Summer camps 2016: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation adds ‘Where It’s At’ summer camp
By Mark Ambrogi
Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Dept. has a new addition to its list of summer camp series list.
The Where It’s At camp is an all-day one from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 5-11 from May 31 to July 29. Lindsay Labas, CCPR marketing director, said campers can sign up for the entire month, the entire season or by week.
“The focus of Where It’s At is more on kids being kids and not being as structured as far as enrichment activities or sit-down learning they do in some of the camps,” Labas said. “It’s really given them a chance to get out there and be themselves and have some fun. They get to become campers of the day if they are nominated for that by the group. They would get a certificate if they are voted by their peers. They can show their uniqueness, creativity and try to stand out amongst the group.”
Labas said each week the camp has different themes. In the Where It’s At camp, campers will explore oceanic life, life on the planet, detective and mystery during I Spy week and crafts.
“One week it’s all about fun in the sun,” Labas said. “As part of their camp, too, they do swimming at the Waterpark at the Monon Community Center. It’s diving into nature and the things that happen all around them.”
It is one of 13 camps in the summer camp series, which all run from May 31 to July 29. The camps, for ages 5-15, are in sports, theater, arts, science and nature.
The recreational half-day camps are for preschool and youth ages 4-10 from June 6 to Aug. 5.
“There are 17 different themes under the recreational half-day camps,” Labas said. “They touch on survival and safety. It’s a good mix of the outdoors, science and nature.”
For more, visit carmelclayparks.com/summercampseries/. A link to half-day recreational camps also is available on that page.