Summer Enrichment Camps for Kids

 

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Birding Camp
Director: Chris King
Cost: $110
Ages: 10 - 14
Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 9:30am-1:30pm  
(Bring a bagged lunch 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.

Limited scholarships are available (first come first serve). Scholarships are funded by the Jackson Audubon Society. Birding Camp sponsors are Mississippi Audubon Society, Wild Birds Unlimited of Jackson, and David Sibley.

 

Rescue Heroes Building Blocks Camp
Director: Wani McFarland
Cost: $130
Grades: 1-6
Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 9am-11am

Students will use their imaginations to build and engineer structures and vehicles used by their favorite heroes. Students will get to take home what they build!

 

Vehicle Engineering Building Blocks Camp
Director: Wani McFarland
Cost: $130
Grades: 4-8
Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 1pm-3pm

Students will use basic engineering principles to build multiple vehicles used in everyday life. Students will use problem solving and critical thinking to re-engineer these vehicles into creative machines. Students will get to take home what they build!

 

Fun with Math
Director: Christianne Pinell-Jansen
Cost: $100
Ages: 11-13
Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 8:30am-10:30am

This camp will reinforce mathematics skills through lectures, games, storytelling, songs and other activities. Each day corresponds to a basic operation: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mental tricks. Sessions will integrate auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning styles.

The student must be familiar with multiplication (time) and division tables.

 

Manners 1 with Ms. Wright
Director: DeAnn Wright
Cost: $100
Grades: 1-5
Monday, June 19, 10am-2pm

Children will enjoy learning how to successfully engage others in this fun and playful time of interactive classes. Skills including meeting and greeting, telephone etiquette, thank you notes, and dining in both the American and Continental styles will be presented and practiced.

 

Manners 2 with Ms. Wright
Director: DeAnn Wright
Cost: $100
Grades: 1-5
Monday, June 26, 10am-2pm
Manners 2 is designed for students who have already completed Manners 1. Skills presented and practiced include respect and courtesy, manners at home, sports and travel etiquette, dining out, positive impressions and “Be My Guest” - how to leave a positive impression and be invited back.

 

Popular Song Music Camp
Director: Christy Turner
Cost: $100
Grades: 4-6
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 9am-Noon

Come explore popular and Broadway songs in a choir. Have fun singing some of your favorite songs in a group. We will learn music basics and include theater games and short scene exploration with acting. We will conclude the camp with a short performance at the end of the week. Come with a desire to sing, make music, and create!

 

Summer Guitar Workshop
Director: Jimmy Turner
Cost: $85
(Students must bring their own acoustic guitars.)
Ages: 14-17
Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 11am-Noon

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.

 

Strengthening Reading and Writing Skills for College and Beyond
Director: Anita DeRouen, Ph.D.
Cost: $150
Grades: 11-12
Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, 9am-Noon

This workshop is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to strategies for successful reading and writing in college. Participants will practice analytical reading skills in order to ask better, richer and deeper questions; students will also write short pieces to demonstrate their ideas and understanding.

 

Magical Bean Mosaics
Director: Teresa Haygood
Cost: $35
Ages: 5-12
Session 1: Tuesday, June 6, 9:30am-11am
OR
Session 2: Tuesday, June 13, 9:30am-11am
OR
Session 3: Tuesday, June 20, 9:30am-11am
OR
Session 4: Tuesday, June 27, 9:30am-11am

In this creative class, students will make a mixed media mosaic of their self-portrait or funny face of their choice using dried beans and pasta, colorful bottle caps, Mardi Gras beads, sparkly jewels and sequins, googly eyes, jewelry beads, glass tiles, and more! Students will adhere their design on a wooden coaster and will be able to take their project home with them at the end of class. (Parents are welcome to stay through class, but students dropped off must be picked up by 11:00am)

 

Mosaics for Teens
Director: Teresa Haygood           
Cost: $100 (plus $30 supply fee to be paid directly to instructor)
Ages: 12-18
Session 1: Tuesday-Thursday, June 27-29, 1pm-3pm
OR
Session 2: Tuesday-Thursday, July 18-20, 1pm-3pm

This fun and intensive workshop is for teens interested in developing their skill in the ancient art of mosaics. Student 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.