CAMP AYS – For Children Entering Grades K-6 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.
Each week at camp will have a different theme. Possible themes include Superhero, Mad Science, Warrior Week, Construction City, and Water Works.
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!
*Campers must be 5 years old on their first day of camp attendance.
CAMP AYS SITES 2019**
For site specific information, please click on the school name.
Decatur Township – Click here to register!
- Stephen Decatur Elementary – 3425 Foltz Street, Indianapolis, IN 46221; Entrance: Door 4 (Cafeteria)
IPS – Click here to register!
- IPS Butler Lab School 55 – 1349 E. 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220; Entrance: Door 5
- IPS Butler Lab School 60 – 3330 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205; Entrance: Door 6
Speedway (Only students enrolled in Speedway programs may attend) – Click here to register!
- Newby Elementary – 1849 North Whitcomb Avenue, Speedway, IN 46224; Entrance: Back Door by Parking Lot
Camp AYS at Newby will be closed the week of July 1.
Washington Township – Click here to register!
- Fox Hill Elementary – 802 Fox Hill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46228; Entrance: 10 – East
- Spring Mill Elementary – 8250 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260; Entrance: 12 – North
*Campers must be 5 years old on their first day of camp
**subject to change
Camp AYS 2019 Weekly Themes:
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.
Mad Science Week – Become a mad scientist and create weird science experiments!
Superhero Week – Use your superpowers to serve and save the neighborhood!
Gardening Week – Create your own garden inside and out, and cook with your foods on Cooking Day!
Construction City Week – Put on your construction hat and build your own city using building blocks!
Warrior Week – Become a warrior and tackle the outdoor adventure course to earn cool badges!
Community Week – Give your time and talent to help your community thrive!
Water Works Week – All water, all week. Need we say more?
Fiesta Week – It’s a fiesta! Enjoy a variety of cultures through dance and music!
Cooking Week – Grab your apron and prepare and share delicious culinary creations!
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
- 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
- Swimsuit (suit needs lining, no cutoff jeans allowed)
- 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 Has Highly-Trained Staff
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.
Camp AYS Goals
-Campers will increase physical fitness.
-Campers will make new friends.
-Campers will participate in new experiences.
-Campers will have fun safely