University School of Jackson

Auxiliary & Summer Programs

Registration for Camp Bruins and our Summer Camps now open!

 

Register for Camp Bruins, our summerlong daycare, as well as our additional summer camps and classes through one of the red links below. USJ camps and classes, excluding after school care, are open to ALL students from any school.

 

Register for Summer Camps today!

Below is a quick link for a listing of Camps by the Week. Full descriptions are available under the Enrollment tab once you log in.

 

CAMPS BY THE WEEK LIST (click here)

 

If your child has not attended a camp at USJ, use the red New Family button. If your child has participated in a summer camp previously or you have logged in before, use the red Returning Family button. 

New Family Registration

Returning Family Login

 

 

COVID-19 Safety

All camps will follow their school-approved COVID safety plans, including the use of masks when appropriate. Camps will be held outside as much as possible. Please send your child in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with a clean mask and labeled water bottle each day. Please apply sunscreen prior to camp. We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to health concerns. In that situation, refunds will be issued.

 


 

CAMP BRUINS Summer 2022

Camp Bruins

 

Camp Bruins is now open!

 

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 3-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 6-July 29, 2022; Mon-Fri 

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

We are closed on Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in observance of the July 4 holiday.

2022 Tuition: 

  • 5 days a week all summer: $1,680
  • 3 days (M/W/F only): $1,040
  • 2 days (T/TH only): $720.
  • By-the-week options are available for campers in rising Kindergarten (we are full K-1st for by the week) 2nd through 6th grade. Rates are $240 for a 5-day week.
  • Lunch is included in the price.
  • There is also a $75 registration fee with one t-shirt included. $150 max registration fee per family.
  • If you would like to purchase another t-shirt, you may do so during checkout for $20 each.

Registration and details for Camp Bruins Summer 2022 will be available to the public through one of the red links above on March 1, 2022. You may enroll your child for two (Tues/Thurs), three (Mon/Wed/Fri), or five days each 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. We had several families that could not be accommodated over the past several years because they missed the early enrollment periods.  Please mark your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, and make plans to enroll early.

 

Camp and Camp Bruins FAQ:

1. Do we offer care between May 31 and June 1-3, 2022 or August 1-10, 2022? 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, 2022, 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 (T/TH) or 3 (M/W/F) days a week, you can add on additional dates if needed by emailing Melissa Zerfoss or Laquita Robinson ([email protected]) after registration.

Other Questions? Contact Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs Melissa Zerfoss at [email protected].

 

 

After School Programs 2022-2023

 

 

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

 

USJ's 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.

WE WILL OPEN ASC ENROLLMENT APRIL 15, 2022 for next fall (the 2022-2023 school year). 

August 11 (the first full day of school) is the first day of After School Care.

Our After School Program is only open to USJ families. You may choose either 5-days, 3-days (M/W/F only), or 2-days (T/TH only) a week.

You may also add additional days as needed when reserved in advance for $25 a day.

Registration for the year is $75 per child/$150 max per family.

Rates are:

  • $1,525 for 5-days a week
  • $1,220 for 3-days a week (M/W/F only)
  • $1,100 for 2-days a week (T/TH only).

One-pay, two-pay (August 15 and January 15), or ten-pay payment plans are available at checkout.

You must have a valid credit or debit card on file to take advantage of the two-pay or ten-pay plans.

All-Day Daycare will be available at $40 per day for a number of dates when school is not in session. The all-day daycare days are not included in After School Care tuition. All-day daycare is also not available when the school is closed due to weather, power outages, etc.

To enroll, click on one of the sign up links above.

Questions? Contact After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator Laquita Robinson at [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. ASSH will be open from August 11, 2022 through December 10, 2022 for the fall semester, and will be open January 4, through May 19, 2023 for the spring semester. If the school is closed for any reason, ASSH will not be available, including on school breaks and parent-teacher conference dates. To enroll, click on one of the sign up links above. Questions? Contact After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator Laquita Robinson at [email protected]

 

After School Enrichments K through 5th Grade

 

After School Enrichments for K-5th will become available for enrollment in August 2022 and classes will begin in September. Options include Art, Gymnastics, TOT Basketball, and Tennis. Questions? Contact After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator Laquita Robinson at [email protected]


For More Information

Melissa Zerfoss
Director of Auxiliary & Summer Programs

[email protected]

Laquita Robinson
After School Care & Camp Bruins Coordinator

[email protected]

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