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Zionsville schools to offer classes, Z’Camp again this summer

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Zionsville Eagle Recreation and Enrichment Foundation Inc. will offer enrichment classes and athletic camps for students in preschool through high school, with some adult offerings as well. Camps begin in late May, and classes begin in July.

The organization will offer seven weeks of classes, including Indy STEM Camps, art, music, foreign language, technology, chess, baking, camp invention and sports camps. Many will be taught by Zionsville Community Schools faculty and staff. Programs from outside professionals also are offered.

“We have a lot of working parents in Zionsville,” said Ann Hall, manager of Zionsville Eagle Recreation and Enrichment. “If there’s a nanny or a babysitter, this is something they can bring their kids to. Some of them last an hour. Some of them last two hours. Some are all day, morning and afternoon. It can serve as day care. It can serve as enrichment. It can serve as just fun or (a way) to keep learning going in the summer with some of our more academic courses as well.”

All programs will be at Zionsville Community School campus locations. Participants do not have to be enrolled in a Zionsville school or live in Zionsville, Hall said. To register, visit zcs.k12.in.us and click the Eagle Recreation and Enrichment tab or visit zionsvilleeaglerec.com. For a full list of class offerings and prices, visit zionsvilleeaglerec.com/summer.cfm.

“We do have kids from Carmel, Brownsburg and other areas that come,” Hall said. “Even last year, we had someone for a volleyball camp. They were coming up for two weeks to stay with their aunt, and they attended one of our camps.”

Z’Camp, a program for children in preschool through sixth grade, also will be held at Zionsville West Middle School. Registration is open for all summer or specific weeks.

Weekly activities will range from fishing, archery, crafts, sports and tennis to academic enrichment, campfires, games and camp songs, among others.

Z’Camp will transport any campers who would like to participate in Eagle Recreation and Enrichment programs at the high school campus.

Guardians can drop off students as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 5:30 p.m. Z’Camp program hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, visit zcamponline.com.

Additionally, class of 2034 kindergarten students can register for The Safety Town Experience, which will be held at all elementary schools.

Hall said masks are mandatory in Zionsville schools through the end of the school year. COVID-19 protocols at the summer classes, Z’Camp and other offerings after the school year will be determined at a later date by ZCS administrators and guidance from the Boone County Health Dept.

“We are limiting class sizes a little bit this year,” Hall said. “We’ll be cleaning in between classes, (using) hand sanitizer. We used to have parents coming into the buildings. We won’t have any parents coming into the buildings. It’ll be more of a car line pick up. Mask wearing for students and staff – we don’t really know what the Boone County Health Dept. is going to do, but as of right now, those are our guidelines. And we will be following safe practices for the summer for COVID.”


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