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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 30 camps to choose from, there is fun to be had by all rising K4 through twelfth graders. 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 on 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 HOME RUN!
- May 22nd – 24th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 5th – 7th – 8:30 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 5th – 8th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 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 12th – 15th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 37-year JA tradition is one your camper doesn’t want to miss!
- June 19th – 22nd – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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!
- June 19th – 22nd – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Speed & Agility (1st-6th) – $90
On your mark…get set…GO!! Join JA’s Coach Brandt Walker as he brings Speed & Agility 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!
- July 10th – 13th – 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!
- July 10th – 13th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 10th – 13th – 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. for rising K4 – K5
- July 10th – 13th – 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 17th – 20th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Raider Nights Under the Lights 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!
- July 17th – 19th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 24th – 27th – 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 5th – 8th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- June 5th – 8th – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Colorful Creations (K5-5th) – $160
Spend your afternoon working with bright and fun watercolor paints and acrylic paints! We will craft beautiful 3D paper mache objects, create an abstract canvas, and make a gorgeous summertime garland. If you’re creative and love art, this is the camp for you! This camp is limited to 12 campers.
- June 12th – 15th – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Of Sea, Sand, & Sailboats Art Camp (2nd-4th) – $140
Of Sea, Sand, and Sailboats … and fish, lighthouses, jellyfish, and ocean waves! This camp is a creative exploration of the sights, sounds, and creatures of the sea. Paint, clay, mixed media, collage, and printmaking are just a few of the exciting media we’ll use to create amazing works of art that are sure to “blow you out of the water”! This camp is limited to 15 campers.
- June 19th – 22nd – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
What a Relief Metals & Clay Art Camp (5th-12th) – $195
Artists will be introduced to a variety of techniques for creating relief sculptures – artworks that have parts raised up off the 2D background, creating a 3D effect. By the end of the week they will have created a shiny metal embossing – framed and ready to display – along with several 3-dimensional paper, cardboard, and clay sculptures. This camp is limited to 15 campers.
- June 26th – 29th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Art Exploration (K4-K5) – $120
Imagination and exploration are the heart of this camp! Campers will stimulate their creative imaginations and explore the endless possibilities of art through a variety of mediums, including printmaking, watercolors, acrylics, and clay. Parents, make room on the fridge because your kids will love the art they bring home! This camp is limited to 12 campers.
- July 10th – 13th – 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Art Exploration (1st-4th) – $160
Imagination and exploration are the heart of this camp! Campers will stimulate their creative imaginations and explore the endless possibilities of art through a variety of mediums, including printmaking, watercolors, acrylics, and clay. Parents, make room on the fridge because your kids will love the art they bring home! This camp is limited to 20 campers.
- July 10th – 13th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz: LEGO® Jr. Engineer Safari Adventures (K4-2nd) – $175
Attention all explorers! Join Bricks 4 Kidz at Jackson Academy for a LEGO® Safari Expedition! In our “Safari Adventures” Junior Engineer camp, students will build giraffes, monkeys, elephants, lions, zebras, and more amazing animals using our proprietary LEGO® models developed by architects and engineers! We will play LEGO® games, and create craft projects to take home. Each day will offer both creative exploration and LEGO® model building experiences. Let’s EXPLORE and LEARN about the Serengeti Plains with an amazing assortment of LEGO® bricks in this FUN expedition camp week! Limited number of campers! Tuition includes a daily craft project and a LEGO® mini model! This camp is limited to 20 campers. Please send a peanut-free snack and drink each day.
- June 12th – 15th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: LEGO® Mania! (K5-3rd) – $140
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, minifigures, and more. This fun- filled camp is perfect for all LEGO® fans! This camp is limited to 20 campers. Please send a snack and water bottle each day.
- June 19th – 22nd – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Space Engineers (K5-3rd) – $140
Get ready to launch into space with some out of this world STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities! Explore the Milky Way galaxy and learn about space exploration using augmented reality. Engineer your own LEGO® rockets, space shuttles, and much more. Learn about coding and robotics with the help of some extraterrestrial friends. Hands-on science experiments and crafts take this camp over the moon! This camp is limited to 20 campers. Please send a water bottle each day.
- June 26th – 29th – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rock & Roll Science (3rd-6th) – $140
Rock and Roll Science! Rocks, minerals and volcanoes! 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! For the “ROLL” in our rock …. We will construct rockets and roller coasters to explore the world of MOTION! This camp is limited to 20 campers.
- June 26th – 29th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Kitchen Scientists (1st-5th) – $150
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 20 campers. Please send a snack and water bottle each day.
- July 10th – 13th – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Computer Explorers: Minecraft Explorers Camp (K5-3rd) – $140
Do you love Minecraft? Come craft, build, and learn more about your favorite game with us! Explore the world of Minecraft while building your own house, taming animals, mining for diamonds, and more! Also, create your own stop-motion animation movie featuring Steve, Alex, Creepers, and many more characters from the game. Hands-on Minecraft STEM activities will bring the world of Minecraft to life! This camp is limited to 20 campers. Please send a snack and water bottle each day.
- July 17th – 20th – 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 17th-20th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz: LEGO® Super Heroes & Villains STEM Camp (K5-3rd) – $175
Join Bricks 4 Kidz at Jackson Academy for an extraordinary week of LEGO® fun! Superheroes-in-training will learn about the world of heroes and villains, identify their super powers, build motorized LEGO® models representing their favorite characters, play games, and have a SUPER Science experience! In the end, good triumphs over evil and the Superheroes save the day! This Bricks 4 Kidz® camp will include loads of LEGO® building focusing on basic principles of engineering and physics. Campers will create a themed craft project each day and take home a LEGO® mini model or mini figure at the end of the week! This camp is limited to 20 campers. Please send a peanut-free snack and drink each day.
- July 24th – 27th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chillin’ on the Piano with Ms. Kay (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.
- June 5th – 8th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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.
- June 5th – 8th – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You Da Bomb! (3rd-6th) – $45
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. 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 bath bombs.
- Friday, June 9th – 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 12th – 15th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Floral Design Fun (3rd-6th) – $70
Do you have a green thumb? If you do, or if you want to, then this will be the perfect way to spend your Friday morning! Come join Brittany Brown, familiar face from the lower school office, and owner of Florals by Brittany, in a morning of floral design and fun! You will learn how to make a beautiful flower arrangement and flower crown adorned with pretty ribbon. All material is included, and you can take your designs hope with you. This camp is limited to 15 campers.
- Friday, June 23rd – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Camp Raider! (1st-3rd) – $115
Hut, hut, hike! Come enjoy a variety of outdoor games and activities with our SOAR team! Over the course of the week, you will play more than 15 games such as kickball, soccer, disc golf, and more. Not only will you be busy running bases and scoring goals, but you will also be treated to Mr. Dean’s “World Renowned Hydration Station” and healthy snacks. If you are looking for an active way to spend your morning, then GO LONG and CATCH this camp! Drop off begins at 7:30, and the camp begins at 8:00. Please send a refillable water bottle each day.
- June 26th – 29th – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Princess Party! (K4-4th) – $135
Welcome, Royal Guests, to our Summer Princess Dance Camp. 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 26th – 29th – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Times Table (4th-6th) – $100
If memorizing multiplication facts and timed drills are not your jam, this camp is for you! Times Tales is a creative, innovative mnemonic-based program that makes it fun and easy to memorize the upper multiplication facts. Times Tales uses cute, simple stories to provide students with a “memory peg,” allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract facts. This camp is limited to 12 campers.
- July 10th – 13th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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 14th – 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 17th – 20th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A Girl’s Guide to Teen Years (7th-9th) – $150
Join JA teacher and emotional wellness coach Colleen Jones in learning how to make your teen years terrific! Discover how to nurture self love, navigate relationships with friends and family, set SMART goals, resolve conflict, manage your thoughts and emotions, and set boundaries. The skills learned during this week will leave campers equipped with the tools to become the very best version of themselves as they take on the teen years.
- July 17th – 20th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fairy Garden Terrariums (2nd-6th) – $50
Come join Brittany Brown, familiar face from the lower school office, and owner of Florals by Brittany, for a magical morning of creating your very own mini fairy terrarium. You will learn all about how to care for your adorable fairy garden as you watch it grow! This camp is limited to 15 campers.
- Friday, July 21st – 9:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Camp Raider! (3rd-6th) – $115
Hut, hut, hike! Come enjoy a variety of outdoor games and activities with our SOAR team! Over the course of the week, you will play more than 15 games such as kickball, soccer, disc golf and more. Not only will you be busy running bases and scoring goals, but you will also be treated to Mr. Dean’s “World Renowned Hydration Station” and healthy snacks. If you are looking for an active way to spend your morning, then GO LONG and CATCH this camp! Drop off begins at 7:30, and the camp begins at 8:00. Please send a refillable water bottle each day.
- July 24th – 27th – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sew Fun Studios (2nd-6th) – $225
Join Sew Fun Studios at Jackson Academy for a four-day camp, sewing all things COOL—themes we love—emojis, butterflies, rainbows, and more! Campers will create all new projects that reflect their creative sense of style to take home. Students will learn sewing skills and principles of design. Tuition includes all fabric, notions, and use of a sewing machine. All ability levels are welcome. The camp is limited to 12 campers with three Sew Fun teachers. Campers need to bring a peanut-free snack and drink each day.
- July 24th – 27th – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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 your 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.
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 601-362-9677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.