Camp AYS

Camp Schedule

CAMP AYS – For Children Entering Kindergarten* up to Seventh Grade in Central Indiana

Join Camp AYS for a summer of fun and friendship! At Camp AYS, we know how to have a great time while learning new things. Our campers will enjoy fun in the sun while participating in a variety of activities.

A typical day at camp…
Each day will include independent time, snacks and four different adventures, focused on academics, the outdoors and art.

Theme weeks…
Each week at camp will have a different theme.  Possible themes include Beats Week, Scouts Week, Adventure Zone Week, Water World Week and an AYS favorite, Circus Week.

Field trips and swimming…
Campers will have a swimming day and go on a field trip during most weeks. Field trips include theme-related destinations. They are a lot of fun!

AYS Overnight Adventure…
The overnight adventure will take place at Jameson Camp and is for kids entering fourth grade and up. Team competitions are held at the camp, which lasts three days and two nights.

This is just a little taste of the activities AYS campers will enjoy.

All camps will conclude in mid-to-late July. The counselors have undergone extensive background checks and trainings.

Online registration for Camp AYS 2018 is no longer available.

CAMP AYS SITES 2018**

For site specific information, please click on the school name.

Washington Township – Click here to download and complete the registration packet or here to register online.
Fox Hill Elementary – 802 Fox Hill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46228; Entrance: 10 – East
John Strange Elementary – 3660 East 62nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220; Entrance: 3 – North

Decatur Township – Click here to download and complete the registration packet or here to register online.
Stephen Decatur Elementary – 3425 Foltz St, Indianapolis, IN 46221; Entrance: Door 4

Speedway – Click here to download and complete the registration packet or here to register online.
Newby Elementary
 – 1849 North Whitcomb Avenue, Speedway, IN 46224; Entrance: Back door off of Speedway Dr.
Camp AYS at Newby will be closed the week of July 2.

IPS – Click here to download and complete the registration packet or here to register online.
Center for Inquiry School 70 – 510 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205; Entrance: Door 7

North West Hendricks County – Click here to download and complete the registration packet or here to register online.
Pittsboro Primary – 540 Osborne Avenue, Pittsboro, IN 46167; Entrance: Door 1

*Campers must be 5 years old on their first day of camp
**subject to change


Camp AYS 2018 Weekly Themes:

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A variety of activities are incorporated into each week’s curriculum that relate to that week’s theme. Themes are not all inclusive or exclusive and other activities also take place throughout the week. The dates of the weekly themes will vary by camp site.

Kids Care WeekGive your time and talent to help the world.

Cybernetics Week– Build source codes for robotics, games and more.

Scouts Week– Set course for outdoor adventure and earn your badges.

Foodie Week– Chefs of all ages prepare and share delicious culinary creations.

Beats WeekLet the beats flow from the mic or in the studio.

Defenders Week– Honor the armed services and defenders of democracy!

Red Planet Week– It’s a mission to Mars for exploration and adventure.

Bankers Week– Make money, trade money, play money.

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Circus Week– From magic to physical feats it’s fun for all under the big tent.

Native Americans Week– A celebration of native peoples from the Northwest Coast to the Iroquois.

Forts and Castles WeekBuild and protect. The siege is coming!

Water World Week– How can 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen be so much fun? This will get wet.

What to Bring to Camp:

The list of items below will ensure that campers have a safe and enjoyable summer at Camp AYS.

Please send the following items EVERY DAY:

  • Sack Lunch- AYS serves a morning and an afternoon snack, but does not provide lunch.
  • Water Bottle
  • Light Weight Play Clothes

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  • Medications (Permission slips and instructions must be on file on site.)
  • Tennis Shoes (for playground and gym)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Optional: Sun visors, sunglasses, or hats, etc.

SWIMMING DAYS: ( if applicable )

  • Waterproof bag
  • T-shirt
  • Swimsuit (suit needs lining, no cutoff jeans allowed)
  • Towel
  • Sandals or flip-flops

Campers who bring toys from home will be encouraged to share with other children. Please clearly label all items brought into the program with the camper’s name. Directors may limit or ban items brought from home if they prove to be a disruption or cause a problem. AYS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ARTICLES.

AYS Overnight Adventure at Jameson Camp- SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!!!IMG_20170727_013624

Where: Jameson Camp, 2001 Bridgeport Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46231
When: Thursday, July 5, through Saturday, July 7
Who: Campers entering grades 4 through 7
Price: $175 including accommodations and snacks & meals
Deposit: $50 per child

Explore 100 acres of beautiful meadows and forests at Jameson Camp with your AYS friends! Our groups will stay in modern, well-maintained cabins. Campers will participate in a variety of outdoor activities including environmental education, archery, climbing wall, and swimming. Parents will drop off at Jameson Camp on Thursday, July 5 any time after 9am. Camping events will begin at 10:30am. Parent pick-up at Jameson Camp at 2:30pm on Saturday, July 7. Click here to view the flyer.

AYS Has Highly-Trained Staff

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Campers who use our before- and after-school programs will see some familiar faces. Many camp counselors are current AYS program staff, some are new counselors who have joined our team for the summer. AYS hires individuals to work at our camps who have experience, a passion for kids, and enjoy being outdoors. All AYS staff go through a drug test, TB test, and several criminal background checks.

Camp counselors receive training in First Aid, child development, conflict resolution, team building, and overall safety to ensure that your child has a great summer experience. Counselor-camper ratios are low to allow for a variety of small group activities. CPR certified staff members are always on site.


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Camp AYS Goals

-Campers will increase physical fitness.
-Campers will make new friends.
-Campers will participate in new experiences.
-Campers will have fun safely