AYS Summer Days

Summer Days are on their way, and we’ve got a lot of fun field trips, weekly themes, projects, and activities planned that we can’t wait to experience with your family! Come capture the sunshine and positive vibes to help you shine through the summer!

Address: 4701 N. Keystone Ave., Suite 475, Indianapolis, IN, 46205
Website: ayskids.org/summer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (317) 283-3817
Gender of Campers: All
Dates: June 3 – July 12
Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Ages: Rising Kindergarten through Rising 8th Graders
Activities: Field trips, active games, STEM activities, hands-on projects, literacy/reading time, free play with friends

Q & A with AYS Summer Days: 

What makes AYS Summer Days unique?

Campers go on weekly (sometimes twice per week) field trips to outdoor camps, public swimming pools, and other fun child-serving organizations throughout the summer. We also have weekly themes that guide our field trips, projects, and activities. Weekly themes this year are Superhero, Olympics, Animal Safari, Blast Off, Fun in the Sun, and Carnival.

What activities are offered at AYS Summer Days?

Active games, STEM activities, hands-on projects, literacy/reading time, and free play with friends.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

1:15 to 1:20

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How much time do the campers spend outside?

Pending weather, campers will have a nice mix of outside and inside time.

Does AYS Summer Days provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

All Summer Days camps provide morning and afternoon snacks. Parents must provide a sack lunch each day, with the exception of our Washington Township families, who will be provided with a daily lunch.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

✔ Independent Time

✔ Small Group Time/Social Enrichment

✔ Morning Snack

✔ Group Activities

✔ Lunch Break

✔ Physical and/or Outdoor Activities

✔ Enrichment Programming – Writing, Art, Phonics, Science, Social Studies, Music

✔ Afternoon Snack

✔ Enrichment Activities – Outdoor Time, Physical Fitness, and Games

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How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Counselors are aged 16+. AYS hires staff who have experience and a passion for kids, and complete a drug test, TB test, and several criminal background checks. Staff also receive training in First Aid, CPR, child development, conflict resolution, team building, and safety to ensure children have a great experience.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

If a child has a special need or requires additional assistance or accommodation, parents/guardians must communicate this information to their Youth Development Leader and include it in their registration. AYS may require a parent meeting prior to the child attending the camp to review the information and develop the best plan for the child. AYS may consult with its special needs consultant for assistance in developing this plan. If anyone has questions, they may call our administrative office at 317-283-3817.

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