Summer Camp Series
The Summer Camp Series offers something for every interest and ability, with 12 camp options for ages 5-15 years ranging from arts to science to nature. A fun, safe summer is our top priority. Find the perfect camp for you + your kiddos today!
Camp Dates: June 1 – July 30
Locations: Monon Community Center, Jill Perelman Pavilion, Wilfong Pavilion, Carmel Middle School, Clay Middle School, or College Wood Elementary School (vary by camp)
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (vary by camp)
Campers are responsible for bringing their own sack lunch and snack. Our expectation is that campers are able to take care of their respective restroom needs. All field trips are weather and pandemic permitting.
Please note locations for Under the Sun and The Summer Experience were updated 2/23.
Your Safety in Our Programs
From face coverings to enhanced cleaning, find all the details of our COVID-19 policies and procedures throughout our park system.
Adventures in Art
The creative mind does what the creative mind wants, so come join us and get a little messy!Learn More
Step into our time machine for the ultimate exploration experience.Learn More
Each week presents an opportunity to try new things and participate in a variety of activities!Learn More
Pack your bags and get your passport ready because we are traveling the world this summer!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
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
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
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is the new thing.Learn More
Success on Stage
Join us as we explore aspects of the stage.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
Under the Sun
Don’t want to choose sports or art? Enjoy being energetic and laid back? Try a little bit of everything Under the Sun!Learn More
Do you offer partial payment plans?
Parent/guardian may pay-in-full for enrollment(s) at the time of initial registration, or select the payment plan option. The schedule below specifies the payment dates and applicable payments. Payment plans are not available for half-day camps.
Mar 1 – Mar 31 Day of enrollment: 50% of total fees April 1: 25% of total fees May 1: 25% of total fees Apr 1 – Apr 30 Day of enrollment: 75% of total fees May 1: 25% of total fees N/A After May 1 Day of enrollment: 100% of total fees N/A N/A
Where can I find scholarship information?
- Criteria based upon Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Scholarship applications can be found at carmelclayparks.com/summer-camps.
- The deadline is April 1, 2021.
- Only complete scholarship applications with all requested documents will be considered.
- A maximum of one camp week will be awarded per qualified camper.
- The following camp locations will have designated scholarship weeks: Under the Sun, The Summer Experience, En Route.
Please submit a complete scholarship application with all required documents in order for the application to be processed. Incomplete applications will not be considered and no applications will be accepted after the April 1, 2021 deadline.
Based on Federal Poverty Guidelines
What are your policies?
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.
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 the waitlist will be notified via e-mail. 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 next camper’s parent/guardian will be notified.
The cutoff date for a camper’s age is September 1, 2021, 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 five weeks.
Inclusion Statement, Modifications + Other Considerations
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s (CCPR) Summer Camp Series (SCS) program is committed to being an inclusive program. We are 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, please note that SCS is not a specialized, respite, or therapeutic program. The safety of each and every participant is our top priority. If with reasonable modifications provided, a participant poses a threat of physical harm to 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 camp 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 or large group settings, etc.).
- The participant has a health condition that limits participation in activities of long duration.
- The CCPR staff have yet to, with the family, find the right plan to facilitate participation.
- CCPR staff have not yet reached an 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 provide 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.