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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 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, they will stay on the north campus for fun indoor games and camp games and activities in the gym. On pool days (MWF), 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. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the bus will bring After Care Campers to the South Campus for ACC until 5:45pm. Everyone else will need to be picked up from the North Campus no later than 3:30pm.

Explorer Camp costs $280 per week and meets on the North Campus, Monday through Friday beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. After Camp Care runs until 5:45 p.m. on the South Campus and can be added for an additional $65 per week.

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  • Week 1: Simple Machines, Ancient Technology (June 5 – 9, 2023)

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

    Week 1: Simple Machines, Ancient Technology
    “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.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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: Filmmaking (June 12 – 16, 2023)

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

    Week 2: Filmmaking
    Campers will use iPads to make their directorial dreams come true! We will experiment with making live action and stop motion projects, practice script writing, and try our hand at filming commercials.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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: Shark Tank (June 20 – 23, 2023) No camp Monday 6/19

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

    Week 3: Shark Tank
    Campers will use this week to hone their entrepreneurial skills, either by finding a need that is under-served or figuring out a way to disrupt an already existing service. They will work to refine their pitch and product before presenting to a panel of SA sharks.
     
    *No camp on Monday 6/19. Week 3 is a four-day week, due to the Juneteenth holiday.

    Adjusted pricing for Week 3:
    Day Camp: $225/week 
    After Camp Care: $55/week.



    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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: Fashion Week (June 26 – 30, 2023)

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

    Week 4: Fashion Week
    Just like in Paris and New York, this week Explorer Camp is diving headfirst into the wild world of fashion — from the everyday to the outrageous! Campers will learn about the design process and practice bringing their ideas to life.
     
    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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 – 7, 2023) No camp Monday 7/3 or Tuesday 7/4

    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!
    Escape rooms involve a series of puzzles that participants trapped inside need to solve in order to get out. We will try our hands at designing and implementing an escape room for our fellow campers, learning about logic and puzzles along the way!
    We will take a field trip to an actual Escape Room this week.
     
    *No camp on Monday 7/3 or Tuesday 7/4. Week 5 is a three-day week, due to the Independence Day Holiday.

    Adjusted pricing for Week 5:
    Day Camp: $175/week 
    After Camp Care: $45/week.

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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: So You Want To Be A Spy... (July 10 – 14, 2023)

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

    Week 6: So You Want To Be A Spy...
    This week, campers will try their hands at spycraft, including codebreaking, gadget invention, agility training, and more!

    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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: Papercraft (July 17 – 21, 2023)

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

    Week 7: Papercraft
    It’s the oldest trick in the book — making books! Campers will practice making their own paper and trying different kinds of handmade book binding.
     
    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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: CSI: Explorer Camp (July 24 – 28, 2023)

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

    Week 8: CSI: Explorer Camp
    Calling all budding detectives! Ever dusted for fingerprints? Dug up unidentified bones? During CSI: Explorer Camp, campers will explore the science behind solving mysteries.
     
    Explorer Camp meets on the North Campus in Ridgeland from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $280 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 $65 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