Millsaps birding camp. Image: Millsaps College

The lazy days of summer don’t have to be boring – or uninspiring – for your kids.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Millsaps College will both offer enrichment camps for students from pre-k through 12th grade.

Each summer since 1950, St. Andrew’s has offered a comprehensive, educational and fun day camp to the public in the Metro Jackson area. This year is no different – with over 25 academic offerings, 10 athletic camps, more than 20 specialty camps, and their regular day-long day camps for kids in PK3 – 9th grades.

Day camps are taught by St. Andrew’s teachers and coaches and consist of creative and fun classroom learning blended with lots of guided and free-form physical activity. Each week features regular cooking, gardening and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) rotations for every camper.

New this summer is their revamped Explorer Camp for rising 5th – 9th graders. Directed by middle school faculty Megan Whitacre and Toby Lowe, this immersive experience takes older campers on epic journeys through weekly themes like Catapults and Trebuchets, Rube Goldberg Contraptions, Ancient Science, Shark Tank and more. There’s even a week dedicated to building a real life Escape Room.

At Millsaps, the college offers a wide range of summer camps featuring engineering, math, manners, song, reading, art and more.

Vehicle Engineering Building Blocks Camp lets students use basic engineering principles to build multiple vehicles used in everyday life, while the Summer Guitar Workshop teaches basic note reading, how to strum chords, and other acoustic guitar fundamentals.

Strengthening Reading and Writing Skills for College and Beyond is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to strategies for successful reading and writing in college. And Fun With Math reinforces mathematics skills through lectures, games, storytelling, songs and other activities.

To learn more or register for camps at St. Andrew’s, visit this link | To learn more or register for camps at Millsaps, visit this link.