Summer Camps

Spend Your Day at JA!

Jackson Academy Summer Camps have something for everyone, from rising sports or stage stars to future artists and scientists. With more than 30 camps to choose from, there is fun to be had by all rising K4 through ninth graders. Camps are open to JA and non-JA students.

New this Year!

JA is offering a Lunch Club option for campers attending both a morning and an afternoon camp! For $25 a week your child can be dropped off at 8 a.m. and picked up at the conclusion of their afternoon camp. Please bring lunch and we will take care of your camper from there!

Lunch Club is open for any camper who does not attend JA’s summer care program but is attending a morning and an afternoon camp. Your child does NOT have to be a JA student to attend Lunch Club. Lunch Club students may arrive at 8 a.m. and check in at the Preschool. They will be walked to their camp when it is time. They will come back to the Preschool for lunch and then walk over with an adult for their afternoon camp. They will need to check out at the conclusion of their afternoon camp.

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Sign up by May 1 and get 5% off at check out
by using the coupon code Early Bird!

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Sport Camps

Football (2nd-6th) – $80

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!

  • May 17 – 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • May 18 – 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • May 19 – 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Speed Camp (1st-6th) – $80

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 1-4 – 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Baseball Camp (1st-6th) – $80

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, and batting helmet with you. This camp is a HOMERUN!

  • June 8-11 – 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Boys Basketball (2nd-9th) – $80

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 15-18 – 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball (2nd-9th) – $80

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 15-18 – 1:00–4:00 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 22-25 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • June 22-25 – 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Stay-n-Play Tennis (K3-4th) – $80

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’, students 9-10 years old will play on a 60’ marked court, students older than 10 will play on the full sized court), 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.

  • June 22-25 – 8:15-9:15 a.m.
  • June 22-25 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Soccer Shots (K4-1st) – $135

Join us on Soccer Island this summer for our “Carry the Torch” summer camp. Campers will develop their soccer skills, character, and creativity all while having fun and being active. Soccer Shots Camp will include soccer games as well as a variety of other age-appropriate options. Crafts, team building exercises, snack time, and even literature are part of this amazing camp. Campers will be encouraged to participate in daily themes, and camp will conclude with a celebration of the children’s hard work. Come Carry the Torch with us!

  • June 22-25 – 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Soccer (2nd-10th) – $80

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 6-9 – 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Volleyball (3rd-7th) – $80

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!

  • July 13-16 – 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Softball (4th-6th) – $80

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!

  • July 13-16 – 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Cheer/Accent (K4-6th) – $80

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 20-24 – 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Sign up by May 1 and get 5% off at check out
by using the coupon code Early Bird!

Art Camps

I.Heart.Art (K4-1st) – $85

Immerse your child in creativity 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.

  • June 1-4 – 9:00–10:00 a.m.
  • June 1-4 – 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Summertime Fun Art Camp with Joy Miller (2nd-4th) – $140

What do kids love about summer break? Sunshine? The beach? Ice cream cones and popsicles? Your young artist will create artworks based around favorite summertime experiences as they explore new materials and old favorites, including watercolor, tempera paint, clay, papier-mâché and more!

  • June 1-4 – 1:00–3:00 p.m.
I LOVE Food! Art Camp with Joy Miller (5th-7th) – $180

Sushi. Hamburgers. Candy bars. Fruits and veggies. Who doesn’t love food? Whether it’s on a plate or on a canvas, food is worth celebrating! In this fun-filled camp, artists will work with clay, papier-mâché, printmaking, and paints to create mouth-watering masterpieces.

  • June 22-25 – 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Sign up by May 1 and get 5% off at check out
by using the coupon code Early Bird!

STEM Camps

Coding Camp (5th-8th) – $225

Learn serious code in a seriously fun way! Campers will make Sphero robots do incredible things with code they write themselves. The Sphero is an app-enabled robotic ball packed with tiny tech. These robots have little gyroscopes, accelerometers and colorful LED lights. Our campers will program the Sphero robot using actions, controls, and operations or just by using their face. Yes, you read that right. Face Drive is a hilarious feature that uses facial expressions to drive the ball. Registration includes one Sphero robot that your camper will take home (valued at $50).

  • June 1-4 – 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Ninjago® Engineering Camp (K5-4th) – $175

LEGO Ninjago® fans will spin with excitement in this action-packed camp while developing critical thinking skills and creative innovation! Come build motorized models including spinners using Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary LEGO model kits. Imagination and creativity will abound as campers build cool models, battle with their mini-figures, customized battle arenas, tools, vehicles, and more…a S.T.E.A.M. camp experience! All campers take home a Lego mini model and “maker” craft projects from every camp day…”camper created” memorabilia and memories….a bag full of AWESOME! Please send a “peanut free” snack and drink each day.

  • June 1-4 – 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego “Gamer” S.T.E.A.M. Camp (K4-4th) – $175

Join Bricks 4 Kidz at JA! Build the BEST Lego motorized models using Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary LEGO kits…featuring your favorite “gamer” friends…inspired by Sonic, Minecraft, Mario, Pokemon and more. A S.T.E.A.M. camp experience! All campers take home a Lego mini model and “maker” craft projects from each day…”camper created” memorabilia and memories….a bag full of AWESOME! Please send a “peanut free” snack and drink each day.

  • July 6-9 – 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Spa Surprises – Discovering Relaxation through Chemistry and Engineering (1st-5th) – $140

Create your very own spa experience while learning about the wonders of chemistry! Campers will create their very own unique products such as bath bombs, face masks, and even glittery slime. They will explore coding and robotics, make jewelry, and engineer a fashion runway, movie set, and much more! We will end the week with a “Pajama Day” for our clever chemists to try out their creations! This camp is filled with fun and great take-home projects. Please send a snack and drink each day.

  • July 6-9 – 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Fast Finger Challenge (3rd-5th) – $130

Want to learn how to type fast? In this camp students will be challenged to improve their words per minute (wpm) through a series of fun lessons, reviews, and practice sessions. Campers will learn all about home row keys, finger placement, and how to increase their speed. Research shows learning to type can improve spelling, vocabulary, and written composition skills. It also helps make doing homework faster! Each session will feature a STEM activity including LEGO® Robotics.

  • July 6-9 – 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Star Wars: A Galactic STEM Adventure (K5-3rd) – $130

Come on an adventure to explore a far, far away galaxy with Hans Solo, Princess Leia, Anakin, R2D2, and Darth Vader. Learn about circuits, and create your own lightsaber. Enter Anakin’s workspace to complete STEM challenges. Program and race droids with R2D2. Create your own Star Wars video game and complete Jedi training activities!

  • July 13-16 – 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Camp Code! (K5-3rd) – $130

Come join the adventure into the amazing world of coding! Program robotic bugs to wiggle and crawl. Build wild animals with LEGO® Robotics. Climb the highest mountains and explore the great outdoors with virtual and augmented reality. Bring the outdoor fun inside by engineering tents and completing LEGO® STEM Challenges. Be creative with arts and crafts time each day and gather around the campfire for stories and games. Let the adventure begin!

  • July 13-16 – 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Code-A-Saurus Dinosaur Days for BOYS! (K5-3rd) – $130

Get ready to go back in time! Become a paleontologist while working on our “mock dig site” in search of T-Rex bones. Learn to program a roaring and walking dinosaur to go on a Jurassic Park scavenger hunt. Draw and design your own Stegosaurus and T-Rex using graphic programs. Many more stories, puzzles, and games will make this camp a “roaring” good time! Please send a snack and drink each day.

  • July 20-24 – 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Sign up by May 1 and get 5% off at check out
by using the coupon code Early Bird!

Other Camps

Princess Party! (K4-6th) – $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 15-18 – 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Raider Network (5th-8th) – $100

DaDaDa DaDaDa! Join our very own Voice of the Raiders, Bryan Eubank and select Raider Network staff members for the first ever Raider Network Summer Camp. Get first hand behind-the-scenes looks of the 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.

  • June 15-18 – 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Girls for God (5th-8th grade girls) – $80

CJ Stewart, JA high school students, and other instructors will use Adventure-Based Counseling games, seminar-style leadership and devotional sessions, and group-serve opportunities to build upon what participants know about the Ray Higgins SOAR Program. Participants can expect to get to know themselves and their classmates at a much deeper level. The camp will focus on our identity and what makes us valuable in life. Servant leadership principles will be taught to illustrate these truths.

  • June 22-25 – 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Intro to SOAR (2nd-4th) – $80

CJ Stewart, JA high school students, and other instructors will use Adventure-Based Counseling games to introduce participants to the Ray Higgins SOAR Program, what they can expect to participate in at JA, and how these experiences and events will help shape who they become in life.

  • June 22-25 – 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Essentials of Etiquette (3rd-5th) – $90

Dining skills and protocol for the 21st Century! Essentials of Etiquette is a three-day mini camp designed to instill dining protocol and social graces using fun and food. Guided by Evelyn Harris, Certified Etiquette Consultant, lessons will include the introduction and use of utensils and will be hands-on. The camp will culminate with a three-course meal!

  • July 6-8 – 10:30 a.m.–12:00 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 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 participate will take home six petit fours.

  • July 10 – 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Boys SOAR (5th-8th grade boys) – $80

CJ Stewart, JA high school students, and other instructors will use Adventure-Based Counseling games, seminar-style leadership and devotional sessions in addition to team competitions to build upon what participants know about the Ray Higgins SOAR Program. Participants can expect to get to know themselves and their classmates at a much deeper level through physical challenges, which will stretch the campers’ attitudes about themselves and others. The camp will focus on ownership and how our individual attitudes impact life and its challenges.

  • July 13-16 – 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Sew Fun Studios SEW SWEET Sewing Camp (2nd-6th) – $225

Join Sew Fun Studios at Jackson Academy to SEW all things SWEET! Sew a giant doughnut pillow, cupcake accessories, and more “Sweet” projects! Students will complete four amazing (SWEET) sewing projects reflecting their creative sense of style. Tuition includes ALL fabric, notions, supplies, AND the use of a sewing machine. All ability levels welcome. Limited number of campers. Advance registration required. Walk-in campers cannot be accommodated due to equipment/supply needs. Please send a “peanut free” snack and drink each day. Attending JA Cheer/Accent Camp in the morning? Bring a lunch and join Sew Fun in the afternoon for a FULL day of JA camp FUN!

  • July 20-24 – 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Sign up by May 1 and get 5% off at check out
by using the coupon code Early Bird!