Fun with Math
Director: Christianne Pinell-Jansen
Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
This camp will reinforce mathematics skills through card games, storytelling, songs and other activities. Each day corresponds to a basic operation: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mental tricks.
The student must be familiar with multiplication (time) and division tables.
Storytelling: Mix-Medium Collage Papermaking Art Camp
Director: Roz Roy
Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Students will make a collage using colored, printed, torn or student painted papers as well as found objects such as thread, feathers, buttons, etc. Collage making helps students in formulating ideas while using principles of color and design to execute their vision. Come tell your story!
Summer Guitar Workshop
Director: Jimmy Turner
(Students must bring their own acoustic guitars.)
Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
In this workshop students will learn basic note reading, how to strum chords, and other acoustic guitar fundamentals. Participants will learn how to play songs in both solo and group settings. This class is offered for beginners only.
Director: Chris King
Ages: 10 - 14
Monday-Friday, June 11-15, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(Bring a bagged lunch and water bottle each day.)
Learn to identify birds by sight and sound in this exciting introduction to bird watching directed by Chris King and bird experts from the Jackson Audubon Society. Campers will learn about attracting birds to their own yards using bird feeders, bird houses and native plants. They will also learn about bird migration and bird conservation through fun games and activities.
Each camper will receive both a field guide and a set of binoculars. Scholarships will be available through the Jackson Audubon Society and Mississippi Audubon Society.
Song & Stage Camp
Director: Chrissy Hrivnak
Ages: rising 4-7 graders
Monday-Friday, June 18-22
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Friday)
This camp is designed for rising fourth through seventh grade children who love singing and performing. Campers will learn songs from musicals, incorporate stage movement, write theatrical narratives, and collaborate on an original project. Each camper will have an opportunity to shine in a musical review for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers will need to bring a bagged lunch, water bottle, snack and jacket each day.
Elementary Engineering Building Blocks
Director: Wani McFarland
Monday-Thursday, July 16-19, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Elementary engineering is structured to promote 21st century skills by encouraging students to work together while expanding their builds. Students will creatively build and modify a mine using building blocks that resemble Minecraft.
Amusement Park Fun Building Blocks
Director: Wani McFarland
Monday-Thursday, July 16-19, 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
“Student Engineers” learn about simple machines and their real-world applications. Each student will build various playground items. The students will also explore resistance, friction and gravity. The skills and traits of the engineering profession will also be discussed.
Mosaics for Teens
Director: Teresa Haygood
Cost: $120 (plus $40 supply fee to be paid directly to instructor)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 16-18, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
This fun and intensive workshop is for teens interested in developing their skill in the ancient art of mosaics. Students will create an indoor mosaic wall hanging inspired by Van Gogh’s famous painting, ‘Starry Night’ using glass bits, beads, and tile. They will learn how to cut and shape glass, choose proper adhesives, and grout the final project. All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Students will be able to take their project home at the end of class.