Carmel Parks Department Offers Holiday Programs for Families

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will offer several programs for kids and families during the upcoming holiday season. Programs range from arts and crafts for children with disabilities to events that the whole family can enjoy, all with a holiday theme to get everyone in the spirit.

Preschool Holiday Crafts is an adaptive program for kids ages 3-5. Adaptive programs are designed specifically for individuals with disabilities. This program is on Monday, December 19 from 9-10 a.m. and costs $15 per person. Instructors will walk kids step-by-step through the craft, which they can give to a loved one as a unique and thoughtful holiday gift.

Another event on December 19 is Coffee, Cookies & Carols. While this event is geared toward older adults in the community, individuals of all ages are welcome to join. Coffee, Cookies & Carols is $5 per person and will take place at the Monon Community Center from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy a morning of classic holiday tunes, complimentary coffee and cookies.

CCPR is also offering a Half-Day Recreational Winter Break Camp for parents of children ages 5-10. The camp runs Monday, December 19-Friday, December 23 from 1-4 p.m. and costs $20 per day. During the camp, kids will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics both inside and outside. Kids should come with a snack and weather-appropriate clothing.

For more information about holiday programs offered by CCPR or to register for a program, please visit or call 317-848-7275.

About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and

Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark.

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