Camp FIRE has an emphasis on fresh air and active play. A Few Spots Remain

Governor Holcomb’s Mask Mandate

Due to Governor Holcomb’s latest announcement, effective July 27, Camp FIRE (summer full-day camp) will require all campers to wear a cloth face covering at camp when physical distancing of 6ft or more is not feasible. All week 9 Camp FIRE parents/guardians should secure appropriate face coverings for their campers, prior to camp starting on Monday.  
 
Although the stated mandate is only for children 8 years and up, due to the various age ranges within the cohort pod groupings at camp, we have decided to make this a requirement for all campers. If your child has a documented reason that may exempt them from wearing a cloth face covering while at camp, please contact Jennifer Brown directly at jbrown@carmelclayparks.com for a potential exception for your child.  
 
Please label your child’s face covering with their name, so lost items can be returned to the appropriate child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support as we comply with this important public safety mandate from our elected officials.

Summer Camp Series

We understand that safe, high-quality summer camp programming for your child is more than a luxury; it is essential to your family. The health + safety of our campers and staff is our top priority. In order to keep everyone safe this summer, we have determined that we cannot offer our camps as they were originally developed. Instead, we will offer modified camps running for nine weeks, every weekday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in various facilities around Carmel, for ages 5 to 12. All camps will be programmed for general camper interests with an emphasis on fresh air and active play. 

A Few Openings Remain

We are excited to share that we have a few remaining spots open for our Camp FIRE Summer Camp! Camp FIRE is all about fun, innovation, responsibility and education.

While not every week is available, several weeks have spots open. Things to note:

  • Camp FIRE has availability at three locations: Jill Perelman Pavilion at West Park, Wilfong Pavilion at Founders Park and the Monon Community Center.
  • Campers are only allowed to enroll in ONE location (i.e. you cannot register your camper for week 1 at the MCC and week 2 at Jill Perelman).
  • We understand that this is a unique time and want to assure you that health and safety for all participants and staff members is our top priority.
  • This camp will include activities for general camper interests with an emphasis on fresh air and active play.
 

Camp FIRE at the Monon Community Center

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Camp FIRE at Wilfong Pavilion

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Camp FIRE at Jill Perelman Pavilion

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Previously Enrolled Families

All interested families who took our survey in late April have been enrolled or are on the waiting list for our reimagined summer camp program, Camp FIRE.  Families should have received a confirmation receipt indicating active and/or waiting list enrollments as well as a follow-up email from Jennifer Brown, Director, ESE & Summer Camps.  Families who were not enrolled but are interested in Camp FIRE can contact Jackie Lazdins at jlazdins@carmelclayparks.com.  Additionally, any questions or concerns regarding full-day summer camp offerings can be directed to Jackie Lazdins. 

Kid studying a rock at a science of summer camp

Camp FIRE at the

Monon Community Center

 

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Camp FIRE at

Wilfong Pavilion

 

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Kid smiling at a science of summer camp

Camp FIRE at

Jill Perelman Pavilion

 

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Policies & Procedures

Summer Camp Series Rules

 

GOVERNOR HOLCOMB’S MASK MANDATE

•   Due to Governor Holcomb’s latest announcement, effective July 27, Camp FIRE (summer full-day camp) will require all campers to wear a cloth face covering at camp when physical distancing of 6ft or more is not feasible. All week 9 Camp FIRE parents/guardians should secure appropriate face coverings for their campers, prior to camp starting on Monday.
•   Although the stated mandate is only for children 8 years and up, due to the various age ranges within the cohort pod groupings at camp, we have decided to make this a requirement for all campers. If your child has a documented reason that may exempt them from wearing a cloth face covering while at camp, please contact Jennifer Brown directly at jbrown@carmelclayparks.com for a potential exception for your child.
•   Please label your child’s face covering with their name, so lost items can be returned to the appropriate child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support as we comply with this important public safety mandate from our elected officials.

WAITLIST POLICY

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.

TRANSFER POLICY

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.

AGE POLICY

The cutoff date for a camper’s age is September 1, 2020 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.