Summer Fun at JWP

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Laughter and Learning Continue Year-Round

Summer Fun at JWP  is offered for children ages 2 years through rising grade 6.  Week-long camp themes are enhanced with special activities and guest visits.  Summer camp is a great way for children to explore passions, develop life skills, and build character.  Incoming students are encouraged to participate.


The 9-week Summer Fun program begins on Monday, June 15, 2020, for enrolled students at the Jackson Walnut Park Schools.  The Jackson Adventurers (Rising Kindergarten-Grade 6) session will open to the public starting the week of June 22, 2020.  The Summer Fun program runs through Friday, August 14th, 2020.   Families may choose to sign up by the week for either a half-day or full-day, with an option for early drop and extended day. There are no partial weeks.

  • Walnut Park Explorers

    • Ages 2-5

    Each week will focus on a theme that includes arts and crafts, cooking, gym games, and group activities.  Each activity is tailored to meet each individual’s needs in a loving and nurturing environment.  This group is open to enrolled Walnut Park students and returning toddlers. 


    Week 1: Fun in the Sun (Current JWP students only)

    June 15- 19

    “School’s out for the summer!”

    Join us for some fun in the sun while we splash in the water and play outside, in nature. This week will have a variety of special activities to get into summer mode, including a visit from Tumblebus!

    Week 2: Gardening

    June 22-26

    “Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow, all it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground. Inch by inch, row by row, please bless these seeds I sow, please keep them safe below, til the rain comes a tumbling down.”

    Children will learn about the life cycle of a plant and what makes a plant grow and thrive. Hands-on learning and caring for the earth will be time well spent during the WP summer camp experience.

    Week 3: Puppets

    June 29-July 2 (No camp on 7/3)

    “I’ve got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or make me frown. I had strings but now I’m free. There are no strings on me!”

    Puppets will come to life in the hands and minds of young children, who will combine artistic skills with the dramatic art of putting on an original puppet show.

    Week 4: Seasons and Water

    July 6-10

    “Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, there are seasons, four in all!

    Water plays a role in each season, with different forms and changes. From condensation to precipitation, from rivers to frozen ponds, the children will experiment with the water cycle as it takes shape during each season.

    Week 5: Stars and Stripes

    July 13-17

    “This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island, From the redwood forest, to the Gulf stream waters, This land was made for you and me.”

    We will celebrate the Fourth of July in 2020 style, with red, white, and blue hand-made decorations, songs, a pretend marching band, and of course, popsicles to go along with a hot summer day!

    Week 6: The Circus is Coming to Town

    July 20-24

    “Here they come, they are back in town. It’s the greatest show around. With elephants and clowns, vibrant color and sounds, the JWP circus is coming to town.”

    What could be more exciting than joining the circus? Our young campers will be introduced to creative skills and entertaining acts that make up a circus.

    Week 7: Super Science 

    July 27-31

    “Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? Rainbows are visions, they’re only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it, but I know they’re wrong wait and see, Someday we’ll find it, the Rainbow Connection, the children, the dreamers, and me.”

    Campers will be given the opportunity to learn about how rainbows come to be, and other fun scientific questions that they can discover through curiosity and exploration. STEAM will be introduced and hands-on experiments and learning will be part of each day.

    Week 8: Scrapbooking

    August 3-7

    “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!”

    This session is designed to give each child a sense of self as they create scrapbooks, “All About Me!” They will use buttons, paint, stickers, and other art supplies to tell the story of their home, family, and favorite things!

    Week 9:-Harvest and Nutrition 

    August 10-14

    “I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas”...

    The children will learn about the basic food groups, the food pyramid, and healthy eating habits, all through observation, discussion, food preparation, and making good choices!

  • Jackson Adventurers

    • Rising Kindergarten-Grade 6

    Your child will participate in a fun day of activities where they can explore their passion, develop skills and build character. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of specialist-led activities to challenge and enrich their day.  The Summer Fun environment gives these campers the attention they need, allowing them to build close relationships and memories with encouragement and support.  This group is open to the public starting week 2 (June 22).


    Week 1: Fun in the Sun (Current JWP students only)

    June 15- 19

    School’s out for the summer!!! Join us for some fun in the sun while we splash in the water and play outside.  This week will have special activities to help us get into summer mode!   

    Week 2: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales

    June 22-26

    Bring your imagination while we take a magical journey through the timeless myths, legends,  and fairy tales. While we become acquainted with stories from different countries and cultures, we will be introduced to famous and infamous characters within those traditions.  Campers will create their own myths, legends, or fairy tales to share with their friends and family.

    Week 3: Water World

    June 29-July 2 (No camp on 7/3)

    It’s time to cool off! Explore the wonders of water with a variety of different water toys and activities. The JWP sprinkler park has everything needed to have fun in the sun.  Explore water through S.T.E.A.M. projects, water games, group challenges, topped off with homemade popsicles!

    Week 4: S.T.E.A.M.

    July 6-10

    Dive into the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math during S.T.E.A.M. week.  Campers have the chance to put their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the test. Campers will have the opportunity to design, create, and build their own projects throughout the week that they can bring home.

    Week 5: Around the World in 5 Days!

    July 13-17

    Pack your bags and passports as we embark on an adventure!  Explore world cultures on our trip as we travel around the world in 5 days.  Explore the culture, arts, cuisine, and traditions of near and far places.

    Week 6: Fun and Fitness

    July 20-24

    Let’s get up and moving with fun fitness challenges and adventures.  Campers will develop and practice fitness skills while playing fun games including relays and obstacle courses.

    Week 7: Summer Olympics

    July 27-31

    Celebrate the Olympics by participating in the 2020 JWP Summer Olympics!  Opening ceremonies will commence our week of the Olympic Games and fun. Throughout the week we will play different Summer Olympic sports and learn the history of the game.  Medals will be awarded during the closing ceremonies.

    Week 8: Challenges and Adventure

    August 3-7

    Come prepared to be challenged both mentally and physically! Campers will be put to the test thought various challenges including our Ninja Warrior and obstacle courses. Mental challenges include “Escape the Room” and other team building adventures.

    Week 9: Pay it Forward

    August 10-14

    This week is packed with practical acts of love and service. Students build meaningful connections as they serve people through our strong partnerships with local nonprofit organizations.  Campers will learn empathy and compassion for others as they meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of disadvantaged children, youth, and adults.

  • Dates

    Week 1: June 15- 19 (Current JWP students only)
    Week 2: June 22-26
    Week 3: June 29-July 2nd (closed 7/3)
    Week 4: July 6-10
    Week 5: July 13-17
    Week 6: July 20-24
    Week 7 July 27- 31
    Week 8: August 3-7
    Week 9: August 10-14

  • Rates

    9:00-12:00 (half day)……… $300
    9:00-4:00 (full day)……….. $500
    8:00-9:00 (early drop off).….$50
    4:00-6:00 (extended day)…. $100

    July 4th week (4 days):
    9:00-12:00 (half day)……… $240
    9:00-4:00 (full day)……….. $400
    8:00-9:00 (early drop off).….$40
    4:00-6:00 (extended day)…. $80

  • Sample Schedules


Click HERE to Register for

Summer Fun 2020.

We look forward to another great Summer Fun program!
Please direct questions to JWP Activities Director, Nicole Girouard, at