Residents rave about ZUMC programs



Zionsville kids are back in school now, which means they’ll be looked after for most of the day. But there can still be gaps around the edges.

With that in mind, Zionsville United Methodist Church has launched a before and after school program and summer camp called ROCK (Really Outrageous Christian Kids). The program is open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade, and accepts both members and non-members of ZUMC.

People already are raving about it.

I was looking for an alternative to my current childcare arrangements because I was frustrated with the rigid program, the lack of involvement of staff, and I didn’t like seeing my kids unhappy,” said Kim Lane, a ROCK parent. “Finding ROCK was truly a blessing for my family. This program lets the kids choose among activities and offers the variety they crave.


ROCK staff member Carmen Browning said that the children, while participating in a variety of structured activities throughout the morning or afternoon, still study scripture.

“Not only are they studying it,” Brown added, “they are taught how it translates into their everyday environment so that they can go into the world and live it.”

“The ROCK program provides a safe, nurturing environment for children,” said Mike Boatright, ROCK Board Chairman. “Our priority is to provide excellent childcare and, more importantly, a unique place where kids are accepted and encouraged to be the best they can be.”

Lane summarized her family’s experience thus far by saying, “What I love most about ROCK is that my kids love it.”

Information on fees, tours or registration can be found at or by calling 733-4081.