Academic Camps

St. Andrew’s offers a wide range of Academic Camps to help your child get a jump start on the new school year. These camps are especially beneficial for new students. Class size is limited. Please contact your child’s teacher or advisor for more information. Non-St. Andrew’s Students are welcome.

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  • The Reading Clinic

    When: 15 days over four weeks. July 1 - 3; 8 - 11; 15 - 18; 22 - 25, Times to be determined by enrollment.
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 1st-4th
    Cost: $850**
    Instructors: Helen Green & Anne Ranck

    Registration for the Reading Clinic will open to non-St. Andrew's families on May 1, 2019.

    A multi-sensory structured intervention for dyslexia and reading difficulties. Alphabetic Phonics is a system developed at the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and is an extension of the Orton-Gillingham approach to remedial language training. The Reading Clinic teachers are certified as Alphabetic Phonics Therapists by the Payne Center in Oklahoma. They have a combined total of over 50 years teaching in the classroom. This four week class meets for two hours each day; specific times will be determined by enrollment.

    **Reading Clinic Campers can complete their week by adding Kinder or Adventure Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in morning carpool, and pick them up at the end of the day - we'll get them to and from Reading Clinic. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in day camp! Cost: $100 extra per week.

    For campers who choose to complete their week with either Kinder or Adventure Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 per week - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet.

    After Camp Care until 5:45 p.m. is available for an additional $60 per week.
  • All About Animals - a Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills Camp

    Dates: Monday through Thursday, July 8 - 11, 2019 
    Time: 8:30am - 11am
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 2nd - 4th
    Cost: $160
    Instructor: Christine Selman

    Calling all animal lovers! Join us for a week of researching and learning all about animals. Campers will learn strategies to read and understand child-friendly informational text and conclude the week with a product (such as a poster or book) on an animal of choice to share with the class. Emphasis will be placed on using graphic organizers to build critical thinking skills while also brainstorming ways to care for animals. Visits from a local biologist will allow students to see animals up close.

    **An additional $125 lets you "complete their week" — your camper can attend the All About Animals Literacy camp in the mornings and then drop in to regular Adventure Camp until it ends at 2:45 p.m. This bundle includes a full day of day camp on Friday!

    For campers who choose to complete their week with Adventure Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet.

    After Camp Care is also available until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • First Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019 
    Times: 
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 1st
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Judy Menist & Pat Sudduth

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising first grade students each summer:
    • First Grade Gear Up for Math:
        • Give your rising first grader a head start on math skills and concepts. Students will have fun with lots of hands-on activities and games while sprucing up their skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Taught by veteran teachers Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth, this camp is sure to put your student on the right track for first grade math!
    • First Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • This fun and helpful camp is a great way to get your rising first grader ready for first grade reading. Students will get a jump on skills that will be covered during the first months of first grade. Taught by veteran teachers Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth, this camp session is sure to build skills and confidence in your child.
    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Kinder Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in morning carpool, and pick them up in 2:45pm carpool - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is doing Gear Ups AND Kinder Camp, there will be a Kinder Camp field trip on Friday. You will need to decide if you would like your child to miss or attend the field trip, and let us know in advance. If we do not hear from you, your camper will miss the field trip and will stay for their Gear Up Camp(s).

    For campers who choose to complete their week with Kinder Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet. 

    After Camp Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Second Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019
    Times:
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 2nd
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Carla Kelly & Rachel Newman

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising second grade students each summer:
    • Second Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • Get your rising 2nd grader ready for reading with a review/preview week in reading and language. Children’s literature will be our focus as we cover skills in a fun learning environment.
    • Second Grade Gear Up for Math:
      • Get your rising 2nd grader ready for math with a review/preview in math. Using manipulatives and various activities, we will work to solve problems and build understanding of early 2nd grade math concepts.
     
    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Adventure Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in morning carpool, and pick them up in dismissal carpool at 2:45pm - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is doing Gear Ups AND Adventure Camp, there will be an Adventure Camp field trip on Friday. You will need to decide if you would like your child to miss or attend the field trip, and let us know in advance. If we do not hear from you, your camper will miss the field trip and will stay for their Gear Up Camp(s)

    For campers who choose to complete their week with Adventure Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet. 

    After Camp Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Third Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019 
    Times: 
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 3rd
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Beth Peterson & Carolyn Wilmesherr

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising third grade students each summer:
    • Third Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • Get your rising third grader ready for Language Arts with this fun and exciting gear-up camp. Campers will work on their Language Arts skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
    • Third Grade Gear Up for Math:
      • Get your rising third grader ready for Math with this fun and exciting gear-up camp. Campers will work on their Math skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Adventure Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in morning carpool, and pick them up in afternoon carpool at 2:45pm - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups. 

    PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is doing Gear Ups AND Adventure Camp, there will be an Adventure Camp field trip on Friday. You will need to decide if you would like your child to miss or attend the field trip, and let us know in advance. If we do not hear from you, your camper will miss the field trip and will stay for their Gear Up Camp(s)

    For campers who choose to complete their week with Adventure Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet. 

    After Camp Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Fourth Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019
    Times:
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 4th
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructor: Brookley Carmichael & Val Dembny

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising fourth grade students each summer:
    • Fourth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • Led by Brookley Carmichael, students will get a jump start on the fourth grade writer’s workshop through targeted writing activities. Refreshing their writing voice and practicing writing skills will help students start in the fall with greater confidence in their abilities and increased comfort sharing their work with their peers. Narrative writing skills will be the focus, as these will be the building blocks for all writing modes in the fourth grade classroom
    • Fourth Grade Gear Up for Math:
      • Facilitated by Val Dembny, rising fourth graders will use hands-on materials and activities to refresh skills, develop conceptual understanding, and gain confidence for success in fourth grade math. Problem solving will be a prime focus, but also included will be mental math strategies, model drawing, and number sense.
    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Adventure Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in morning carpool, and pick them up in afternoon carpool at 2:45pm - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is doing Gear Ups AND Adventure Camp, there will be an Adventure Camp field trip on Friday. You will need to decide if you would like your child to miss or attend the field trip, and let us know in advance. If we do not hear from you, your camper will miss the field trip and will stay for their Gear Up Camp(s)

    For campers who choose to complete their week with Adventure Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet.

    After Camp Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Fifth Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019 
    Times: 
    • Math - 8:00am to 9:30am
    • Language Arts - 9:30am to 11:00am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 5th
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructor: Virginia Buchanan & Hannah King

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising fifth grade students each summer:
    • Fifth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts, taught by Hannah King:
      • Students will review parts of speech, elements of literature, and writing concepts. Rising fifth graders will practice writing expository and narrative pieces with strong topic sentences and descriptive details. This course will give rising fifth graders confidence as they leap into Middle School.
    • Fifth Grade Gear Up for Math, taught by Virginia Buchanan:
      • Rising fifth graders will review key concepts of fractions, decimals, data and geometry.  Expect hands-on activities, math games, collaborative problem solving and a chance to get acquainted with the Middle School. Bring a water bottle and snack.  Notebooks and pencils will be provided!
    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Explorer Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in the morning, and pick them up at the end of the day - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups.

    For Gear Up Campers who also enroll in Explorer Camp, After Camp Care is available on the SOUTH CAMPUS until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Sixth Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019 
    Times: 
    • Language Arts - 8:00am to 9:30am
    • Math - 9:30am to 11:00am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 6th
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Virginia Buchanan & Hannah King

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising sixth grade students each summer:
    • Sixth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts, taught by Hannah King:
      • During the week, rising sixth graders will review essential grammar and writing skills. Sixth graders will practice writing expository pieces, a creative piece, and a variety of poems. The parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, contractions, possessives, subject/verb agreement and complements will also be covered.
    • Sixth Grade Gear Up for Math, taught by Virginia Buchanan:
      • Rising sixth graders will review key concepts of fractions, decimals, percent, geometry and algebraic expressions through hands-on activities, math games and collaborative problem solving.  .  Bring a water bottle and snack. Notebooks and pencils will be provided!

    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Explorer Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in the morning, and pick them up at the end of the day - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups.

    For Gear Up Campers who also enroll in Explorer Camp, After Camp Care is available on the SOUTH CAMPUS until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Typing at the Speed of Thought - Session 1 - North Campus

    When: June 24 - 27, 2019, 1 to 4pm
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 3rd - 8th
    Cost: $160
    Instructor: Jan Michael

    Rising third through eighth graders will have a great time in this keyboarding course designed to help them become more proficient. Middle School teacher Jan Michael will introduce students to the home keys, proper hand position, alternate keystrokes and common keyboard shortcuts, all while encouraging students to develop speed and accuracy.

    **For an additional $125, 3rd and 4th grade campers can complete their week with Adventure Camp on the South Campus in the mornings. Transportation between campuses is not provided. 5th - 8th graders can join Explorer Camp on the North Campus in the mornings and then do Typing in the afternoons. Either of these packages includes a full day of day camp on Friday!


  • Typing at the Speed of Thought - Session 2 - North Campus

    When: July 15 - 18, 2019, 1 to 4pm
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 3rd-8th
    Cost: $160
    Instructor: Jan Michael

    Rising third through eighth graders will have a great time in this keyboarding course designed to help them become more proficient. Middle School teacher Jan Michael will introduce students to the home keys, proper hand position, alternate keystrokes and common keyboard shortcuts, all while encouraging students to develop speed and accuracy.

    **For an additional $125, 3rd and 4th grade campers can complete their week with Adventure Camp on the South Campus in the mornings. Transportation between campuses is not provided. 5th - 8th graders can join Explorer Camp on the North Campus in the mornings and then do Typing in the afternoons. Either of these packages includes a full day of day camp on Friday!



  • Typing at the Speed of Thought - Session 3 - South Campus

    When: July 22 - 25, 2019, 9am to noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 3rd - 8th
    Cost: $160
    Instructor: Jan Michael

    Rising third through eighth graders will have a great time in this keyboarding course designed to help them become more proficient. Middle School teacher Jan Michael will introduce students to the home keys, proper hand position, alternate keystrokes and common keyboard shortcuts, all while encouraging students to develop speed and accuracy.

    **For an additional $125, 3rd and 4th grade campers can complete their week with Adventure Camp on the South Campus in the afternoons. Transportation between campuses is not provided. A full day of Adventure Camp on Friday is included with this bundle!

    After Camp Care is available on the South Campus for an additional $60.
  • Seventh Grade Gear Up for Pre-Algebra

    When: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019, 8:00am to 9:30am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 7th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Rob Rennie

    Rising seventh grade students will review the skills and concepts covered in sixth grade math with particular emphasis on pre-algebra skills, vocabulary, math test preparation and test-taking strategies. Common math error prevention and correction will be the focus as students gain self-confidence to “hit the ground running” the very first week of school.

    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Explorer Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in the morning, and pick them up at the end of the day at 3:30pm - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100.

    For Gear Up Campers who also enroll in Explorer Camp, After Camp Care is available on the SOUTH CAMPUS until 5:45pm for an additional $60.

     
  • Get a Grip on Grammar

    When: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 5th - 8th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Lynda Morse

    Basic English grammar including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, phrases, conjugations indirect and direct objects will be covered using the Framing Your Thoughts curriculum from Project READ. This curriculum honors all learning styles and provides lessons built on direct-concept teaching utilizing multi-sensory lessons. Pencil and paper not needed. Students often find it hard to believe that it is time to go home!
  • Middle School Study Skills to Motivate & Maximize Student Learning

    When: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 5th-8th
    Cost: $275
    Instructor: Lynda Morse

    Learn how to improve the ability to learn, retain and retrieve information. The aim of this course is to help students make more efficient use of study time, make learning easier, retain what is learned, and feel the work and effort involved is worthwhile. We will cover the following areas: learning styles, organizational skills, how to pay attention, active listening skills, note-taking strategies, reading comprehension, active studying (test prep and study strategies), homework, and a parent review session on Friday.
  • Gear Up for Algebra I

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2019
    Times: 9:30am-11am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 8th and 9th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Abby Condit

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Eighth Grade Gear Up for Algebra:
    Rising eighth grade students will review the skills and concepts covered in seventh grade math with particular emphasis on pre-algebra skills, vocabulary, math test preparation and test-taking strategies. Common math error prevention and correction will be the focus as students gain self-confidence to hit the ground running the very first week of school.
  • Writing Reminder Workshops

    • Option #1: Monday July 29 - Friday August 2, 8:00 - 9:30am 
    • Option #2: Monday July 29 - Friday August 2, 9:30am to 11:00am
    • Option #3: Monday August 5 - Friday August 9, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 7th-12th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Marty Kelly

    Our Middle and Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Writing Reminder Workshops:
    Need a little help dusting off the cobwebs from your writing? Come jump start your writing skills with this refresher workshop, offered in three sessions, on everything from MLA format and formal standard English rules to organizing a paragraph and a five paragraph essay. Let’s sweep those writing dust bunnies away and have our English teachers yelling “Hooray!”

    This class is required for all new St. Andrew’s Students.
  • Algebra Review for Geometry and Above

    When: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 9:30am to 11:00am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 9th-11th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Trish Martin

    Our Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Algebra Review for High School Math
    This course is a review of the main topics in algebra for students preparing for Geometry or Algebra II, or anyone who needs a brush-up. It will cover a range of topics including equation and inequality solving, graphing, systems of equations, exponents and polynomials, radical expressions, and general problem solving. You’ll gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new year.
  • Effective Study Habits and Skills for Upper School

    When: Monday through Friday, July 29 - August 2, 8:00am to 9:30am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 9th-12th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Lynda Morse

    Our Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who are wanting to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Effective Study Habits & Skills
    Study habits are general techniques used for organizing one’s self and managing one’s time. Habits reviewed include: organizing a notebook/binder, recording assignments, setting up a personal study area, prioritizing assignments, being aware of one’s learning style, and maintaining a positive attitude. Study skills are specific abilities one has mastered to facilitate learning.
  • College Essay Workshops

    Seniors, spend time working on your college essay alongside your classmates as you help each other in this important phase of the college application process. In addition, a college admissions officer will review your essay and provide you with guidance about how to do your best work. Students should only attend one of the two Essay Workshops offered.

    Faculty: Colin Dunnigan
    Cost: Free
    Sessions:
    Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9am to noon
    or 
    Monday June 3, 2019 from 1 - 4pm
    Location: Upper School
    Grade: Rising twelfth grade students

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001