Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Community Spotlight

January 01, 2012

Check out the latest news in Indianapolis this January:

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Now Open in Fishers

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is new to Fishers, Ind. and is the perfect combination of fun and fitness for all ages! Sky Zone is the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing courts.

Sky Zone offers fun physical activities, games and entertainment for people of all ages, size and abilities. They host birthday parties for kids, corporate team building events for adults, SkyRobics fitness classes, high performance cross training for athletes at the high school and collegiate level to the professional level, intramural sports for colleges and more.

Venture out to the new location and play trampoline dodge ball, jump into the pit, dunk your first basketball, and more!

Mark Your Calendars for The 23rd Annual Summer Camp Fair

On Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Fashion Mall, families from all over Central Indiana will have the opportunity to explore over 75 overnight camps, day camps and summer programs at the Annual Camp Fair, hosted by Indy’s Child. If you are looking for a camp or summer program for your child, exhibitors will be on-hand to answer your many questions face-to-face.

At our 23rd Annual Camp Fair, you can plan your child's summer of fun all in one day. To top it off, we will provide lots of fun entertainment from Radio Disney, face painters, our prize wheel, and much more! Every child who attends will also receive a free ID from Kids BMV.

Girl Scouts Overhauls Badges To Strengthen Leadership Skills in Girls

Girl Scouts of the USA, which enters its 100th anniversary year in 2012, is rolling out an all-new collection of badges aimed at giving girls the skills they need to succeed.

Girls can still earn popular long-time badges such as Cook, Naturalist, and Athlete − topics as relevant today as they were in 1912 − but now they also have badges such as Product Designer, Digital Movie Maker, Customer Loyalty, and even the Science of Happiness. And new "Make Your Own" badges at every level give girls the opportunity to explore any interest they choose.

"Girls told us they want more challenge, and we've responded with substantive, focused, fun new badge offerings that will prepare girls for lifelong success," said Kathy Cloninger, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA. "What we need today are more adult volunteers to help girls bring these leadership experiences to life."

The Girl Scout organization has transformed itself in recent years to focus on leadership development for girls in the 21st century, and the new badge offerings reflect that transformation.

Introducing: Hamilton County Family Magazine

The newest magazine to Hamilton County has arrived, look for the debut issue of Hamilton County Family on stands now! Hamilton County Family Magazine serves the communities of Westfield, Noblesville, Carmel, and Fishers. You can pick up your issue today, it is available at every Marsh, Kroger and Meijer in Hamilton County. This family magazine is a great resource filled with family-friendly news, events, articles and more targeted directly towards Hamilton County parents.