EDGE Programs

Excellence, Discovery and Growth through Education

The Excellence, Discovery, and Growth through Education (EDGE) program offers an environment for academic enrichment, social-emotional development, positive peer and adult relationships, as well as the exploration and exposure to new skills, ideas, and activities designed to support healthy youth development. This out-of-school time program is a safe and engaging place for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade to participate in afterschool and summer day camp activities.

Afterschool Program

Our EDGE Afterschool program is offered during the academic school year, generally from the beginning of August through the end of May.

Programming is available to students attending the following Indianapolis Public Schools:

The program is offered onsite at each of the school locations, 4-5 days per week right immediately after school dismissal.

The fee covers the cost of daily programming. Full and partial scholarships are available. Scholarships are limited, but we strive to ensure that ALL interested youth are able to attend EDGE Afterschool Program.

Our staff will be happy to talk with you if you have concerns or questions about fees.

Daily Program Structure

Community Time

Structured time to welcome youth, provide snack, make announcements, recognize student excellence, and allow positive interpersonal time among peers and program staff.

Homework Help / Academic Centers

Youth are separated into small groups based upon their grade level and academic needs. Qualified staff members and volunteers work with youth individually and in small groups to provide homework assistance and individual guidance for youth working on an academic center.

Enrichment Activities

Youth select an enrichment activity based on their academic needs and the program’s activity rotation schedule. 

Enrichment activity topics include Health & Wellness; STEM; Literacy; Creative Arts; Social-emotional Health; and more.

Youth Choice

Youth Choice is a time for students to participate in an activity they enjoy, regardless of their academic achievement in the subject area.

Examples include board games, physical recreation games, science experiments, service learning, and other activities that expose youth to new skills and ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Elementary Programs (K-6)
Currently, these programs are at capacity. Contact us if you are interested in being added to our waiting list. 

Secondary Programs (Grades 7-8)
Interested families must fill out a Registration Application and Parent Packet. If you submit a registration form it does not guarantee the student a spot in the program. If the programs are full, students that have submitted a registration form will be added to the waitlist.

Registration is based on a first come, first served basis.

If there is availability at your school site, once we receive your completed registration form, a staff member will contact you with additional details and information required to finalize your child’s enrollment.

If the program at your school site is full, an EDGE staff member will reach out to let you know your child has been placed on the waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be added as additional program slots become available.

What are the COVID-19 health and safety program requirements? EDGE is currently following CDC COVID-19 guidelines to keep students and staff healthy and safe.

GUIDELINES/REQUIREMENTS
Face Coverings:  

  • Fully vaccinated staff can decide for themselves to wear masks as face coverings are not required.
  • Unvaccinated individuals who enter our buildings will be asked to wear a mask if they are not vaccinated.
  • All Customers who are waiting in our lobby will be asked to wear a mask.
  • All Riders and Drivers are required to wear a face covering while on buses.
  • Customers and Fitness Zone Members who enter our buildings will be asked to wear a mask if they are not vaccinated.
  • Staff are strongly encouraged to continue to wear masks when around vulnerable populations, including Seniors and Children who are unable to get the vaccine.
  • Staff working with afterschool and tutoring programs will continue to be asked to wear masks.
 
Health Consideration:
  • Regardless of your vaccination status, please do not come to the workplace if you are sick (cough, sneezing, fever, etc.).
  • Go home immediately if you are experience any symptoms.
  • JBNC encourages testing when anyone is experiencing symptoms.
 
Tested Positive:
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID will be required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days. Day zero is the day the symptoms start or the day of your test.  Day 6 is the day you can return if the following is true:
  • Your symptoms have improved, and you haven’t had a fever within 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. You agree to wear a mask for the next 6-10 days after returning work.

Enroll your child in a fun and safe afterschool program.

Summer Camp

Our EDGE Summer Camps are an academic-based, engaging learning opportunity for youth to participate in during the summer months. 

Boneroo Summer Camp: Youth entering 1st through 5th grade (2024-2025 School Year)

Kinetic Summer Camp: Youth entering grades 6th through 9th (2024-2025 School Year)

2024 Camp Dates: June 10 - July 19

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Program Details

Location

Boneroo Camp
(1st – 5th grade) 

Location will be announced soon!

Kinetic Summer Camp
(6th – 9th grade) 

Boner Fitness & Learning Center
727 N Oriental St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Families will drop off and pick up all campers at the designated camp location.

Fees

Camp fee is $75 per week or $450 for the entire summer.  The fee covers the cost of daily breakfast, lunch, and snack; a camp shirt; weekly field trips; overnight camp trip; and weekly swimming.

All students enrolled in our EDGE Afterschool program receive a discounted rate of $25 per week.

Scholarships are available and based on need. Scholarships are limited; but we strive to ensure that ALL interested youth are able to attend EDGE Summer Camps.

Our staff will be happy to talk with you if you have concerns or questions about camp fees.

Daily Activities

Our camps expose youth to new activities and ideas while helping them discover their strengths, interests, and future possibilities. 

We focus on giving youth the opportunity to be active, while also incorporating healthy eating activities, like culinary classes and gardening. We build community by singing camp songs, epic “roshambo” battles, or ending the day with group reflections. We have weekly field trips to introduce youth to new experiences and environments.

Overnight Trip

One of our favorite experiences for our older campers is a 3 day, 2 night overnight camping trip!  

Through this trip, we encourage youth to step out of their comfort zone and challenge them with new situations in nature. During these trips, most youth build confidence while they discover new skills and interests that are different from any of their previous experiences.

Summer Camp Employment

Do you want to work in a fun atmosphere where you can earn money and leadership skills? We have a job for you! 

We offer several opportunities for youth in high school and young adults to learn and hone their leadership skills in a fun and engaging atmosphere. 

Application coming soon!

PACT Counselor

  • Have at least completed 9th grade
  • Must currently be in high school to apply, or be a 2024 graduate from high school
  • Serve as junior counselors in our summer day camps
  • Participate in post-secondary readiness activities and workshops throughout the summer.
  • Should be energetic leaders
  • Should have a desire to serve the community and continue to learn and grow.
  • Learn more about the PACT Program.

Lead Counselor

  • Must have at least one year of post-secondary work or school experience
  • Should be energetic leaders
  • Should have an interest in working with elementary or secondary youth
  • Should have the ability and desire to mentor high school junior counselors.
  • Candidates must be vaccinated against COVID-19

Assistant Director

  • Must have at least one year of post-secondary work or school experience
  • Should be energetic leaders who are prepared to help manage, plan, and create all aspects of camp in unforeseen circumstances
  • Should have an interest in working with elementary, secondary youth, and colleges students
  • Should have the ability and desire to mentor
  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Candidates must be vaccinated against COVID-19
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