CAMP AYS – For Children Entering First Grade and Up in Central Indiana
Join us this summer! Our highly trained staff will guide campers through exciting adventures every day. Each week of camp will revolve around a fun, new theme and might even include a field trip or swimming! The campers will be physically active, meet new friends and gain new experiences, all in a safe and fun environment.
CAMP AYS SITES 2017*
For site specific information, please click on the school name.
Washington Township – Download and complete the registration packet
Noblesville – Download and complete the registration packet
Decatur Township – Download and complete the registration packet
Stephen Decatur Elementary – 3425 S. Foltz Street, Indianapolis, IN 46221
Newby Elementary – 1849 North Whitcomb Avenue
Camp AYS at Newby will be closed the entire week of July 3.
Center for Inquiry School 84 – 440 E. 57th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
North West Hendricks County – Download and complete the registration packet
Pittsboro Primary – 540 Osborne Avenue, Pittsboro, IN 46167
*subject to change
Registration accepted until Wednesday prior to week of camp or until camp capacity has been met.
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.
Biz Week– Start your own business and show me the money!
Constructors– From Legos to Minecraft, if you build it they will come.
Eagle Creek– There’s something for everyone at one of the largest city parks in the United States.
Extreme Kids– We crank up the X Factor to challenge your mind and body.
First Responder– When disaster strikes it’s kids to the rescue.
Flight Week– Find out if you have the right stuff to soar the skies.
Grow Further– Learn more than Old MacDonald as we go from plant to plate.
Splish Splash– All water, all week. Need we say more?
Stage and Screen– Explore your part in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
Tech Week– Time to invent the future.
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 15 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.
Jameson Camp Overnight Adventure
Where: Jameson Camp
When: Wednesday, 7/5, 9:30 am to Friday, 7/7, 3:30 pm
Who: Children entering fourth grade through seventh grade.
Price: $175 incl. transportation, accommodations, and all meals & snacks
Deposit: $50 non-refundable deposit due at registration
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. Buses will depart at 9:30am on July 5. Buses will return at approximately 3:30pm on July 7.
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 faces 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