Tupelo Schools again offer summer camps

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Tupelo School District will again offer its Camp Opportunity for students who have completed grades kindergarten to sixth during the current year.
Various week-long sessions will be held between June 3 and 28. The fee is $80, or $60 per child for each additional camp.
Camp sessions work with LEGOs, explore imaginary crime scenes and teach students how to make movies, among other topics.
There are outdoor art camps, fitness sessions and photography lessons. They are led by certified teachers.
“It is such a great experience for the kids,” said camp director Teresa Gregory, a retired teacher who formerly worked at Lawndale Elementary School. “They get to create all kinds of different things, and it keeps them active.”
Parents can drop off campers at 7:45 a.m., and must pick them up at noon. Most sessions will be held at Lawndale, but two will be at Tupelo High School.
Midmorning snacks are provided, and each session will have an open house for parents on Fridays.
Registration forms are available on the school district’s website, www.tupeloschools.com, and at its schools and central office. They can be returned to central office.
Those who register by May 15 will receive a free T-shirt. Those shirts will cost $5 afterward, while supplies last.
“We want to keep those brains going all summer,” Gregory said.
chris.kieffer@journalinc.com