University School of Jackson

Auxiliary & Summer Programs

Register below for Summer Camps and Classes

 

Registration for Summer Programs is now open!

Register for 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.

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 before, use the red Returning Family button. 

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Summer Programs 2021

 

Summer Camps

 

Registration for Summer Camps is currently open!  Our programs are open to all students from any school. Please use the red buttons above (New Family or the Returning Family Login) to access the online enrollment system for Summer Programs.

 

Scroll down the page to find information about our Sports camps, Artistic camps, ACT Preps, and Academic classes.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR PRINT a list of Summer Camps by the Week

 

We do have more camps in the works that are coming soon - check back here for more information.

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

 

ACADEMIC SUMMER CAMPS & CLASSES

 

Algebra Boot Camp

  • $155 Rising grades 8th Honors to 12th. Monday through Thursday, July 26-29, 2 to 4 p.m. Instructor Bryce King. This is a refresher course on the fundamentals of Pre-Algebra and Algebra I and serves as reinforcement for the Algebra section of the ACT. Location: Mr. King's Middle School classroom.

Middle School Math Fundamentals

  • $155 Rising grades 6th-8th, Monday through Thursday, July 26-29. Rising 6th: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Rising 7th: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Rising 7th Honors and 8th Grade: 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. This is a refresher course taught by Middle School Honors Math Instructor Mary Claire Hancock and is for students who need to brush up on the basics of math before entering the next grade level. Location: Mrs. Hancock's Middle School classroom.

ROBOTICS Camp June 14-18

  • $135 Rising grades 1st-6th. June 14-18, 1 to 3 p.m. Lower School Technology Instructor Heidi McDaniel will introduce students to the world of robotics. For more information contact [email protected] Location: Lower School Computer Lab.

SCRATCH: Intro to Programming June 7-11

  • $135 Rising grades 3rd-6th. Monday through Friday 1 to 3 p.m. Lower School Technology Teacher Heidi McDaniel will teach MIT's Scratch programming language, which allows you to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Location: Lower School Computer Lab.

STEAM LAB Camp June 21-25

  • $135 Rising grades 1st-6th. June 21-25, 1 to 3 p.m. Lower School Technology Instructor Heidi McDaniel will work to challenge students within the STEAM Lab. Students will work on STEAM projects exploring science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For more information contact [email protected] Location: Lower School Computer Lab.

 

ARTISTIC SUMMER CAMPS

 

Art-Rageous Art Camp June 7-10

  • Session 1 is 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Session 2 is 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
  • $175 Early Bird Rate/$200 after May 15. Rising grades 1st-8th. Monday through Thursday. Session 1 has the same content as Session 2. Instructor: Libby Lynch. Activities include drawing, painting, tie dying, and other fun projects. Includes snacks and all supplies. Wear closed-toed shoes for work on glass project. Location: Libby Lynch’s Upper School Art classroom, which is located at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. Early bird discount is automatically applied at checkout up until May 15. After that, the rate increases due to expedited shipping costs for supplies.

Drama Camp June 7-11

  • Students will work on a one-act play that will be performed for family and friends on Friday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m.
  • $155 Rising grades 6th-12th. Monday through Friday 2 to 4 p.m. Upper School Advanced Theater instructor Erica Davidson. Campers will perform daily theatrical exercises that will help them prepare for when they are on stage. Class and performance location: USJ’s Blankenship Theater, which is located at the back of the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Mindful Art & Yoga June 14-17

  • June 14-17 (Mon-Thurs), 10:30 a.m. until noon. Cost: Early bird rate (by May 15) $175 per parent/child team; $55 each additional child. After May 15, the cost increases to $200 to expedite supplies. Join Libby Lynch at her Mindful Art & Yoga Sumer Retreat with your child! At the summer retreat, participants will make straps to hold their mat, learn simple yoga poses to practice at home, learn how to do a body scan drawing, complete intuitive collages, and so much more! Each day will be centered around a book theme and begin with storytime followed by breathing exercises and a short yoga practice. We will complete each retreat day with a mindful art exercise. Each participant will receive their own yoga mat, sketch journal, watercolors, colored pencils, and other materials needed for all projects included in the retreat fees. Location: Upper School Art Room at 232 McClellan Road. Space is limited. For workshop questions, contact Mrs. Lynch at [email protected]

Musical Theater Camp July 12-20

  • Show date for family and friends is the evening of Tuesday, July 20, time TBA.
  • $175 Rising grades 1st-9th. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 12-20. Actual dates are July 12 and 13 (Mon/Tues), July 15, 16, and 17 (Thurs/Fri/Sat), and July 13-14 (Mon/Tues). Dr. Tammy Grant will once again teach campers how to perform a Broadway JR. musical. This camp often fills completely with a waiting list so register today. Location: USJ’s Blankenship Theater, which is located at the back of the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. Please note that the camp runs through the middle of the weekend and has sessions on both Friday and Saturday nights, July 16 and 17.
  • The musical will be announced as soon as the rights are secured. This will be the SAME musical that the Middle School will perform next school year. This is a GREAT way to learn the show early for auditions!

Private Piano Lessons This Summer with Dr. Tammy Grant

  • $290 with interest-free payment plan available with auto-pay. Grades 4th-12th. 8 private piano lessons with Dr. Tammy Grant, beginning the week of June 1. The day of the week will be agreed upon between you and Dr. Grant. She will contact the parent of each student soon after sign up. Advanced Placement Music Theory and Musical Theatre Director Tammy Grant will offer private piano lessons this summer for interested students. Dr. Grant has mentored hundreds of USJ students over the years and is looking forward to working with your child. Developing piano skills is an enjoyable and educational way to learn the foundations of music. Space is extremely limited. Location: Her Middle School classroom if school is Socially-Distanced. Mask and temperature check required. A piano book will be required to purchase through Amazon or other retailers. You also have the option for your child to receive lessons online instead of in person. That option is available as a question during the enrollment process, not as a separate enrollment option.

 

LITTLE BRUINS CAMPS - AGES 4 TO RISING K

Little Bruins American Girl/My Doll & Me Camp June 14-18

  • $125 Ages 4 to Rising K. Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to noon. Your child will love this American Girl Doll-themed camp. Friday will feature a tea party to end the week. Campers are welcome to bring their favorite doll to the tea. Price includes snacks and the cost of all supplies. Instructor: Shannon Scarbrough. Location: Meet in the Lower School front foyer, which is located at 240 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Little Bruins Beginner's Gymnastics July 19-23

  • $105 Ages 4 to Rising K. Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to noon This fun beginner's gymnastics course will introduce campers to the basics of gymnastics such as rolls, donkey kicks, and cartwheels, and will focus on locomotor skills including jumping, climbing, and landing. Glory Gymnastics. Location: Meet in the Lower School front foyer, which is located at 240 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Little Bruins Soccer Camp June 1-4

  • $105 Ages 4 to Rising K. Tuesday through Friday, June 1 to 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Head Soccer Coach Paul Conway will host this camp for our youngest on the NEW Elementary soccer turf field behind the Lower School. Coach Paul will teach your child the early basics of soccer in a fun format. Send a labeled water bottle each day. Camp will continue in the Elementary Gym in case of rain, so please send athletic shoes. Check in at the Elementary Gym that faces the Middle/Upper building and athletic complex, which is located at 240 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Little Bruins Science & Sensory Camp June 14-18

  • $125 Ages 4 to Rising K. Monday through Friday 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. USJ Faculty member Shannon Scarbrough will guide our young discoverers through various science projects and experiments while including all of the senses to enhance learning! Price includes the cost of snacks and all supplies for the experiments. Location: Meet in the Lower School front foyer, which is located at 240 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Little Bruins Superhero Camp July 12-16

  • $125 Ages 4 to Rising K. Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to noon. Your child will enjoy a week-long camp filled with Superhero adventures. Price includes snacks and the cost of all supplies. Instructor: Shannon Scarbrough. Location: Meet in the Lower School front foyer, which is located at 240 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Little Bruins TOT Basketball with Miss TOT June 21-25

  • $105 Ages 4 to Rising K. Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to noon. This fun, action-packed camp will focus on ball handling, dribbling, and games that will enhance fine motor skills and agility. Instructor: "Miss TOT" Mary-Elizabeth Christenson. Location: Meet in the Lower School front foyer, which is located at 240 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

 

SPORTS SUMMER CAMPS

Baseball Camp June 14-17

  • $105 Rising grades 1st-4th, 9 a.m. to noon / $130 Rising grades 5th-8th, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Head Baseball Coach Clayton Gant will emphasize baseball fundamentals, including hitting, pitching, base running, and throwing, along with offensive and defensive techniques. Location: USJ Baseball field, which is located behind the Football field house at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. If it rains, camp will continue in the Baseball field house.

Best of the West Soccer - see dates below

  • June 7-11: $125 Age 5 to Rising grade 7th. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Head Soccer Coach Paul Conway will emphasize techniques such as shooting, passing, receiving, heading, dribbling and goal keeping. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Location: USJ soccer field, which is located behind the Tennis Courts at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. Rain plan location: Upper School Gym - bring tennis shoes along with cleats.
  • June 14-18 for this age group ONLY: $125 Rising grades 8th-12th. Monday through Friday 5 to 8 p.m. Head Soccer Coach Paul Conway will emphasize techniques such as shooting, passing, receiving, heading, dribbling and goal keeping. Location: USJ soccer field, which is located behind the Tennis Courts at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. Rain plan location: Upper School Gym - bring tennis shoes along with cleats. PLEASE NOTE: Experienced players younger than 8th grade may play up with permission from Coach Conway [email protected]

Boys' Basketball: July 19-22

  • $105 Monday through Thursday, Rising 2nd-5th: 9 a.m. to noon in Lower Elementary Gym. Rising 6th-8th: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Head USJ Boys Basketball Coach will emphasize fundamentals including ball handling, shooting, footwork, and passing. Location: USJ’s Upper School Gym for 6th-8th, which is located at the back of our Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. USJ's Lower School Elementary Gym for 2nd-5th, which is located on the North end of the building at 240 McClellan Rd.

Cross Country/Running Camp June 14-18

  • $105 Rising grades 4th-8th. Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Middle School Cross Country Coach Lisa Evans will incorporate cross country, track, and road running. Each day will include warm up drills, as well as core, balance, and strength training. Campers will also learn yoga for runners, sports nutrition, and injury prevention with positive reinforcement to develop a well-rounded athlete. MS Cross Country season starts when school begins and is over in early October. Great way for student to get a head start on training or to decide if they should run cross country in Middle School. Location: Upper School track at Kirkland football field, which is located behind the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Football Camp June 1-3

  • $105 Rising grades K-8th. Tuesday through Thursday 8 to 11 a.m. Head Football Coach Michael Stroup will teach this fundamentals camp and will include skills that are applicable for youth league, middle school, and high school. Location: USJ Football field house, which is located behind the Middle and Upper school building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Girls' Basketball June 1-4

  • $105. Rising grades 2nd-8th. Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Girls' Basketball Head Coach Tony Shutes will host this camp and will focus on ball handling, shooting, and the fundamentals. Location: Upper School gym, which is located at the back of the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

July Soccer Camp July 12-15

  • $105 Age 5 to rising grade 8th Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Instructors: Middle School Soccer Coach Briamst Castro and Head Soccer Coach Paul Conway. Participants will learn shooting, passing, receiving, dribbling, and goalkeeping through individual and group instruction. This camp is for both boys and girls. Location: USJ Soccer field, which is located behind the Tennis courts at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305. Rain plan: Upper School Gym - bring tennis shoes along with cleats.

Softball June 15-17

  • $105 for rising grades 5th-8th. Tuesday through Thursday, June 15-17, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Interim Head Softball Coach Sherri Brauss, Coach Heather Crook, and the Varsity Lady Bruins will teach softball fundamentals. Learn the proper mechanics and execution of the fundamental Softball skills of: catching a thrown ball, executing an overhand throw, fielding ground balls and fly balls, basic pitching, catching, hitting and base running technique. Location: USJ Softball Field at the end of the main entrance road at 232 McClellan Road.

Tennis Camp 1: June 7-11

  • $105 Rising grades K-2nd. Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m.
  • $155 Rising grades 3rd-12th. Monday through Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • This course is for beginners and intermediates. Campers will be divided by age and skill level. Head Tennis Coach and USTPA Pro Ted Measley. Rain plan: Elementary Gym. Location: USJ Tennis Courts, which is located behind the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Tennis Camp 2: June 21-25

  • $105 Rising grades K-2nd. Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m.
  • $155 Rising grades 3rd-12th. Monday through Friday 8 to 11 a.m.
  • This course is for beginners and intermediates. Campers will be divided by age and skill level. Head Tennis Coach and USTPA Pro Ted Measley. Rain plan: Elementary Gym. Location: USJ Tennis Courts, which is located behind the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Tennis Camp 3: July 12-16

  • $105 Rising grades K-2nd. Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m.
  • $155 Rising grades 3rd-12th. Monday through Friday 8 to 11 a.m.
  • This course is for beginners and intermediates. Campers will be divided by age and skill level. Head Tennis Coach and USTPA Pro Ted Measley. Rain plan: Elementary Gym. Location: USJ Tennis Courts, which is located behind the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

Volleyball Camp July 12-15

  • $105. Rising grades 2nd-8th. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon for rising 2nd-5th. 12:30 to 3:30 for rising 6th-8th This camp will emphasize the fundamentals of passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and serving. USJ Volleyball Head Coach. Location: USJ’s Middle School gym, which is located in the back of the Middle and Upper School building at 232 McClellan Road, Jackson, TN 38305.

 

Summer 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 2021

Camp Bruins

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 7-July 30, 2021; Mon-Fri 

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

We will not close this summer in observance of July 4, 2021, since it falls on a Sunday.

2021 Tuition: 5 days a week all summer: $1,600; 3 days (M/W/F only): $960; 2 days (T/TH only): $640. Lunch is included in the price. There is also a $50 registration fee and $20 T-shirt fee per child.

Registration and details for Camp Bruins Summer 2021 will be available to the public through one of the red links above on March 6, 2021. You may enroll your child for two (Tues/Thurs), three (Mon/Wed/Fri), or five days each week.

By-the-week options are available for campers in rising Kindergarten through 6th grade. Rates are $220 for a 5-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. 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.

 

Camp and Camp Bruins FAQ:

1. Do we offer care between June 1-4, 2021 or August 2-11 2021? 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, 2021, 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 after registration.

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

 

 


 

ACT Preps 2020-2021

 

Spring 2020 Act Prep Classes

 

USJ faculty will offer ACT English, Math, and Reading/Science Preps this summer just prior the June and July national test dates. Open to all students from any school. Register for our ACT Prep classes online through one of the red links above.

Questions? Contact Melissa Zerfoss at [email protected] or 731-300-3686

 

ACT NATIONAL TEST DATE

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER

 

LATE REGISTRATION

 

June 12, 2021

May 7

May 8-21

July 17, 2021

June 18

June 19-25

     

 

 

After School Programs 2021-2022

 

 

After School Enrichments K through 5th Grade

After School Enrichments for K-5th will become available for enrollment in August 2021. Options include Art, Gymnastics, TOT Basketball, Tennis, and various academic options.

Questions? Contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Melissa Zerfoss at [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 of Auxiliary Programs Melissa Zerfoss 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. To enroll, click on one of the sign up links above. Questions? Contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Melissa Zerfoss at [email protected].

 

 

Conservatory Performing Arts Lessons 2020-2021

Conservatory Programs

USJ will host a variety of performing arts private lessons this spring after school for students interested in piano, theatrical, instrumental, voice, and guitar lessons. Open to all students from any school. More specific information on these after school classes can be found below and through the red NEW FAMILY or RETURNING FAMILY LOGIN buttons at the top of this page. To view the offerings and pricing information, see below:

Information on guitar, piano, theatrical, voice, and instrumental private lessons: Click Here

 


For More Information

Faith Dixon
Director of After School Care & Camp Bruins

[email protected]

Melissa Zerfoss
Director of Auxiliary & Summer Programs

[email protected]

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