Saints Summer Experience: Explorer Camp!

Regular day camps are our most popular camps. Explorer Camp is brand new this year, and is for rising 5th through 9th grades. Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus at the Middle School. All camps are open to everyone — not just St. Andrew's students.


Scroll to the bottom of this page for a description of each week in Explorer Camp!


Explorer Camp runs 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day.
Students can be dropped off at the classroom(s) each day as early as 8:15 a.m.
They will eat lunch at noon and will then take a bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson from 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. they can be dropped in to After Camp Care on the South Campus for an additional charge (they must be picked up by 5:45 p.m.), or they can ride the bus back to the North Campus. If they ride back to the North Campus, they must be picked up no later than 3:30 p.m.


Advanced Registration – at least one day before camp begins for the week:

One week of full day camp is $225. One day of full day camp is $50.
One week of ACC is $50. One day of ACC is $15. Unannounced/unplanned drop ins: $25/day.

Same Day Registration (Don't wait until the first day of camp!)

One week of full day camp is $250. One day of full day camp is $55.
One week of ACC is $75. One day of ACC is $20. Unannounced/unplanned drop ins: $25/day.


Early Bird Discount:

Register for REGULAR DAY CAMP WEEKS on or before midnight on Monday April 3, 2017 and receive a $25 discount per week. DOES NOT APPLY TO ACC, SPECIALTY CAMPS, SPORTS CAMPS, ACADEMIC/GEAR UP CAMPS, OR ANY ENROLLMENT EXTRAS.

Sibling Discount:

10% off day camp pricing and starts with the THIRD sibling. The sibling discount applies ONLY to day camps. It doesn't apply to After Camp Care, Academic Camps, Athletic Camps, Specialty Camps, or any other enrollment extras. Contact Jay for help with this.

Week 1: Ancient Science (June 5 - 9)

The ancient Greeks and Romans are well known for being great thinkers and monumental builders. But how did they accomplish so much without our modern tools? This week, campers will get hands-on experience with the notable inventions of these ancient civilizations.

Week 2: Simple Machines (June 12 - 16)

“Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world.” Thus spoke Archimedes, and we shall investigate the truth to his words. Campers will explore, with the aid of The Way Things Work, six simple machines and see the wondrous ways they have aided and continue to aid humans.

Week 3: The Way Things Work (June 19 - 23)

Campers take on their own engineering challenges this week, by designing and constructing bridges made from different miniature materials. Working quickly within given restraints, campers will make the best bridges possible, culminating in a test day on the last day of the week.

Week 4: Shark Tank (June 26 - 30)

Do you have a million dollar idea? This week, campers will design a product that improves upon something they use often. We will work through planning, building a prototype, and crafting a winning sales pitch. Then, at the end of the week, campers will present their designs in a Shark Tank-style competition!

Week 5: Escape! (July 3 - 7)* - no camp on 7/4

All the rage lately, escape rooms involve a series of puzzles that participants trapped inside need to solve in order to get out. This week, we will try our hands at designing and implementing an escape room for our fellow campers, learning about logic, puzzles, and code-breaking along the way!


Week 6: Rube Goldberg Machines (July 10 - 14)

Taking a cue from OK GO and this video, campers will attempt to build their own machine, as well as make an accompanying video. Campers will design, build, and execute a Rube Goldberg machine.

Week 7: Catapults (July 17 - 21)

In this week, campers will form teams to engineer and build the best catapults. We will combine research in history and physics throughout the design process. On the final day, our designs will be put to the test in a catapult “chunkin’” challenge!

Week 8: To Infinity and Beyond! (July 24 - 28)

Space… the final frontier. Campers in this week will learn about the various challenges of space travel, and work together to find solutions. We will explore rockets, caring for astronauts, and more!

South Campus • Pre-K3 to 4th grade • 4120 Old Canton Road • Jackson, MS 39216 • 601-987-9300
North Campus • Grades 5 to 12 • 370 Old Agency Road • Ridgeland, MS 39157 • 601-853-6000

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