Summer Enrichment 2021

This school year was…well…crazy. It started out crazy, was crazy in the middle, and it ended crazy. But right now, that doesn’t matter. What matters is – you finally made it to that glorious light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s putting off some serious rays. In fact, you’re going to need shades for a couple months. Not just for the rays, but because you deserve to chill. And throw on that party hat too, because it’s time to celebrate. Drop your kids off at Summer Enrichment and we’ll help keep them on track with their learning through fun activities. Then you can just throw on your shades, kick back, and enter the chill zone. We got you.

Price Per Child

Service Hours 1 Day 2 Days 3-5 Days
Enrichment Only 8:00am – 4:30pm $50 $100 $145
Before + Enrichment 6:30am – 4:30pm $55 $110 $155
Enrichment + After 8:00am – 6:00pm $55 $110 $155
Full Day 6:30am – 6:00pm $60 $120 $165

Financial Assistance

AYS provides limited financial assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to families who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and uses the FSSA Child Care Income Eligibility Determination & Fee Schedule to determine assistance eligibility. As you complete your child’s enrollment application, you will have the option to submit a financial assistance application.

CCDF Vouchers

AYS accepts CCDF vouchers and recommends that families who meet the guidelines for CCDF vouchers, apply. Click here for information on the voucher application process.

Enrichment Sites (click below for site-specific info)

Decatur Township

June 1-18

June 21 – July 23

Indianapolis Public Schools

June 7 – July 23

Washington Township

June 1 – July 23

Program Details

Hours: Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm*
Dates: Vary by site. Click on sites above for details.
Holidays: AYS is closed on May 31 for Memorial Day and July 5 in observation of Independence Day

*Does not apply to Decatur’s Summer School Before & After program. Click button above for details.

Policies and Procedures

What to Bring

Please send your child with the following items EVERY DAY:

Please clearly label all items brought into the program with the child’s name. Site leaders 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
  • Literacy/reading time
  • Free play with friends

Please note: Drop-off and pick-up may take up to 20 minutes due to safety protocols. Transitions between activities include regular hand-washing and cleaning to ensure a healthy environment.

Weekly Themes

ALL Around the World – June 1-4
Get your bags, lunch, and passport because we are traveling the world!
Safari Expeditions – June 7-11
Look out! We are getting close and personal with some wild creatures!
Let’s Move! Sports – June 14-18
This summer, everyone is a winner! Select your team and let’s get moving!
Wonderful World of Arts – June 21-25
Let your imaginations run wild as we paint the world a beautiful mess!
Nature Explorers – June 28 – July 2
Don’t forget your hiking shoes. Nature is full of surprises!
Mad Science – July 6-9
Mad scientists aren’t the only ones having fun this summer!
Splish ‘N Splash – July 12-16
Come cool down with us and be prepared to get splashed!
Crazy Carnivals – July 19-23
Popcorn, cotton candy, games…sounds like a carnival is coming to AYS!

Program Goals for Students

  • Minimize learning loss due to time away from school
  • Make new friends
  • Learn through active and engaging experiences, such as virtual field trips
  • Increase physical fitness
  • Have fun in a safe and healthy environment

Highly-Trained Staff

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.

AYS reserves the right to cancel any program if minimum enrollment is not reached.
AYS will begin a waitlist for any program that reaches capacity.