Explorer Camp

Join us for year two of Explorer Camp at the Saints Summer Experience - exclusively for 5th - 9th grades!

Camp directors Megan Whitacre and Toby Lowe also teach in the middle school and have a smart and engaging batch of camps ready to go. Camp meets at the North Campus in Ridgeland, and runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For an additional charge, we offer Early Bird drop off starting at 7:30 a.m. and After Camp Care is available on the South Campus until 5:45pm.

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  • Week 1: Caveman Camp

    Dates: June 4-8

    This week, campers will trace the path of prehistoric man, from hunting and gathering to building huts with simple machines.  Join us for first-hand experience with how our ancestors lived!
  • Week 2: Fashion Week

    Dates: June 11-15

    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.
  • Week 3: Survivor - Explorer Camp

    Dates: June 18-22

    This week, campers will learn survival skills and tactics to keep them alive in the wilderness.  Do you have what it takes?  Find out at Survivor: Explorer Camp, where nobody gets voted off the island!
  • Week 4: The Explorer Camp Life

    Dates: June 25-29

    Campers will design and script and produce their own podcasts on topics of their choice.  Students will work using editing software and practice their interviewing and speaking skills.
  • Week 5: Escape!

    Dates: July 2-6*

    NOTE: There will be NO CAMP on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Back by popular demand!  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: Shark Tank

    Dates: July 9-13

    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 7: CSI - Explorer Camp

    Dates: July 16-20

    Calling all budding detectives! 

    Ever dusted for fingerprints?  Dug up unidentified bones?  During CSI: Explorer Camp, campers will explore the science behind solving mysteries.
  • Week 8: Mission to Mars

    Dates: July 23-27

    Taking a page from Elon Musk's book, this week campers will investigate the possibility of life on Mars.  Can we create a sustainable environment?  Can humans make the journey?  Do Martians already inhabit the planet??  Explorer Campers will find out!

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