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Summer Enrichment Camps for Kids

Summer 2015

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Camp Director: Chrissy Hrivnak, Michael Hrivnak and Cheryl Coker
Cost: $180
Grades: 3 - 6
Monday – Friday, June 1 - 5
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.

Camp Director: Christy Turner
Cost: $85
Ages: 9-12
Monday – Friday, June 1 - 5
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Music is a wonderful way to start the summer. Enjoy learning the piano in a supportive group setting. Students will get a great introduction to traditional piano lessons. In this camp students will learn the basics of reading written music, performing elementary-level pieces, and exploring the basics of music theory. Experience the joy of music with a great introduction to the piano in a fun, interactive setting.

Director: Jimmy Turner
Cost: $85 (Students must bring their own acoustic guitars.)
Ages: 14 – 17
Monday – Friday, June 1 - 5
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: Christianne Pinell-Jansen
Cost: $55
Ages: 9 -12
Monday – Friday, June 8 - 12
9:00 – 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. These concepts will by reinforced by games and story time.

Director: Anita DeRouen, Ph.D.
Cost: $150
Grades: 11 -12
Monday – Thursday, June 15 - 18
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.

Director: DeAnn Wright
Cost: $99
Grades: 1 - 6
Monday – Thursday, June 15 - 18
1:00 – 2:30 p.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.

Director: Chris King
Cost: $110
Ages: 10 - 14
Monday – Friday, June 15 - 19
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 18, 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.

Director: DeAnn Wright
Cost: $99
Grades: 1 - 6
Monday – Thursday, June 22 - 25
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who have completed Manners 1 will enjoy this interactive class that take them through manners at home - respect and courtesy, travel etiquette, sports etiquette, dining out, how to leave a positive impression and be invited back.

Camp Director: Kenny Richardson
Cost: $105
Grades: 1 - 4
Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10
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.

Camp Director: Kenny Richardson
Cost: $105
Grades: 5 - 8
Monday - Friday, July 13 - 17
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.