University School of Jackson

Auxiliary & Summer Programs

Registration for Summer Programs is now open!

Register for camps and classes through one of the red links below. USJ camps are open to ALL students from any school.

If you have never attended a camp at USJ, use the red New Family button. If your child has participated in a summer camp before, use the red Returning Family button. 

New Family Camp Registration

Returning Family Login For Camp Account

 


 

Summer Programs 2020

 

Camps

USJ offers a wide variety of day camps, classes, and events for kids of all ages during the summer. Our programs are open to all students from any school. 

Registration for Summer 2020 is now open. You may gain access to our many day camps and classes, including more detailed information, by registering through one of the red links ABOVE.

More information about Camp Bruins, our summerlong daycare, is available near the bottom of this page.

Click on this page to see a listing of all summer camps and classes: Summer Camps 2020

Questions? Contact Director of Summer Programs Melissa Zerfoss: [email protected].

 

Kids Night Out!

June 19, and July 10

Parents can enjoy a Friday night out while the kids have their own adventures! Join our Camp Bruins staff for an evening of fun. Activities include scavenger hunts, escape room-themed puzzles, movies, and indoor gym activities. Each child will enjoy a pizza dinner, drinks, and snacks. 6 to 10 p.m. $35 per child. Ages 3 years to rising 6th grade. We will offer two Friday night sessions over the summer. For more information about Kids Night Out and the Camp Bruins staff, contact Director Faith Dixon at [email protected] Registration and details for Kids Night Out! is available through one of the red login links above.

 

 

Camp Bruins


CAMP BRUINS, SUMMER 2020

 

Camp Bruins, our summerlong daycare program, is designed for working parents who need extended care for their children over the summer. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, relaxing, and fun environment for our students to spend their afternoons. Your children will love our organized program full of learning experiences and fun activities, which are developmentally-appropriate for 2-year-olds through rising 6th graders. Structured weekly themes include water play, arts and crafts, jumpers and inflatables, physical activities, and music. The program is licensed and operates under Department of Education guidelines. Campers may also participate in other USJ Summer Programs while attending Camp Bruins. 

Dates: June 1-August 4, 2020; Mon-Fri (closed July 3)

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2020 Tuition: 5 days a week all summer: $1,800; 4 days: $1,370; 3 days: $1,170; 2 days: $880. Lunch is included in the price. 

Registration and details for Camp Bruins Summer 2020 are available through one of the red links above. You may enroll your child for two, three, four, or five days each week.

By the week options are available for campers in rising Kindergarten through 6th grade. Rates are $195 for a 5-day week and $156 for a 4-day week.

The application deadline is April 15, or until filled, whichever comes first. Camp Bruins usually fills completely much sooner than the deadline so don't delay registration.

 

Camp and Camp Bruins FAQ:

1. Do we offer care between May 26-29 or August 5-1, 2020? Unfortunately, no. In years past, we had designated daycare rooms that could immediately be utilized after school closed or just before the start of the school year. USJ's enrollment in the Lower School has grown so much that we no longer have designated daycare rooms. Camp Bruins staff needs those days at the end of the school year, and before the next year begins to swap supplies, toys, and classroom materials over between the various teachers.

2. Do we offer scholarships for camps or Camp Bruins? Unfortunately, at this time, we do not provide camp scholarships.

3. My child does not attend USJ. Can they attend any of the camps or Camp Bruins? YES! We are open to all students from any school.

4. Is there a deadline to register? Yes, April 15, 2020, is the regular registration deadline, or until full, whichever comes first. We offer open enrollment to our families first, then our returning non-USJ families, then to all students from any school. However, if you plan to enroll, please do so starting on March 1 (or February 15 for current families). We had several families that could not be accommodated last year because they missed the early enrollment periods. Camp Bruins has been full for the last several years. Make plans to enroll early.

5. Do you accept drop-ins? No, unfortunately due to regulatory requirements we cannot accept drop-ins in the summer. If your child is already enrolled in the full summer program for 2, 3, or 4 days a week, you can add on additional dates if needed by emailing Faith Dixon after registration.

Other Questions? Contact Director of Camp Bruins and After School Care Faith Dixon: [email protected].

 

Free Summer 2020 Events at USJ Mark Your Calendar!

 

Summer Library Programs

Summer Library

Special presentation on the following Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Lower School Library, for children through rising 6th grade:

June 3, June 10, June 17,  June 24, July 8, July 15, and July 22 (not available July 1)

Open to all students from any school and their families. The library will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for families with signed enrollment contracts to check out books.

 

 

Movies @ The U

Movies @ The U

Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie on Blankenship Theater's big screen!

Open to all students from any school and their families.

1:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: 

June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21

 

 

 


ACT Preps Summer 2020

 

Spring 2020 Act Prep Classes

 

USJ faculty will offer ACT English, Math, and Reading/Science Preps before the June 13 and July 11 ACT national tests. Open to all students from any school.

 

Upcoming preps:

ACT Reading/Science Prep: June 6 (Sat) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Upper School Library $75 

ACT English Prep: June 8-11 (Mon-Thurs) 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Upper School Meriwether Classroom $155

ACT Math Prep: June 8-11 (Mon-Thurs) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Middle School King Classroom $155

Click on one of the red links above to register your child for our ACT Preps. Questions? Contact Melissa Zerfoss at [email protected] or 731-300-3686.

 

2019-2020 ACT Test Dates

 

 

 
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
     
 June 13, 2020  May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
 July 18, 2020  June 19, 2020

June 20-26, 2020

 

UPDATE from ACT.org on March 16, 2020:

The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

 


 

After School Programs 2020-2021

 

After School Enrichments K through 5th Grade

Students from Kindergarten through 5th grade may participate in various after school enrichments including Art, Tennis, Gymnastics, TOT Basketball, and piano lessons. To enroll, click on one of the sign up links above after August 21, 2020. Questions? Contact Director Faith Dixon: [email protected].

 

After School Care (ASC) for Jr. Cubs through 5th Grade

The After School Care program is designed for working parents who need extended care for their children. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, relaxing, and fun environment for our students to spend their afternoons. The program is licensed and operates under Department of Education guidelines. To enroll, click on one of the sign up links above. Questions? Contact Director Faith Dixon: [email protected].

 

After School Study Hall (ASSH) for 6th through 12th Grade

The After School Study Hall program is designed for working parents who need extended care for their children. Study Hall hours are 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. To enroll, click on one of the sign up links above. Questions? Contact Director Faith Dixon: [email protected].

 

Note: Registration for After School Programs and Mixed Carpool for the 2020-2021 school year will open in late July.

For More Information

Faith Dixon
Director of After School Care & Camp Bruins

[email protected]

Melissa Zerfoss
Assistant to the Board of Trustees and Director of Summer Programs

[email protected]

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