Youth Enrichment Programs

UPDATE: March 13, 2020

In response to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending all youth enrichment programming for the health and safety of our participants, the Indiana Academy, and others in our community.

Please know that we did not make this decision lightly, and we thank you for your understanding and flexibility. If you have questions, please contact us at .

The Indiana Academy provides numerous youth enrichment programs for K-12 students throughout the school year and over the summer on our campus.

Our qualified instructors also travel to schools around the state for weekday or Saturday programs. If you are a teacher or school interested in hosting a youth enrichment program at your school, please contract the Office of Outreach Program by email at or by phone at 1-800-316-3163 ext. 5. Prices vary depending on program and location. Numerous program topics are available in a wide range of subject areas.

Registration is now available for our Spring 2020 Youth Enrichment Programs at the Indiana Academy!

WHAT ARE THESE PROGRAMS?Our outstanding faculty and subject experts provide fun and interactive experiences at these free enrichment programs.
WHO CAN ATTEND?Open to any students in specific grade levels listed in the program descriptions below.
WHEN ARE THEY?Four different programs will be available for Spring 2020: Saturday, Jan. 18, Saturday, Feb. 29, Saturday, Apr. 4, and Saturday, Apr. 11.
IS THERE A COST?No cost. These youth enrichment programs are FREE, but you must register to attend them. (Registration closes two days prior to the program.)
QUESTIONS?For more information, please email or call 1-800-316-3163 ext. 5 or 765-285-6156.

Youth Programs

The Science of Boats:
Sink or Float?

Saturday, February 29, 2020 · 9:00 a.m.–Noon · Grades 6-9 · FREE!
At the Indiana Academy

In this exciting, hands-on program students will learn about Archimedes’ principle and use it to make predictions on whether selected objects will float or sink. Students will build their own boats out of selected materials, with the challenge to build a boat that can hold as much weight as possible without sinking. Along the way students will investigate different boat designs, discussing the pros and cons to assist in designing their own boats.


Virtual Reality

Saturday, April 4, 2020 · 9:00 a.m.–Noon · Grades 6-9 · FREE!
At the Indiana Academy

Students will create their own world – as real as they want it to be. They will learn the basics of 3D programming and explore objects and environments in 3D using the Oculus Rift while learning the history of virtual reality.


The History of Street Food

Saturday, April 11, 2020 · 9:00 a.m.–Noon · Grades 6-9 · FREE!
At the Indiana Academy

The roots of street food can take us way back into history. It is believed that as the first distribution point of street food, small fried fish were sold on the streets in ancient Greece. And now, we see food trucks at fairs, street corners, and sporting events! Urbanization and street food go hand in hand! Participants will make and sample a variety of street snacks*.

*When registering for this program, please be specific when listing allergies, as this program takes place in a commercial kitchen.


Program information subject to change.

https://academy.bsu.edu/outreach/enrichment/