Summer Explorers

Program

About Summer Explorers

This FREE program will keep kids ages 7-12 active and entertained during the summer months. We will meet at our parks three days a week for sports, arts & crafts, games, and more! Transportation is not included, so parents are responsible for drop-off/pick-up for each event.  See below for our tentative schedule, program leaders info, and important parent information about the program.

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Summer Explorers Schedule

(Schedule is Subject to Change)

(Parents: Be sure to read "important Notes for Parents" at the bottom of the page)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

June 6

9:30am-12:00pm

Clarksville Community Center

Outdoor Crafts and Games

(Snack Provided)

June 7

9:30am-12:00pm

Gateway Park

U: Launchers and Splash Pad

June 8

9:30am-12:00pm

Endris Lodge - Lapping Park

Laser Tag

June 13

10:00am-12:00pm

Wooded View Golf Course

Golf Lesson and Putt Putt

(Lunch Provided)

June 14

10:00am-12:00pm

Eastern Bowling Lanes

Bowling

(Bring Money for Snacks)

June 15

12:00-3:00pm

Clarksville Cove Aquatic Center

Swimming

(Bring Money for Snacks)

June 20

9:30am-12:00pm

Clarksville Community Center

Booger Wars & Outdoor Games

(Snack Provided)

June 21

9:30am-12:00pm

Gateway Park

Wiffle Ball, Kickball, and Kona Ice

June 22

9:30am-12:00pm

Endris Lodge - Lapping Park

Foam Party

June 27

9:30am-12:00pm

Clarksville Community Center

Board and Video Games

(Snack Provided)

June 28

10:00am-12:00pm

Jammerz Rollerdrome

Roller Skating

(Bring Money for Snacks)

June 29

12:00-3:00pm

Clarksville Cove Aquatic Center

Swimming

(Bring Money for Snacks)

---------------------- No Summer Explorers the Week of July 4th ----------------------

July 11

9:30am-12:00pm

Clarksville Community Center

Movie Day

(Snack Provided)

July 12

10:00am-12:00pm

Gateway Park

Slip & Slide and Splash Pad

July 13

12:00-3:00pm

Clarksville Cove Aquatic Center

Swimming

(Bring Money for Snacks)

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PARENTS

 

*All activities/times/locations are subject to change.  Parents will be notified by email when a change is made, so make sure we have your correct email address.

 

*Any child who is dropped off/picked up late more than twice, will not be allowed to attend further Summer Explorer events.  Parents must arrive within 10 minutes of the scheduled end time.

 

*Children MUST be dropped off on time.  If a child arrives more than 10 minutes past the program start time, they will be unable to attend that day.

 

*Snacks are only provided on the days listed on the schedule above.  Children are encouraged to pack a water bottle and snack (if desired) on the days when snack is not provided.

 

*All Summer Explorer events are free of charge, but children may want to bring spending money for the concession stand if they would like a snack when we visit Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center.

 

*We strive to provide a fun and safe environment for our children.  To accomplish this, we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fighting, foul language, or any other inappropriate behavior.

The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to remove any child from the program for behavioral problems.

 

*Please contact Program Coordinator Ken Conklin at 812-283-1423 with questions or concerns.

MEET OUR PROGRAM LEADERS

Ken Conklin - Program Coordinator

When he isn't working with the Summer Explorers Program, Ken is serving as the Communications Director for the Clarksville Parks Department. He graduated from Murray State University, and lives in Clarksville with his wife Kelly and two children, Meredith & Logan. *CPR/AED Certified

Lauren Combs - Assistant Program Coordinator

This is Lauren's fourth summer being a program leader and she is thrilled to be back! She is from Clarksville and graduated from Clarksville HS in 2014. She goes to Indiana State Univ. where she is pursuing a degree in Speech Language Pathology. Outside of Summer Explorers, Lauren works as a hostess at Derby Dinner Playhouse and spends as much time with friends and family as she can.

Alexis LaMarr - Program Leader

This will be Alexis' second year as a Summer Explorers Leader.  She lives in Jeffersonville, but currently attends Renaissance Academy in Clarksville. She enjoys being around children and spending time outdoors. In the future she plans to be a NICU nurse. Alexis is excited about Summer Explorer because she will get to make a positive impact on our local children. *CPR/AED Certified

Luke Braun- Program Leader

This will be Luke's first season serving as a Summer Explorers program leader, although he has already been working with area children for months as part of the Clarksville Parks Saturday Morning Program.  Luke currently attends Silver Creek High School and is considering a career as a doctor.  Luke loves spending time outside with friends and family.

Megan Streigel - Summer Intern

 

Megan Striegel is our 2017 Summer Intern, and will be spending part of her internship working with our Summer Explorers Program.  She currently attends Clemson University, and is pursuing a degree in Graphic Communications.  Megan graduated from Floyd Central High School, and was a member of the Floyd Central Golf Team.

Open Position - Program Leader

We are currently accepting applications for 2017 Summer Explorer Leaders.  Visit our Job Opportunities page for more information.