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Summer Enrichment Camps for Kids

Summer 2016

Also explore the Summer Science Splash Camp and the McMullan Young Writers Workshop!

Register by check with a printable Summer Enrichment Camps for Kids form.

Register online for Summer Enrichment Camps with a credit card, debit card, or e-check.

Complete a separate Release Form for each child registered.


INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL MATH
Director: Christianne Pinell-Jansen
Cost: $100
Ages: 11 – 13
Monday – Friday, June 6 - 10
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.


This class will introduce children to simple calculation techniques to rapidly increase his/her ability to perform mental math. Topics included will be single and two column mental addition multiplication review, including multiplying 1-digit and 2-digit numbers and 2-digit by 2-digit numbers. The goal of the camp is to provide an engaging and practical introductory mental math course that cultivates familiarity and love for numbers in an informal atmosphere.


SONG AND STAGE
Camp Director: Chrissy Hrivnak
Cost: $180
Grades: 3 - 6
Monday – Friday, June 6 – 10
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Bring a bagged lunch each day.)


This camp is designed for rising third through sixth 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 their own lunches for a thirty minute lunch break.


SUMMER GUITAR WORKSHOP
Director: Jimmy Turner
Cost: $85 (Students must bring their own acoustic guitars.)
Ages: 14 – 17
Monday – Friday, June 6 - 10
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.


STRENGTHENING READING AND WRITING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND
(Also offered in July)
Director: Anita DeRouen, Ph.D.
Cost: $150
Grades: 11 -12
Monday – Friday, June 13-17
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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.


MANNERS WITH MS. WRIGHT
Director: DeAnn Wright
Cost: $100
Grades: 1 - 6
Monday – Thursday, June 13 - 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Children will enjoy learning how to successfully engage others in this fun and playful week 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.


BIRDING CAMP
Director: Chris King
Cost: $110
Ages: 10 - 14
Monday – Friday, June 13 – 17
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Bring a bagged lunch each day.)


Learn to identify birds by sight and sound in this exciting introduction to bird watching (birding) 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.

During the weeklong camp, participants will fill a 3 ring binder with field notes, coloring sheets, bird puzzles, brochures and factual information. On Thursday parents are requested to drop their children off at LeFleur's Bluff State Park. By the end of the camp, everyone will receive a bird field guide and other goodies to enjoy and keep as a reminder of their summer birding adventure. Return campers are welcome; we will have advanced topics for returning campers.

Please Note: This camp will meet at Millsaps College except for Thursday, June 16th, when campers will meet at LeFleur's Bluff State Park. Details for the morning at LeFleur's Bluff will be included with confirmation of enrollment. Please bring a bagged lunch every day.


WRITE, CAMERA, ACTION!
Director: Julie Rust, Ph.D.
Cost: $120
Grades: 4 -7
Monday – Friday, June 27 – July 1
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Are you a budding author or does your stomach turn every time your teacher says "today's writing lesson is . . . "? Either way, this camp is for you. During the week or digital writing workshop, you will learn how to bring words to life by examining awesome texts, writing your own piece (using any genre and any topic you wish), and transforming your words into multimodal compositions that you will then share with your friends and family on the last day of camp.


DISCOVERING THE YOUNG ARTIST 
Camp Director: Kenny Richardson
Cost: $105
Grades: 1 - 4
Monday – Friday, July 11 -15
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Draw one quick line. Now what? In this delightful camp, children will develop their drawing skills by starting with the basic line. From there, artist and educator Kenny Richardson will guide participants through the concepts of shape, form, shading, and color and oversee playful yet purposeful drawing exercises designed to encourage young artists to take risks and refine existing skills.


STRENGTHENING READING AND WRITING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND
(Also offered in June)

Director: Anita DeRouen, Ph.D.
Cost: $150
Grades: 11 -12
Monday – Friday, July 11-15
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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.


ADVANCED DRAWING FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST
Camp Director: Kenny Richardson
Cost: $105
Grades: 5 - 8
Monday – Friday, July 18 - 22
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Drawing is the foundation for art and one of the keys to unlocking the wonderful world of the imagination and creativity. In this new week long class, practicing young artists will benefit from advanced applications of the five basic principles of drawing. Daily step-by-step exercises will show students how to see correctly to refine their perceptual drawing skills in addition to enhancing their confidence in decision making and problem solving.