the family on a support plan for participation
Whenever such a circumstance arises, CCPR reserves the right to delay the start of participation, or temporarily suspend a participant, until CCPR and the family develop a plan that assures safe and enjoyable participation for all participants.
CCPR’s Summer Camp Series welcomes participants of many different ability levels, and strives to produce an exciting, positive, and safe program for all. Our goal is to make SCS rewarding for each and every participant. For general questions about our program process and inclusive services, please contact Aimee Rich, Inclusion Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.843.3866.
Can’t make a full day of camp? Join us for a half-day of fun instead! We offer youth and family programs as well as swim lessons.
These programs are geared toward individuals with disabilities. We believe everyone should participate in leisure opportunities that allow for performance at their highest level, and we encourage participation by all ages and abilities.