18 Awesome After-School Activities Ideas

Are you looking for a new after-school activity this year? Check out these local programs your kids are sure to love!


imageWright’s Gymnastics & NinjaZone

Wright’s offers incomparable school-age and preschool classes in gymnastics, NinjaZone®, and dance*. Wright’s is the go-to place for Summer & day camps, birthday parties, Kids’ Night Out, and FUNtimes (open gym playtime)! Enrollment is always open.


Phone: (317) 288-4212
Locations: Westfield*, Noblesville, Southeast Greenwood*, Center Grove, and Fishers coming soon!

Kids 360° Early Learning Academy

Kids 360° Early Learning Academy is a first-of-its-kind preschool. With movement at its core, our preschool offers an expansive, state-of-the-art learning environment designed to facilitate optimal learning for the whole child. Our students have access to huge gymnastics gym where they can run, jump, explore, and express themselves!

Phone: (317) 888-4805
Address: 360 East 186th Street, Westfield, IN

House of Martial Arts

Carmel Kids Martial Arts School getting our community’s children safer, stronger & more focused. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Hawaiian Kenpo Karate for ages 5 and up.

Phone: (317) 575-9333
Address: 441 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032


Indianapolis Art Center

In Indianapolis Art Center classes, students work with professional artists to explore art, improve their artistic skills, and express themselves creatively! We believe that by participating in the creative process, young artists strengthen many other important skills including their communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

Phone: (317) 255-2464
Address: 820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

The Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy (BTCA) provides high quality dance education for boys and girls, ages 3-18, in a nurturing and supportive environment. Programs include preschool through pre-professional classes. Faculty members come with a rich professional background in ballet. Enroll today to dance with BTCA for the 2022-23 season!

Phone: (317) 798-2133
Address: 1329 W. 96th St., Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Indianapolis Children’s Choir

The ICC has continued to nurture and inspire student achievement through quality music education for over 37 years! With classes, camps, and weekly choirs for children ages 18 months – 18 years offered in locations across central Indiana, the ICC aims to make choral excellence accessible to all. See available programs at icchoir.org/join.

Phone: (317) 940-9640
Address: 9111 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN | Multiple Locations

The Performing Arts Conservatory

We are a distinguished performing arts organization. We provide an environment where students grades 6 – 12 will grow intellectually focusing on their gifts and talents in music, dance, and drama, while training them to be future leaders.


Phone: (317) 436-7997
Address: 7160 Shadeland Station, Indianapolis, IN

Carmel Swim Academy

Stay active and safe year-round with swim lessons at Carmel Swim Academy. We put safety first, alongside excellence, in our learn-to-swim programs for all ages starting at 6+ months. We welcome the entire community to have a better and friendlier experience with water at our brand new facility!


Phone: (317) 669-6480
Address: 830 City Center Drive, Carmel, IN

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Kick off fall as a Girl Scout. Discover unexpected adventure, fun, and friendship!

Build a habitat for baby animals or dive into the world of robotics. Clean up a local park or design a garden. Meet new friends, learn new things, and find a space to be your authentic self.

Phone: (765) 228-8946
Address: 7201 Girl Scout Ln. Indianapolis, IN


Hamilton County 4-H

The Hamilton County 4-H program is for youth in grades 3-6 with a Mini 4-H program available for grades K-2. Explore a topic of interest and meet club members from all over Hamilton County. Enrollment begins October 1. Click HERE to enroll.

Phone: (317) 777-6085
Address: 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN

Indianapolis Healthplex

Students in grades pre-k through 8 will love the robust after-school programming offered at the Indianapolis Healthplex. Students can look forward to fun and exciting activities that keep them moving and thinking. Activities include swimming, basketball, tennis, taekwondo, soccer, fitness, arts & crafts, and more! A healthy snack is provided.

Phone: (317) 361-0709
Address: 3660 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Stage I Dance Academy

Stage I Dance Academy is entering our 62 year of serving Johnson and surrounding counties by loving, encouraging and empowering our students! Dance and tumbling classes available for 15 month olds through adults! Text us at 317-881-2021 or hop on our website for more information about registration!

Phone: (317) 918-8643
Address: 740 Fry Rd. Suite D Greenwood, IN


Carmel Music Academy

$99.00 Back To School Stuffed Back Pack plus One Month Music Lessons! Value: $250 | Your cost: Only $99! Get One Month Lessons, Free $50.00 Registration, Free Back Pack filled with school supplies, and Instrument specific goodies: • Drummers get drum sticks • Guitar, violin, ukulele players get strings • Voice and piano students get special music journal Value: $250 | Your cost: Only $99!

Phone: (317) 743-2961
Address: 14950 Greyhound Court #2, Carmel, IN 46032

The Little Gym of Carmel

The Little Gym is the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 10 months through 12 years. Programs offer children a Springboard to Life’s Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood.

Phone: (317) 703-0612
Address: 271 Merchants Square Drive, Carmel, IN

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Before & After School

When school is out, the Y is in! The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis provides Before & After School Care and School’s Out Camps for families across Central Indiana. As the largest child care provider in the state, the YMCA is located in over 75 schools and 13 districts in Indianapolis and the surrounding counties. Daily programming includes arts & crafts, science experiments, cooking projects, homework help, and a healthy snack for all participants.

Phone: (317) 484-9622
Address: Multiple Locations

Indianapolis Music Academy

Indianapolis Music Academy provides exceptional private music lessons for all ages and skill levels. Our expert instructors offer a wide range of instruments including voice, guitar, drums, violin, ukulele, bass, and piano. Unlock your musical potential with personalized instruction and a supportive learning environment at Indianapolis Music Academy.

Phone: (317) 719-7020
Address: 5703 South East Street, Suite F, Indianapolis, IN

Stony Creek Swim Center

Stony Creek Swim Center has been the leader in aquatic education since 1989. We aim to create life-long swimmers and promote water safety in our community. Effective instruction, for ages 4 weeks and up, is combined with a safe, comfortable environment to help swimmers achieve happiness & health.

Phone: (317) 773-7399
Address: 15550 Stony Creek Way Noblesville, IN

Roundtripper Sports Academy

At Roundtripper Sports Academy, we are dedicated to the development of each individual athlete. Our recently upgraded facilities feature 20 batting cages, an indoor field, 3 outdoor fields, and a fitness center. Roundtripper offers top notch baseball and softball instruction for players from tiny tots to the Major Leagues. Visit roundtripper.com for information on our memberships, classes, camps, practice with the pro’s, and private instruction. We are proud to be the home of University High School Baseball and Softball, the Indiana Mustangs Baseball and Softball organizations, and the Colts Baseball Club. If you are interested in group or team training for your organization please call us at 317-896-2900. Proudly serving central Indiana for 28 years!

Phone: (317) 896-2900
Address: 16708 Southpark Dr., Westfield, IN

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