Eagle Recreation and Enrichment Program
Zionsville Community Schools will be hosting classes, camps, athletics and artistic activities during the summer months. Eagle Recreation and Enrichment — called “Eagle Rec” for short — offers an array of programs that extend education beyond the classroom and make our schools more like community centers during the summer.
Programs are available for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. Topics include art, music, math, sports, games, cooking, sewing, reading, technology and foreign languages. Time lengths range from a couple of hours one day to a full week or more. Some options are for big groups, like the basketball camps for kids, and some are for small groups.
Here is a sampling of a few of the classes being offered in the summer of 2014:
• Fun with Fossils
• Transitioning to Middle School
• Color Guard Workshop
• Bulletin Board Fun
• Teen Cooking and Baking Basics
• Speed and Agility
• Eagle Golf Camp
• Video Game Design
• College Admission Boot Camp
• American Red Cross CPR/AED
Some Eagle Recreation programs also run during the school year. For example, L’Ecole Francais is a program that teaches French language and culture to elementary and middle school students before or after school. There are similar programs for Spanish, robotics, running, art and musical groups. Adult classes in sewing, piano, volleyball and fitness also extend beyond the summertime.
Who teaches all of these? Qualified community members, many of whom are classroom teachers and coaches, lead the courses and camps. For some, the summer programs offer a chance to share a significant hobby they don’t normally teach in school, such as cooking. For others, the summer camps offer a chance to spend a longer period of time on one aspect within their professional interest, such as building with clay.
For a full list of what’s available, go to http://zcs.k12.in.us/?q=node/139 or http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/index.cfm.