AYS is Back for the Summer!
It’s been a challenging few months for parents all over. Many have braved public establishments by working to provide essential services to the community while others have shopped for necessities to help their families survive in the midst of a pandemic. Some parents have also adopted a new normal of working from home. While all of this has been challenging, perhaps one of the biggest challenges has been navigating these new circumstances while doing your best to help your kids complete their virtual schoolwork. These difficult times have left many parents exhausted and searching for a solution.
That is, until now. AYS is back to provide essential care for families throughout the summer! Our new Summer Enrichment program will take the place of Camp AYS this summer. This program will focus on minimizing learning loss and offering social and emotional support for your kids. Although our services have adapted to these changing times and will have a different look and feel for a while, one thing remains constant: we will always be here for you and your family, as we have been for the past 40 years. We will continue to do everything we can to provide safe, enriching programs for your kids while you’re at work.
Enrichment Sites (click below for site-specific info)
When: Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm, June 1 – July 31*
Ages: 5-12 years**
Price: $40/day per child or $138/week per child. CCDF accepted and financial aid available.
$35 registration fee/child***
Program Components: Academic support, social and emotional learning (related to COVID-19), active play, enrichment opportunities, weekly themes, and engaging activities
*Dates vary by site. Click on sites above for details. AYS is closed on July 3 for the Independence Day holiday
**Must be 5 years old by May 1.
***Children who were previously enrolled in Camp AYS 2020 are not subject to registration fee.
What to Bring
Please send your child with the following items EVERY DAY:
- Sack Lunch – AYS serves a morning and afternoon snack, but does not provide lunch.
- Child Must Be Wearing a Clean Mask or Face Covering Upon Arrival
- Empty Sealable Plastic Bag (with name on it) to Store Primary Mask/Face Covering
- One Additional Clean Mask or Face Covering in a Sealable Plastic Bag (with name on it)
- 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.
Please clearly label all items brought into the program with the child’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.
- Virtual field trips
- Active games
- STEM activities
- Hands-on projects
- Free play with friends
June 1 – June 5: Superhero Week
June 8 – June 12: Space Week
June 15 – June 19: Adventure Week
June 22 – June 26: Construction City Week
June 29 – July 2*: AYS’ Got Talent Week
July 6 – July 10: Splashtopia Week
July 13 – July 17: Edible Engineering Week
July 20 – July 24: World Tour Week
July 27 – July 31: Nature Week
*AYS closed July 3 for the Independence Day holiday
6:30-7:30 Arrival/Independent Time
7:30-8:00* Morning Snack
8:15-8:30 Small Group Time
8:30-8:50* Social Emotional Learning Activities
9:00-10:00* Academic Support/Enrichment Activities
10:15-11:15* Outdoor Time, Physical Fitness and Games
12:15-12:45* Literacy Support/Enrichment Activities
1:00-2:00* Enrichment Activities/Virtual Field Trips
2:15-3:15* Outdoor Time/Physical Fitness and Games
3:30-4:00* Afternoon Snack
4:15-5:00 Small Group Time
5:00-6:00 Pick Up/Independent Time
*Transitions between activities include regular hand-washing and cleaning to ensure a healthy environment
AYS Summer Program Goals
- Minimize learning loss due to time away from school
- Make new friends
- Learn through new and engaging experiences, such as virtual field trips
- Increase physical fitness
- Have fun in a safe and healthy environment
Children who use our before- and after-school programs will see some familiar faces. Many summer staff members are current AYS program staff members and some have joined our team for the summer. AYS hires individuals to work at our programs who have experience and a passion for kids and enjoy being outdoors. All AYS staff members go through a drug test, TB test, and several criminal background checks. Staff has also been trained in health and safety protocols related the COVID-19 crisis. AYS staff members also receive training in First Aid, child development, conflict resolution, team building, and overall safety to ensure that your child has a great summer experience. Staff/child ratios are low to allow for a variety of small group activities. CPR-certified staff members are always on site.