Summer Explorers


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.

Registration is now closed for the 2017 season.

Summer Explorers Schedule

(Schedule is Subject to Change)

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




June 27


Clarksville Community Center

Board and Video Games

(Lunch Provided)

June 28


Jammerz Rollerdrome

Roller Skating

(Bring Money for Snacks)

June 29


Clarksville Cove Aquatic Center


(Bring Money for Snacks)

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

July 11


Clarksville Community Center

Movie Day

(Lunch Provided)

July 12


Gateway Park

Slip & Slide and Splash Pad

July 13


Clarksville Cove Aquatic Center


(Bring Money for Snacks)



*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.


Ken Conklin, CPRP - Program Director

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 Director

This is Lauren's fourth summer with Summer Explorers, and her second as the Assistant Program Director.  She is from Clarksville and graduated from Clarksville High School in 2014. She currently attends Indiana State University, where she is pursuing a degree that will allow her to one day work as a counselor to children.

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. *CPR/AED Certified

Maranda Cobb - Program Leader

This will be Maranda's first year as Summer Explorers program leader. She is currently attending Saint Mary of the Woods College, pursuing a degree in Education. An excellent student, Maranda is part of the Honors Program, and a Resident Assistant at her dorm.  Originally from Plainfield, IN, Maranda now lives in Clarksville and is excited to be joining the team at Clarksville Parks.

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.