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Below is a list of summer programs offered in the local area arranged alphabetically with all JPS programs listed first. A brief description and registration details are included with each program listing. Dates, times, and costs will be added as the information becomes available for the current year.

Some of the programs are not sponsored by Jackson Public Schools and are provided on this list for informational purposes only. A program's appearance on this list does not imply an endorsement by Jackson Public Schools.

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Last updated May 23, 2014

Program Description Details Registration
JPS ELS Summer Adventure Club

Students ages 4-13 can take part in half-day or full-day summer camp with weekly themed units that engage students in fun activities and generate excitement. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided. Dates: June 2-July 25
Times: 7am-6pm, full-day; 7am-1pm or 1pm-6pm, half-day
Cost: $75 per week, full-day; $60 per week, half-day

Childcare vouchers accepted.
Contact Extended Learning Solutions, 2703 First Ave., Jackson, 39209.
Call ELS at (601) 360-2699.
JPS Summer Boost Program

Program Information
Currently enrolled JPS elementary students in grades 2 and 3 who meet eligibility criteria. Dates: June 2-26
Times: 7:45a-1p
Cost: FREE
Locations: Boyd, North; Lake, Central; Key, South.
Mondays–Thursdays only.
Lunch provided
Contact your child's school to enroll.
Contact Extended Learning Solutions to enroll students in after school care at (601) 360-2699.
JPS Summer School (High)

Program Information
Tuition-based summer school for JPS and non-JPS students who have failed a high school subject. Dates: June 4-July 23
Times: 7:30a-12:30p
Cost: TBA
Location: Provine High
Registration begins May 1.
Contact your child's school to register.
Registration is May 1–June 3.

JPS Summer School (Middle)

Program Information
Tuition-based summer school for JPS middle school students who have not mastered state and/or district objectives in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Dates: June 2-July 18
Times: 8a-12p
Cost: $250
Location: Powell Middle

Contact your child's school to register. Registration is May 19-30 at home school only.
Acting Intensive Summer Camp New York based theatre director Samip Raval brings professional actors and directors to three-week acting camp for students ages 14-18 who aspire to excel in the performing arts. Dates: May 27-June 14
Times: 10a-4p
Cost: $325 before May 15.
Location: Canton Convention Center, Canton, MS
To register, go to SamipRaval.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Miss. Summer Programs Boys & Girls Clubs programs focus on its five core areas: Character & Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation, and Education & Career Development. “Summer Brain Gain” summer program will focus on math, science, and literacy. Dates: June 2-August 1
Times: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., M-F
Cost: $100.00 per child; Includes three meals and afternoon snack; Field trip fees are extra.
The club will have a science fair at the end of the 9-week summer program.
Contact a club to register:
Canton, 601-855-0001
Capitol, 601-948-7211
Sykes, 601-372-4111
Walker, 601-372-9090               
First Baptist Church Summer Day Camp Day Camps are offered in May and June for ages 3 and up. Offerings includeBallet, VBS Basketball, Upward Flag Football, Junior All-Stars, Upward Cheerleading, Art, Magnificent Manners, and more. Dates, times, and costs vary.
Refer to the FBCJ Day Camps website for details.
For more information, call 601-949-1900, or visit the FBCJ website.
Genesis & Light Center
(JULY SPECIAL RATE)

Application

Flyer

Genesis & Light Center's summer program offers a variety of enrichment activities in computer, sports, fields trips, arts and crafts, painting lessons, and academics for students in grades K-9.  Our summer activities will have a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focus. Dates: July 1 - August 1
Times: 7a-5p, full day; 7a-1p or 1p-5p, half day
Cost: $50/week; No Registration fee.

Childcare vouchers accepted.
Afterschool care, starts in August 2014.
Complete the application and return by mail to GLEAM, 4914 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39206 or fax to 601-362-6737. Call  601-362-6736 or e-mail Genesis and Light Center.
Hope & A Future Learning Center – South Jackson Students 5 -14 years old will prepare for the next grade level through summer enrichment activities, to include: JPS Summer Reading Program, Math & Language Arts activities, music, dance, sports and fieldtrips (additional fee for fieldtrips may apply pending location of trip) Dates: June 2-August 8
Times: 7a-6p, full day;
7a-11:30a or 12:30p-6p,
half day;
2:30-6p, afterschool
Cost: $30 Registration fee per child; $75/week, full day; $55/week, half day;
$45/week, afterschool
Lunch and snack for full day campers; snack only for half day and afterschool campers
Location: Hope & A Future, 2877 Fairhill Drive, Jackson, MS.
All tuition/fees paid weekly
Childcare vouchers accepted
For more information or to register call 601-665-4034 or 601-966-3986, or e-mail Hope & A Future.



Jackson Zoo Camp Week-long full or half-day summer experiences for students ages 4-12 years with activities, games, crafts, hikes and animal encounters Dates, times, and costs vary. Refer to Jackson Zoo website for details. Register online at jacksonzoo.org
or call the zoo at (601) 352-2580 x 240.
Joezon Darby's School of Skillz Basketball Camp Eleventh annual basketball skills camp for boys and girls ages 4-16. Dates: June 9-13
Times: 7:30a-12:30p
Cost: $100/athlete
Location: New Jerusalem, 5708 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS
To register, call Joezon Darby at (601) 573-4916.
JSU CESTEME Summer Bridge Summer Bridge is open to JSU incoming freshmen STEM students to facilitate their transition and success in STEM degree programs. Dates: June 2-27, 2014
Times: 9a-3p, M-Th; 8:30a-12p, F
Housing is not provided and college credit is not awarded.
For more information, contact Constance Martin, (601) 979-0840.
JSU Summer Camp 2014
Jackson State University will host over 50 summer camps in several categories: Academic and Science, Development and Enrichment, Early Child Development, Music, and Physical Fitness, Health and Wellness. Dates, times, and costs vary.
Refer to the Jackson State Summer Programs website for details.
Refer to the Jackson State Summer Programs website for contact information.
K.I.N.G.S. Summer Leadership Institute

CANCELLED!
Call (601) 862-4919 for more info.
Weekly camps for boys ages 5-16. Programs include Boys II Kings (Ages 5-12) educational and social enrichment camp and KINGS Art & Media Institute (Ages 13-16) designed to immerse students in the craft of media education. Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
Times: 7a-5:00p
Cost: $65/week
Locations:
North–TBA
South–Apostolic Restoration Ministry, 1020 W. McDowell Road.
To register or contact the organizer for more information, visit the K.I.N.G.S. Leadership Summer Institute website.
Knight Flight 101/OBAP Jackson Aviation (ACE) Camp Aviation camp for students in grades 8-12. Dates: July 21-23
Cost: $75 registration fee, deadline June 30.
Location: Hinds Community College, Raymond (overnight)
Register online at ACE Camp website. For more info, call 601-927-2147 or e-mail Kimberly Farmer.
Leadership Institute for African-American Boys Week-long leadership development program for African-American male students enrolled in grades 6-8 designed to give participants skills and tools to help them become better preapred for leadership roles in school and the community. Dates: June 23-27
Times: 8a-5p
Cost: Free
Location: Anderson United Methodist Church
To apply, students must submit an essay stating why they want to participate, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of grade reports. For more information, contact Vangela M. Wade, (601) 856-9967.
MDAH Mississippi Inspectors

Program Information
Mississippi Department of Archives and History week-long program for students in grades 4-6. Dates: July 14-19
Time: 8:30a-12p
Cost: $40 registration fee
Location: Old Capitol Museum
Complete and return the Mississippi Inspectors registration form with $40 fee to Stacey Everett
Museum Division, MDAH, P.O. Box 571,
Jackson, MS 39205-0571. Deadline is July 3. For more information, call 601-576-6800.
Millsaps Summer Enrichment Camps Camps include Song and Stage, Reading and Writing in College, Manners with Mrs. Wright, Conversational Spanish for Children, Mental Math, Birding Camp, Puppets and Plays, Guitar Workshop, and classes for young artists. Dates: June and July, depending on program.
Times: Vary
Costs: Vary
Location: Millsaps College
To register, go to the Summer Enrichment Camp website  or call (601) 974-1130. See a complete description of offerings.
Mississippi Children's Museum Summer Camps Programs are for children ages 5-10. Dates, times, and costs vary.
Refer to the MCM Summer Programs website for details.
Refer to the MCM website for registration and contact information.
MSO Premier Orchestral Institute

Six-day program for string players from beginner to advanced levels. Students will go through all aspects of the orchestra experience and take part in a Grand Finale Concert. Dates: June 9-14
Times: TBA
Cost: $50 Registration
For more information, visit the POI website call 601-207-1262.
Mississippi State Extension Service Summer Reading Skills Program


Program Information

The Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for Continuing Education offers reading skills programs during the summer for students from pre-school to rising 11th graders. Classes are offered at Millsaps College in Jackson and begin May 31, 2014. Dates and times vary by age. Call for registration and other cost information. For more information, call 1-800-979-9151. 
Mississippi Youth Basketball Camp Boys and girls ages 6-15 will learn fundamentals of basketball as well as social skills. Dates: June 23-25
Times: 8a-1p (Dropoff at 7a)
Cost: $75/athlete
Location: Belhaven College
For more information, contact Kevin Moses, 601-622-0549 
MTEC Child Care Services, Inc. MTEC provides summer enrichment, extra-curricular activities and fine arts/culinary arts instruction during a nine-week summer camp for students ages 5-13. Dates: June 2-August 1
Times: TBA
Cost: $35/registration; $60/week
Vouchers accepted.
Orientation is at 12p, May 17.
For more information, call (601) 720-6022.
New Stage Theatre Summer Camps

New Stage offers three age appropriate camps: First Stages Camp for 1-4 graders; Acting Shakespeare Camp for 5-11 graders; and Broadway Jr. Summer Camp for 5-11 graders. Students will learn acting, dancing, speaking and more. Dates and times vary.
Discounts for early registration until May 9.
Refer to the New Stage website for details.
For details and to register, e-mail New Stage Education Director Chris Roebuck or call (601) 948-3533 x 232.
New Summit School Summer Programs New Summer School Summer School Programs include: Online Courses (6th-12th grades), Summer Enrichment Academic Programs (K-6th grades), and Summer Dyslexia Programs (K-12th grades). Dates, times, and costs vary by program. For details including links to registration forms, visit the New Summit School website.
Piano Discoveries Summer Camp Students will be introduced to new concepts in piano playing, develop listening skills, hear quality musicians in concert and be challenged to take their musicianship to the next level. Dates: June 8-14, 2013.
Refer to the Piano Discoveries website for other details.
Registration forms available from the Camp web site on the Piano Discoveries website
Contact Camp Director at (662) 915-1282.
Sports Paradise Sports & Academics Camp

This camp provides safe, productive, and highly-energetic programs for kids ages 5-14 years. Activites include math, reading, and language arts enrichment, sports, aerobics, Karate, art, music, sign language, and more. Dates: Session 1, June 2-27; Session 2, July 7-August 1
Times: 8a-6p, Dropoff: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $50.00 early registration fee, March 24-May1; $65.00, registration fee, begins May 2.
$20/day, $75/week, $300/month, or $590 for summer if paid by May 30.
Location: St. Therese Catholic School, 309 West McDowell Road, Jackson, MS 39204.
To register, complete and return the application. For more information, contact Shona Stephens, 601-954-6370 or Robin Bennett-Anderson, 601-497-5840. You may also call 601-372-3233.
Teen Talent Summer Retreat in Fondren Weekly talent workshop for students in grades 9-12. Activities include acting and dancing, modeling, skin care, exercise, travel, and more. Dates: Tuesdays, June 10-August 5
Times: 9a-2p
Cost: $240
Location: Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave., Jackson, MS
Scholarships are available.
Attend Open House registration on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 3 p.m. Call (769) 218-8862 or e-mail New Face Models Jackson.

Disclaimer: Announcements posted on this website do not imply Jackson Public Schools' endorsement of, or association with, a person, provider, or program. This information is for the use and convenience of JPS employees, parents, and students. Anyone who takes advantage of the information is urged to verify the claims of the opportunities and offers presented.