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Family guide An area reference for camp & education activities

IN THIS ISSUE: ✦ SPORTS CAMPS ✦ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES ✦ DAY CAMPS ✦ EASY TO USE GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES

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Enrollment Details Camp Hours: 9 am - 4 pm

• Drop off and Pick up Courtesy Time (Free): 8 - 9 am & 4 - 5pm (Additional care hours available with prior arrangement) • Early Enrollment: March 1st - May 1st • Regular Enrollment: After May 1st (same online enrollment for all ages) • Ages: Ages 3-8 Camp FUNdaMentals & Ages 9 - 16 Camp FUNambulists • Early Enrollment Discount: $20 OFF, March 1st - May 1st (per child) • Additional Discounts: Additional Sibling, Additional Week, Foster Child or Low Income Family, $10 OFF (email us to see if you qualify, only one Additional Discount per child) • Curriculum Design: Juliana Burrell, Adjunct Professor at IU, Certified K-12 Art Educator, Camp Program Director since 1993, CPR AED+ Certified. Qualified Staff. • What to Bring: Bring a water bottle, lunch, and 2-3 snacks. • Themes: Each week we will have a new theme to our camps. Here are some examples: Pets are the Best, Favorite Superhero, Patterns & Plants, Wonderful World of Water.

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loomington United Gymnastics & Soccer (BUGS) has a rich history in Bloomington. BUGS’ owners, Tommy & Lesli Berry, are both Bloomington natives who both competed and then coached for Bloomington High Schools. Tom was also honored to play soccer for IU under Coach Jerry Yeagley. BUGS has been in business nearly 20yrs now, but recently built a new 26,000 sq. ft. building that houses both sports under one roof. BUGS has 150 solar panels that provide 64% of the buildings electricity needs. Fittingly, this very local business is now located off of Tapp Rd., right in front of the historical Woolery Stone Mill, where it meets up with the Bloomington Walking/Biking trail. The trail is great for parents in the spring, summer, and fall. Parents can utilize the trail during their child’s class.

BUGS is more than just Gymnastics & Soccer. • BUGS-Life Preschool is BUGS’ daytime, academic preschool for 3-5yr olds. This is a preschool that encourages kids to love learn ing. It’s a great mix of classroom time & active learning. Kiddos learn their A,B,C’s & 1,2,3’s, then get messy with hands on crafts and learn the art of working together through sports and active play. ~BUGS is also home to the Cutters Soccer Club (Monroe County Travel Soccer, Community Soccer leagues & its TOPS Soccer Program for special needs athletes). • BUGS is proud to have a Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics program for athletes of all ages. • BUGS also houses BUFF (Bloomington United For Fitness). BUFF is run by Monica Zurface and offers adult fitness in group or individual settings. Most importantly, mom or dad can get their work out in at the same time and facility where their child is having soccer or gymnastics class. Win, win!

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• Super Hero Soccer Camp- 4-7yr olds take their Superman skills to the soccer field. Soccer at this age is all about every child having a ball at their feet for most of the activities. Dribbling, juggling, shooting are all part of the fun when our super heros are on the field. But, campers also get to do crafts and take advantage of the gymnastics side of the gym with Zip lines, trampolines & our Tree house! • BUGS Outdoor Soccer Camp at Olcott Park (also known to some, as Tommy Berry’s Soccer Camp) is for the more experi enced players 7-14yrs old. This camp is more business, but usu ally ends with an epic water fight on the final day! • Gymnastics Camps- BUGS offers full day camp with extended day available for 7-12yr olds and half day camp for 4-7yrs olds. Fun learning to flip, games, foam block pits, zip lines, inflatables, trampolines and more! • PeeWee Cheer Camp- Kids 4-7yrs can get their start cheering, building pyramids, basic gymnastics and more.

their class to start or their sibling’s class to finish. There’s always something going on. We take great pride in knowing thousands of kids who’ve grown up in Bloomington. It’s great when we get to start coaching the children of kids we coached years ago. Or when a 30 yrs old, that we coached years ago, stops by to say ‘Hi’ and ‘Thanks for everything’. It makes us feel old in such a good way!

Don’t Miss the FUN! Contact BUGS now! But, when it comes down to it, BUGS is just where you go for Gymnastics and Soccer in Bloomington. You can count on the staff being welcoming and professional. You can count on your kids learning a lot and having a lot of fun. BUGS keeps kids active all year around and Summer Camps are such a fun part of the year! Don’t miss a moment of the summer fun at BUGS!

812-336-7469 www.bugsgym.com info@bugsgym.com

School Year Class Programs Of course, if you can’t get enough this summer…. BUGS offers Classes all year around in Gymnastics, Soccer, Gym Ninjas, Adult Fitness, and lots more.

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Convenience for families was a priority for us when we built the new building. We wanted to build a sports facility that would make healthy activities for the whole family available in one spot. BUGS has active options for kids and adults. But, if you don’t want to workout yourself, and you just want to watch your kids have fun… BUGS has you covered. BUGS gym has comfy theater seating and wi-fi on the main floor (close to the action) and on the mezzanine (where you can see over both the soccer and gymnastics sides from above). But, BUGS is more than just sports. BUGS is about the kids and the community. It’s about giving kids a positive place to experience sport. We want to make sure that kids are having fun. That’s what will help them build a lifelong love of soccer or gymnastics. And that’s what will help them make healthy life habits. We’re also focused on helping to build kids’ inner strength and self-confidence. If they can conquer the challenges in sports, then they can conquer college and all kinds of hard things that life can bring…. Like being a teenager. The community environment at BUGS is energizing! It’s a fun, lively place where kids and parents hang out and share experiences or just a conversation after a busy day. Kids play while waiting on

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amp Rock on beautiful Lake Lemon offers kids a summer experience unlike any other in town. Bright afternoons spent fishing, canoeing, hiking, and swimming harken back to age-old camp experiences and traditions. Each week is filled with exciting programs including archery, art, swimming, and weekly themed field trips.While your child is enjoying these exciting activities, our trained, enthusiastic staff will be there to make sure they are safe and help them grow. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to empower all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. Camp Rock works towards this mission through new experiences that challenge campers to discover new things about themselves. As one surveyed parent put it: “Camp Rock counselors are very well trained in the way they relate to children. I appreciate the way they care for the campers and acknowledge each child as they arrive each morning. Ever campers who are not typically the outdoorsy type absolutely loved camp and the activities planned.” In 2018 100%​of surveyed parents felt that Camp Rock provided an environment in which their camper could be successful and 100% felt their camper learned some aspect of independence skills through attending Camp Rock. Your camper’s morning will begin at the Lincoln Street Boys & Girls Club (311 S. Lincoln St.) where they will be able to choose from activities including foosball, billiards and group games. After all campers have arrived, we will load the buses and head out to Lake Lemon. Once there, your camper will experience a day full

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of exciting programs including boating, fishing, arts and crafts, sports, and outdoor living skills.Your camper will also parCourtesy of ticipate in themed programming including field trips, guest Camp Rock presenters, and special activities. Because we have different themes for each week, Camp Rock has something for nearly every camper’s individual interests.Your camper will end their week with a traditional pitch-in style cook out by the lake. Themed weeks for 2019 include Underground Explorer, Paws, Scales & Tails, and Time Traveler. Cost is $160 per week and scholarships are available for qualifying campers. Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities are also available for youth entering grades 9-12. Morning drop off is 7:30-8:45am and afternoon pick up is 5:00-6:00pm each day at the Lincoln Street Unit. One of Camp Rock’s most important goals is to give your camper a fun and exciting summer, but our most important focus is your camper’s safety. Camp Rock is accredited through the American Camping Association (ACA) in areas including program design, human resources, health & safety, transportation, aquatics, and operational management, meaning your child’s safety is not only our priority: it is what we do best. For more information, please contact Camp Director, Jack Laskey at 812 287 7431 or jlaskey@bgcbloomington.org. REGISTER To register and to apply for scholarship, NOW! please visit www.bgcbloomington.org. Registration is starting March 1, 2019!

SPOTS FILL FAST!

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ASABELA - ART & CIRCUS CAMPS! 1301 S College Mall Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401 (812) 272-9119 Contact: Juliana Burrell AsabelaStudio@gmail.com Camp Dates: June 3 - August 2 (ages 3-16) Camp Hours: 9am-4pm (Free before/after care 8-9am/4-5pm) Registration: “Early Bird” March 1 - May 1, then ongoing Website: AsabelaStudio.com/camps Our hands-on curriculum includes a wide variety of activities that will inspire campers to discover their unique sense of creative expression while achieving new goals. Campers will gain a newfound passion for learning that will provide lifelong benefits. Our exciting weeklong camps offer: STEAM activities, Aerial Ninja Course, Circus skills (aerial silks, trapeze, juggling, hula-hoop, & basic acrobatics), and Fine Arts (collage, painting, drawing & coloring). The Asabela Camp experience is carefully designed to provide collaborative play, creative writing, games, and problem-solving in a safe and noncompetitive environment. “What if I fail? Oh, what if you fly? BARBARA B. JORDAN YMCA (MARTINSVILLE) 2039 E. Morgan Martinsville, IN 46151 765-342-6688 Contact: Robin McDaniel Camp Dates: June 3 – August 7, 2019 Registration Dates: Ongoing Best Summer Ever starts with a choice of two camps. Camp BBJ, a traditional day camp that will be filled with games, sports, arts, crafts and weekly field trips. Camp Highland is an outdoor adventure camp where campers will enjoy swimming, exploring creeks, hiking trails, archery and canoeing. BLOOMINGTON UNITED GYMNASTICS & SOCCER (BUGS) 2741 Kegg Rd. Bloomington, IN 47403 812-336-7469 Contact: Lesli Berry Camp Dates: weekly June 3 – August 2 Registration is ongoing Bloomington United Gymnastics & Soccer (BUGS) offers Super Hero Soccer Camps (perfect for your energetic 4-7yr olds), Adv. Soccer Camp for 7-14yr olds with more experience, PeeWee Cheer Camps & of course… Gymnastics Camps with awesome themes, crafts, bounce houses, trampolines and Fun Gymnastics skill work! BRADFORD WOODS 5040 N. State Road 67 Martinsville, IN 46151 765-342-2915 Camp Dates: May thru August Registration: Ongoing Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center, offers multiple summer camps for children of all abilities. We operate Camp Riley, offering eight sessions for youth with physical disabilities and Environmental Explorers Camps throughout the summer. You can find more information at www.bradwoods.org

2019 FAMILY GUIDE | HOOSIER TIMES | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 | F5 CAMP INVENTION AT IVY TECH FIRST TEE OF BLOOMINGTON GOLF CAMP Cascades Golf Course BLOOMINGTON 3550 N. Kinser Pike Ivy Tech Main Campus Bloomington, IN 47404 200 Daniels Way 812-349-3764 Bloomington, IN 47404 Contact: Jason Sims 812-330-6310 Camp Dates: June 3 – July 26 Contact: Sarah Cote Registration: April 9 thru July 21 Camp Dates: July 15-19 First Tee campers learn the fundamentals of golf, including Registration: Ongoing putting, chipping, and using irons and drivers. The First From exploring renewable sources to binary coding and Tee program uses golf to teach life skills like setting goals, a little of everything STEM in between, Camp Invention is managing emotions, and resolving conflict. Camp week sure to be part of an unforgettable summer. ends Friday with nine holes of golf and lunch. CRIMSON STABLES 2025 N. Russell Road Bloomington, IN 47404 (812)287-7326 Contact: info@crimsonstables.com Camp Dates: May 28-31; June 10-14; June 24-28; July 8-12 July 22-26 Registration Dates: Ongoing Whether you have never been around a horse before, or you are a seasoned rider, the Crimson Stables Summer Camps are a perfect introduction to equestrianism! You will make new friends and enjoy horse related crafts, activities, and games.

GIRLS INC OF MONROE COUNTY 1108 West 8th Street Bloomington, IN 47404 812-336-7313 Contact: Rebecca Scott Camp Dates: June 3 to August 2 Registration: thru July 29 Join Girls Inc. this summer! Girls Inc. “It’s a Girl’s World” summer camp is available for girls age six to thirteen. Each week focuses on physical activity, STEM education, literacy, art, and nutrition. Campers will also enjoy field trips, swimming, and outdoor adventures

CUTTERS COMMUNITY SOCCER LEAGUE PO Box 3520 Bloomington, IN 47402 812-333-8010 Contact: Michael Nosofsky director@cutterssoccer.org Season Dates: April 1 – May 18 Registration is ongoing thru March 31 The Cutters Soccer Club has been providing soccer to area residents for 40 years. Cutters Community Soccer is offered to children age 4-18 of all ability levels. Participants will work on the development of their soccer skills, learn about teamwork and leadership, and have lots of fun. Registration is ongoing and will continue through the end of March. For more information, please visit www.cutterssoccer.org or call (812) 333-8010.

HILLTOP CHRISTIAN CAMP 6014 Hamilton Creek Road Columbus, IN 47201 (812)988-4991 Contact: hilltop@hilltopchristiancamp.com Camp Dates: Various June 2 - July 24 Registration Dates: Begins mid March Our mission is to provide a secluded place where the young people of our area churches can grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. Campers learn about Christ in an atmosphere of worship, study and fun. We offer camps for ages 5 - 18 or grades K - 12. The youth can experience Hilltop’s traditional dorm camp or our wilderness program. We take seriously the well-being of every child so they will develop into mature Christians. Visit www.hilltopchristiancamp.com to register.

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F6 | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 | HOOSIER TIMES | 2019 FAMILY GUIDE HOOSIER SPORTS CAMPS ARE CAMPS RUN BY TERI MOREN GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMPS VARSITY COACHES AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY PO Box 7303 Bloomington, IN 47402 HOOSIER TENNIS CAMP FOR Teri.Moren.basketballcamp@gmail.com BOYS AND GIRLS Contact: Briana Schomaeker PO Box 7303 Bloomington, IN 47402 (Teri.Moren.basketballcamp@gmail.com) 812-345-7759 Camp Dates: Fundamental Camp –June 4-7; Contact: info@hoosiersportscamps.com Little Hoosier Camp – June 10-11; Camp Dates: June 16-21 Team Camp I – June 13; Team Camp II - June 14; Registration Dates: OngoingElite Camp-June 22 Indiana University Head Women’s Tennis Coach Ramiro Registration Dates: Ongoing Azcui offers a camp for boys and girls of all skill 2018 WNIT Champion Coach Teri Moren offers camps levels. Choose from the Developmental or Advanced for girls of all skills levels in grades K-12. No matter Performance curricula. Campers train hard and get lots your skill level, there’s the perfect camp for you. Learn of instruction during the day and enjoy fun activities the sport and make friends in the process! Visitwww. at night. Visit www.hoosiersportscamps.com for more information. All Indiana camps open to any and hoosiersportscamps.com for more information. all entrants. All Indiana camps open to any and all entrants. INDIANA SOCCER CAMP PO Box 5664 Bloomington, IN 47408 info@indianasoccercamp.com Contact: Suzy Yeagley (info@indianasoccercamp.com) Camp Dates: Residential –July 4-7, July 11-14 (boys only), Day Camp – June 10-13 (boys and girls) Registration Dates: Ongoing NCAA Champion and three-time College Cup Coach Todd Yeagley and his camp staff invite you for a great week of camp this summer. The Indiana Soccer Camp will help you reach the next level. Please visitwww. indianasoccercamp.com for more information. All Indiana camps open to any and all entrants. INDIANA SWIM CAMP 2394 Winding Brook Circle Bloomington, IN 47401 812-333-5684 Contact: Kandis Looze (indianaswimmingcamp@gmail. com) Camp Dates: April 20, June 2-7, June 9-14, June 16-21, June 23-28 Registration Dates: Ongoing 2018 NCAA Coach of the Year Ray Looze invites boys and girls ages 8-18 to Indiana Swim Camp, which offers an experience no other camp can match! Four week-long sessions are offered in June. Register soon – each fills fast! Visit www.hoosiersportscamps.com for information. All Indiana camps open to any and all entrants. JEFF MERCER BASEBALL CAMPS PO Box 7303 Bloomington, IN 47402 812-345-7759 Contact: caseydykes16@gmail.com Camp Dates: Lil Hoosier Camp I – June 17-20, Day Camp I – June 17-20, Overnight Camp - July 8-11, Lil Hoosier Camp II – July 15-18, Day Camp II July 15-18 Registration Dates: Ongoing Boys ages 5-15 are invited to learn from Indiana Baseball Coach Jeff Mercer and his camp staff this summer! Campers will train at one of the best facilities in the nation, Kaufman Field. Visit www.hoosiersportscamps. com for information. All Indiana camps open to any and all entrants.

TOM ALLEN FOOTBALL CAMPS PO Box 6781 Bloomington, IN 47408 319-631-0946 Contact: tafootballcamps@gmail.com Camp Dates: Hoosier Mega Camp – June 1; Specialists Camp – June 1; 7-on-7 Camp – June 8; One-Day Team Camps – June 11-13 Registration Dates: Ongoing High school football players are invited to learn from Coach Allen and his Hoosier coaching staff. Get positionspecific training from the Hoosier staff. Visit www. hoosiersportscamps.com for information. All Indiana camps open to any and all entrants. W.I.N.THE DAY INDIANA SOFTBALL CAMPS PO Box 7303 Bloomington, IN 47402 812-345-7759 Contact: W.I.N.theDaySoftball@gmail.com Camp Dates: TBA Registration Dates: Coming Soon! Indiana Softball Coach Shonda Stanton offers a series of camps and clinics throughout the spring, summer and fall months for players. Learn from her elite staff and train at some of the Midwest’s best facilities! Visit www. hoosiersportscamps.com for information. All Indiana camps open to any and all entrants. IU HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM INSTITUTE 601 E. Kirkwood Bloomington, IN 47405 812-855-0895 Contact: Linda Johnson Camp Dates: July 8-12, July 12-14 & July 14-18 Registration is ongoing thru July 1 HSJI offers a variety of Journalism workshops for high school students. Each provides hands-on experience in producing media. Although the Institute offers some courses specifically for students who have accepted positions on their high school media staffs, no Journalism experience is necessary to enroll.

IU OUTDOOR POOL 1833 N. Fee Lane Bloomington, IN 47408 812-855-9584 Contact: Kellen Edelbrock Camp Dates: May – august Registration: April 1 and then ongoing Beat the heat and learn to be safe in and around water at the IU Outdoor Pool this summer! Our popular swim lesson program can help swimmers of all ages and abilities participate in an activity they can enjoy for a lifetime. IU TENNIS CENTER 1833 N. Fee Lane Bloomington, IN 47408 812-855-5750 Contact: Nick Laskaris Camp Dates: June – July Registration: Begins April 3 Get in the swing of things this summer at the IU Tennis Center! Whether you are a new or experienced player, the IU Tennis Center has a program to fit your skill level. Junior programs are led by a USPTA certified Master Professional. IVY ARTS FOR KIDS- IVY TECH 122 S. Walnut Bloomington, IN 47404 812-330-4400 Camp Dates: June 3 – July 26 Registration: Ongoing In each session of camp kids will create works of art using 2D and 3D media. Each session concludes with an art show in a real art gallery. IVY TECH – BPP YOUTH EDUCATION THEATRE CAMPS 107 W. 9th Street Bloomington, IN 47404 812-330-4400 Contact: Curtis Smith Camp Dates: May 27 thru July 28 Registration: Ongoing Explore the world of theatre through music, movement, visual arts, and performance. Discover the art of creating something new in theatre. Learn comedic acting, joke writing, and quick thinking through sketch and improvisational comedy. Write and produce an exciting new musical. IVY TECH COLLEGE FOR KIDS Ivy Tech Community College 200 Daniels Way Bloomington, IN 47404 812-330-4400 Camp Dates: June 3 thru July 26 Registration: Ongoing Cooking, Girls Rock Bloomington, drawing, mosaics, NASA camp, 3D printing, character design, everything in between; College for Kids and Teens will fill this summer with unforgettable experiences. Classes are designed to captivate and educate as well as entertain. HT-607224-1


KID CITY ORIGINAL SUMMER CAMP Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. Bloomington, IN 47401 812-349-3747 Contact: Amy Shrake Camp Dates: Weekly June 3 thru August 2 Registration: Ongoing thru July 22 A new experience awaits every day at Kid City Original! Each Monday through Friday session has a specific theme, and campers spend their days discovering their community on field trips, splashing away at the city’s outdoor pools, and staying active with sports and games. KID CITY QUEST Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. Bloomington, IN 47401 812-349-3747 Contact: Amy Shrake Camp Dates: Weekly June 3 thru August 2 Registration: Ongoing thru July 22 Youth in grades 5-7 want a different kind of camp, and they get it in Quest! Questers have their own space where they can hang out and be themselves. Camp offers a break from technology, replacing it with field trips and active games MCCSC EDMENTUM VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP 315 E. North Dr. Bloomington, IN 47401 812-330-7700 Contact: Your building principal Camp Dates: June 3 – July 3 (No Fridays) Registration: Contact your building principal MCCSC Edmentum Virtual Summer Camp provides enrichment in either reading or mathematics though an online course with lab support. For grades 1 – 7. Speak with your building principal about registration. MCCSC EDVENTURE CAMP 553 E. Miller Drive Bloomington, IN 47401 812-330-7702 Contact: Laura Threlkeld Camp Dates: June 3 thru July 18 Registration: Ongoing until full Exciting, traditional day camp opportunities await your child. Children will experience fun, hands-on activities that keep both their minds and bodies active all summer. All staff are first aid and CPR certified. Free breakfast, lunch and morning transportation for all campers.

2019 FAMILY GUIDE | HOOSIER TIMES | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 | F7 MORGAN COUNTY 4-H STONE CREST GOLF COMMUNITY 180 S. Main St. #229 9300 S. Bennett Lane Martinsville, IN 46151 Bedford, IN 47421 765-342-1010 812-276-4653 Contact: Rena Sheldon or Betty Kenworthy Contact: Jamie Haywood Camp Dates: June 17-19 Camp Dates: Ages 7+: June 10-12, July 10, 17, 24 Registration Dates: May 1 – June 7 Ages 6 & Under: June 5, 12, 19 July 10, 17, 24 Morgan County 4-H Mini Camps are held in Martinsville Registration: Ongoing and Mooresville for youth who have completed Kindergarten, First or Second grade. The objective of Kids Camp 2019 is $75 per person for ages 7 & Up and these camps is to develop independence and life skills, takes place from 10am- Noon. Wednesday Night camps while building friendships through 4-H project work and are for ages 6 & Under and are from 6pm – 7:15pm and recreation. Swimming, hiking, games, story time, nature are also $75 per person. activities and crafts highlight each day, with guest speakers sharing their knowledge of 4-H projects/animals. 4-H SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP membership is required. Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. SAILING CAMP Lake Monroe Sailing Assoc. Bloomington, IN 47403 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd. 812-349-3747 Bloomington, IN Contact: Scott Pedersen 812-349-3747 Camp Dates: July 8-12 Contact: Amy Shrake Registration: April 9 – June 26 Camp Dates: Weekly May 27 thru August 2 B-Town Ballers and Coach Frank teach basic basketball Registration: April 9 – July 24 skills plus life lessons that serve players well both on and Youth sailing camps teach safe sailing skills to participants off the court! Registration includes T-shirt, shorts, and who can swim. Co-sponsored by the Lake Monroe Sailing Association and Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Gatorade during camp. Camp takes place at the Twin Camps are held in Monday through Friday sessions; visit Lakes Recreation Center bloomington.in.gov/parks for more information on camp dates for beginning, intermediate, and advanced sailors. SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER 2088 S. Liberty Dr. STAGES BLOOMINGTON THEATRE Bloomington, IN 47403 COMPANY 812-330-0900 Artisan Alley Contact: Greg Moore 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington, IN 47403 Camp Dates: Ongoing 812-727-4950 Registration Dates: Ongoing info@stagesbloomington.com Sylvan Learning of Bloomington helps students avoid Camp Dates: June 4-27, June 10-14, June 17-28 summer learning loss in reading, math, writing, and study and July 8-19 skills with individualized academic programs designed Registration: Open now and ongoing to maximize learning and retention. In as few as three Be in a show! For the entertainer in your family, Stages hours per week over the summer students can improve Bloomington offers five exciting programs for 3rd-12th their academic sills, guaranteed! Sylvan also offers fun and grades. Each ends with an on-stage performance. Full day camps for 3rd-4th and 5th-8th grades and the educational STEM programs in: Robotics, Engineering, and Evening Teen Acting Studio include dance, music, acting, Game Coding. Need based scholarships available. stage combat, and more. Details and to register: www. stagesbloomington.org WONDERLAB MUSEUM: WONDERCAMP 308 W 4th Street Bloomington, IN 47404 (812)337-1337 ext 11 Contact: Celeste Camp Dates: June 3 – July 26 Registration Dates: Member Registration Begins March 1, Public starts March 8 WonderCamp online registration begins in March. New in 2019: WonderCamp for seventh and eighth graders. WonderCamp runs for seven weeks from June 3 through July 26. For more information about specific camp sessions, scheduling, registration, and prices, go to wonderlab.org/sessions. HT-607228-1


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Opportunities to Flourish for All Levels of Musical Skill

he Indiana University Jacobs School of Music offers a unique opportunity for both the young and the young at heart to explore and refine their musical skills. Experience the world of music in an unforgettable way right in your own backyard. Our dedicated worldclass faculty and staff create an inspirational environment that affords our students the freedom to flourish. All levels are welcome. The Pre-College Year-Round Programs feature a variety of classes catering to the skills of beginning to advanced students. Our programs offer an early start for children as young as six weeks with Musical Beginnings (class offerings from six weeks to five years). Students from ages 5 to 18 can participate in private, group, or ensemble classes in Ballet, Choir, Guitar, Harp, Winds, Piano, and Strings (violin, viola, and cello). Guitar lessons are available for adults also through the Jacobs Guitar Academy. Students in junior high or high school may register for one of the Jacobs School Summer Academies in Ballet, Piano, Organ, Strings, Saxophone, or Percussion. Academies offered range from one to four weeks of study and, opportunities include, but are not limited to, lessons, performances, and master classes Courtesy with our internationally famous faculty and of IU Jacobs School of special guest artists. Housing is available Music on campus, or students may commute from home.

High school instrumentalists can also enjoy a unique camp experience through the IU Band Department at the Summer Music Clinic. There is no audition required. Students participate in a week of ensembles, techniques, and improvisation culminating in a concert at the Musical Arts Center. Students in their junior year of high school hoping to audition for college in pursuit of a music degree may enroll in the Summer College Audition Preparation workshop. With 10 different disciplines available for study, including composition and voice, there is a lot to choose from this summer! Classes are limited to eight students per instrument to ensure plenty of personal attention. All ages are invited to join us for Summer Music 2019 at the Jacobs School of Music and enjoy wonderful performances from talented local and guest artists. Many performances are free, and all are open to the public. A full calendar of events is available at summermusic.iu.edu.

To learn more about our pre-college, adult, and summer offerings,please visit our web page at music.indiana.edu/precollege, or contact the Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs at 812-855-6025.

2019 SUMMER PROGRAMS Summer Ballet Intensive Session I ∙ June 2-8 Session II ∙ June 9-15 Session III ∙ June 16-22 Summer Music Clinic June 16-22 Summer Piano Academy June 22-July 13 Summer String Academy June 22-July 20

Summer Saxophone Academy June 9-15 Summer Organ Academy July 21-27 Edward Auer Piano Workshop July 15-26 College Audition Preparation July 21-27

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Ivy Tech Offers a Range of Experience Opportunities for Kids

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ast summer was our family’s first time participating in Ivy Tech Community College summer camps and we are excited to return. Each day of camp my 4-year-old twin boys came home with cool and colorful projects and fun facts about our community, as the City celebrated its centennial. They were also excited about getting their very own art supply bag, T-shirt, and artist apron. The final day’s art show was a real exhibit opening; it was in an art gallery and family and friends gathered to see all the accomplishments from the two weeks of camp—the boys were beaming. My wife and I enjoyed this part the most and it was fun to see all the kids and chat with the other parents, while kids shared snacks and posed for pictures with their artwork. The boys talked about it for weeks. Along with Ivy Arts for Kids, the Center for Lifelong Learning will be offering classes for kids of all ages. In College for Kids we’ll offer cooking, drawing, fiber arts, mosaics, model rocketry, painting, magic, character animation, and more. For both Ivy Arts for Kids and College for Kids, campers can make

Late May-July Ivy Arts for Kids (Ages 4-11) Camp Invention (Grades K-6) College for Kids (Ages 11-14) New art camps added!

BPP Theatre Camps (Ages 5-16) Girls Rock Bloomington (Ages 8-18) College for Teens (Ages 14-18) Granfalloon Writing Workshop (Ages 14-18)

FULL INFO & REGISTRATION

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it a full day experience by joining Kid City for half the day. ence, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children in K-6 Have an older kid that needs to get out and active this work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and summer? In May we’re partnering with Indiana University Arts sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating & Humanities to offer a Kurt Vonnegut writing camp for high through several fascinating modules. Camp Invention is sure to school-aged youth that culminates in a class with acclaimed be part of an unforgettable summer! author and publisher Dave Eggers. Then in June and July, ColWe’ve worked hard to keep our prices reasonable—per lege for Teens is specifically designed to captivate and engage hour they come out to less than hiring a sitter. We also have kids ages 14-18. We’ll offer 3D design, a NASA STEM camp, a scholarship program to help out where needed. With the YouTube Creator Camp, baking, guitar-building, photography, variety of classes running every week between late May and and more. August there’s something for every kid’s preferences and Then there’s our partnership with the Bloomington Playevery family’s summer schedule. Hope to see you and yours wrights Project where we offer four camps running late May this summer at Ivy Tech—I’ll be there, with my kids in tow through July. Explore theatre with Broadway Kids or learn to To register visit www.ivytech.edu/youth write your own play in DramatiKIDS. Musical Theatre Camp or call 812-330-4400. offers the chance to create a new musical. Or kick-start Courtesy a young comedian’s career at Laugh Factory. Curtis Smith of Ivy Tech We’ll also be continuing our partnership with Camp Community Executive Director Invention—an exciting, week-long summer adventure College The Center for Lifelong Learning with lessons that explore connections between sci-


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LET’S GO ON AN EDVENTURE!

MCCSC EdVenture Camp

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dVenture Camp is a full day summer camp experience hosted by the Monroe County Community Corporation at Summit Elementary.   Throughout the summer, EdVenture campers, who are grouped by age, blend educational activities with simple, fun activities incorporating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During this unique experience a camper could go from a 20-minute reading block to a science project to lunch and then to the swimming pool. Blending education and fun, Edventure Camp helps prevent summer learning loss while keeping kids busy and moving.   Activities include daily group meetings, indoor and outdoor lessons, field trips, swimming, Pow Wow and much more.  All campers receive daily  breakfast, lunch, snack and a camp t shirt with enrollment.  Morning Courtesy transportation is provided by MCCSC buses, and of MCCSC additional  morning and afternoon extended day EdVenture programs are available on site.  Camp staff are Camp first aid and CPR certified, and many are pursuing careers in the field of education.

Computer Technology Support Course This course is designed for those students in grades 9-12 who will provide laptop technical support during the school year to the North or South high school students.

Career Pathways Agricultural Experience Career Pathway offering project based learning and leadership training. Students will complete a minimum of 80 hours on an approved project.

Contact MCCSC at 812-330-7700 if you are interested in one of our unique summer learning opportunities!

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Experience your own Wildlife Adventure at WildCamp 2019

WildCare Inc.

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he end of the school year is fast approaching, how will your kids spend their free time this summer? Wildcare Inc. offers a day camp program like no other. Campers have a chance to meet a new wildlife ambassador each day, from owls to opossums; and to learn about these animals up close by participating in a variety of activities and games. Our activities are educational and also a tremendous amount of fun. Our games are tons of fun, and they give campers a chance to experience the world from a turtle or a goose’s point of view. Our educational programs are designed to encourage campers’ interest in sciences, and every day at WildCamp offers a new STEM program along with games and activities relating to that day’s program. Campers not only have a blast and make new friends; they’re also exploring a variety of sciences including ecology, biology, conservation, and environmental studies. Daily activities include Arts & Crafts projects, outside games, indoor science projects, and activities like building nest boxes for wild birds. In addition, campers have an opportunity for hands on learning with our domestic animal ambassadors. Campers engage all five senses to explore the world around them and discover just how much we share in common with our wild neighbors. WildCamp is a day camp experience like no other. It can be hard in our busy lives to take a minute just to absorb the

wonder and beauty of each and every living creature we share the planet with. Our goal is to educate every camper about the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes elusive native wildlife around us every day. Our programs teach campers to respect and appreciate wildlife. This day-camp is for children entering grades K-6, located at our center 198 N Hartstrait Road, Bloomington, Courtesy of IN 47404 from 9AM to 3:30PM July 8th to July 12th. Daily WildCare Inc. snacks and a t-shirt are provided, but attendees should bring a sack lunch. Cost is $250 per child; payment plans are available prior to camp. Half day option is available at a reduced cost. Enrollment space is limited register today!

WildCamp 2019 A Summer camp like no other.

Camp is held at the Wildcare’s center 198 N Hartstrait Road located on Bloomington’s west side. For children grades K-6.

Week long day camp 7/8 - 7/12

A chance to meet a new animal ambassador each day, arts & crafts, outside games, science projects and more.

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Every Child Should Have A Summer Camp Story

Monroe County YMCA

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ummer Camp at the Monroe County YMCA is an experience you can give your children they will remember forever! It can strengthen the values you are teaching to your children every day, and it will fill your child’s summer with action and adventure. The Y’s Summer Camps incorporate adventure, healthy fun, personal growth, friendships, and lasting memories all while teaching new skills. The Monroe County Y has camps available at our Southeast, Northwest, and Gymnastics Center locations. Registration is now open, so sign up by April 30 to receive our Early Bird rates!

JOIN THE Y FOR THE BEST SUMMER EVER! Here’s just a peek at what the Y offers:

PRESCHOOL CAMPS (ages 3-5): The Southeast Y added Scouts for those campers who want a fun summer experience but only need half-day care and want to swim only twice a week. EXPLORERS, VOYAGERS, AND TRAILBLAZERS (ages 6-10): Focused on age-appropriate curriculum to stimulate your child’s imagination and development, weekly activities revolve around themes and include outdoor games, Visit www.MonroeCountyYMCA.org/summer-camp swimming, crafts, and songs. for session dates, themes, and costs for each camp. CHALLENGERS AND TEENS (ages 11-15): It’s hard to keep kids interested and active as they get older.Y camps provide a safe place where pre-teens and teens can enjoy activities with new friends.

Best. Summer. EVER!

Courtesy of Monroe County YMCA Regis t Ear er to Saly ve Your Spot!

Summer Camp at the YMCA Thrill Camp, Wizarding World at the Y, Virtual Reality, Kids Cook, Field Trip Camp, Gymnastics, Surviving the Outdoors, Director’s Cut, Nerf Sports, A Galaxy Far, Far Away, Safe Sitter, and many more. Early Bird discount until April 30! Financial assistance available.

MonroeCountyYMCA.org

SPORTS CAMPS (ages 6-14): For children of all abilities, whether new to sports or a seasoned athlete,Y Sports Camps are the perfect environment for every child who enjoys playing sports and being active. Camps range from Volleyball to Ninja Warrior and from Lacrosse to Flag Football. SPECIALTY CAMPS (ages 4-13): Does your child share a passion or interest in areas outside of typical summer camps? From Comic Book Camp to Wizarding World at the Y and from field trips to cooking classes, children will experience adventure and excitement all while gaining knowledge. GYMNASTICS CAMP (ages 5-12): The Y Gymnastics Center offers tumbling and gymnastics programs that build poise, confidence, and discipline while never losing sight of fun! Prior experience is not needed as camp staff will divide campers into groups based on skill level and desire to practice. Campers will also enjoy camp games and crafts!

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KEEP MINDS AND BODIES ACTIVE THIS SUMMER

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ummer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out, and explore. But, for some kids, summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow, and thrive during out-of-school time. As a result, kids can experience learning loss and gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. Attending Monroe County Y Summer Camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and you as parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching place. The Y believes all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve during Summer Camp.

Monroe County YMCA

Courtesy of Monroe County YMCA 1. ADVENTURE: Summer Camp is all about a wide variety of new experiences and exploring the outdoors. Y camps have a new adventure for every child and teen.

HERE ARE FIVE REASONS WHY CHILDREN AND TEENS SHOULD ATTEND SUMMER CAMP:

2. HEALTHY FUN: Day camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind all summer long. 3. PERSONAL GROWTH: Youth have a chance to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence

by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement. 4. FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, and field trips, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth. 5. MEMORIES: Summer Camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories (and camp traditions) that will last a lifetime.Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!

Visit www.MonroeCountyYMCA.org/summer-campfor more details. We hope to see you and your children at the Y this summer!

FAST FACTS ABOUT MONROE COUNTY Y SUMMER CAMP:

Best. Summer. EVER!

AM Extended Day (early drop off from 7:30-8:45 am) is FREE for campers ages four and up who are enrolled in a morning/all-day camp. Regis t Ear er to Saly v Your e Spot!

Summer Camp at the YMCA

Camps for everyone! Register now.

PM Extended Day (pick up as late as 6:00 pm) is available for a small fee. Early Bird rates are available until April 30! Sign up today to receive a discount on Camp Arrowhead, Gymnastics Camps, and Sports Camps. You receive a special Summer Camp rate if you’re a Y member! The Y is for everyone! Financial assistance is available for Camp Arrowhead and Sports Camps registration fees. Visit www.MonroeCountyYMCA.org/FA to learn how to apply during our open enrollment period March 1-29. “Meet Your Counselor Night” is a chance for you and your children to meet camp counselors, visit the Y facility and campgrounds, and ask questions before the start of camp. The events will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm on the following dates at each Y branch:

Early Bird discount until April 30!

Wednesday, May 22 at the Northwest Y | Monday, May 27 at the Southeast Y

MonroeCountyYMCA.org

Have questions? Here’s who you can contact: Southeast Y Summer Camp: Annie Schaffer at (812) 961-2152 or aschaffer@monroecountyymca.org. Northwest Y Summer Camp: Chris Stone at (812) 961-2360 or cstone@monroecountyymca.org. Gymnastics Camp: Michelle Stroud at (812) 961-2187 or mstroud@monroecountyymca.org.

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Indiana Limestone

Kids Week at the 2019 Limestone Symposium: June 10 - 14

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he Indiana Limestone Symposium takes place every June on the grounds of Bybee Stone Company in Ellettsville, Indiana. Our mission is to teach and share the art and tradition of carving limestone. Join us this summer for an extraordinary opportunity to learn how to carve Indiana Limestone! Instructors are well-known artists from around the world. Their credentials include years of carving public art and private commisCourtesy of Indiana sions. Many are faculty members at colleges and universities who enjoy teaching Limestone each June on the Symposium’s grounds. Several live in the Bloomington, IN area to be near the source of this world-renowned stone.

Beginners: Ages 10 – 18: $75 • Mornings: 9:00am – 12:00pm – Monday through Friday • Limited to 10 Students • Registration is underwritten by a generous grant from the Young Family Endowment.

Advanced: Ages 13 – 18: $200 • Afternoons: 2:00pm – 5:00pm– Monday through Friday • Monday-Friday • Limited to 20 Students

Description: Beginners learn to carve on limestone blocks approximately 8 inches square. Advanced students will work in the round, and have a chance to try out pneumatic tools. Participants must bring safety glasses, work gloves, water, drinks and snacks, and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops permitted. Included: Instruction, tools, and stone. Children ages 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Location: 6293 Mathews Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429

For more information, and to register, visit LimestoneSymposium.org


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atching bugs in a jar. Playing on swings and slides. Digging in the dirt. Making secret plans with a new friend. Kicking a ball. Splashing in a pool. These things use to be part of childhood summers, but today, many kids are inside and their time is all scheduled and directed by adults. Research has shown that spending time outside benefits children (and adults!) in many ways. They get more exercise, experience better health, stay calmer, have better relationships with peers and adults, and express curiosity about the world around them. At Karst Day Camp, there is a balance between creative free time and planned activities, most of them outside. Campers enjoy the Splashpad at Karst Farm Park, swimming twice a week, learning crafts, planting and tending a garden, cooking, hearing guest speakers, such as fire fighters, live animal presentations, playing games and sports, visits to state parks, the Indianapolis Zoo, the public library, museums, the county fair, cave tours, bowling, canoeing, hiking, and more. They also have free time for reading, playing cards or board games, talking to friends or the counselors, coloring, or running around the playground. Indoor space is available for rainy

Courtesy days and might feature movies, baking cookies, games, of Monro and crafts. e County P arks Karst Day Camp is committed to providing each and Rec camper with a positive experience by offering activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, responsibility, self-esteem, and respect for others in an active, fun, and safe environment. Counselors are carefully screened and trained and certified in first aid and CPR. Many return year after year to share their talents and skills with campers. They take a genuine interest in their campers and encourage them to try new things and make new friends. Many campers come all summer, others only for one or two sessions. Many come year after year and claim this is the best day camp they have ever experienced. Fees are reasonable and there is a discount for additional children in the same family. Scholarships are also available based on financial need. Register your child for a summer of lifetime of memories!

What do you want to do

THIS SUMMER?

KARST TEN 1-WEEK SESSIONS May 28 - August 2. www.mcparksandrec.org |

812-349-2800

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Asabela Art & Circus Camps

812-272-9119 or asabelastudio@gmail.com

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$30-$300

3-16

X

Barbara J. Jordan YMCA (Martinsville)

765-342-6688

X

$70

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Bloomington United Gymnastics & Soccer BUGS

812-336-7469

X

$95-$185

4-14

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Bradford Woods

765-342-2915

$395-$800

8-18

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Camp Invention at Ivy Tech Bloomington

812-330-6310

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$250

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Camp Rock - Boys & Girls Club Blgtn

812-287-7431

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$96-$160

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Crimson Stables

812-287-7326 or info@crimsonstables.com

X

$350-$450

6-13

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Cutters Community Soccer League

812-333-8010 or director@cutterssoccer.org

$29 - $156

4-18

First Tee of Bloomington Golf Camp

812-349-3764

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$90-$100

7-15

Girls Inc. or Monroe County

812-336-7313

X

$160

6-13

Hilltop Christian Camp

812-988-4991 or hilltop@ hilltopchristiancamp.com

X

$50 - $230

Grades K-12

Hoosier Heights Indoor Climbing

812-824-6414 or bloomington@ hoosierheights.com

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$75

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11am 5:00pm

Hoosier Tennis Camp for Boys and Girls

info@hoosiersportscamps.com

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Indiana Swimming Camp

812-333-5684 or indianaswimmingcamp@ gmail.com

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IU High School Journalism Institute

812-855-0895

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$285-$425

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IU High School Summer Dance - Intensive 812-855-9021

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$1,850

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X

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IU Midsummer Theatre Camp

Ansley Valentine 812-856-5812

IU Outdoor Pool

812-855-9584

IU School of Informatics, Computing & Engineering

812-855-6159 or lheadley@ indiana.edu

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812-855-5750

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812-330-4400

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$195

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Ivy Tech College for Kids & Teens

812-330-4400

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$125-$225

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Ivy Tech-BPP Youth Education Theatre Camps

812-330-4400

X

$200-$395

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Jeff Mercer Baseball Camps

812-345-7759 or caseydykes16@gmail.com

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$130-$600

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812-349-3747

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Sailing Camp Sailing Camp Stages Bloomington Theatre Company Stages Bloomington Theatre Company Stone Crest Golf Camp Stone Crest Golf Camp Stone Crest Golf Camp Stone Crest Golf Camp Summer Basketball Camp Summer Basketball Camp Summer Experience in Sustainability Experience (SESE) in Sustainability &Summer the Environment & the Environment (SESE) Sylvan Learning Center Sylvan Learning Center Teri Moren Girls Basketball Camp Teri Moren Girls Basketball Camp Tom Allen Football Camps Tom Allen Football Camps W.I.N. the Day Softball Camps W.I.N. the Day Softball Camps Wildcare Inc. Wildcare Inc. Women Writing for a Change Women Writing for a Change WonderLab WonderCamp WonderLab WonderCamp

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A Universe

of Stories! Play the Summer Reading Game at Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Public Library

by Lisa Champelli Children’s Strategist, Monroe County Public Library

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his summer, Monroe County Public Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) successful Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. July 20, 1969 marked the first time a human stepped foot on the moon––an accomplishment that was regarded in that era as the single greatest technological achievement of all time. Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the three NASA astronauts made famous for this expedition. Their success followed that of the astronauts who flew before them, whose flights into space were made possible by the innovations and problem-solving abilities of countless other scientists and mathematicians––some of whom we are just learning the names of today. But first, the mission had to be imagined; it had to start with a question––what’s out there? The challenge to find out was issued by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961 when he set a dramatic and ambitious goal to land on the moon and return the crew safely to earth before the end of the decade. Envisioning, problem-solving, discovering, and achieving success––the mission had a lot to celebrate! Here at the Library, it’s our mission to help you read, learn, connect, and create. The Library’s Summer Reading Game, A Universe of Stories, is one way we encourage the community do just that.

Beginning May 24, children of all ages can visit any Library location (Main, Ellettsville, or the Bookmobile) and pick up a Summer Reading Game board. Game boards will also be available at the Book Bike in Bryan Park on the evenings of May 24 and June 7! Modified game boards can be printed on the Library’s website at mcpl.info/summerreading (you’ll find teen and adult summer reading info there too!). Thanks to the Friends of the Library, all Summer Reading Game supplies and activities are free to Monroe County residents. Designed to help children achieve their personal best, the Library’s Summer Reading Game encourages children to read for fun on a regular basis. Participants earn points and prizes by keeping a reading list, attending programs, taking weekly challenges, and discovering something new! Just let us know what you’ve discovered––we want to learn it, too! Reading on a regular basis also helps children stay on course developmentally. Research shows that kids who continue to read during summer break are more likely to maintain and even improve their reading skills. Just 15–20 minutes

of reading a day can make a difference! Although intended for school-age children, caregivers can adapt the game for pre-readers. Reading aloud and sharing the joy of stories is a wonderful way to help preschoolers get ready to read! Best of all––you get to choose what you read! Science fiction adventure stories, mysteries, funny folktales, realistic fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, or magazines? You decide! What are you curious about? What interests you most? What goals do you want to achieve this summer? The Library strives to help connect young readers with the books, eBooks, and audiobooks just right for enjoying on their own or together with caregivers. Find out what’s happening at the Library for all ages by picking up a program guide or visiting our online events calendar at mcpl.info/events. Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories!

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Stone Crest is offering many options to engage You and your young golfer this season!

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• Stone Crest is an LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Site. Sign up your girl golfer for our site at Girls Golf of Bloomington, IN @ www.girlsgolf.org.

• Stone Crest is also excited to offer Tuesday night Men’s League, and Monday night Ladies League this 2019 season.

Leave the excuses behind! Now is the time! Spring is a great time to take some lessons and watch your scores go DOWN!! Call for an Appointment! (765)-760-7556 • Single Lessons $50 • Gift Certificates for Lessons Available for all ages! • Early Season Special – 4 private lessons for $185 • Redeem anytime in 2019

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young women can be themselves, find their voices, and share who they are and who they want to be. Our weeklong summer camp is a wonderful way for girls and young women to spend time with new friends, play with words, and have their art, their voice, encouraged and supported.

Creative Writing Summer Camps Young Women Writing for (a) Change Writing Your Magical Life Girls 4th-6th Grade ~ July 8-12 9 AM- 2 PM Choose Your Adventure Young Women 6th-9th Grade ~ July 15-19 9 AM- 4 PM

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omen Writing for (a) Change is excited to as well. By learninvite girls in grades 4th-6th and young women ing and practicing in grades 6th- 9th to gather for a week of how to give supcreative writing fun! portive feedback, This summer, our Girls Camp “Writing Your Magical and become better Life” is full of enchantment and creativity. We’ll cellisteners, our sumebrate our most magical selves with words, laughter, mer camp encourreading, games, and crafts! We’ll share our truest and ages girls from all most creative stories with friends. walks of life to feel In our Young Women Camp “Choose Your Courtesy welcome and Adventure” we’ll travel together in story, of Women become part of Writing for a community. explore the adventures we choose and the (a) Change We feel it is imperative that our writing camps ones that choose us. We’ll write, create, and share, and adventure into play, yoga, and medianurture our campers as emerging writers and as tion. more empowered young women. Both of our summer camps inspire creativity and Writers of all experience levels are welcome! Again provide a safe space for writers to find their indiand again, new participants come to our circles insistvidual voices. Writing prompts and other activities are ing that they’re not “real” or serious writers—and designed to inspire not only the most passionate of leave not only with full notebooks but a deeper underwriters but also those who may come more hesitantly standing of the importance of their words. to the page. Our high-facilitator, low-camper ratio of one faciliWhile creative writing is the focus of our sumtator to four participants ensures that each girl who mer camps, our processes help participants gain comes to our camps gets personalized attention and the courage to share their writing and their voices. care not only during smaller group times but throughTrained facilitators create inclusive environments, not out the entire camp session. only during planned activities but at breaks and lunch At Young Women Writing for (a) Change girls and


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onderCamp online registration opens for members Friday, March 1. Non-member registration begins on Friday, March 8. New in 2019: WonderCamp for seventh and eighth graders. “New, this year by popular demand: Middle School Camps!” said Emmy Brockman, education director at WonderLab. “Our visitors and the kids we work with requested to continue our camps through grades 7 and 8. We have filled that gap.” WonderCamps for kids in grades 7 and 8 are the result of three community partnerships. KitchenLab: Master Chef, in partnership with Bloomington Cooking School, has an advanced culinary curriculum as well an exploration of regional foods. Campers will be dropped off at WonderLab for check-in then walk one block to the Bloomington Cooking School. KitchenLab: Master Chef runs from June 3 through June 7. Middle schoolers will also enjoy TV Tech with WTIU, which runs from June 10 through 14. Campers will help produce and create original television and develop the technical skills that go with cameras, green screens, and video editing. Pick up and

drop off will be at WTIU on 7th Street. It pays to register your middle schooler early. Register your seventh or eighth grader for either KitchenLab: Master Chef or WTIU TV Tech by or before April 1, 2019 and receive $20 off the price of registration. Climbing Camp with the Hoosier Heights Climbing Gym is also available for middle school aged campers. This is the first year that a WonderCamp will be open for multiple age groups. Climbing Camp will be for kids grades 4 through 8 and runs from July 8 through 12. Campers will be dropped off at the Hoosier Heights Climbing Gym on Rogers Street. Other WonderCamp Sessions, for campers of various ages, runs for seven weeks from Monday, June 3 through Friday, July 26. There is no WonderCamp the week of July 4. Camps are available for children grades K through 8. Camp scholarships are available for families that qualify. For information on camp scholarships and to apply, go to www.wonderlab.org/what’s-happening/wondercamp. Courtesy of WonderCamp

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All WonderCamps run full-day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended care available daily from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 5 p.m. Each camp will provide healthy snacks and a lunch break, and most will have a brief recess to give focusing young minds a break. Children should bring their own lunches. “I encourage people to consider trying something new,” said Brockman. “Explore science and activities they aren’t familiar with.” Whether young scientists want to explore the stars, design and create their own robots, or master the outdoors, WonderCamps have something for everyone! For more information about specific camp sessions, scheduling, registration, and prices, go to wonderlab.org/sessions. If you have further questions about scholarships, contact Celeste Wolfinger at WonderLab by calling (812) 337-1337 ext. 11 or emailing schedule@wonderlab.org.


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IU Credit Union

Teaching Kids about Saving Money – The Fun Way!

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irstin Moore is a Member Service Specialist at IU Credit Union, but she is also a single mother to seven year-old Kaden. She believes it’s important to teach children about money from a young age. Kaden earns money doing chores. For instance, he helps sort through old toys, making three separate piles – books to give to his school, toys to give to his daycare, and toys to donate to Goodwill. For each trash bag full of toys/books that he donates, Kirstin gives him $5. While this teaches him about earning money, it also teaches him about donating and helping others. “He put a car in the daycare pile and said ‘My friend, Carter would like this!’” Kirstin said. Then, when Kaden asks for an expensive toy, Kirstin tells him he can buy it with his own money. “He asked me for $60 for a Lego set the other day, and he already has $42 of it saved,” she said. While piggy banks may do the trick when saving for a new toy, Kirstin says opening a savings account for your child comes with its own benefits. With an M3 Money Club account at IU Credit Union (for children 13 and under), your child will enjoy a sense of belonging while learning about money management. In her role at the Credit Union, Kirstin helps members with

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IU Credit opening M3 accounts. “I think the parents who bring Union their kids to open accounts have prepared them for it,” she said. “I’ve seen kids come in excited about dividends – it’s awesome!” She tries to involve kids in transactions made on their accounts. She recalls a specific example when a family with three young kids came to the Credit Union to open M3 accounts using their birthday money. “I let them all put their checks in the scanner, and they were elated about it,” she said. “I like to let the kids get involved when I can.” At the time of account opening, a member of the M3 Money Club will receive a membership card in his or her name. “Kids are always excited to flash me their M3 card,” Kirstin said. “It makes them feel like they’re a part of something.” Other benefits of an M3 Money Club account include mailed quarterly newsletters, access to online activities and resources, a birthday greeting, and more. Are you ready to start teaching your child about the importance of saving money? Stop by IU Credit Union today!


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Summer is a Child’s Opportunity to Learn

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or most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind. However, when they return to school in the fall after the long summer break, students can find themselves struggling to catch up. Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months. According to Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels, loss of content retention begins within 24 to 48 hours of learning unless the new information is reinforced or applied immediately. After a month without reinforcement, approximately 80 percent of what a student has recently learned can be lost. According to Sylvan, a break from school is great for recharging your children’s batteries, but if they aren’t using the skills and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, they could find themselves lagging behind when school starts up again. For children who have been struggling at school, summer can be their opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they head back to class. For students who do well, it’s an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high. Parents can play a key role in reinforcing learning on an ongoing basis. The education experts at Sylvan Learning have prepared practical tips for integrating continuous learning into fun, family activities all summer long: Courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center

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You can’t start too early.You can’t read too much. Keep a journal. Reading to young children nurtures an interest in Give your child an empty notebook to keep a summer language, words and communication. For older kids, journal. Regular entries will keep writing skills active. reading together can be fun and interesting. Parents can even turn Harry Potter or Twilight mania into a learning Summer enrichment programs. opportunity. Read the books together with your children There are a variety of enrichment programs available and ask questions about the plot and characters. for children. Sylvan Learning offers engaging programs that keep the interest and fun in learning alive through Search for reading activities on the Internet the summer and into the school year.Visit www.Sylvanand create a reading list. Learning.com for more information. There are an abundance of sites that provide summer reading lists for children. At www.BookAdventure.com, hecklist aking our ome a children (grades K-8) create personalized books lists from more than 7,500 recommended titles, take quizear ound lace for earning zes on the books they’ve read at school or at home, and earn points towards small prizes for understanding the Work area books they’ve read. The program is designed to motivate Set up a simple table or desk in a well-lit area. Add a students to read more often, for longer periods of time supply of pens, pencils, markers and paper and you’re set. and with greater understanding.

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rimson Stables on the east side of Co Bloomington, offers kids a unique of urtesy Crimson opportunity to learn the basics Stables of horseback riding. The camps feature five full days of lessons, riding and fun events all centered around horses. Each child will learn how to handle horses safely, and will even be up and riding on their first day! Your camper will learn everything from anatomy of a horse and horse care to riding techniques. Campers can expect a fun week of riding and playing- water balloon fights included - that just might spark a lifelong passion for horseback riding. Horse programs teach children many lessons that can’t be taught in school, encouraging education and healthy living. Horseback riding is a physical activity but can also build skills like accountability, empathy, leadership, and confidence. The Crimson Stables camps are a great place to learn, grow, and be active, all while making new friends and learning a unique skill. Each one of our five camp sessions starts at 8AM, ending at 5PM with opportunities for both beginning and advanced riders. During this time, your camper will learn from top equestrian instructors who are dedicated horse lovers with years of riding and instructing experience.

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Be Strong, Smart and Bold at Girls Inc.

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irls Inc. of Monroe County advocates for girls, providIn addition to activities at the Girls Inc. center, campers ing them with the tools needed to navigate the real will load our buses for field trips that relate to the week’s and significant barriers they may face throughout their theme, go swimming, and head to local parks and lakes for a lives. At Girls Inc., we believe all girls are capable of achievday of outdoor fun every week. ing their full potential regardless of circumstance. Our programming empowers all girls to be strong, smart, and ports bold. Girls who attend our programming learn to take risks, The Girls Inc. summer volleyball league is a great way for understand and appreciate their bodies, and build confidence. girls to stay active in team sports over the summer. ExperiOur “It’s a Girl’s World” summer camp will reinforce the enced coaches and volunteers model healthy competition skills girls learn throughout the year in school and during in an atmosphere that emphasizes good sportsmanship and our after-school programming—all while having fun with skill development. Our league practices and games teach their friends. Weekly camps are available for post-kindergartimportant life skills such as discipline, respect, perseverance, ners through eighth graders. and patience. Different themes this summer include Outdoor AdvenThis summer’s sports clinics will give girls an opportunity tures, Ms. Scientist, She’s a Wild Thing, Time Travelers, to try sports they may not be able to play in school. All Around the World, SuperHERoes, and The Big Clinic activities foster an empowering environment Splash. This summer’s programming focuses on Courtesy which enables every athlete to reach her personal goals. physical activity, STEM education, animal education, of Girls Inc. literacy, art, nutrition, and girl empowerment.

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Summer is a great time to enroll your girl in our afterschool programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Girls Inc. provides transportation for girls from kindergarten through sixth grade to our program center, located on West 8th Street. After-school programs offer a safe space where girls can decompress with their friends after a long school day, while reinforcing concepts learned during school. Programming units last six to nine weeks and offer fun ways to improve science and technology skills, increase physical activity, enhance body confidence, boost mental health, and promote positive attitudes among the girls.

For more information about Girls Inc., visit our website at girlsinc-monroe.org or call us at (812) 336-7313.


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Monroe Hospital’s Emergency Department offers the following: • 10 exam rooms • Two trauma bays • Average Door-to-Doc times less than 13 minutes • Expedited bedside registration • CT scans, X-rays, laboratory and respiratory services available 24/7 Please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department if you need serious medical attention including chest pain, severe bleeding or stroke symptoms. Courtesy of Monroe Hospital

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oing to the Emergency Department can be a frightening and stressful experience for both the patient and the patient’s family members. With short wait times and a clean, family friendly environment, we are dedicated to doing everything we can to make your trip as comfortable as possible and provide you with a healthcare experience that exceeds your expectations. Monroe Hospital’s Emergency Department is located at the corner of SR 37 /I-69 and Fullerton Pike (Exit 115). Our ED is staffed by Board certified ED physicians, knowledgeable RNs, Paramedics and EMTs 24 hours a day.

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Enjoy A Stress-Free Summer With The Kids

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5 Reasons Why Summer Camp Is A Good Choice For Kids

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Summer 2019 Workshops on the Indiana University Bloomington campus

STUDENT SKILLS WORKSHOPS

July 8-12 – Leadership Academy for editors; Reporting & Writing for News, Feature, Opinion and Sports specializations; Yearbook; Introduction to Photography; Innovative Storytelling; Photojournalism; Design; and Documentary Filmmaking I July 12-14 – Mini-Workshop in Sportscasting July 14-18 – Television News; Multimedia Storytelling; Documentary Filmmaking II; Yearbook; Photojournalism and Introduction to Photography

CONVERGED NEWSROOMS

July 14-18 – HSJI Newsroom: Sports, and Arts and Entertainment

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Summer camps help young people explore their unique interests and talents. Under an organized, yet often easygoing, camp schedule, kids can dabble in sports, arts and crafts, leadership, community support, and so many other activities that may not be fully available to them elsewhere.

Lots of camps build their itineraries around physical activities that takes place outdoors. Campers may spend their time swimming, running, hiking, playing sports, climbing, and so much more. This can be a welcome change for kids accustomed to living sedentary lifestyles. Regular physical activity has many health benefits and can set a foundation for healthy habits as an adult.

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Camp gives children the chance to try new things, whether that’s learning to cook, exploring new environments or embracing a new sport or leisure activity. Opening oneself up to new opportunities can build character and prove enlightening for children.

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Camp is a great place to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Campers flood in from areas near and far. This provides kids with a chance to expand their social circles beyond their immediate neighborhoods and schools.

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Day and sleepaway camps offer campers the opportunity to get comfortable in their own skin. Camps can foster activities in self-esteem by removing the academic measures of success and fill in with noncompetitive opportunities to succeed. Campers learn independence, decision-making skills and the ability to thrive outside of the shadow of their parents, siblings or other students.

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Design. Build. Code. Explore the Possibilities. High School Residential Camp (Grades 9–12) Campers will discover some of the possibilities for their future through real-world exposure to technology and IU campus life. We will explore a variety of applications and technology including Arduino, RaspberryPi, and eTextiles, and develop projects using advanced prototyping tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters.

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Engaging, active summer daycamps for kids in grades K–7. Weekly camps held Monday–Friday June 3–August 2.

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The First Tee of Bloomington 3550 N. Kinser Pk.

Monday–Friday, June 3–July 26 one-week sessions For ages 7–15 yrs.

Summer Basketball Camp Monday–Friday, July 8–12 For grades K–8. Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd.

Youth Sailing Camp

Monday–Friday, June 3–August 2

One-week sessions • For ages 9–16 yrs. Lake Monroe Sailing Association, 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd.

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Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters’ summer vacations. Youth recreational programs and summer camps can bridge the gap in care between the end of school and the day when classes resume. Due in part to high demand, parents who want to place their kids in summer rec programs or summer camps should being vetting such programs and camps well in advance of summer. The following are

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a handful of tips for moms and dads who want their kids to have fun and fulfilling summers. • Ask for recommendations. Speak with fellow parents and trusted friends about where they send their children. Personal recommendations can be very helpful, providing firsthand insight into a particular camp or program. Schedule appointments to visit camps that fall within your budget. Take your son or daughter along so he or she can get a sense of what camp will be like. • Explore all options. Camps come in more flavors than ever before. Certain camps may be faith-based ministries while others may focus on particular sports. Band camps and art camps may appeal to creative kids. Also, there are plenty of general-interest camps that offer various activities without narrowing in on any particular one. Parents may need to choose between a sleepaway camp or day camps, depending on which camp experience they want for their children.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS theatre.indiana.edu

for Active Children

See us for all your summer vision care including sunglasses, rec specs for baseball & soccer, and swim goggles.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY’S OUTDOOR CENTER

IU Midsummer Theatre Camp

812-855-8436 • 744 E. 3rd Street (on the campus of IU – free parking)

optometry.iu.edu

July 7-20 Available Courses: •Acting the Classics •Musical Theatre

Meaningful camp experiences for youth of all abilities!

www.bradwoods.org

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2019 FAMILY GUIDE | HOOSIER TIMES | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 | F31 • Inquire about camp schedules. While many camps are flexible, day camps do not have the same level of flexibility as after-school programs. Arrangements will need to be made if care is required after regular camp hours. Speak with camp staff to see which types of after-hours programs, if any, are available. • Determine your camp budget. As varied as program offerings may be, camps also can vary greatly with regard to cost. Government-run camps may be less expensive than those offered by private companies. Day camps typically

cost less than those that provide room and board. Find out if a particular organization subsidizes a portion of camp costs. Scouting programs often have a dedicated camp and may offer affordable options for scouts. Martial arts schools and dance centers frequently offer camp schedules. If camp seems out of reach, look into local summer recreation programs at parks or schools. Such programs may not be as extensive as those offered by camps, but they can quell kids’ boredom and keep children occupied during the day.

In addition to camp, remember to plan for some free days so children can just enjoy some downtime. Such days can break up the monotony of a routine and provide kids and families time to relax together. Summer recreation may be far off, but it is never too early to start making summer plans, including finding camps and other activiCourtesy ties for kids. of Metro

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Unlimited rides for students K-12.

Purchase your pass for $12. Bicycle racks are provided on all buses. For more information, visit us at

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6014 Hamilton Creek Rd • Columbus, IN 47201 Phone: (812) 988-4991 www.hilltopchristiancamp.com

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Hilltop Christian Camp provides a secluded & unique setting where every young person or adult can have a great time while encountering the presence of the Living God through play, Bible study, fellowship, and worship. Camps available for K - adult. Registration starts mid-March.

3470 W. Third Street • 812-339-1050 Monday-Saturday 9am - 8pm • Sunday 12 - 6pm

Locally owned and operated by Marnie McKnight for over 18 years.


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“Mom, let’s go to the movies. My treat.” Kids love our youth accounts because they have the power to save or spend their own money. Parents love them because their kids have fun learning the basics of money management. Help your kids start building a solid financial future. Open your child’s youth account today, and don’t miss a single adventure.

For ages 13-17.

For ages 0-12.

We started a credit union and created a community. Federally insured by NCUA

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812-855-7823 • iucu.org

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2019 Family Guide  

A guide of camps and activities for kids in south central Indiana.

2019 Family Guide  

A guide of camps and activities for kids in south central Indiana.

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