Youth Programs

At Carver Community Organization, students in grades K-12 work toward academic success while developing the knowledge and skills to thrive in a diverse community. Through our programs, students learn positive values, self-determination, healthy habits, and a sense of purpose.

Whether students attend Carver after school, over the weekend, or during summer camp, our activities are designed to meet the unique needs of each child and boost their confidence in themselves and their accomplishments. 

Youth programs are offered at our Neighborhood Center and at the C.K. Newsome Community Center. We provide limited transportation from local schools to our facilities.

K-5 After School Program

After school activities embrace the unique developmental needs of each student while serving families that require childcare. Our staff is available for homework assistance and our programs engage students with art and music, health and nutrition, and science and technology. A healthy snack is provided daily.

Hours and Transportation

Monday - Friday
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Carver provides transportation from select elementary schools to the C.K. Newsome Community Center. Transportation services may be limited or discontinued based on the number of children registered from a particular school. If school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, Carver won’t provide transportation. Call to inquire about which schools we serve. 


Carver is open to all children who may benefit from our programs regardless of race, creed, sex, religion, nationality, or ability to pay. We guarantee placement in our program only if we have the following information:

  • Enrollment & Food Application
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • School Progress & Photo Release Form
  • $10 registration fee paid upon enrollment

Cancellation Policy

A 2-week written cancellation notice is requested when withdrawing your child from the After School Program.

Along with the After School Application below please also complete the following:

CACFP Form 2023-2024

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal program providing reimbursements for meals and snacks to eligible children and adults. Download and complete this application for all childcare enrollment.

CACFP Form 2023-2024 (PDF 737.72 k)

After School Care Application

Download and complete this application for after school care for youth grades K-12.

After School Care Application (PDF 404.03 k)

Summer Camp

This year Carver introduces its new summer program " Recycle for the Life Cycle" for the summer of 2023. This camp is designed to provide students with a wide array of literacy-based activities and positive experiences that expose them to a broader understanding of the world in which they live! Space is limited and applications must be turned in by May 15th! Please contact Intake Specialist, Ms. Bambi Deig, with any questions or queries P: (812) 423-2612 or E: [email protected] 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm


Carver’s Summer Camp is open to students ages 5 - 12 years old. Enrollment includes weekly meals and snacks with:

  • $76 per week registration fee
  • $60 one-time activity fee
  • Childcare vouchers are accepted

2023 Summer Camp Application

Download the application form for the Carver 2023 Youth Summer Camp

2023 Summer Camp Application (PDF 581.38 k)

Pathfinders Project

The Pathfinders Project teaches pre-teens and teens the importance of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) subjects in a hands-on environment taught by instructors from local universities. The first, and only ongoing, content session is Carver Reel TV. In Carver Reel TV, participants work together as members of a TV news production team to plan, produce, and edit their own newscast. Other content sessions have included: Science and the Human Body, Planes and Rockets, and Print, Imaging, and Design.

Hours of Operation

Six week series on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall
9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Pathfinders Project is open to students in 6th - 8th grades. Breakfast and lunch are provided during the six week session. Enrollment applications are made available during the open enrollment period.

Pathfinders Project Enrollment Form

Download and complete this form to enroll a student in the Pathfinders Project.

Pathfinders Project Enrollment Form (PDF 89.41 k)

Extreme Sports

In the summer, Carver kids can enroll in our sports academies. The program focuses on teaching participants sports they can enjoy for life, as well as the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. Sports include: 

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

Hours of Operation

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm