Summer Day Camp & LEADERS

Learning doesn't stop when the school year ends. In fact, summer learning is essential to help students maintain their academic abilities. Summer Day Camp at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center gives students the opportunity to:

  • Explore the world around them during field trips to museums and landmarks
  • Participate in activities that build math and reading skills
  • Perform STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities designed by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Improve their physical health through activities at the local swimming pool and parks
  • Exercise their creativity through arts and crafts

Summer Day Camp offers extended care hours with drop off starting at 6:30 a.m., and pick up required by 5:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily and dinner is provided Monday-Thursday with the generous support of Second Helpings.

Generous support from donors and sliding scale fees keep costs manageable for families.



The middle-school years are some of the most vital in a child's life - a time when decisions are made that impact the life of a student in pivotal ways. During these years children choose their own friends, develop attitudes about school, and start thinking about what they will stand for, and what they will stand against.

An extension of Summer Day Camp, the LEADERS program gives students ages 11-14 the opportunity to more deeply explore potential career and college options. In addition to the more traditional summer day camp activities, students will:


  • Shadow professionals in the workplace
  • Visit Indiana colleges and universities, sitting in on lectures where possible
  • Hear from current college students and alumni
  • Take part in service activities
  • Eligible students will complete the 21st Century Scholar application
  • Older students will work with staff and volunteers to start mapping out their high school plans

If you have questions about the LEADERS program of Summer Day Camp, please contact Sheuna Higgins by email or call her at 317.639.6106 ext 212.