Summer Camps

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Jackson Academy Summer Camps have something for everyone, from rising sports or stage stars to future artists and scientists. With more than 40 camps to choose from, there is fun to be had by all rising K4 through twelfth graders. We even have a few camps for parents this year! Camps are open to JA and non-JA students. Lunch Club is also available for campers attending both a morning and an afternoon camp.

For $25 a week, you can drop off your child at 8 a.m. and pick them up at the conclusion of their afternoon camp. This is only for campers who are attending a morning and an afternoon session. Please bring lunch, and we will take care of your camper from there.

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Baseball (2nd-6th) – $90

One, Two, Three Strikes and you WON’T be out at JA’s baseball camp! Join the best baseball coaching staff and team in town for a week of working and learning all aspects of the game!  Make sure you bring a glove, bat, batting helmet, and water bottle with you! This camp is a HOMERUN! 

  • June 6th – 9th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Volleyball (3rd-7th) – $90

It is an ACE! Volleyball camp is designed to develop skills, volleyball IQ, and teamwork in young athletes. The Lady Raider players and coaches will focus on and teach basic volleyball skills such as passing, serving, setting, hitting, and blocking. These skills will be taught through progressions, games, and one-on-one coaching. Players will be exposed to game-like scenarios to practice new skills learned. This camp is designed to accommodate beginners to intermediate-level players. Come join the Lady Raiders for a fun few days of volleyball with our defending State Champs. Go Raiders!

  • June 6th – 9th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Softball (2nd-5th) – $90

Take me out to the ballgame….take me out to the park! Come join the softball team to work on your hitting, fielding, and base running skills. Plus this fun camp will be filled with many competition games so no one strikes out!

  • June 6th – 9th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Speed & Agility (1st-6th) – $90

On your mark…get set…GO!! Join JA’s Coach Brandt Walker as he brings speed camp back on campus. This fun-filled week certainly won’t slow you down. Campers will be taught skills such as proper running form while participating in speed and agility drills that are sure to take their game to the next level. Bring a water jug each day and get ready for the race!

  • June 13th – 16th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Football (2nd-6th) – $90

We want a TOUCHDOWN! GO! GO! Join JA’s top-notch coaching staff for a few days filled with all the basic football skills you need to jumpstart your summer. From passing to receiving to running, blocking, and tackling, this camp will cover all your football expectations. You will be chanting WE ARE JA after this week!

  • June 13th – 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball (2nd-9th) – $90

Shoot for two! Shoot, shoot for two! The JA Lady Raider Basketball camp teaches young ladies the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and loving environment. Current members of the JA Lady Raider basketball team, along with the coaching staff, instruct campers in dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and, of course, defense! Along with learning fundamentals, campers compete in 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 games. They also compete in Hot Shot and free throw competitions and strive to win the most coveted “Hustler of the Day” award. This 35-year JA tradition is one your camper doesn’t want to miss!

  • June 20th – 23rd – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball (2nd-9th) – $90

Do you know what it takes to be a complete player? It’s more than being a good shooter, passer, and ball-handler. At JA Basketball Skills Camp, campers will not only be skilled in the fundamentals, but also in learning how to play the game. Campers will participate in fundamental training sessions as well as being divided into age groups to compete in skills competitions and play some 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5. Instructors for the camp will be the varsity basketball staff, as well as current and former Raider players. Don’t miss this chance to improve your game and have a lot of fun in the process!

  • June 20th – 23rd – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Soccer Shots (K3-2nd) – $150

Campers will develop their soccer skills, their character, and their creativity while having fun and being active. Campers will be encouraged to participate in daily themes and each camp will conclude with a celebration of the campers’ hard work.  This camp is limited to 30 campers.

  • June 27th – 30th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Archery (4th-12th) – $80

Archery camp is designed to help the beginning archer sharpen his/her bow skills. New archers will learn the proper technique to shoot a bow and arrow, including the proper stature, the correct way to hold a bow, and the proper way to release an arrow. Coach Mallory Gnemi will be leading this camp. All equipment is provided for the camper so they just show up ready to aim!

  • June 27th – 30th – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. for rising 4th – 6th graders
  • June 27th – 30th – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for rising 7th – 12th graders
Soccer (2nd-10th) – $90

Dribble, pass, shoot……girls and boys get ready to sharpen your soccer skill set with the JA Raider soccer teams and coaches! As always…each day will finish with a World Cup tournament. To add to the excitement, the last day will incorporate fun games using all the skills learned throughout the week. The perfect ending for all campers!

  • July 11th – 14th – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stay-n-Play Tennis (K4-4th) – $65

Stay-n-Play Tennis’ main focus is to teach students the proper technique of basic tennis strokes and improve their hand-eye coordination skills. Stay-n-Play Tennis follows the USTA NetGeneration guidelines for our program. The student-teacher ratio is 6-to-1 which ensures a safe and fun learning environment. Students receive instruction on a reduced size tennis court(approx. 36”), using age and size appropriate equipment such as 19,21,23, or 25” racquets and low-pressure tennis balls (Red, Orange, Green). This helps students master skills faster than in a traditional tennis setting. The K4-K5 session is limited to 14 campers. The 1st – 4th grade session is limited to 12 campers.

  • July 11th – 14th – 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. for rising K4 – K5
  • July 11th – 14th – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for rising 1st – 4th graders
Cheer/Accent (K4-6th) – $90

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah!! Ready…OK! This non-stop week of action includes a variety of activities designed to develop cheer and dance team skills! Led by our award-winning JA Accents and cheerleaders there is no doubt this will be the most spirited week of your daughter’s summer. Throw on their favorite workout shorts, top, and tennis shoes so they can show off their dance and cheer skills. A cheerleader or Accent uniform is not required.

  • July 18th – 21st – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Tennis (2nd-9th) – $90

Grab your tennis racket and get ready to play! Whether you’re a beginning, an intermediate, or an advanced player, this program will improve your game and help you get more enjoyment from tennis. Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players.  Players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys, and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way.

  • July 25th – 28th – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
I.Heart.Art (K4-1st) – $85

Immerse your child in creative fun at I.Heart.Art camp! Each day campers will explore new art techniques and make their own artwork while learning and refining their own artistic abilities. I.Heart.Art camp is led by Jackye Barbour, who will guide your child through hands-on learning in a fun and friendly environment. Each camp is limited to 15 campers. 

  • June 6th – 9th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • June 6th – 9th – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Clay Creations Art Camp (5th-12th) – $200

This camp is perfect whether you are brand new to clay or it’s already your favorite material to work with. Artists will use the basic hand-building techniques – pinch pot, coil, and slab – to build pieces that are sculptural, functional, or just plain fun. We’ll get creative with texture and glazes as we shape and color our ceramic pieces. Most pieces will need to be kiln-fired, so they will be available to pick up later in June.  Camp price includes all supplies needed.  This camp is limited to 18 campers.

  • June 6th – 9th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nature is Beautiful Art Camp (2nd-4th) – $140

Young artists will draw inspiration from the natural world as they recreate favorites such as birds, flowers, and butterflies in colorful, new ways. Together we will explore new materials and old favorites, including watercolor, tempera paint, clay, papier-mâché, fiber arts, and more! This camp is limited to 18 campers.

  • June 20th – 23rd – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz: Lego Jr. Engineer “Under the Sea” Camp (K5-2nd) – $195

Join Bricks 4 Kidz this summer for an AMAZING Lego Ocean Adventure! In our “Under the Sea” Junior Builder camp, students will learn about amazing sea creatures such as crabs, coral, manta rays, and some of their favorites like clownfish and sea turtles. We will play LEGO® games and create craft projects to take home. Each day will offer both creative expression and challenging Lego model-building experiences. Create ocean life using our amazing assortment of LEGO® bricks in this FUN camp week! Tuition includes individualized Lego building instruction, daily craft projects, and a Lego mini-figure or mini-model to take home at the end of the week. This camp is limited to 20 campers! Please send a peanut-free snack and drink each day.

  • June 13th – 16th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Star Wars®: A Galactic STEM Adventure (K5-3rd) – $130

Come on an adventure to explore a far, far away galaxy with Han Solo, Princess Leia, Anakin, R2D2, and Darth Vader. Learn about circuits and create your own lightsaber. Enter into Anakin’s workspace to complete STEM challenges. Program and race droids with R2D2. Create your own Star Wars Game and complete Jedi training activities. This camp is limited to 16 campers. Please send a snack and water bottle each day.

  • June 20th – 23rd – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Kitchen Scientists (1st-5th) – $140

STEM takes on a new twist as we experiment with food! We will learn the principles behind edible slime, rock candy, fizzy concoctions, cookie decorating, and more. You will not be hungry in this yummy camp! This camp is limited to 16 campers. Please send a water bottle each day.

  • June 27th – 30th – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Science Rocks! (3rd-6th) – $140

Rocks, minerals, and volcanoes, Oh my! In this camp, your junior geologist will dig into the earth as we explore from crust to core, discover real minerals, and recreate mini natural disasters! This camp will rock your world! This camp is limited to 20 campers.

  • June 27th – 30th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maker Station (K5-4th) – $50

Students will be immersed in Maker Station activities that will celebrate creativity and problem-solving. Come join us for a morning of exploration! Activities will include:

* Retoy: students will reconstruct old toys into a novel invention as well as learn about the patent process

* Oobleck: students will look at the properties of oobleck by forming teams to create, hypothesize and experiment

* Closed Circuit: students will invent their own battery-powered gadgets as well as an “LED Throwie”

This camp is limited to 20 campers.

  • Friday, July 1st – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Disney Imagineers (K5-3rd) – $130

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy for a great camp full of Disney STEM activities. Create your own stop-motion animation movie featuring your favorite characters from Disney movies. Take a ride with Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater to learn about engineering. Join the Avengers and learn about robotics. Help Elsa, Anna and Olaf create a winter wonderland using science.  This camp is limited to 16 campers.  Please send a snack and water bottle each day.

  • July 11th – 14th – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Lego Mania! (K5-3rd) – $130

Attention all LEGO builders! Come let your creativity and imagination go wild in this all-LEGO Camp. Create fast cars and amazing simple machines while learning about engineering principles. Bring animals to life with Lego bricks and coding using LEGO WeDo robotics.  Complete STEAM challenges using Legos, mini-figures, and more. This fun-filled camp is perfect for all LEGO fans!  This camp is limited to 16 campers. Please send a snack and water bottle each day.

  • July 18th – 21st – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Plop! Fizz! Science! (3rd-6th) – $140

Bubbles, Boats, and even slime time! In this camp, your scientist will use inquiry and design to explore bubbles, learn the concepts of buoyancy through boat design, and learn about chemical changes with alka seltzer rockets.  This physical science camp will be full of fun “reactions”. This camp is limited to 20 campers.

  • July 18th – 21st – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz-LEGO® Sports Fanatic Camp! Let’s Play Ball… LEGO® Style! (K-4th) – $195

Play Ball….LEGO® style!  In our Lego Sports Fanatics Camp, our all-star campers will be using LEGO® Bricks to create robotic athletes! Build MOTORIZED soccer players that shoot, hockey skaters that skate, gymnasts that tumble, and much more. Campers will also create their favorite sports team’s logos and players, all out of LEGO® Bricks. Whether it’s college football, the Olympics, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, or hockey, campers will love all that is in store for them when they attend our Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Sports Fanatics camp. Go Team LEGO®! All campers take home a Lego mini model and “maker” craft projects from every camp day as ”camper created” memorabilia and memories—a bag full of AWESOME! It will be your best camp week ever! This camp is limited to 20 campers. Please send a peanut-free snack and drink each day.

  • July 25th – 28th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Trash Can Band (5th-7th) – $95

Tired of the heat?  Come and get the beat!  Groove with the JA Summer Trash Can Band and learn percussion fundamentals.  You will also discover new and exciting ways to annoy your parents with everyday objects! All campers take home their own set of drumsticks.  Sign up now for a banging good time!

  • June 27th – 30th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Way Kool Keyboarding with Ms. Kay’s Kids & Keys (1st-6th) – $150

In this 4-day camp, children will learn the notes on the piano and note values in a FUN musical experience. By the end of the week, they should be able to play simple songs using note letters on C, D, E, F, and B-flat. Campers will have a notebook with songs and worksheets. Keyboards are provided for the lessons.  Ms. Kay highly encourages parents to purchase the Casio SA-76 keyboard on Amazon but it is not required.  This WAY COOL camp is the perfect place to introduce your child to the piano!  Each session is limited to 6 campers..

  • July 11th – 14th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for 1st – 3rd graders
  • July 11th – 14th – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for 4th – 6th graders
Ukulele with Ms. Kay’s Kids & Keys (1st-6th) – $180

Ms. Kay’s Kids & Keys takes pride in offering music classes that are well-structured, engaging, kid-tested, and parent-approved!  Campers will learn basic ukulele chords, easy strumming techniques, and be able to play some easy ukulele songs.  Tuition includes a ukulele, bag, strap, pick, and notebook of lessons, chords, strumming patterns, and songs.  Your children will be strumming a new tune by the end of the week! Each session is limited to 10 campers.

  • July 11th – 14th – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for 1st – 3rd graders
  • July 11th – 14th – 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for 4th – 6th graders
You Da Bomb! (3rd-6th) – $50

Are you the crafty type? Do you want to be? Join JA teacher Roxie Hood to learn how to make colorful, yummy-smelling bath bombs with just a few ingredients. Not only that, campers will also learn how to make lip balm and lip scrub. It will be a delightful way for students to see math and science “in action” as they get to create their finished products. Release your inner artist as you mix ingredients and decorate packaging to take home four three-inch bath bombs and six boxed sets of lip balm + lip scrub. This camp is limited to 12 campers.

  • Friday, June 10th – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Raider Network (5th-8th) – $100

DaDaDa DaDaDa! Join our very own Voice of the Raiders, Bryan Eubank, and get a first-hand behind-the-scenes look at Raider Network’s ESPN broadcast.  Campers will be exposed to a variety of audio and video technologies and learn some of the basic skills of broadcasting. This camp is limited to 20 campers.

  • June 13th – 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Princess Party! (K4-4th) – $135

Welcome Royal Guests, to our Summer Princess Dance Camps.  Princess parties with friends are the very best! We will be dancing to your favorite songs and creating crafts fit for royalty! Perfect for your princess in training, and fit for a queen with makeovers and much much more.  Dancers are welcome to come in their favorite costumes and as always dance shoes are great but not a requirement.  Dancers will need to bring a snack each day.

  • June 20th – 23rd – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Intro to SOAR Outdoors (5th-6th) – $350

Summer Camp @ JA’s SOAR Outdoors will take you where you want to go: on the trail, on the water, and out of the ordinary! Get ready for an action-packed week of learning & fun, including JA’s Ashleigh Adventure Challenge Course, daily hiking, canoeing and the waterslide at Roosevelt State Park, and kayaking at Pelahatchie Bay. We will provide the gear, and transportation to outdoor areas off-campus, so sign up now for a full week of adventure! Tuition includes entrance costs into the MS Science Museum, MS AG Museum, and Roosevelt State Park, as well as pool rental for swim tests and kayaking practice. The camp must have 10 participants and has a limit of 15 campers.  Please bring a sack lunch, snack, and water each day. 

  • June 27th – July 1st – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Petit Four Perfection (5th-8th grade girls) – $40

Who doesn’t love a petit four, and what is more fun than learning how to ice and decorate your own? Stacy and Mike Anderson will demonstrate how to ice a cake with buttercream and fondant glaze as well as how to make small rosettes using an icing bag. This hands-on demonstration is sure to be sweet! Each participant will take home six petit fours. This camp is limited to 20 campers.

  • July 15th – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Raider Ready Camp (K5) – $175

Raider Ready Camp provides rising Kindergarteners with an extra boost of phonics, reading, phonemic awareness, and fine motor instruction through Art enrichment to refresh them for Kindergarten.  Mrs. Denton will teach reading and phonics; Ms. Barbour will teach art and fine motor.  We’ll also have popsicles every day! This camp is limited to 10 campers.

  • July 18th – 21st – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sew Fun Studios:  “Party Style” Sew for a Celebration! (2nd and up) – $245

Come SEW with us…Party style! Sew party-themed projects all week long. We can’t wait to sew for your next celebration! Your child will learn sewing machine basics while creating a variety of awesome projects to take home. Choose from our line of trendy fabrics to make creations that are just your style! Sewing enforces Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) principles. Children learn while having SEW much fun!  Tuition INCLUDES all fabric, notions, supplies, and the use of a sewing machine. The camp is limited to 12 campers with 3 Sew Fun teachers. Campers need to bring a peanut-free snack and drink each day.

  • July 25th – 28th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Butterfly Painting Class with MK Decker (5th – adults) – $95

Who doesn’t love MK Decker’s Butterfly Collection?  Join us for this Friday Pop-Up camp to take her Butterfly Painting Class! You will be given the outline of a butterfly printed onto a 9×12 canvas and be taught an “Introduction to Acrylic Paint Class”. Techniques will include blending as well as others used in MK Decker’s original butterfly collection. The butterfly painting will come framed in a professional gold floating frame.  We will also have fun giveaways of popular merchandise!

  • July 29th – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

FAQs

Are the camps for completed or rising grades?

All summer camps are for RISING grades.

How long is online registration active?

Online registration will close at 8 a.m. on Friday before the camp starts on Monday. 

Is there walk-up registration?

Yes…while you can walk up and register if the camp is not full, you are not guaranteed a T-shirt or a spot if you don’t register in advance. Many of our camps fill up quickly so register early if you can! Once online registration closes, the camp icon on the registration website is changed to provide details for walk-up registration. Please check the website for information related to each camp.

Will my child receive a summer camp T-shirt?

YES! We will have a single Summer Camp T-shirt for all camps. Shirts are only guaranteed if your child is registered two weeks prior to the camp. Your child will receive one shirt in total no matter how many camps they attend. If your child is attending multiple camps this summer, T-shirts will be given at the first camp they attend.

How do I know what to send with my child for their camp?

You will receive an email the weekend before camp starts on Monday. Please be sure to read the email carefully as it will give you all of the details you need for the upcoming week. If you have any questions, please email summercamps@jacksonacademy.org.

How does Lunch Club work, and does my child have to be a JA student to participate?

Lunch Club is open for any camper who does not attend JA’s Summer Care program but is attending both a morning and afternoon camp. Your child does NOT have to be a JA student to attend Lunch Club. Lunch Club students must check in with our Summer Care Program before 8:30 a.m. at the Preschool awning off of Sheffield Drive. They will be walked to their morning camp when it is time, and will then come back to Summer Care for lunch.  Please be sure to send a lunch and water bottle with your child each day. After lunch, they will be walked to their afternoon camp location.  All Lunch Club campers are to be picked up at the conclusion of their afternoon camp.

When you check out on the website you will need to add the Lunch Club option for your child for each week where your child is attending camp all day at JA.  Also, the Lunch Club fee is per child so if you have multiple children participating in Lunch Club make sure to sign up and pay for each child.

Where do I drop my child off and pick up my child for their camp?

You will receive an email the weekend before camp starts on Monday with drop-off and pick-up instructions. Please be sure to read the email carefully as it will give you all of the details you need for the upcoming week. If you child is in our JA Summer Program or is signed up for Lunch Club (see above for information on Lunch Club), you will  need to check in with our Summer Care Program before 8:30 a.m. at the Preschool awning off of Sheffield Drive. Baseball, JA Tennis, and Softball camps will be dropped off at Raider Park (about ½ mile down Sheffield Drive on the left).

What is the early bird discount?

Register by May 1 and receive a 5% discount when you check out. Simply use the code Early Bird when you check out, and your cart will reflect the discount.

What days do the camps take place?

Most camps are Monday-Thursday; however, there are a few exceptions.  Please review the dates of your camps prior to checking out.  We have a few Friday-only pop-up camps this year. Rising 5th & 6th graders have the opportunity for a full week and all-day outdoor camp.

What is the camp cancellation and refund policy?

Once registered there is no refund if your child cannot attend the camp. If for some reason the camp has to be canceled, you will be notified by email and receive a full refund. In case of weather for outdoor camps, the camp will be moved inside and not rescheduled.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

You can call Dawn Duncombe at 601-366-5012 or email summercamps@jacksonacademy.org with any questions you may have.