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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 April 21, 2015

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 8–July 31
Locations: Lake, McWillie, Walton, and Woodville Heights elementaries.
Call about cost and times of day.

Contact Extended Learning Solutions, 2703 First Ave., Jackson, 39209.
Call ELS at (601) 360-2699.
JPS Summer Boost Program
Currently enrolled JPS elementary students in grades 2 and 3 who meet eligibility criteria. TBA 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)
Tuition-based summer school for JPS and non-JPS students who have failed a high school subject. Dates: June 8–July 27
Times: 7:30a–12:30p
Cost: $260/full credit; $160/half credit
Location: Callaway
Contact your child's school to register. Registration is May 1–June 9.

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 8–July 27
Times: 7:30a–12:30p, M–F
Cost: $250
Location: Peeples
Contact your child's school to register. Registration is May 4–June 8 at home school only.
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: 7a-6p, M-F
Cost: $100 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               
Camp Invention Camp Invention, for children entering grades one through six, is an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems, turn ordinary into extraordinary and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules.  Dates: June 8–19
Time: 7:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Cost: $220, with discounts available.
Location: McWillie Elementary

Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention T-shirt. Availability is limited.
For more information or to register, visit the Camp Invention website or call 1-800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today! 
Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi Creative Craft Camps Four- and five-day camps for children ages 5-17. Participants will learn about the history and culture from Master Craftsmen from around the state who will teach a variety of crafts including pottery, fiber, mixed media, mosaics, stained glass, and much more. Dates & Times: Vary by age group and class.
Cost: $160-$185 depending on early registration and age group.
Location: Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, 950 Rice Road Ridgeland, MS.
For more information, visit the Craftsmen's Guild Creative Craft Camp webpage or call (601) 856-7546. To register, download and complete the online registration form.
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. TBA For more information, call 601-949-1900, or visit the FBCJ website.
Genesis & Light Center

Genesis & Light Center's summer program offers a variety of enrichment activities in computer, swimming, fields trips, arts and crafts, painting lessons, snack and lunch,  outdoor and academics activities for students in grades K-9.  Our summer activities will have a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focus. Dates: June 1 - July 31
Times: 7a-5p, full day; 7a-1p or 1p-5p, half day
Cost: income based.

Childcare vouchers accepted.
Afterschool care, during in school months (Aug-May).
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. Learn more on the Genesis and Light website.
High Velocity and Tougaloo College Owens Health and Wellness Center Summer Experience The “Have Fun, Get Fit, Go Nuts, and Be SMART” summer camp for ages 10-14 includes educational enrichment, sports, fitness, and nutrition instruction. The program offers enrichment in STEM areas, sports fundamentals and more. Dates: June 8–July 31
Times: 7a-6p, M-F
Cost: $125/week (Discounts for siblings.)
Contacts: General information, 601-790-0047; Sports, 601-326-1594; Camp, 601-977-7910
Registration available online: www.funfitnuts.com
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 field trips (additional fee for field trips may apply pending location of trip) Dates: June 8-July 31
Times: 7a-6p, full day;
7a-11:30a or 12:30p-6p, half day;
2:30-6p, after school
Cost: $30 registration fee per child; $75/week, full day; $55/week, half day; $45/week, after school
Lunch and snack for full day campers; snack only for half day and after-school 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. Camps begin June 1, and run through week of July 6. Full-day camps, 9a-4p, Half-day camps 9a-12p. Refer to Jackson Zoo website for details. Register online on Jackson Zoo's Camp page, 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. TBA 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. Date: June 1-26, 2015
Times: 9a-3p, M-Th; 8:30a-12p, F.

Pays for housing and a stipend of $500 for full participation in the 4-week program.
For more information, contact Constance Martin, (601) 979-0840.
JSU Summer Camps 2015
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.
Knight Flight 101/OBAP Jackson Aviation (ACE) Camp Aviation camp for students in grades 8-12. TBA 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 7–9 designed to give participants skills and tools to help them become better prepared for leadership roles in school and the community. Dates: June 15–19
Time: 8:30a–4:30p
Cost: $225
Location: Anderson United Methodist Church, 6205 Hanging Moss Road.
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 Time Travelers

Mississippi Department of Archives and History week-long program for students in grades 4-6. From mounds to modern Mississippi, children will discover how Mississippi became the wonderful and diverse place that it is today. Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8a-12p
Cost: $50 registration fee
Location: Old Capitol Museum
Contact Stacey Everett for an application, Museum Division, MDAH, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571. For more information, call 601-576-6800.
Millsaps Summer Enrichment Camps Camps include Song and Stage, Manners with Mrs. Wright, Mental Math, Birding Camp, Guitar Workshop, and classes for young artists. Dates: June and July, depending on program.
Times and costs vary.
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. TBA Refer to the MCM website for registration and contact information.
Mississippi Quest Fitness Community Outreach

This is an academic, sports, fitness, and nutrition camp for children ages 5–16. The program's goal is to help children grow and prepare themselves for the upcoming year through positive and engaging learning experiences. Dates: June 1–July 3, Session I
July 6–31, Session II
Time: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
(Early arrival available.)
Cost: $50, Registration; $100/wk; $400/mo.
Early Bird special ends May 11.
For more information, call 601-982-7360.
Mississippi State Extension Service Summer Reading Skills Program 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. Visit MSU Extension Service Reading Skills website for dates, times, costs, and other information. For more information, call 1-800-964-8888. 
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 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. TBA
For more information, visit the MSO website call 601-207-1262.
Mississippi Youth Basketball Camp Boys and girls ages 6-15 will learn fundamentals of basketball as well as social skills. Date: June 8-11
Time: 8a-1p
Cost: $90
Location: Belhaven University
For more information, contact Kevin Moses, 601-622-0549. Register and pay online at the Mississippi Youth website.
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. Visit the New Stage Summer Camps webpage 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). TBA 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 14-20
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. Activities include math, reading, and language arts enrichment, sports, aerobics, Karate, art, music, sign language, and more. TBA To register, complete and return the application. For more information, contact SportsParadise, 601-954-6370, 497-5840, or 372-3233.
Sylvan Robotics and Coding Half-Day Camps Weeklong morning sessions of engaging, hands-om, educational STEM activities for students in grades 2–8. Each camp session is three hours long and are held in the mornings on weekdays. Dates: June 15-19, grades 2-4; June 22-26, grades 3-5; July 6-10, grades 4-6; July 13-17, grades 3-8; July 20-24, grades 2-4; July 27-31, grades 6-8
Times: 9a-12p, M-F
Call for cost and location information.
Call 601-366-6400 for more informaiton and to reserver your child's spot. Space in summer camps is limited. Tutoring is also available weekdays from 3-7p and Saturdays from 9a-1p.
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: TBA
Times: TBA
Cost: $50, Registration; $240, Tuition
(Scholarships available.)
Location: Fondren Arts District
Call 769-218-8862 or e-mail House of Panache, LLC.
YET (Youth Enrichment Transformation) Center Summer camp activities for students in grades K-5 include Judo, CPR for Kids, arts and crafts, reading, drumline, cheerleading, gymnastics, Spanish classes, dance, boot camp and health and fitness. Dates: June 8-August 5
Times & Costs: Call 601-724-2149 to inquire.
For more information, call 601-724-2149 or visit the YET Center website.

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.