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Explorer Camp

Exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, Explorer Camp features a smart and entertaining array of camps. Campers will engage in fun learning experiences on the North Campus each day until noon. After that, they will eat lunch, and then take a SA bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The bus will drop After Care Campers on the South Campus and then head back to the North Campus for all remaining campers to be picked up by 3:30 p.m.

Explorer Camp costs $275 and meets on the North Campus, Monday through Friday beginning at 7:45 a.m. After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60 per week.

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  • Week 1: Marble Runs (June 6 – 10)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 1: Marble Runs
    This week is about building race tracks, roller coasters, obstacle courses, and more for marbles. Students will pick up a few lessons about physics and design while building thrilling contraptions and marble circuits.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $275.00 per week. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 2: Going Medieval (June 13 – 17)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 2: Going Medieval 
    Inviting all lords, ladies, knights, artisans and everything in between. Students will look back through the ages and learn about the dark and middle ages with a variety of hands-on activities. They’ll make illuminated manuscripts, smith the finest cardboard armor, and lay siege to tiny castles with desk mounted catapults.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $275.00 per week. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 3: Books, Cards, Stationery (June 21* – 24)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 3: Books, Cards, Stationery
    Students will make their authorial dreams come true. We will look at various media for creating story books or graphic novels and have a showcase at the end of the week.

    *No camp on Monday. Week 3 is a four-day week, due to Juneteenth, observed this year on Monday, June 20.

    Adjusted pricing for Weeks 3 and 5:
    Day Camp – $220/week; After Camp Care – $50/week.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 4: Game Show Week (June 27 – July 1)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 4: Game Show Week
    Students will be both hosts and contestants for this trivia and skill-filled week. Are counselors smarter than a 5th grader? How about camp directors? Come this week to find out!

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $275.00 per week. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 5: Escape Room! (July 5* – July 8)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 5: Escape Room! 
    We will visit a Jackson area escape room to try out the experience on our own before spending the rest of the week designing and testing our own rooms, which will be calibrated to challenge both adults and campers from the lower school. Don’t miss out on this fabulous week!

    *No camp on Monday. Week 5 is a four-day week, due to Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.

    Adjusted pricing for Week 5:
    Day Camp – $220/week; After Camp Care – $50/week.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 6: Bridge Building Challenge (July 11 – 15)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 6: Bridge Building Challenge
    Campers will form competing engineering firms for this week’s challenge. They will balance the cost of materials, time, and size constraints before stress-testing their bridges at the end of the week. Hard hats not required!

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $275.00 per week. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 7: Podcasting and Radio (July 18 – 22)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 7: Podcasting and Radio
    From radio dramas to niche interest, audio content is having a renaissance! Campers will work together to record, edit, and release radio shows or podcasts. They will practice script writing, creating sound effects, and interviewing guests.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $275.00 per week. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 8: Spaced Out (July 25 – 29)

    Join us for another awesome summer of Explorer Camp, exclusively for 5th through 8th grades, on our North Campus in Ridgeland.

    Week 8: Spaced Out
    Reach for the stars! Campers will learn about past and contemporary efforts by space agencies to explore and learn about stellar objects. They’ll try their hand at astronaut training regimens, sample the finest freeze dried cuisine, build purpose driven rovers, and more.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $275.00 per week. 

    Campers will begin each day on the North Campus learning about and engaging with the week's theme. At noon, they'll eat lunch and then (weather permitting) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they’ll take a shuttle bus to the Briarwood Pool in Jackson to swim and hang out from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On inclement weather days and Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will stay on the North Campus for an afternoon of epic camp games, board games, or free play in the gym. They will also have the option to continue working on their projects for the week.

    After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $60.00 per week. The shuttle will drop ASC kids off at the South Campus at around 3:15 p.m., and will head back to the North Campus. All non-ASC Explorer Campers must be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30 p.m.
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
601.987.9300
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
601.853.6000